Plant and Vegetation

Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europe

From Field Observations to Decision Support

Editors: Heil, Gerrit W., Muys, Bart, Hansen, Karin (Eds.)

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As issues of water quality and carbon emissions have moved up the political agenda, the afforestation of former arable land has become an increasingly common practice throughout much of Europe.

In addition to wood production these new forests can provide a range of environmental services – including carbon sequestration. Yet, like any land-use change, afforestation may also bring negative impacts, such as reduced groundwater recharge.

Recognising the need for effective decision making in relation to land-use change, this timely book develops a series of tools for estimating the environmental impacts of afforestation. It also presents guidelines and decision support systems (DSS) to enable both policy makers and forest managers to maximize the benefits and minimize the adverse effects of afforestation.

Focusing on three key issues – carbon sequestration, water surplus and nitrate leaching, the book presents clear examples of afforestation research to develop detailed models and reduced ‘metamodels’ suitable for implementing in a real-time management system. It then goes on to illustrate the application of the decision support system developed in the text, demonstrating the applicability of the method throughout northwest Europe and beyond.

This book will provide a valuable resource for both graduate students and researchers in forest, environmental and biological sciences, as well as for landscape planners and policy makers involved in afforestation projects at local, regional and international levels.

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Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction: Demand for Afforestation Management in North-western Europe

    G.W. Heil, K. Hansen, B. Muys, et al.

    Pages 1-18

  • Carbon Sequestration in Soil and Biomass Following Afforestation: Experiences from Oak and Norway Spruce Chronosequences in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands

    L. Vesterdal, L. Rosenqvist, C. Van Der Salm, K. Hansen, B.-J. Groenenberg, M.-B. Johansson

    Pages 19-51

  • Guidelines for Planning Afforestation of Former Arable Land

    K. Hansen, L. Vesterdal, B. Muys, S. Gilliams, L. Rosenqvist, C. Van Der Salm, M. Elemans, H. Denier Van Der Gon, P. Gundersen, M-B. Johansson, J. Van Orshoven, G. Heil, H. Kros, A. Bleeker, W. Van Deursen, J. Stendahl

    Pages 249-291

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4567-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europe
Book Subtitle
From Field Observations to Decision Support
Editors
  • Gerrit W. Heil
  • Bart Muys
  • Karin Hansen
Series Title
Plant and Vegetation
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4568-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4568-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4567-7
Series ISSN
1875-1318
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 320
Topics