Growth Trends in European Forests

Studies from 12 Countries

  • Heinrich Spiecker
  • Kari Mielikäinen
  • Michael Köhl
  • Jens Peter Skovsgaard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Heinrich Spiecke
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kari Mielikäinen, Svetozar N. Sennov
    Pages 19-27
  4. Björn Elfving, Lars Tegnhammar, Björn Tveite
    Pages 61-70
  5. Hans Pretzsch
    Pages 107-131
  6. Vincent Badeau, Michel Becker, Didier Bert, Jean Luc Dupouey, François Lebourgeois, Jean-François Picard
    Pages 167-181
  7. K. Schadauel
    Pages 275-289
  8. Gregorio Montero, Alberto Rojo, Ramón Elena
    Pages 313-328
  9. Margarida Tomé, Fernanda Ribeiro, Fernando Páscoa, Rui Silva, Mário Tavares, Amélia Palma et al.
    Pages 329-353
  10. H. Spiecker, K. Mieläikinen, M. Köhl, J. P. Skovsgaard
    Pages 355-367
  11. H. Spiecker, K. Mieläikinen, M. Köhl, J. P. Skovsgaard
    Pages 369-372

About this book


The European Forest Institute (EFI) has five Research and Development priority ar­ eas: forest sustainability, forestry and possible climate change, structural changes in markets for forest products and services, policy analysis, and forest sector informa­ tion services and research methodology. In the area of forest sustainability our most important activity has been the project "Growth trends of European forests", the re­ sults of which are presented in this book. The project was started in August 1993 under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Heinrich Spiecker from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and it is one of the first EFI's research projects after its establishment in 1993. The main purpose of the project was to analyse whether site productivity has changed in European forests during the last decades. While several forest growth studies have been published at local, re­ gional and national levels, this project has aimed at stimulating a joint effort in iden­ tifying and quantifying possible growth trends and their spatial and temporal extent at the European level. Debate on forest decline and possible climate change, as well as considerations re­ lated to the long term supply of wood underline the importance of this project, both from environmental and industrial points of view. Knowledge on possible changes in growth trends is vital for the sustainable management of forest ecosystems.


Environmental change Europa Europe Forest Growth Plantation Site Productivity Standort-Produktivität Taiga Umweltveränderungen Wald Waldwachstum forest

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Spiecker
    • 1
  • Kari Mielikäinen
    • 2
  • Michael Köhl
    • 3
  • Jens Peter Skovsgaard
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für WaldwachstumUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Forest Research InstituteVantaaFinland
  3. 3.WSL BirmensdorfBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  4. 4.Danish Forest and Landscape Research InstituteHøsholmDenmark

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 978-3-642-64734-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61178-0
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