Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Characteristics, Ecology and Management

  • Andreas Schulte
  • Daddy Ruhiyat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-8
  2. Forest Soils in the Humid Tropics: Characteristics and Classification

  3. Chemical and Hydrological Changes after Utilization

  4. Soil Fertility and Fertilization in Forest Plantations and Agroforestry Systems

  5. Ecosystem Studies in Dipterocarp Forests of Southeast Asia

    1. Daisuke Kubota, Tsugiyuki Masunaga, Hermansah, Azwar Rasyidin, Mitsuru Hotta, Yoshiaki Shinmura et al.
      Pages 159-167
    2. Tsugiyuki Masunaga, Daisuke Kubota, Mitsuru Hotta, Yoshiaki Shinmura, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki
      Pages 168-174
    3. Meine van Noordwijk, Daniel Murdiyarso, Kurniatun Hairiah, Upik Rosalina Wasrin, Achmad Rachman, Thomas P. Tomich
      Pages 175-185
    4. Dieter Murach, Daddy Ruhiyat, E. Iskandar, Andreas Schulte
      Pages 186-191
    5. Hilary F. Smith, Patrick J. O’Connor, Sally E. Smith, F. Andrew Smith
      Pages 192-198
    6. Anders Malmer, Eva Johansson, Martina Kluge
      Pages 199-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About these proceedings


An understanding of the characteristics and the ecology of soils, particularly those of forest ecosystems in the humid tropics, is central to the development of sustainable forest management systems. The present book examines the contribution that forest soil science and forest ecology can make to sustainable land use in the humid tropics. Four main issues are addressed: characteristics and classification of forest soils, chemical and hydrological changes after forest utilization, soil fertility management in forest plantations and agroforestry systems as well as ecosystem studies from the dipterocarp forest region of Southeast Asia. Additionally, case studies include work from Guyana, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and Nigeria.
The papers have been developed from presentations given at the "International Congress on Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems/3rd Conference on Forest Soils" held in Balikpapan, Indonesia, and will be indispensable for all concerned with forest soil science and sustainable forestry in the humid tropics.


Phosphor Plantation Rainforest Soil fertility Tillage classification development ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment forest hydrology logging soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Schulte
    • 1
  • Daddy Ruhiyat
    • 2
  1. 1.Forest Ecology and Soil ScienceUniversity of Paderborn, FB 7HöxterGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Forestry, Institute of Soil ScienceMulawarman UniversitySamarindaIndonesia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08345-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03649-5
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