Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: David A. Perry,Ram Oren,Stephen C. Hart
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2008-07-24
ISBN 10: 0801888409
ISBN 13: 9780801888403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

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

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard H. Waring,S. W. Running
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780123706058
ISBN 13: 012370605X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

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 * New companion website includes modeling software exercises and tutorials and video clips

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard H. Waring,S. W. Running
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780127354439
ISBN 13: 0127354433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

This book provides new methods of analysis by introducing new techniques to explore the changes in climatic cycles, the implications of wide-scale pollution, fire and other ecological disturbances that have a global effect on all life forms. It provides the reader with almost 40 percent new material in an attempt to organize principles and provide examples for expanding the horizon of ecosystem analyses. It also defines terms and explains concepts in a variety of ways by providing models, equations, graphs, and tabular examples. To help facilitate analysis, the book includes a CD-ROM with additional illustrations and Forest BGC software. * Additional coverage of regional and global scaling issues * New chapters on ecosystem modeling, remote sensing and monitoring of atmospheric chemistry added * Includes a CD-ROM with additional illustrations and Forest BGC Software

Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems

Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems
Author: Ravinder Kumar Kohli,Shibu Jose,Harminder Pal Singh,Daizy Rani Batish
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 9781420043389
ISBN 13: 1420043382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

As the worldwide human population explodes and trade becomes increasingly globalized, the transboundary movement of plant species from their place of origin to foreign regions is escalating and expected to experience continued growth in the coming decades. Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems takes an informed and integrated approach to the current onslaught of invasive species, spotlighting the tremendous challenges they pose for natural resource managers charged with the maintenance of biological diversity and the sustainable production of forest wealth. It addresses the havoc these alien invaders are wrecking on native forest ecosystems and the staggering $300 billion annually in damage and control costs they incur. An Up-to-Date Synthesis of Invasive Plants, Their Impact, and Control Strategies Examining invasion ecology through both synthesis and original research chapters, this compilation gives a bird’s eye view of the ecological impact alien invaders have both in temperate and tropical climates. With internationally recognized contributors, this text explores the socioeconomic and policy aspects of adaptive collaborative management strategies that are crucial to controlling alien invasive plants. This book successfully captures the current state of knowledge surrounding this fast-growing ecological issue, making it an indispensable resource for those committed to the protection of global forestry and natural resources.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems

Woodland Forest Ecosystems
Author: Racquel Foran
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-08
ISBN 10: 162969925X
ISBN 13: 9781629699257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woodland Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

This title will introduce readers to woodland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known woodlands and their unique characteristics.. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Managing Forest Ecosystems The Challenge of Climate Change

Managing Forest Ecosystems  The Challenge of Climate Change
Author: Felipe Bravo,Valerie LeMay,Robert Jandl,Klaus Gadow
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1402083432
ISBN 13: 9781402083433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Forest Ecosystems The Challenge of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate changes, particularly warming trends, have been recorded around the globe. For many countries, these changes in climate have become evident through insect epidemics (e.g., Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Western Canada, bark beetle in secondary spruce forests in Central Europe), water shortages and intense forest fires in the Mediterranean countries (e.g., 2005 droughts in Spain), and unusual storm activities (e.g., the 2004 South-East Asia Tsunami). Climate changes are expected to impact vegetation as manifested by changes in vegetation extent, migration of species, tree species composition, growth rates, and mortality. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has included discussions on how forests may be impacted, and how they may be used to mitigate the impacts of changes in climate, to possibly slow the rate of change. This book provides current scientific information on the biological and economical impacts of climate changes in forest environments, as well as information on how forest management activities might mitigate these impacts, particularly through carbon sequestration. Case studies from a wide geographic range are presented. This information is beneficial to managers and researchers interested in climate change and impacts upon forest environments and economic activities. This volume, which forms part of Springer’s book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents state-of-the-art research results, visions and theories, as well as specific methods for sustainable forest management in changing climatic conditions.

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard H. Waring,Steven W. Running
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080546087
ISBN 13: 0080546080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

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

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard H. Waring,William H. Schlesinger,William H.. Schlesinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015010088253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems
Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 3642572197
ISBN 13: 9783642572197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

This volume quantifies carbon storage in managed forest ecosystems not only in biomass, but also in all soil compartments. It investigates the interaction between the carbon and nitrogen cycles by working along a north-south transect through Europe that starts in northern Sweden, passes through a N-deposition maximum in central Europe and ends in Italy. For the first time biogeochemical processes are linked to biodiversity on a large geographic scale and with special focus on soil organisms. The accompanying CD-ROM provides a complete database of all flux, storage and species observations for modellers.

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems
Author: Klaus Lorenz,Rattan Lal
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2009-11-25
ISBN 10: 9789048132669
ISBN 13: 9048132665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems is a comprehensive book describing the basic processes of carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, their contribution to carbon sequestration and implications for mitigating abrupt climate change. This book provides the information on processes, factors and causes influencing carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems. Drawing upon most up-to-date references, this book summarizes the current understanding of carbon sequestration processes in forest ecosystems while identifying knowledge gaps for future research, Thus, this book is a valuable knowledge source for students, scientists, forest managers and policy makers.

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 10: 9780521637688
ISBN 13: 0521637686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maintaining Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

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

Sustainability and Diversity of Forest Ecosystems

Sustainability and Diversity of Forest Ecosystems
Author: Tohru Nakashizuka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 9784431732389
ISBN 13: 4431732381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Diversity of Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Biodiversity is decreasing at the fastest rate in the history of the earth. The sustainable use of ecosystems allowing maintenance of biological diversity is an urgent problem that must be solved. The work featured in this book presents the results achieved by the RIHN project, together with reports on other international activities and related efforts, as ecologists, forestry scientists, environmental economists, and sociologists share in discussions of the issues.

Genetics of Forest Ecosystems

Genetics of Forest Ecosystems
Author: K. Stern,L. Roche
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642655173
ISBN 13: 9783642655173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics of Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Throughout the world natural forest ecosystems have been, and are being massively disrupted or destroyed. The boreal forests of Canada are no more immune to man's intervention than the tropical rain forests of Africa, and the day is rapidly approaching when natural forest ecosystems, undisturbed by man, will be found only as remnants in national parks and other protected areas. Yet where they continue to exist these ecosystems are an extraordinarily rich, though relatively neglected source of data that illuminate many aspects of the classic theory of evolution. The subject matter of this book is not, however, confined to natural forest ecosystems. Forest ecosystems under varying degrees of management, and man made forests are also a rich source of information on ecological genetics. In general, however, it can be said that the published evidence of this fact has not yet significantly penetrated the botanical literature. All too frequently it is confined to what might be termed forestry journals. It is hoped that this book will to some extent redress the balance, and draw attention to a body of published work which not only provides a basis for the rational management and conservation of forest ecosystems, but also complements the literature of ecological genetics and evolution. The first draft of Chapters I to V was written in German by the senior author and translated by E. K. MORGENSTERN of the Canadian Forestry Service.

Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga

Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga
Author: K. van Cleve,F.S.III. Chapin,P.W. Flanagan,L.A. Viereck,C.T. Dyrness
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461249023
ISBN 13: 9781461249023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga Book Review:

The information presented in this book is the result of combined research efforts of scientists at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the Institute of Northern Forestry, USDA Forest Service, and the Systems Ecology Research Group, San Diego State University. The objective of the volume is to present a synthetic overview of structure and function of taiga forest ecosystems in interior Alaska. The data base for this work has appeared in earlier published articles including the special issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research Volume 13:5 (1983). Stimulus for this book was a conference held in Fairbanks from June 10-14, 1983. The papers presented at the conference were fore runners of the chapters in this book. We invited 19 scientists from North America and England to critique our research and synthesis efforts. Six of these people were asked to write introductory chapters for each section of the book. Formal presentation sessions, combined with field trips to research sites, introduced the invitees to the primary and secondary successional ecosystems with which we were dealing. A major wildfire, only 24 km from the University campus, was contained the week prior to the conference and one field trip provided graphic evidence of fire impact in subarctic forests. The conference conveners regretted that it was not possible to host a similar meeting during synthesis efforts in mid-January.

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems
Author: Simon R. Leather
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405140291
ISBN 13: 9781405140294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems highlights the problems faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems. Insects play a major part in all aspects of ecology Brings together the methodology needed to investigate insects through the various strata of the forest canopy Covers techniques associated with various specialised groups of forest insects Each chapter is backed up by a sound approach to experimental design and data analysis Essential reading for advanced students and researchers as well as teachers

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia
Author: Francis Kahn,Jean-Jacques de Granville
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642768520
ISBN 13: 9783642768521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palms in Forest Ecosystems of Amazonia Book Review:

Palms are tropical miracles. Heinrich Heine, the German poet, stated "Unter den Palmen wandert man nicht ungestraft", i.e., one does not wander unpunished under the palms. It was Professor H.C.D. de Wit who taught me this in the late 1950s, and it is a pleasure to forward this message to the next generation in such an appropriate book. Both authors, as I know them, will bear the punishment of the palms. They will never be without palm nostalgia if and when living somewhere outside this world's tropical and subtropical palm belt. Palm nostalgia goes further than palms alone. It concerns the landscape, the short but splendid sunsets and last, but not least, the tropical people. Their elegance of living, structured in subtler ways than managers will ever understand, their laughter which may be a more decisive weapon against the troubles besetting the tropics than mere economics, and their unique life force erupting on festive as well as sad occasions under the palms will always remain with those who w3)ldered beneath these trees. I know. I was there.

Saving Forest Ecosystems

Saving Forest Ecosystems
Author: Robert L. Edmonds
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1480896462
ISBN 13: 9781480896468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

After the first Euro-American settlers arrived in Seattle in the 1850s, the surrounding old-growth forests were rapidly harvested for lumber, causing environmental degradation and displacing native peoples. Conflicts about the future of Pacific Northwest forests have continued since then. Only recently have academics, government agencies, industry, small private landowners, tribes, and environmental organizations come together to develop plans to protect the remaining old-growth forests, wildlife, streams, and fish, as well as providing environmentally friendly forest products. Practicing sustainable forestry, maintaining healthy forests that are less susceptible to fire, insects and diseases; and fostering public enjoyment are now the main goals of forest management. However, conflicts still exist—and with climate change a looming threat, it is important to realize that forests give us much more than lumber. Robert L. Edmonds, professor emeritus at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington (UW), wrote this book to bring attention to the sustainability of natural resources. He describes how Washington State’s forests and the practice of forestry have changed through time and how these changes relate to the long history of research and teaching at the UW. Its scope extends beyond Washington—many of the principles of sustainable forestry developed by faculty have been adopted worldwide.

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems
Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2000-10-04
ISBN 10: 9783540672395
ISBN 13: 3540672397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in European Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

This volume quantifies carbon storage in managed forest ecosystems not only in biomass, but also in all soil compartments. It investigates the interaction between the carbon and nitrogen cycles by working along a north-south transect through Europe that starts in northern Sweden, passes through a N-deposition maximum in central Europe and ends in Italy. For the first time biogeochemical processes are linked to biodiversity on a large geographic scale and with special focus on soil organisms. The accompanying CD-ROM provides a complete database of all flux, storage and species observations for modellers.

Oak Forest Ecosystems

Oak Forest Ecosystems
Author: William J. McShea,William M. Healy
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780801877476
ISBN 13: 0801877474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nutrient Uptake and Cycling in Forest Ecosystems

Nutrient Uptake and Cycling in Forest Ecosystems
Author: L.O. Nilsson,Reinhard F. Hüttl,U.T. Johansson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 685
Release: 1995-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780792330301
ISBN 13: 0792330307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrient Uptake and Cycling in Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

From the research results and discussions presented in this book it becomes clear that a profound understanding of the various interrelationships of the nutritional aspects allows the implementation of specific management strategies to improve stability and productivity of forest ecosystems. In particular the effects of environmental changes as related to the impacts of air pollution, global change and land use on nutrient uptake and cycling processes in forest ecosystems are dealt with in detail. The book is divided into six main issues and each topic contains reviews as well as selected results of recent studies.