Growth and Yield Studies

  • Karan Deo Singh
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The Chapter begins with highlighting the complexity of growth and yield studies in tropical forests, which are characterized by multi-species and multi-storied structure with species lacking annual rings. As it is not possible to estimate directly the age of crops, strong institutional capabilities for long term systematic observation of forests requiring continuity of financial support are essential requirements. In view of this, only very few tropical countries possess long term growth and yield information for both natural and plantation crops, which is a strong motivation for promoting South-South Cooperation for sharing of growth and yield information and research methods and their practical applications. Examples are finally presented of forest management planning from Malaysia and Indonesia.


Forest Management Sample Plot Yield Research Annual Ring Forest Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Forest and Environmental SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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