Forest Dynamics

SILVI-STAR: A Comprehensive Monitoring System

  • Henk Koop

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Design and Structure of the Monitoring System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-9
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      Pages 10-18
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      Pages 19-41
  3. Data Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
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      Pages 44-58
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      Pages 64-72
  4. Examples of System Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
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      Pages 134-147
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      Pages 160-167
  5. The Potential of SILVI-STAR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
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      Pages 179-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-229

About this book


No matter what forests are used for, forest managers have to deal with interactions between individual trees and between trees and other forest organisms. To understand these interactions, long-term monitoring of spontaneous forest development is necessary. A complete monitoring system has been developed including a computer package for analysis of long-term observation of forest dynamics. The system's name, "SILVI-STAR", is an acronym of SILVIgenesis and Single-tree Three-dimensional Architecture. A method of nested plot data collection on forest architecture and plant species composition has been developed out for monitoring purposes.


Bäume Forstarchitektur Waldbestand development forest

Authors and affiliations

  • Henk Koop
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institut for Nature ManagementLeersumThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75014-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75012-0
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