Trends in European Forest Tree Physiology Research

Cost Action E6: EUROSILVA

  • Satu Huttunen
  • Hannele Heikkilä
  • Jürg Bucher
  • Björn Sundberg
  • Paul Jarvis
  • Rainer Matyssek

Part of the Tree Physiology book series (TREE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Basic Tree Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nigel Chaffey
      Pages 3-18
    3. A. Rohde, W. Boerjan
      Pages 33-52
    4. Rüdiger Hampp, Uwe Nehls
      Pages 53-62
  3. Stress Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Hannele Tuominen, Kirk Overmyer
      Pages 81-92
    3. Stanislaw Karpinski, Barbara Karpinska, Michael Meltzer, Jan-Erik Hällgren, Gunnar Wingsle
      Pages 93-114
    4. Gerhard Wieser, Wilhelm M. Havranek
      Pages 115-125
    5. Christian Langebartels, Sabine Anegg, Klaus Hahn, Hélène Chiron, Alain Drouet, Dieter Ernst et al.
      Pages 157-166
    6. W. Oßwald, I. Heiser, J. Fromm, A. Albrecht, M. Brummer
      Pages 167-180
  4. Trees and their Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. B. Gielen, C. Calfapietra, I. A. Janssens, G. Scarascia-Mugnozza, R. Ceulemans
      Pages 183-196
    3. Wolfram Beyschlag
      Pages 197-205
  5. Future Aspects of Tree Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. B. Sundberg
      Pages 225-227
    3. P. G. Jarvis, S. Linder, S. Huttunen
      Pages 229-240
    4. Rainer Matyssek
      Pages 241-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-263

About this book


The increasing con'. ;ern for the serious problems of forest decline that occurred in the Northern Hemisphere in the late 1970's and early 1980 's led to an emphasis on the necessity of promoting and setting up investigations into the basic physiological mechanisms of forest trees. Since then, the concern about rapid changes has decreased along with the increase of monitored data on European forests health status. But tree physiology has faced new questions about changing climate and increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. Advances in plant molecular biology and forest genetics have opened up new avenues in the research on forest tree physiology. At the same, time it has become evident that molecular and genetic tools give only a basis for further research on tree structure and function, which needs basic tree physiology again. On the other hand, the problems of forest decline in Europe are not over. They are no longer discussed daily in the media, but stress is an everyday phenomenon experienced by European forest trees. For instance, in southern Europe and mountainous regions, drought stress and many other abiotic or biotic factors are stressors and cause problems to forests with many important social and protective functions. Stress physiology is a branch of everyday physiology in traditional forestry. How to grow a forest with maximal carbon­ binding functions and optimal wood quality and rich in biodiversity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Satu Huttunen
    • 1
  • Hannele Heikkilä
    • 2
  • Jürg Bucher
    • 3
  • Björn Sundberg
    • 4
  • Paul Jarvis
    • 5
  • Rainer Matyssek
    • 6
  1. 1.Botany Division, Department of BiologyUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.Thule InstituteUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  3. 3.Swiss Federal Institute for ForestSnow and Landscape ResearchZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Forest Genetics and Plant PhysiologySwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUmeåSweden
  5. 5.Institute of Ecology and Resource ManagementUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  6. 6.Technical University of MünichMünichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5829-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9803-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2544
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