The Ecology and Silviculture of Mixed-Species Forests

A Festschrift for David M. Smith

  • Matthew J. Kelty
  • Bruce C. Larson
  • Chadwick D. Oliver

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stand Structure and Dynamics: Overview of Principles

  3. Stand Structure and Dynamics: Case Studies

  4. Productivity of Mixed-Species Stands

  5. Silviculture and Management of Mixed-Species Stands

  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. David M. Smith
      Pages 281-287
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book


Much of the world's forested land is dominated by mixed-species stands. Understanding the complex structure and dynamics of these mixtures is a necessary step in the process of formulating appropriate silvicultural systems for their management. David M. Smith, Professor Emeritus of Silviculture at Yale University, has devoted much of his career to the study of the structure, development, and silvicultural treatment of these kinds of stands. This volume is presented by Professor Smith's collegues to honor the contributions he has made to the field. It contains both reviews of past work and results of current studies of mixed stands: topics range from analysis of forest dynamics in unmanaged stands to studies of silvicultural systems applied to mixtures, with examples drawn from boreal, temperate, and tropical regions. Much of the work stresses the importance of understanding the characteristic growth patterns of individual species within mixed stands, and how species interactions shape developmental patterns.


Silviculture ecology evolution forest regeneration tropics wet forest

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Kelty
    • 1
  • Bruce C. Larson
    • 2
  • Chadwick D. Oliver
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Forestry and Wildlife ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.College of Forest ResourcesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4135-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8052-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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