Forest Ecosystems, Forest Management and the Global Carbon Cycle

  • Michael J. Apps
  • David T. Price

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael J. Apps, David T. Price
      Pages 1-15
  3. Forest ecosystems and the global carbon cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Michael J. Apps, David T. Price
      Pages 19-24
    3. Alan R. Townsend, Edward B. Rastetter
      Pages 35-45
    4. Stephen C. Zoltai, Pertti J. Martikainen
      Pages 47-58
    5. Brian J. Stocks, Bryan S. Lee, David L. Martell
      Pages 89-96
    6. Alan R. Townsend, Martin T. Sykes, Michael J. Apps, Inez Fung, Seppo Kellomäki, Pertti J. Martikainen et al.
      Pages 97-107
  4. The global carbon cycle and forest land use: past, present and future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. David T. Price, Michael J. Apps
      Pages 111-115
    3. Anatoly Z. Shvidenko, Sten Nilsson, Vjacheslav A. Rojkov, Valentin V. Strakhov
      Pages 145-152
    4. Werner A. Kurz, Michael J. Apps
      Pages 173-182
    5. Sandra Brown, Anatoly Z. Shvidenko, Wojciech Galinski, Richard A. Houghton, Eric S. Kasischke, Pekka Kauppi et al.
      Pages 199-208
  5. The global carbon cycle, forest products and forest biomass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. David T. Price, Michael J. Apps
      Pages 211-216
    3. Bernhard Schlamadinger, Gregg Marland
      Pages 217-229
    4. Linda S. Heath, Richard A. Birdsey, Clark Row, Andrew J. Plantinga
      Pages 271-278
    5. David T. Price, Ralph M. Mair, Werner A. Kurz, Michael J. Apps
      Pages 279-292
    6. Robert W. Matthews, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Vladislav Alexeyev, Richard A. Birdsey, Andreas Fischlin, J. Piers Maclaren et al.
      Pages 293-301
  6. The human dimension: the global carbon cycle and socio-economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Michael J. Apps, David T. Price
      Pages 305-314
    3. Jayant Sathaye
      Pages 327-334
    4. Birger Solberg, Hans Fredrik Hoen
      Pages 363-374
    5. Robert B. Stewart, Jagmohan S. Maini
      Pages 387-400
    6. Peter N. Duinker, Roger A. Sedjo, Philip M. Fearnside, Alan Grainger, Jayant Sathaye, Birger Solberg et al.
      Pages 401-412
  7. Concluding remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. David T. Price, Michael J. Apps
      Pages 415-425
    3. George M. Woodwell, Kilaparti Ramakrishna
      Pages 427-434
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 435-452

About these proceedings


Globally, forest vegetation and soils are both major stores of terrestrial organic carbon, and major contributors to the annual cycling of carbon between the atmosphere and the biosphere. Forests are also a renewable resource, vital to the everyday existence of millions of people, since they provide food, shelter, fuel, raw materials and many other benefits. The combined effects of an expanding global population and increasing consumption of resources, however, may be seriously endangering both the extent and future sustainability of the world's forests. About thirty chapters cover four main themes: the role of forests in the global carbon cycle; effects of past, present and future changes in forest land use; the role of forest management, products and biomass on carbon cycling, and socio-economic impacts.


Carbon cycle Forstwissenschaft Klimatologie Kohlenstoffkreislauf Treibhauseffekt biosphere climatology ecosystem forest forestry globale Klimaveränderung greenhouse effect sustainability vegetation Ökosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Apps
    • 1
  • David T. Price
    • 1
  1. 1.Canadian Forest Service, Northwest RegionNatural Resources CanadaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64699-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61111-7
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