Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: David A. Perry,Ram Oren,Stephen C. Hart
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2008-07-24
ISBN: 0801888409
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers. The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats. The updated and expanded second edition covers • Conservation • Ecosystem services • Climate change • Vegetation classification • Disturbance • Species interactions • Self-thinning • Genetics • Soil influences • Productivity • Biogeochemical cycling • Mineralization • Effects of herbivory • Ecosystem stability

Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems

Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems
Author: Malcolm L. Hunter,Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 698
Release: 1999-06-10
ISBN: 9780521637688
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Discusses the ways in which we can continue to benefit from forests, while conserving their biodiversity.

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Juan A. Blanco,Yueh-Hsin Lo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN: 9535102028
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

The common idea for many people is that forests are just a collection of trees. However, they are much more than that. They are a complex, functional system of interacting and often interdependent biological, physical, and chemical components, the biological part of which has evolved to perpetuate itself. This complexity produces combinations of climate, soils, trees and plant species unique to each site, resulting in hundreds of different forest types around the world. Logically, trees are an important component for the research in forest ecosystems, but the wide variety of other life forms and abiotic components in most forests means that other elements, such as wildlife or soil nutrients, should also be the focal point in ecological studies and management plans to be carried out in forest ecosystems. In this book, the readers can find the latest research related to forest ecosystems but with a different twist. The research described here is not just on trees and is focused on the other components, structures and functions that are usually overshadowed by the focus on trees, but are equally important to maintain the diversity, function and services provided by forests. The first section of this book explores the structure and biodiversity of forest ecosystems, whereas the second section reviews the research done on ecosystem structure and functioning. The third and last section explores the issues related to forest management as an ecosystem-level activity, all of them from the perspective of the "other" parts of a forest.

Sustaining Forest Ecosystems

Sustaining Forest Ecosystems
Author: Klaus von Gadow,Juan Gabriel Álvarez González,Chunyu Zhang,Timo Pukkala,Xiuhai Zhao
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2021-08-11
ISBN: 3030587142
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Forest ecosystems include a great variety of communities of organisms interacting with their physical environment: multi-aged natural forests, even-aged monocultures, and secondary forests invaded by foreign species. The challenge is to sustain their ability to function, by adapting to changing climates and satisfying a multitude of human demands. Our first chapter sets the scene with a discussion about the effects of forest management on ecosystem services. Details about forest observational infrastructures are introduced in the second chapter. The third chapter presents methods of analysing forest density and structure. Models for estimating the shape and growth of individual forest trees are introduced in chapter 4, models of forest community production in Chapter 5. Methods and examples of sustainable forest design are covered in chapter 6. New scientific contributions continue to emerge as we are writing, and this work is never finished. We hope to continue with regular updates replacing obsolete sections with new ones, but the general aim remains the same, to introduce a range of methods that will assist those interested in sustaining forest ecosystems.

Human Influences on Forest Ecosystems

Human Influences on Forest Ecosystems
Author: Edward A. Macie,L. Annie Hermansen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Analysis of Temperate Forest Ecosystems

Analysis of Temperate Forest Ecosystems
Author: D.E. Reichle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 3642855873
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Temperate Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

A series of concise books, each by one or several authors, will provide prompt, world-wide information on approaches to analyzing ecological systems and their interacting parts. Syntheses of results in turn will illustrate the effectiveness, and the limitations, of current knowledge. This series aims to help overcome the fragmen tation of our understanding about natural and managed landscapes and water- about man and the many other organisms which depend on these environments. We may sometimes seem complacent that our environment has supported many civilizations fairly well - better in some parts of the Earth than in others. Modern technology has mastered some difficulties but creates new ones faster than we anticipate. Pressures of human and other animal populations now highlight complex ecological problems of practical importance and theoretical scientific interest. In every climatic-biotic zone, changes in plants, soils, waters, air and other resources which support life are accelerating. Such changes engulf not only regions already crowded or exploited. They spill over into more natural areas where contrasting choices for future use should remain open to our descendents-where Nature's own balances and imbalances can be interpreted by imaginative research, and need to be.

Research on Coniferous Forest Ecosystems

Research on Coniferous Forest Ecosystems
Author: Jerry F. Franklin,L. J. Dempster,Richard H. Waring
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aquatic ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Storage and Accumulation in United States Forest Ecosystems

Carbon Storage and Accumulation in United States Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard A. Birdsey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 51
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Atmospheric carbon dioxide
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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California Forest Pest Council

California Forest Pest Council
Author: California Forest Pest Council. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 43
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pines and Their Mixed Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin

Pines and Their Mixed Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin
Author: Gidi Ne'eman,Yagil Osem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 3030636259
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pines and Their Mixed Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin Book Excerpt:

Almost 20 years after the first MEDPINE book "Ecology, biogeography and management of Pinus halepensis and P. brutia forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean basin "(Ne'eman and Trabaud, 2000) was published, this new book presents up-to-date and state of the art information, covering a wide range of topics concerning Mediterranean pine trees growing in native and planted forests, their ecosystems and management. This will be an essential source of scientific information for learning, exploring planning and managing mediterranean pine and mixed forests. We focus on: genetics, adaptation, distribution and evolution; ecophysiology and drought resistance; pine and mixed forest ecosystems; forest dynamics biodiversity and biotic interactions; fire ecology; ecosystem services and policy; afforestation and management; all under the effect of global climate change. While forests are studied mainly in temperate and tropical zones, in the light of current climate change, focusing on Mediterranean forests growing in semi-humid to semi-arid zones is more important than ever. This book will include mostly review chapters (and two outstanding case studies) contributed by leading scientists, foresters and managers, and will serve as a scientific textbook for students of biology, agriculture and forestry, researchers of ecology forestry and related fields, forest managers, policy and decision makers.

The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems

The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems
Author: James G. Dickson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 032315235X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems is a publication of the proceedings of The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems symposium, held on July 13 and 14, 1978 at Nacogdoches, Texas. The proceedings discuss the ecology of insectivorous birds and acknowledge their roles in forest ecosystems. The book begins with an introduction to and history of insectivorous birds and their roles in forest ecosystems. It then discusses the sampling methods for bird and insect populations, bird foraging strategies, and ecology of insectivorous bird species and communities. This book will be helpful to forest managers in managing insectivorous birds. It is also especially valuable in formulating biological control strategies for use in forests.

Effects of Atmospheric Pollution on Forest Ecosystems

Effects of Atmospheric Pollution on Forest Ecosystems
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on General Oversight, Northwest Power, and Forest Management
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acid deposition
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Effects of Accumulation of Air Pollutants in Forest Ecosystems

Effects of Accumulation of Air Pollutants in Forest Ecosystems
Author: B. Ulrich,J. Pankrath
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 940096983X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Accumulation of Air Pollutants in Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

This volume is based on a workshop on "Effects of accumulation of air pollutants in forest ecosystems'; held in GOttingen, Federal Republic of Germany, from May 16-18, 1982. This work'shop was initiated and sponsored by the Environmental Agency of the Federal Republic of Germany (project officer: Dr. J. Pankrath) as part of a research contract (project leader: Dr. B. Ulrich). THE PROBLEM SEEN UNDER THE ASPECT OF ADMINISTRATION The problem of forest damage caused by air pollution is not new in Europe. Already in 1983 a comprehensive report from Schroeder and Reuss about vegetation damages by fume in the Harz mountains was published. In 1923, Prof. Dr. Julius Stocklasa of the Bohemian Technical Highschool in Prague was concerned with research of toxical effects of sulphur dioxide in his publication "The damage of vegetation by flue gas and exhalations of facili ties". This comprehensive and instructive work concludes with the sentence: "It is already high time for the governments of all cultural states to take legal, police and private measures in order to prevent damage by flue gases". In the neighbourhood of industries with high gaseous and dust emissions damages have been shown to occur for a long timei these deleterious effects have influenced the growth of trees and in extreme cases have even caused their early death.

Characteristics of Mixed oak Forest Ecosystems in Southern Ohio Prior to the Reintroduction of Fire

Characteristics of Mixed oak Forest Ecosystems in Southern Ohio Prior to the Reintroduction of Fire
Author: Elaine Kennedy Sutherland,Todd F. Hutchinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changes of Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects on Forest Ecosystems

Changes of Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects on Forest Ecosystems
Author: Reinhard F. Hüttl,K. Bellmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 9401590222
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changes of Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects on Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

This volume summarises the result of an interdisciplinary research programme entitled `Rehabilitation of the Atmosphere of the New States of Germany - Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems'. Before the unification of Germany, emission loads of SO2 and dust particles were up to 18-fold higher in East than in West Germany. However, emission rates have decreased significantly since reunification in 1990, due to the breakdown of a large number of industrial and particularly lignite- fired powerplants and the implementation of clean air technologies. In order to study the effects of these dramatic changes in atmospheric chemistry on terrestrial ecosystems, comprehensive field studies were conducted in pine forest ecosystems along an historic gradient of atmospheric deposition rates in the northeastern lowlands of Germany. The fast and dramatic reduction of dust particle and SO2 emissions offers a unique opportunity to test the role of SO2 and alkaline particle deposition with regard to changes or damage to forest ecosystems and whether the forest stands return to a state of resilience. In this respect, this ecosystem experiment can be looked upon as a roof experiment without a roof.

The Productivity and Sustainability of Southern Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

The Productivity and Sustainability of Southern Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment
Author: Robert Mickler,Susan Fox
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461221781
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The research presented here provides a sound scientific basis for management and policy decisions regarding the productivity and sustainability of forest ecosystems in the context of a rapidly changing global environment. It is the synthesis of 5 years of field and laboratory research on southern forests conducted by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service to provide scientific assessments to the US Global Change Research Program, and, as such, is invaluable for policy makers and land use managers.

Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems

Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
Author: Aaron M. Ellison,Frank S. Gilliam
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 3039213091
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems that was published in Forests

California Forest Pest Council

California Forest Pest Council
Author: California Forest Pest Council. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changes in Forest Ecosystem Nutrition

Changes in Forest Ecosystem Nutrition
Author: Friederike Lang,Roland Bol,Jaane Krüger,Sebastian Loeppmann,Klaus Kaiser,Stephan Hättenschwiler
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 2889714993
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Effects of Wildfire on Structure and Function of Boreal Forest Ecosystems

Effects of Wildfire on Structure and Function of Boreal Forest Ecosystems
Author: Chuankuan Wang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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