Introduction to forest ecosystem science and management

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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.

Tropical Forest Ecology

The Basis for Conservation and Management

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540237976

Category: Nature

Page: 295

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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.

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

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

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123869021

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

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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

Introduction to forest science

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Author: Raymond Allen Young,Ronald J. Giese

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 586

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Forest biology. Forest management. Forest products.

Forest Ecosystems

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Author: David A. Perry

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801849879

Category: Nature

Page: 649

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"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

Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century

The Science Of Ecosytem Management

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Author: Kathryn A. Kohm,Jerry F. Franklin

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610913928

Category: Science

Page: 491

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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.

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

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Author: Jingxin Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351849336

Category: Computers

Page: 378

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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.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

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

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080916805

Category: Nature

Page: 326

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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

Catchment2Coast: A Systems Approach to Coupled River-Coastal Ecosystem Science and Management

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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.

Integrating Social Science & Ecosystem Management

A National Challenge

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Author: Linda Caldwell,Shela Mou

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788176777

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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Proceedings of the Conference on Integrating Social Sciences & Ecosystem Management held in 1995. The overall purpose was to improve understanding, integration, & research applications of the human dimension of ecosystem management. The goals were to: (1) discuss the state of knowledge of social sciences relevant to ecosystem management, (2) discuss how to integrate this knowledge with ecosystem management (along with the physical & biological sciences), (3) develop a strategy to effectively integrate social sciences with ecosystem management, & (4) identify a research agenda to further knowledge in the area. Illustrated.

Invasive Forest Insects, Introduced Forest Trees, and Altered Ecosystems

Ecological Pest Management in Global Forests of a Changing World

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Author: Timothy D. Paine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140205162X

Category: Science

Page: 189

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Demand for timber and fibre continues to grow and is being met by increased reliance on plantation forestry. Many of the plantations that are being grown around the globe are non-native species that have characteristics of rapid growth and good commercial qualities. In some cases, the high rates of production are a result of the absence of native herbivore and diseases. This limited pest status is threatened as pest species move around the globe. At the same time there is concern about threats of these non-native plantation species on native communities and the impact of changing climates on forest productivity. This volume explores many of these issues for the first time.

Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Characteristics, Ecology and Management

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Author: Andreas Schulte,Daddy Ruhiyat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662036495

Category: Science

Page: 206

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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.

Urban Ecology

An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature

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Author: John Marzluff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387734125

Category: Science

Page: 808

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Urban Ecology is a rapidly growing field of academic and practical significance. Urban ecologists have published several conference proceedings and regularly contribute to the ecological, architectural, planning, and geography literature. However, important papers in the field that set the foundation for the discipline and illustrate modern approaches from a variety of perspectives and regions of the world have not been collected in a single, accessible book. Foundations of Urban Ecology does this by reprinting important European and American publications, filling gaps in the published literature with a few, targeted original works, and translating key works originally published in German. This edited volume will provide students and professionals with a rich background in all facets of urban ecology. The editors emphasize the drivers, patterns, processes and effects of human settlement. The papers they synthesize provide readers with a broad understanding of the local and global aspects of settlement through traditional natural and social science lenses. This interdisciplinary vision gives the reader a comprehensive view of the urban ecosystem by introducing drivers, patterns, processes and effects of human settlements and the relationships between humans and other animals, plants, ecosystem processes, and abiotic conditions. The reader learns how human institutions, health, and preferences influence, and are influenced by, the others members of their shared urban ecosystem.

Partnerships for Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management

Fifth Mexico/U. S. Biennial Symposium

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Author: Celedonio Aguirre-Bravo,Avelino B. Villa-Salas

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788129780

Category:

Page: 419

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The purpose of the symposium was to share information that promotes forest sustainability, emphasizing research management interactions, building partnerships, & the need for a transdisciplinary approach to sustainable ecosystems management. Contains case studies.

Conference on Adaptive Ecosystem Restoration and Management

Restoration of Cordilleran Conifer Landscapes of North America

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Author: Wallace Covington,Pamela K. Wagner

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078813986X

Category:

Page: 91

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This conference was meant to facilitate the development of mutually beneficial human-wildland interactions by exploring ways in which to restore and sustain land health, as well as that of dependent human communities, in an adaptive ecosystem management context. General adaptive ecosystem restoration and management principles were discussed, however the conference was specifically designed to encourage cooperative North American work. The primary focus was on long-needled pine (principally ponderosa and closely related pines) and mixed-conifer landscape systems in the Western U.S.

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

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Author: Robert Costanza,John H Cumberland,Herman Daly,Robert Goodland,Richard B Norgaard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420048353

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.

Integrative Systems Approaches to Natural and Social Dynamics

Systems Sciences 2000

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Author: Peter Murray Allen,M. Matthies,H. Malchow,J. Kriz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540412922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 593

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With contributions by numerous experts