Ecological Studies

Forest Management and the Water Cycle

An Ecosystem-Based Approach

Editors: Bredemeier, M., Cohen, S., Godbold, D.L., Lode, E., Pichler, V., Schleppi, P. (Eds.)

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  • Written by leading European scientists in forest management research
  • Includes state-of-the-art reviews and case studies from across Europe
  • Comprehensive in scope and range, from tree and catchment to forest and landscape
  • Explores the influence of climate change and the future of forest systems
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The protective function of forests for water quality and water-related hazards, as well as adequate water supplies for forest ecosystems in Europe, are potentially at risk due to changing climate and changing land-management practices. Water budgets of forest ecosystems are heavily dependent on climate and forest structure. The latter is determined by the management measures applied in the forestry sector. Various developments of forest management strategies, imposed on a background of changing climate, are considered in assessing the overall future of forest–water interactions in Europe.

Synthesizing recent research on the interactions of forest management and the water regime of forests in Europe and beyond, the book makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialogue between scientists dealing with different scales of forest-water interactions. This collaborative endeavour, which covers geographic and climatic gradients from Iceland to Israel and from southern Spain to Estonia and Finland, was made possible through the COST Action "Forest Management and the Water Cycle (FORMAN)", which was launched in 2007 (http://www.forestandwater.eu/).

The book will be of particular interest to the research community involved in forest ecosystem research and forest hydrology, as well as landscape ecologists and hydrologists in general. It will also provide reference material for forest practitioners and planners in hydrology and land use.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Management and the Water Cycle
Book Subtitle
An Ecosystem-Based Approach
Editors
  • Michael Bredemeier
  • Shabtai Cohen
  • Douglas L. Godbold
  • Elve Lode
  • Viliam Pichler
  • Patrick Schleppi
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
212
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9834-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9834-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9833-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 531
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