Geobotany Studies

Warm-Temperate Deciduous Forests around the Northern Hemisphere

Editors: Box, Elgene O., Fujiwara, Kazue (Eds.)

  • Maximizes reader insights into deciduous (summergreen) forests as a natural forest type for the warm-temperate zone
  • Clarifies the differences between Northern Hemisphere deciduous forests and those in other large regions such as East Asia, southern Europe and eastern North America
  • Provides quantitative systematization and mapping of temperate zonal climates
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About this book

Warm-temperate deciduous forests are "southern", mainly oak-dominated deciduous forests, as found over the warmer southern parts of the temperate deciduous forest regions of East Asia, Europe and eastern North America. Climatic analysis has shown that these forests extend from typical temperate climates to well into the warm-temperate zone, in areas where winters are a bit too cold for the ‘zonal’ evergreen broad-leaved forests normally expected in that climatic zone. This book is the first to recognize and describe these southern deciduous forests as an alternative to the evergreen forests of the warm-temperate zone. This warm-temperate zone will become more important under global warming, since it represents the contested transition between deciduous and evergreen forests and between tropical and temperate floristic elements. This book is dedicated to the memory of Tatsuō Kira, the imaginative Japanese ecologist who first noticed and described this general zonation exception and who proposed the name warm-temperate deciduous forest.

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“This edited volume … is comprised of 16 diverse chapters focused on ecological patterns and vegetation processes of warm-temperate forest and woodland ecosystems from around the Northern Hemisphere. … the book will mostly appeal to those with a related research interest; however, for those individuals, this book will be highly valuable. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (D. Goldblum, Choice, Vol. 52 (12), August, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Warm-Temperate Deciduous Forests?

    Box, Elgene O. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Warm-Temperate Deciduous Forests: Concept and Global Overview

    Box, Elgene O. (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

  • Character of Warm-Temperate Quercus Forests in Asia

    Fujiwara, Kazue (et al.)

    Pages 27-80

  • Phytosociological Study of Quercus variabilis Forest in Warm-Temperate China

    Qian, Tang (et al.)

    Pages 81-96

  • Warm-Temperate Forests of Central Portugal: A Mosaic of Syntaxa

    Costa, José Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 97-117

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-01260-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34844-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Warm-Temperate Deciduous Forests around the Northern Hemisphere
Editors
  • Elgene O. Box
  • Kazue Fujiwara
Series Title
Geobotany Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01261-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01261-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01260-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34844-5
Series ISSN
2198-2562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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