Continuous Cover Forestry

  • Timo Pukkala
  • Klaus von Gadow

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jean-Philippe Schütz, Timo Pukkala, Pablo J. Donoso, Klaus von Gadow
    Pages 1-28
  3. Klaus v. Gadow, Chun Yu Zhang, Christian Wehenkel, Arne Pommerening, Javier Corral-Rivas, Mykola Korol et al.
    Pages 29-83
  4. Timo Pukkala, Erkki Lähde, Olavi Laiho
    Pages 85-128
  5. Thomas Knoke
    Pages 167-193
  6. Kari Hyytiäinen, Robert G. Haight
    Pages 195-227
  7. Jerome K. Vanclay
    Pages 229-241
  8. Michael Köhl, Thomas Baldauf
    Pages 273-291
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

About this book


Although the majority of the world’s forest ecosystems are dominated by uneven-sized multi-species stands, forest management practice and theory has focused on the development of plantation monocultures to maximize the supply of timber at low cost. Societal expectations are changing, however, and uneven-aged multi-species ecosystems, selectively managed as Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), are often believed to be superior to monocultures in addressing a wide range of expectations. This book presents methods  which are relevant to CCF management and planning: analysing forest structures, silvicultural and planning, economic evaluation, based on examples in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.


Forest Economics Forest Management Forest Structure Silviculture Uneven-aged forestry

Editors and affiliations

  • Timo Pukkala
    • 1
  • Klaus von Gadow
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Forestry SciencesUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  2. 2.Burckhardt-Institute, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest EcGeorg-August-University GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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