Forestry

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  • Forestry
    • Forest Products
      • Edible Products e.g. nuts & fruit
      • Small Unsawn Logs e.g. Paper
      • Large Unsawn logs e.g. timber for building & furniture
        • Teakwood, rosewood
      • Energy Resources e.g. charcoal or palm oil for biodiesel
      • Residues e.g. woodchip mulch
      • Medicines e.g. Vincristine, an anti cancer drug
      • HARVESTING
        • Natural Forests
          • Cocoa, Brazil Nuts
        • Artificial Plantations
          • pine timber, cork,bananas
    • Forest Ecosystems
      • Tropical Rainforest
        • Mean rainfall ~ 2200mm
        • Temperature range 26 - 28oC
        • Evergreen Trees (individual leaf drop occurs throughout year)
      • Deciduous Forest
        • Mean Rainfall ~ 900mm
        • Temperature range 6-18oC
        • Deciduous trees (total leaf drop occurs in Autumn
      • Boreal Forest
        • Mean Rainfall ~ 500mm
        • Temperature range -21-14 oC
        • Coniferous trees (individual needle drop coous throughout year
    • Forest Struture and Ecosystem Functioning
      • Structure
        • Abiotic Factors
          • Humidity
          • Soil Moisture
          • Light Levels
          • Temperature
          • Wind Speed
          • Soil PH
        • Biotic Factors
          • Plant Abundance and Biodiversity
          • Animal Population and Biodiversity
      • Functioning
        • Flows of Energy
          • e.g. Trees -> caterpillar -> Birds
        • Flows of Nutrients
          • e.g. Trees -> fungi -> roots -> Trees

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