SpringerBriefs in Plant Science

Stem Surface Area in Modeling of Forest Stands

Authors: Gavrikov, Vladimir L

  • Focuses on tree stems as popular objects of study in forest science
  • Addresses relationships between tree sizes and how growth/competition relate to those relationships
  • Discusses the well-known self-thinning rule
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About this book

This book reveals the benefits of describing and modeling trees as the combined surface areas of their stems, and provides a concise overview of the fundamental grounds for adopting such an approach. Anatomically speaking, trees are largely thin sheaths of living cells and it is this understanding that has sparked growing interest in the study of stem surface areas in trees and stands. An overview of publications on analytical methods for the dynamics and structure of forest stands based on stem surface area is also provided.
The approach described here gives readers a chance to rethink some models that were popular for decades, while also offering a glance into future research. The application of a simple geometrical model of a forest stand has made it possible to reexamine a highly promising model, the self-thinning rule, which has been a subject of a protracted discussion for the past few decades. Further, the analysis presented here can serve as the basis for predicting forest stand increments, a topic that calls for further development.

About the authors

Dr. Vladimir L. Gavrikov is a senior researcher and a lecturer at Siberian Federal University. He has previously worked as a researcher at Institute for Forest of Siberian Branch of the Russia Academy of Sciences, as a Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at TU Dresden and as a dean of Biology, Geography and Chemistry Department of Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical University. His research interests are primarily in fields of ecological modeling, carbon cycle in forests, and radionuclide migration in forest ecosystems. He led a few projects in the fields sponsored by Russian foundations. He has published about 90 papers and a book Forest growth: levels of description and modeling.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Stem Surface Area as Subject of Study

    Gavrikov, Vladimir L.

    Pages 1-13

  • Stem Surface Area: Measurement and Development

    Gavrikov, Vladimir L.

    Pages 15-30

  • Self-thinning and Stem Surface Area

    Gavrikov, Vladimir L.

    Pages 31-65

  • Stem Respiratory Rate and Stem Surface Area

    Gavrikov, Vladimir L.

    Pages 67-82

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52449-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52448-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Surface Area in Modeling of Forest Stands
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Plant Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52449-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52449-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-52448-1
Series ISSN
2192-1229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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