Volume 176 2005

Forest Diversity and Function

Temperate and Boreal Systems

ISBN: 978-3-540-22191-3 (Print) 978-3-540-26599-3 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Introduction

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      Pages 3-12

      The Functional Significance of Forest Diversity: The Starting Point

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      Pages 13-37

      An Introduction to the Functional Diversity of Temperate Forest Trees

  2. Productivity and Growth

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      Pages 41-64

      Diversity and Productivity in Forests: Evidence from Long-Term Experimental Plots

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      Pages 65-86

      Confounding Factors in the Observational Productivity-Diversity Relationship in Forests

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      Pages 87-108

      Genetic Diversity Parameters Associated with Viability Selection, Reproductive Efficiency, and Growth in Forest Tree Species

  3. Biogeochemical Cycles

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      Pages 111-130

      Functioning of Mixed-Species Stands: Evidence from a Long-Term Forest Experiment

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      Pages 131-148

      The Role of Biodiversity on the Evaporation of Forests

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      Pages 149-164

      Effects of Tree Species Diversity on Litter Quality and Decomposition

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      Pages 165-183

      The Effect of Biodiversity on Carbon Storage in Soils

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      Pages 185-208

      Silviculture and Its Interactions with Biodiversity and the Carbon Balance of Forest Soils

  4. Animals, Pests, and Disturbances

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      Pages 211-233

      Linkages Between Tree Diversity, Soil Fauna and Ecosystem Processes

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      Pages 235-262

      A Test of the Biodiversity-Stability Theory: Meta-analysis of Tree Species Diversity Effects on Insect Pest Infestations, and Re-examination of Responsible Factors

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      Pages 263-289

      Susceptibility to Fungal Pathogens of Forests Differing in Tree Diversity

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      Pages 291-307

      Implication of Forest Diversity in Resistance to Strong Winds

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      Pages 309-344

      Fire Regime and Tree Diversity in Boreal Forests: Implications for the Carbon Cycle

  5. Perspectives

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      Pages 347-376

      The Design of Experimental Tree Plantations for Functional Biodiversity Research

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      Pages 377-389

      The Functional Significance of Forest Diversity: A Synthesis