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Continuous Cover Forestry: A Selected Bibliography 2011-2018 (August 2018) by Sam B. Manning and James D. Walmsley. This bibliography builds on from Sharon Rodhouse and Edward R. Wilson’s two previous bibliographies published in 2006 and 2010 respectively, which compiled research published in the subject area of CCF. It features a selection of peer reviewed research papers, reviews and text books published between January 2011 and May 2018, authored by academics and forest professionals from across the world.
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Selected Scientific and Technical Publications in Silviculture with Relevance to Continuous Cover Forestry published between Jan 2009 – Dec 2010 Compiled by Sharon Rodhouse and Edward Wilson.
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Continuous Cover Forestry: A Selected Bibliography (Jan 2006) by Sharon Rodhouse and Edward Wilson. A total of 184 papers have been selected for this bibliography for their historic importance, their current scientific relevance or because they contributed to the on-going debate about continuous cover forestry in Britain and Ireland.
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Responding to the climate emergency with new trees (2020) Forestry Commission
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Tamm Review: Tree interactions between myth and reality (2018) Arne Pommerening, Andrew J. Sánchez Meador
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Rating experiments in forestry: How much agreement is there in tree marking? (2018) Arne Pommerening, Carlos Pallares Ramos, Wojciech Kędziora, Jens Haufe, Dietrich Stoyan
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Pro Silva Silviculture: Guidelines on Continuous Cover Forestry/Close to Nature Forestry management practices (2014) Christine Sanchez. This booklet has been translated into English and is available to purchase from Pro Silva Ireland’s website.
An Independent Review of Adoption of Alternative Silvicultural Systems (ATC) in Britain (2013) Dr. Scott McG Wilson, independent report funded by the Scottish Forestry Trust and Forestry Commission.
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Continuous Cover Management of Woodlands: a brief introduction (2013) Rodney Helliwell
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Continuous Cover Forestry in Britain – challenges and opportunities (2012), Rodney Helliwell and Edward Wilson, Royal Forestry Society’s Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 2012, Vol 106, No.3.
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Plant Growth and Daylight in Woodland – the role of diffuse and direct sunlight (2012), Rodney Helliwell, published in the Royal Forestry Society’s Quarterly Journal of Forestry, January 2012, Vol. 106, No. 1.
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The costs and revenues of transformation to continuous cover forestry: modelling silvicultural options with Sitka spruce (2011) Owen Davies & Gary Kerr, Forestry Commission Forest Research paper. This study presents four different management scenarios for a stand of Sitka spruce: clearfell and replant; transformation to a simple structure using natural regeneration; transformation to a simple structure using underplanting after the failure of natural regeneration; transformation to a complex structure.
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Implementing continuous cover forestry in a mixed broadleaved woodland in north Nottinghamshire: results after 20 years (2009), W.L. Mason and I.J. Glenny published in the Royal Forestry Society’s Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 2009, Vol. 103, No. 3 (This article was the winner of the RFS James Cup for the Best Article in the QJF in 2009).
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Species Mingling and Diameter Differentiation as Second-Order Characteristics (2011), Arne Pommerening, Ana Cristine Gonçalves and Roque Rodríguez-Soalleiro, published in AFJZ181 (11/12) 20 Allg. Forst-u.J.-Ztg
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Determining the sustainable normal irregular condition: a provisional study on a transformed, irregular mixed species stand in Scotland (2007) Cameron, A. D., Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 22: 13-21
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Silvicultural principles of continuous cover forestry: a guide to best practice (2008) Davies, O., J. Haufe and A. Pommerening, Tyfiant Coed Project, School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Bangor University. 111 pp.
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Managing Continuous Cover Forests – a guide for FC staff (2008) Kerr G., Forestry Commission Operational Guidance Booklet No. 7
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Plantation or conversion – the debate! European Forestry Institute (EFI) Discussion Paper 13. 98 pp. (2007) Dedrick, S., H. Spiecker, C. Orazio, M. Tome and I. Martinez (editors)
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Nature-based forestry in Central Europe: alternatives to industrial forestry and strict preservation (2006) Diaci, J. (editor). Studia Forestalia Slovenica 126. Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. 167 pp.
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Silviculture for the 21st Century: objective and subjective standards to guide successful practice (2007) Guldin, J.M., and R.T. Graham. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-203. p. 109-120.
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Managing light to enable natural regeneration in British conifer forests (2004) Hale, S., Forestry Commission Information Note 63. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
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Continuous Cover Forestry (2nd Edition) (2002) Helliwell, R. .Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 23 pp.
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Still unsure about Continuous Cover Forestry? (2008) Kerr, G. Forestry and Timber News December 2008 [download version]
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Monitoring the transformation of even-aged stands to continuous cover management (2002) Kerr, G., B. Mason, R. Boswell and A. Pommerening. Forestry Commission Information Note 45. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
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Managing mixed stands of conifers and broadleaves in upland forests in Britain (2006) Mason, B. Forestry Commission Information Note 83. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
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Spatial structure of semi-natural and plantation stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in northern Scotland (2007) Mason, W.L., T. Connolly, A. Pommerening, and C. Edwards. Forestry doi:10.1093/forestry/cpm038
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Transforming even-aged conifer stands to continuous cover management (2004) Mason, B., and G. Kerr, Forestry Commission Information Note 40 (Revised). Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
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Continuous cover forestry in British conifer forests (2005) Mason, W.L., G. Kerr, A. Pommerening, C. Edwards, S.E. Hale, D. Ireland and R. Moore, In Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2003-2004. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, pp. 38-53.
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What is continuous cover forestry? (1999) Mason, B., G. Kerr and J. Simpson, Forestry Commission Information Note 29. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
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Continuous Cover Forestry – an interview with Jane Karthaus (editor of FTN) (2008) Morgan, P., Forestry and Timber News December 2008 [download version]
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Continuous cover silviculture and mensuration in mixed conifers at the Stourhead (Western) estate, Wiltshire, UK. (2007) Poore, A. , SelectFor Ltd., Dorset. 39 pp.
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Continuous Cover Forestry at Baronscourt (2008) Scott, R., Forestry and Timber News December 2008 [download version]
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Transformation to irregular structure of an upland conifer forest (1999) Wilson, E. R., H. Whitney McIver and D. C. Malcolm, Forestry Chronicle 75(3): 407-412.
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