Tree Species Effects on Soils: Implications for Global Change

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Trees and Soil Interactions, Implications to Global Climate Change August 2004 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

  • Dan Binkley
  • Oleg Menyailo
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3447-4

Part of the NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dan Binkley, Oleg Menyailo
    Pages 1-16
  3. Cindy E. Prescott, Lars Vesterdal
    Pages 17-29
  4. Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Evelyn Hackl, Gert Bachmann, Michael Pfeffer, Michael Englisch
    Pages 31-49
  5. Christian P. Giardina, Mark D. Coleman, Jessica E. Hancock, John S. King, Erik A. Lilleskov, Wendy M. Loya et al.
    Pages 119-154
  6. H. Papen, P. Rosenkranz, K. Butterbach-Bahl, R. Gasche, G. Willibald, N. Brüggemann
    Pages 165-172
  7. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Ralf Kiese
    Pages 173-191
  8. Hana Santruckova, Juliya A. Kurbatova, Olga B. Shibistova, Miluse Smejkalova, Eva Uhlirova
    Pages 229-246
  9. R. S. Sobachkin, D. S. Sobachkin, A. I. Buzykin
    Pages 247-255
  10. V.V. Kuzmichev, L.S. Pshenichnikova, V.A. Tretyakova
    Pages 269-279

About these proceedings

Introduction

Almost 50% of the total area of Austria is forested, and the forests are dominated by commercially valuable stands of Norway spruce ( (Picea abies). The few remaining forests that resemble the natural vegetation composition are located in forest reserves with restricted management. These natural forests are used as reference systems for evaluating silvicultural research on sustainable forest management. Natural forests are expected to have high biodiversity, where the structural richness of the habitat enables complex relationships between fauna, flora, and microflora. They also provide refugia for rare plants and animals found only in natural forest types. Austria had 180 of these forest reserves up to the year 2003. Most of these forests are privately owned, and owners are compensated by the government for loss of income associated with conservation status. The Ministerial Conference for the Protection of Forest Ecosystems (MCPFE) has launched a world-wide network of protected forest areas which should cover all major forest types (MCPFE and UNECE/FAO, 2003). The sites selected for our investigation of soil conditions and communities were chosen by vegetation ecologists and soil scientists. The stands have developed under natural competition conditions with no management interventions. All sites were well documented with known forest history. Our set of sites spans gradients of environmental conditions as well as species composition, providing a realistic evaluation of the interactions of biotic and abiotic factors.

Keywords

Oxide biodiversity biogeochemical cycles biology ecosystem forest soil sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Binkley
    • 1
  • Oleg Menyailo
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Forest SB RASKrasnoyarskRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3445-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3447-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238