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The Nature and Uses of the Timber Production Function: Eucalyptus grandis in Brazil

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Abstract:

The nature of a timber production function is discussed and one such function is derived for Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden grown in Brazil. It estimates growth rather than yield, and age appears as a surrogate factor of production in addition to water, nutrients, solar radiation, and growing stock. A polynomial was judged the best of several alternative growth functions for the data used. Potential uses of a production function in intensive forest management are discussed. Forest Sci. 30:761-773.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada, and the Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil

Publication date: September 1, 1984

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
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