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    Author(s): Dale S. Solomon; Thomas B. Brann
    Date: 1986
    Source: 1985 September 23-27; Durham NH. Miscellaneous Publication 691. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Maine. 186 p.
    Publication Series: Full Proceedings
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    An international conference on Environmental Influences on Tree and Stand Increment was held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA between September 23 and 27, 1985. The meeting included recommendations from a previous I.U.F.R.O. meeting in Vienna, Austria. Demands for forest resources are increasing but the forest land base is constantly decreasing. Timber supply can be increased by more effective management but it may also be decreased by insect and disease infestations or environmental influences (atmospheric deposition, drought, soil erosion, etc.). Due to the decreasing land base of this resource, any detrimental influence to timber supply compounds the reduction of the overall productivity of the forest. Techniques and methods for measuring the forest resource and projecting growth over time are important in order to determine the magnitude of this loss of productivity. The objective of the conference and resulting proceedings was to provide a forum for the international exchange of research methodology by scientists working on the mensurational aspects of forest tree and stand increment. Understanding how to measure a tree and project its growth increment over time, in concert with other neighboring trees, is a formidable task. The conference was organized so that presentations would proceed from the basic "tree" to the complex "stand". The conference included discussions by practicing mensurational biometrical specialists concerning the techniques and methods measuring tree and stand increment. It also included the use of techniques in predicting future growth, and changes in that growth occur as a result of external stress or changes in the environment.

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    Solomon, Dale S.; Brann, Thomas B., eds. 1986. Environmental influences on tree and stand increment, proceedings of the mensuration, growth and yield instruments and methods in forest mensuration workshop. 1985 September 23-27; Durham NH. Miscellaneous Publication 691. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Maine. 186 p.

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