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Forest Management and the Water Cycle

An Ecosystem-Based Approach

  • Written by leading European scientists in forest management research Includes state-of-the-art reviews and case studies from across Europe

  • Comprehensive in scope and across scales from tree and catchment to forest and landscape

  • Explores the influence of climate change and the future of forest systems

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Ecological Studies (ECOLSTUD, volume 212)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Scales and Approaches for Forest Water Interactions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 331-331
    2. Introduction

      • Elve Lode
      Pages 333-334
    3. Forest Management and the Water Cycle: An Integrated Introduction to Scaling

      • Elve Lode, Matthias Langensiepen, Jüri Roosaare, Gebhard Schueler, Harri Koivusalo
      Pages 335-349
    4. Multidimensionality of Scales and Approaches for Forest–Water Interactions

      • Ivan Pilaš, Karl-Heinz Feger, Urša Vilhar, Andreas Wahren
      Pages 351-380
    5. Fundamentals of Model Scaling in Forest Ecology

      • Matthias Langensiepen
      Pages 381-395
    6. Up- and Downscaling Model Approaches for Water Relations in Forest Management from Plot to Landscape Level

      • Chris S. Eastaugh, Stephan A. Pietsch, Richard Petritsch, Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, Hubert Hasenauer
      Pages 397-417
    7. Large Scale Approach to Forest and Water Interactions

      • Gebhard Schüler, Laurent Pfister, Michael Vohland, Stephan Seeling, Joachim Hill
      Pages 435-452
    8. Typological Up-Scaling of Wooded Peatlands

      • Elve Lode, Jüri Roosaare, Margus Pensa
      Pages 471-496
    9. Synthesis and Outlook

      • Shabtai Cohen, Michael Bredemeier
      Pages 507-512
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 513-531

About this book

The protective function of forests for water quality and water-related hazards, as well as adequate water supplies for forest ecosystems in Europe, are potentially at risk due to changing climate and changing land-management practices. Water budgets of forest ecosystems are heavily dependent on climate and forest structure. The latter is determined by the management measures applied in the forestry sector. Various developments of forest management strategies, imposed on a background of changing climate, are considered in assessing the overall future of forest–water interactions in Europe.

Synthesizing recent research on the interactions of forest management and the water regime of forests in Europe and beyond, the book makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialogue between scientists dealing with different scales of forest-water interactions. This collaborative endeavour, which covers geographic and climatic gradients from Iceland to Israel and from southern Spain to Estonia and Finland, was made possible through the COST Action "Forest Management and the Water Cycle (FORMAN)", which was launched in 2007 (http://www.forestandwater.eu/).

The book will be of particular interest to the research community involved in forest ecosystem research and forest hydrology, as well as landscape ecologists and hydrologists in general. It will also provide reference material for forest practitioners and planners in hydrology and land use.

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Climate impact
  • Forest
  • Management
  • Water cycle

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Forschungszentrum Waldökosysteme, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    Michael Bredemeier

  • , ARO Volcani Center, Institute of Soil, Water and Environment, Bet Dagan, Israel

    Shabtai Cohen

  • College of Natural Sciences, School of the Environment & Natural Reso, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom

    Douglas L. Godbold

  • , Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

    Elve Lode

  • Faculty of Forestry, Department of Natural Environment, Technical University Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia

    Viliam Pichler

  • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

    Patrick Schleppi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Forest Management and the Water Cycle

  • Book Subtitle: An Ecosystem-Based Approach

  • Editors: Michael Bredemeier, Shabtai Cohen, Douglas L. Godbold, Elve Lode, Viliam Pichler, Patrick Schleppi

  • Series Title: Ecological Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9834-4

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-481-9833-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-481-9834-4

  • Series ISSN: 0070-8356

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-971X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 531

  • Topics: Forestry

Buying options

eBook USD 299.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-90-481-9834-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)