Ecology and Silviculture of Eucalypt Forests

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Examines the ecology and silviculture of eucalypts in forests and plantations.

This classic forest management text examines the ecology and silviculture of eucalypts in forests and plantations in Australia and overseas. The book presents approaches to the formulation of ecologically sustainable forest practices through a more fundamental understanding of Eucalyptus. + Full description

The 14 chapters of the book are divided into three sections covering: the ecological background to silvicultural practice; the regeneration and continuing development of the forests; and silvicultural practice, including the current practices within the eucalypt forests.

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No longer available in a print edition.


". . . the first serious attempt by an Australian author to integrate the disciplines of silviculture and ecology . . . this will be a key forest management text for many years to come."
Philip Gibbons, Australian National University. (Australian Journal of Ecology 23:410, 1998)


ePDF | March 2004
ISBN: 9780643100893
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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  • Taxonomy, growth habits and developments
  • Species patterns
  • Fire and succession
  • Competition
  • Seed production and regeneration
  • Dynamics within stands
  • Silvicultural methods in even-aged and uneven-aged plantations
  • Conservation of fauna within plantations
  • Sustainability of managed forests


Introduction to the eucalypts
Species and community patterns
Succession and the role of fire
Competition for site resources, waterlogging and salinity
Ecology of eucalypts as exotics
Seed production
Regeneration of the forest
Stand dynamic processes
Silvicultural methods
Silviculture of uneven-aged forests
The silviculture of even-aged forests: shelterwood and clearfelling; methods
Diversity in silvicultural practice: modifying the clearfelling regime
Silviculture of even-aged forests: planting and thinning
Ecological sustainability of the harvested forest