Introduction to forest ecosystem science and management

Author: Raymond Allen Young,Ronald L. Giese

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 560

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Conveying the wide-ranging scope of forestry and the great challenges that lie ahead, this Third Edition of Introduction "to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management" gives you a borad overview of the field of forestry, as well as the detail you'll need to succeed in your role as a practicing forestry professional. Now updated and revised, this Third Edition brings together leading experts in the field. Fourteen of the text's twenty-three chapters are completely rewritten by new authors. Coverage ranges from the basic cell, individual trees, and the forest stand, to management of the forest stand and acquisition of goods and services from the forest. Each author provides general coverage of his or her specilized field within the discipline and emphasizes how decisions made by forest managers affect the forest ecosystem. Highlights in the Fourth EditionA new Part Four in the text, "Forest and Society," addresses the increasing role of human influences in forestry and the expectation of further interactions.A new chapter on landscape ecology reflects the subject's increasing importance in the field.New boxed inserts contain detailed specialized information related to content in the text.Cross-references in the text indicate when a specific subject is given more thorough treatment in another chapter.References to other works enable you to explore different subjects related to forest ecosystem science and management in greater depth.Handy appendixes include the taxonomy of forest trees as well as common and scientific names for trees and animals mentioned in the text.A glossary will help you better understand the specialized terminology used in forestry.
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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Author: Donald L. Grebner,Peter Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123869021

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

View: 3949

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry
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Tropical Forest Ecology

The Basis for Conservation and Management

Author: Florencia Montagnini,Carl F. Jordan,Institute of Ecology Carl F Jordan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540237976

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 3005

Importance pf tropical forests; characteristics of tropical forests; classification of tropical forests; deforestation in the tropics; management of tropical forests; plantatios and agroforestry systems; approaches for implementing sustainable management techniques.
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Introduction to forest science

Author: Raymond Allen Young,Ronald J. Giese

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 586

View: 496

Forest biology. Forest management. Forest products.
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Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century

The Science Of Ecosytem Management

Author: Kathryn A. Kohm,Jerry F. Franklin

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610913928

Category: Science

Page: 491

View: 2542

Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the stand-level to one concerned with understanding and managing complexity, providing a wide range of ecological goods and services, and managing across broad landscapes.Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is an authoritative and multidisciplinary examination of the current state of forestry and its relation to the emergent field of ecosystem management. Drawing upon the expertise of top professionals in the field, it provides an up-to-date synthesis of principles of ecosystem management and their implications for forest policy. Leading scientists, including Malcolm Hunter, Jr., Bruce G. Marcot, James K. Agee, Thomas R. Crow, Robert J. Naiman, John C. Gordon, R.W. Behan, Steven L. Yaffee, and many others examine topics that are central to the future of forestry: new understandings of ecological processes and principles, from stand structure and function to disturbance processes and the movement of organisms across landscapes challenges to long-held assumptions: the rationale for clearcutting, the wisdom of short rotations, the exclusion of fire traditional tools in light of expanded goals for forest landscapes managing at larger spatial scales, including practical information and ideas for managing large landscapes over long time periods the economic, organizational, and political issues that are critical to implementing successful ecosystem management and developing institutions to transform knowledge into action Featuring a 16-page center section with color photographs that illustrate some of the best on-the-ground examples of ecosystem management from around the world, Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is the definitive text on managing ecosystems. It provides a compelling case for thinking creatively beyond the bounds of traditional forest resource management, and will be essential reading for students; scientists working in state, federal, and private research institutions; public and private forest managers; staff members of environmental/conservation organizations; and policymakers.
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Forest Ecosystems

Author: David A. Perry

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801849879

Category: Nature

Page: 649

View: 9259

"Fresh, exciting, and more comprehensive than many other texts. Perry introduces a whole new view of forest ecosystems. This will challenge, stimulate, and redefine current understanding and management." -- Michael Amaranthus, U.S. Forest Service
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Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,David L. Strayer,Gene E. Likens

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080916805

Category: Nature

Page: 326

View: 2589

Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chapters Presents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions
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Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Author: Jingxin Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351849336

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 3683

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students in forestry and natural resources. It introduces state-of-the-art applications for several of the most important computer technologies in terms of data acquisition, data manipulation, basic programming techniques, and other related computer and Internet concepts and applications. This book consists of six parts and 19 chapters.
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Ökologie

Author: Colin R. Townsend,Michael Begon,John L. Harper

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662440784

Category: Science

Page: 622

View: 6211

Diese Softcover-Ausgabe, die ein unveränderter Nachdruck der 2. Auflage (2009) ist, hält das nachgefragte Lehrbuch weiterhin verfügbar. Moderne Ökologie von A bis Z Das renommierte Autorenteam Townsend, Begon und Harper konzentriert sich in diesem Lehrbuch auf die wesentlichen Zusammenhänge in der Ökologie. In anschaulicher, durchgehend vierfarbig gestalteter und leicht verständlicher Form wird ein ausgewogener Überblick vermittelt, der die terrestrische und aquatische Ökologie gleichermaßen berücksichtigt. Für den Praxisbezug wurde großes Gewicht auf die angewandten Aspekte gelegt. Zahlreiche didaktische Elemente und großzügige, farbige Illustrationen erleichtern den Zugang. Es gibt Schlüsselkonzepte am Kapitelanfang, "Fenster" für historische Einschübe, mathematische Hintergründe und ethische Fragen, Zusammenfassungen und Fragen am Kapitelende. Neu in dieser Auflage ist ein eigenes Kapitel zur Evolutionsökologie. Alle anderen Kapitel – insbesondere die zu den angewandte Aspekten – wurden intensiv überarbeitet und hunderte neue Beispiele aufgenommen. Klar und einfach erklärt in diesem Buch.
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Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Characteristics, Ecology and Management

Author: Andreas Schulte,Daddy Ruhiyat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662036495

Category: Science

Page: 206

View: 1290

An understanding of the characteristics and the ecology of soils, particularly those of forest ecosystems in the humid tropics, is central to the development of sustainable forest management systems. The present book examines the contribution that forest soil science and forest ecology can make to sustainable land use in the humid tropics. Four main issues are addressed: characteristics and classification of forest soils, chemical and hydrological changes after forest utilization, soil fertility management in forest plantations and agroforestry systems as well as ecosystem studies from the dipterocarp forest region of Southeast Asia. Additionally, case studies include work from Guyana, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and Nigeria.
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Ecology and Management of Forest Soils

Author: Dan Binkley,Richard Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118422325

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8875

Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystemand complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals,and the microbial community shape soils in was that are verydistinct from agricultural soils. Thecomposition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any giventime reflect current conditions, as well as the legacies of decades(and even millennia) of interactions that shape each forestsoil. Reciprocal interactions are fundamental; vegetationalters soil physical properties, which influence soil biology andchemistry, which in turn influence the growth and success ofplants. These dynamic systems may be strongly influenced byintentional and unintentional management, ranging from fire tofertilization. Sustaining the long-term fertility of forestsoils depends on insights about a diverse array of soil featuresand changes over space and time. Since the third edition of this successful book many newinterests in forest soils and their management have arisen,including the role of forest soils in sequestering carbon, and howmanagement influences rates of carbon accumulation. Thisedition also expands the consideration of how soils are sampled andcharacterized, and how tree species differ in their influence onsoil development. Clearly structured throughout, the book opens with the originsof forest soil science and ends with the application of soilscience principles to land management. This new editionprovides: A completely revised and updated Fourth Edition of this classictextbook in the field A coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecologyand management of forest soils Global in scope with coverage of soil types ranging from thetropical rainforest soils of Latin America to the boreal forestsoils of Siberia New chapters on Management: Carbon sequestration;Evidence-based approaches and applications of geostatistics,GIS and taxonomies A clear overview of each topic, informative examples/casestudies, and an overall context for helping readers think clearlyabout forest soils An introduction to the literature of forest soil science and tothe philosophy of forest soil science research This coherent overview of the major issues surrounding theecology and management of forest soils will be particularly usefulto students taking courses in soil science, forestry, agronomy,ecology, natural resource management, environmental management andconservation, as well as professionals in forestry dealing with theproductivity of forests and functioning of watersheds.
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Ecological and Silvicultural Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management

Author: T. Fujimori

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080551517

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

View: 8355

Recognizing the increased interest in forest management world wide, this book addresses the current knowledge gap by defining sustainable forest management, clarifying methods by which ecological knowledge can be applied and how traditional silvicultural methods can be improved. Sustainable forest management involves the enhancement of various aspects of forest functions such as conservation of biodiversity, conservation of soil and water resources, contribution to the global carbon cycle as well as wood production. To establish ecological and silvicultural theories to enhance these functions harmoniously, recognizing the relationship between stand structures and their functions is essential. This volume presents target stand structures for aimed forest functions in relation to stand development stages, as well as ecological and silvicultural methods to lead and maintain them. Ecological and silvicultural strategies are discussed, both on stand and landscape levels, and from local to international levels in temperate and boreal forest zones.
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Nutrient cycling in tropical forest ecosystems

principles and their application in management and conservation

Author: Carl F. Jordan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471904496

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 7491

Brings together much of the recent literature on nutrient cycling due to conversion of forests to croplands, pastures, and plantation forests. It explains why nutrients are often very critical in tropical humid ecosystems and discusses principles that can guide land managers to conserve nutrients and sustain productivity.
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Working with Nature

Resource Management for Sustainability

Author: Carl F. Jordan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057025426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 421

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Forest Ecosystems

Analysis at Multiple Scales

Author: Richard H. Waring,Steven W. Running

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080546087

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

View: 6500

This revision maintains the position of Forest Ecosystems as the one source for the latest information on the advanced methods that have enhanced our understating of forest ecosystems. Further understanding is given to techniques to explore the changes in climatic cycles, the implications of wide-scale pollution, fire and other ecological disturbances that have a global effect. The inclusion of models, equations, graphs, and tabular examples provides readers with a full understanding of the methods and techniques. Includes a revised section on important advances in regional scale analyses Features an update to global scale analyses including revised color images Provides a detailed comparison of predicted vs. observed tree diversity across 65 eco-regions
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Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

Author: Anthony B. Cunningham,Xuefei Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113653816X

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 7019

Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests range from temperate woodlands and small forests to high altitude forests in the Himalaya and tropical miombo woodlands in south-central Africa. In south-west China, over 200 species of wild fungi in 64 genera are commercially traded while in Europe and North America, woodlands and small forests are the source of many highly-prized mushrooms and an essential resource for many small enterprises and collectors. Yet the increased demand for timber has resulted in the rapid expansion of forestry, which in turn has destroyed the natural habitat of many fungi, unbalancing both forest economics and ecology. Despite the economic, social and cultural values of fungi, there is a general lack of understanding of their importance to local livelihoods and forest ecology. This book aims to fill this gap and extends the People and Plants Conservation Series beyond the plant kingdom into the related world of fungi and mushrooms. It demonstrates the crucial roles that fungi play in maintaining forest ecosystems and the livelihoods of rural people throughout the world while providing good practice guidelines for the sustainable management of this resource and an assessment of economic value. It brings together the perspectives of biologists, anthropologists and forest and woodland managers to provide a unique inter-disciplinary and international overview of the key issues.
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Catchment2Coast: A Systems Approach to Coupled River-Coastal Ecosystem Science and Management

Author: P.M.S. Monteiro,M. Marchand

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607504472

Category: Science

Page: 92

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Catchment2Coast was an interdisciplinary research and modelling project that aimed to improve understanding of the linkages between coastal ecosystems and the adjacent river catchments. The project involved nine partner organisations from three European and three southern African countries, including Mozambique, where the project was conducted. Catchment2Coast has tackled a problem which is at the interface of many different domains: between river and the sea, between bay and ocean, between water and soil, but also between ecology and economy. It used a variety of tools and methods, ranging from continuous hydrodynamic monitoring and biochemistry flux measurements to remote sensing and mathematical modelling techniques. But perhaps even more important was the integration of disciplines that took place during the project, which consisted of experts from different countries both from Europe and Southern Africa. The knowledge gained through this research provides a sound basis for the setting of environmental flow requirements for the Maputo, Incomati and similar river systems in sub-Saharan Africa. And what is more, it may serve as an example and stimulus for continued cooperation between experts from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.
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