About the book
Conifers include a wide range of species that are spread all over the world. Their main production is frequently timber, yet the stands and forest provide also multiple benefits. Their stand structure presents a large variability, from monospecific monocohort to multispecific multicohort, encompassing a wide diversity and assortment of products and services. Due to this variability and their dynamics the characterization and modelling of the interactions between individuals as well as their growth and productions comprise a set of approaches. These approaches encompass a suite of methods and techniques that make the bridge between research, and management and forest planning. Significant issues for conifer stands are stand structure, growth, mortality, harvest, regeneration, reproductive material, diversity, yield, potential productivity, biotic and abiotic disturbances, silvicultural practices, system sustainability and perpetuity.
This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art. Overall this publication is intended to cover the following areas: silviculture, modelling, forest planning, diversity, close-to-nature silviculture and adaptive management of planted forests.