Conifer Cold Hardiness

  • Francine J. Bigras
  • Steve J. Colombo

Part of the Tree Physiology book series (TREE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ecology and Ecophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Bannister, Gilbert Neuner
      Pages 3-21
  3. Acclimation and Deacclimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Francine J. Bigras, Aija Ryyppö, Anders Lindström, Eva Stattin
      Pages 57-88
    3. Marja-Liisa Sutinen, Rajeev Arora, Michael Wisniewski, Edward Ashworth, Richard Strimbeck, Jiwan Palta
      Pages 89-120
    4. John S. Sperry, David J. Robson
      Pages 121-136
    5. Gunnar Öquist, Per Gardeström, Norman P. A. Huner
      Pages 137-163
    6. Janusz J. Zwiazek, Sylvie Renault, Clare Croser, Jens Hansen, Erwin Beck
      Pages 165-186
    7. David Clapham, Inger Ekberg, C. H. Anthony Little, Outi Savolainen
      Pages 187-219
  4. Seedling Production and Reforestation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Stephen J. Colombo, Michael I. Menzies, Conor O’Reilly
      Pages 223-252
    3. Marek J. Krasowski, David G. Simpson
      Pages 253-285
  5. Impacts of Biotic and Abiotic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Daniel K. Manter, William H. Livingston
      Pages 289-304
    3. Heikki Hänninen, Egbert Beuker, Øystein Johnsen, Ilkka Leinonen, Maureen Murray, Lucy Sheppard et al.
      Pages 305-333
    4. Lucy Sheppard, Hardy Pfanz
      Pages 335-366
  6. Methods and Analysis of Cold Hardiness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Karen E. Burr, Christopher D. B. Hawkins, Sylvia J. L’Hirondelle, Wolfgang D. Binder, Milon F. George, Tapani Repo
      Pages 369-401
    3. Michèle Bernier-Cardou, Francine J. Bigras
      Pages 403-435
    4. Dennis H. Greer, Ilkka Leinonen, Tapani Repo
      Pages 437-460
  7. Species Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Tapani Repo, Jan-Erik Nilsson, Risto Rikala, Aija Ryyppö, Marja-Liisa Sutinen
      Pages 463-493
    3. Donald H. DeHayes, Paul G. Schaberg, G. Richard Strimbeck
      Pages 495-529
    4. Barbara J. Hawkins, John H. Russell, Jim T. Arnott
      Pages 531-554
    5. Dennis H. Greer, Mike I. Menzies, Ian J. Warrington
      Pages 555-573
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 575-596

About this book


Conifer Cold Hardiness provides an up-to-date synthesis by leading scientists in the study of the major physiological and environmental factors regulating cold hardiness of conifer tree species. This state-of-the-art reference comprehensively explains current understanding of conifer cold hardiness ranging from the gene to the globe and from the highly applied to the very basic. Topics addressed encompass cold hardiness from the perspectives of ecology, ecophysiology, acclimation and deacclimation, seedling production and reforestation, the impacts of biotic and abiotic factors, and methods for studying and analyzing cold hardiness. The content is relevant to geneticists, ecologists, stress physiologists, environmental and global change scientists, pathologists, advanced nursery and silvicultural practitioners, and graduate students involved in plant biology, plant physiology, horticulture and forestry with an interest in cold hardiness.


Plant physiology Tree Xylem cold hardiness conifers ecology environment physiology roots seedlings

Editors and affiliations

  • Francine J. Bigras
    • 1
  • Steve J. Colombo
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest ServiceLaurentian Forestry CentreSainte-FoyCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Forest Research InstituteOntario Ministry of Natural ResourcesSault Ste. MarieCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5587-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9650-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2544
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