16 Books found


  • Atlas of Woody Plant Stems

    Atlas of Woody Plant Stems

    This atlas describes the anatomical basics of dendrochronology and wood technology. It gives a unique assemblage of microscopic slides of wood and bark anatomy and demonstrates the reaction of stems to different environments. It provides insight into the evolution of wood, to the variation of wood anatomy in response to climate and disturbances, and it gives an introduction to the methodology used to study wood. Special attention has been given ...

  • Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa: Forest Insects of Ghana

    Forest Entomology in West Tropical Africa: Forest Insects of Ghana

    The forests of West Africa are complex, beautiful and under continued threat of over exploitation. This monograph, in its second edition, remains the only comprehensive source of information on economically important forest insects in West Africa. Many pest insects discussed in this book have the potential to greatly alter the utilization of these valuable tropical forests. Several key pests such as mahogany shoot borer, odum gallfly and pests ...

  • Forest Trees

    Forest Trees

    Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: Cereals and Millets; Oilseeds; Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops; Fruits and Nuts; Vegetables; Technical ...

  • Multi-Source National Forest Inventory

    Multi-Source National Forest Inventory

    Building on more than a decade of innovative research into multi-source forest inventory (MS-NFI) this book presents full details of the development, outputs and applications of the improved k-NN method. The method, which was pioneered in Finland in 1990, is rapidly becoming a world standard in forest inventory, having been adopted as standard in Finland and Sweden, and recently introduced in Austria and across the US.The book describes in detai

  • Nondestructive Characterization and Imaging of Wood

    Nondestructive Characterization and Imaging of Wood

    The subject of nondestructive evaluation of wood properties has its origin in the necessity to solve practical problems. This book comprehensively reviews numerous aspects of imaging and nondestructive characterization of wood products ranging from trees to the most complex wood-based composite. The text is of particular interest to those who are concerned with the study of wood as an engineering material for fundamental research or practical ...

  • Origin of Group Identity

    Origin of Group Identity

    The molecular evolution of viruses is fascinating and quite controversial, relevant to the evolution of living organisms, a determinant in pathogenesis by viruses, and amenable to detailed study in various laboratories around the globe. Evolution is the product of variation and selection. Genetic recombination is a major source of variation for evolutionary selection. Full understanding of virus evolution requires knowledge of the inventory of ...

  • Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    Earlier, we edited a well received series on "Somatic embryogenesis in woody trees", volumes 1 to 6. These volumes provided readers detailed extensive reviews on somatic embryogenesis of important angiosperm and gymnosperm tree species; an excellent source of information for newcomers or those already engaged in research. However, these book volumes did not cover stepwise "detailed protocols" for inducing somatic embryogenesis. This book ...

  • Tree and Forest Measurement

    Tree and Forest Measurement

    Forests must be measured, if they are to be managed and conserved properly. This book describes the principles of modern forest measurement, whether using simple, hand-held equipment or sophisticated satellite imagery. Written in a straightforward style, it will be understood by everyone who works with forests, from the professional forester to the layperson. It describes how and why forests are measured and the basis of the science behind the ...

  • Wood Structure and Environment

    Wood Structure and Environment

    Dendrochronology and wood anatomy developed for decades as two independent scientific fields. It was only in the last decade that it was made clear that the dimension of time is the fourth dimension for both sciences and that it was demonstrated that wood anatomy and dendrochronology are perfect partners. The main aim of this book is to show the hidden ecological richness in stems and roots from trees, shrubs and herbs. It should encourage resea

  • Forest Genetics and Sustainability

    Forest Genetics and Sustainability

    During the 4th International Consultation on Forest Genetics and Tree Building, held in 1998 in Beijing, China, leading scientists were invited to review past achievements, to redefine the role of forest genetics and breeding in contemporary forestry, and to set priorities for future research and development. On the basis of the invited presentations, the volume summarizes the state of knowledge in various fields, such as the impact of ...

  • Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics

    Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics

    This handbook was designed as a reference tool for forest geneticists, tree breeders and other tree improvement personnel, as well as a textbook for university courses and short-courses at the graduate level in quantitative genetics. The chapters focus on the decision points faced by quantitative geneticists and breeders in designing programs and analyzing data. Beginning with a justification for the use of quantitative genetics in ...

  • Modelling Forest Development

    Modelling Forest Development

    The key to successful timber management is a proper understanding of growth processes, and one of the objectives of modelling forest development is to provide the tools that enable foresters to compare alternative silvicultural treatments. In a managed woodland, the most important periodic disturbances are the thinning operations, which are often carried out at regular intervals and which usually have a significant effect on the future ...

  • Population Genetics of Forest Trees

    Population Genetics of Forest Trees

    This volume contains 19 invited papers from the International Symposium on POPULATION Genetics of Forest Trees which was held in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, July 31-August 2, 1990. The papers summarize and review the contributions of biochemical genetic markers to the understanding of population genetic structure and evolutionary biology of forest trees, and identify promising areas for future research. Applications of biochemical genetic ...

  • Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees

    Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees

    This book covers the latest developments in somatic cell genetics and molecular genetics of trees. The main topics included in this book are regeneration by organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, gene expression and molecular physiology, molecular markers, genome mapping, gene transfer, and biotic/abiotic stress-related molecular characterizations. The papers in this book have been contributed by experts in the above-mentioned areas.

  • Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

    Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

    This book covers various basic and applied aspects of somatic embryogenesis and the technology of synthetic seed. It contains thirty-one chapters and is divided into the following three sections:I: Cell's Commitment to Embryogenesis; Early Events and Anatomy; Molecular Basis and Gene Expression; Role of Polyamines; Machine Vision Analysis of Somatic Embryos.II: Applications of Somatic Embryos; Synthetic Seed; Fluid Drilling; Micropropagation; ...