Biodiversity in Dead Wood

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April 2012



A comprehensive overview of wood-inhabiting fungi, insects and vertebrates, discussing habitat requirements along with strategies for maintaining biodiversity.


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Wood decomposition; 3. The saproxylic food web; 4. Other associations with dead woody material; 5. Host tree associations; 6. Mortality factors and decay succession; 7. Microhabitats; 8. Tree size; 9. The surrounding environment; 10. Evolution of saproxylic organisms; 11. Species diversity of saproxylic organisms; 12. Natural forest dynamics; 13. Dead wood and sustainable forest management; 14. Population dynamics and evolutionary strategies; 15. Threatened saproxylic species; 16. Dead wood in agricultural and urban habitats; 17. The value and future of saproxylic diversity; References; Index.


Jogeir N. Stokland is a researcher at the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and an associate professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has conducted research on forest biodiversity, dead wood dynamics and species diversity in decaying wood for more than 20 years. His expertise covers both entomology and mycology. Juha Siitonen is a researcher at the Finnish Forest Research Institute. He has conducted research on the effects of forest management on dead wood and saproxylic species, including beetles and polypores, for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Finnish beetle working group, and has been involved in the red-list assessments of Finnish fauna. Bengt Gunnar Jonsson is a professor of Plant Ecology at Mid Sweden University. His research focuses on forest history and dynamics and its role in maintaining forest biodiversity. He has played an active role in several national conservation projects initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Swedish Forest Agency.


"... it will serve as a key reference for many years. As an addition to the prestigious, authoritative "Ecoloy, Biodiversity, and Conservation" series, this eminently scientific treatment will inform pure and applied advanced students of wood biodiversity. With over 80 pages of references, it will serve as an up-to-date bibliography of saproxylic species and related literature. Highly recommended." D.L. Richter, Choice Magazine
EAN: 9780521717038
ISBN: 0521717035
Untertitel: 'Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation'. 92 b/w illus. 21 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2012
Seitenanzahl: 521 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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