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Biodiversity in Dead Wood

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ISBN-10: 0521717035

ISBN-13: 9780521717038

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jogeir N. Stokland, Juha Siitonen, Bengt Gunnar Jonsson

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Fossils document the existence of trees and wood-associated organisms from almost 400 million years ago, and today there are between 400,000 and 1 million wood-inhabiting species in the world. This is the first book to synthesise the natural history and conservation needs of wood-inhabiting organisms. Presenting a thorough introduction to biodiversity in decaying wood, the book studies the rich diversity of fungi, insects and vertebrates that depend upon dead wood. It describes the functional diversity of these organisms and their specific habitat requirements in terms of host trees, decay phases, tree dimensions, microhabitats and the surrounding environment. Recognising the threats posed…    
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 521
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Jogeir N. Stokland is a researcher at the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and an associate professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has conducted research on forest biodiversity, dead wood dynamics and species diversity in decaying wood for more than 20 years. His expertise covers both entomology and mycology.

Juha Siitonen is a researcher at the Finnish Forest Research Institute. He has conducted research on the effects of forest management on dead wood and saproxylic species, including beetles and polypores, for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Finnish beetle working group, and has been involved in the red-list assessments of Finnish fauna.

Wood decomposition
The saproxylic food web
Other associations with dead woody material
Host tree associations
Mortality factors and decay succession
Tree size
The surrounding environment
Evolution of saproxylic organisms
Species diversity of saproxylic organisms
Natural forest dynamics
Dead wood and sustainable forest management
Population dynamics and evolutionary strategies
Threatened saproxylic species
Dead wood in agricultural and urban habitats
The value and future of saproxylic diversity