Volume 207 2009

Old-Growth Forests

Function, Fate and Value

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ISBN: 978-3-540-92705-1 (Print) 978-3-540-92706-8 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Old-Growth Forests: Function, Fate and Value – an Overview

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      Pages 11-33

      Old-Growth Forest Definitions: a Pragmatic View

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      Pages 35-54

      Old Trees and the Meaning of ‘Old’

  3. Aboveground Processes

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      Pages 56-56

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      Pages 57-79

      Ecophysiological Characteristics of Mature Trees and Stands - Consequences for Old-Growth Forest Productivity

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      Pages 81-113

      The Imprint of Species Turnover on Old-Growth Forest Carbon Balances - Insights From a Trait-Based Model of Forest Dynamics

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      Pages 115-139

      Functional Relationships Between Old-Growth Forest Canopies, Understorey Light and Vegetation Dynamics

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      Pages 141-158

      Biosphere–Atmosphere Exchange of Old-Growth Forests: Processes and Pattern

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      Pages 159-190

      Woody Detritus its Contribution to Carbon Dynamics of Old-Growth Forests: the Temporal Context

  4. Belowground Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 192-192

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      Pages 193-209

      Aboveground and Belowground Consequences of Long-Term Forest Retrogression in the Timeframe of Millennia and Beyond

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      Pages 211-229

      Rooting Patterns of Old-Growth Forests: is Aboveground Structural and Functional Diversity Mirrored Belowground?

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      Pages 231-266

      Soil Carbon Accumulation in Old-Growth Forests

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      Pages 267-281

      Is There a Theoretical Limit to Soil Carbon Storage in Old-Growth Forests? A Model Analysis with Contrasting Approaches

  5. Biomes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 284-284

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      Pages 285-300

      Old-Growth Forests in the Canadian Boreal: the Exception Rather than the Rule?

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      Pages 301-341

      Biomass Chronosequences of United States Forests: Implications for Carbon Storage and Forest Management

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      Pages 343-366

      Temperate and Boreal Old-Growth Forests: How do Their Growth Dynamics and Biodiversity Differ from Young Stands and Managed Forests?

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      Pages 367-390

      Old-Growth Temperate Rainforests of South America: Conservation, Plant–Animal Interactions, and Baseline Biogeochemical Processes

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      Pages 391-408

      Tropical Rain Forests as Old-Growth Forests

  6. Human Dimensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 410-410

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      Pages 411-427

      Detecting Intact Forests from Space: Hot Spots of Loss, Deforestation and the UNFCCC

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      Pages 429-450

      Impacts of Land Use on Habitat Functions of Old-Growth Forests and their Biodiversity

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      Pages 451-461

      Old-Growth Forests in the Context of International Environmental Agreements

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 493-512

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