Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128190760
ISBN 13: 9780128190760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus 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. Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources
Author: Chad P. Dawson,John C. Hendee
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 1478640073
ISBN 13: 9781478640073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources Book Review:

The introductory course in natural resources is broader and more diverse than ever. Today's students need to know how to manage forest, wildlife, watershed, and range resources in a variety of environments and serving the needs of myriad stakeholders. To that end, Chad Dawson has built on the foundation established by him and the late John Hendee to bring Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources thoroughly up to date. The Ninth Edition has been reorganized to better address content—for example, policy and the differences between managing federal, state, and private land—that applies to all resources. While forests continue to be emphasized, more coverage is provided to other resources and to achieving management goals for multiple resources when considering topics like fire and recreation.

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources
Author: CHAD P. DAWSON,John C. Hendee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781478638896
ISBN 13: 1478638893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources Book Review:

The introductory course in natural resources is broader and more diverse than ever. Today's students need to know how to manage forest, wildlife, watershed, and range resources in a variety of environments and serving the needs of myriad stakeholders. To that end, Chad Dawson has built on the foundation established by him and the late John Hendee to bring Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources thoroughly up to date. The Ninth Edition has been reorganized to better address content-for example, policy and the differences between managing federal, state, and private land--that applies to all resources. While forests continue to be emphasized, more coverage is provided to other resources and to achieving management goals for multiple resources when considering topics like fire and recreation.

Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning
Author: Peter Bettinger,Kevin Boston,Jacek P. Siry,Donald L. Grebner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-12-29
ISBN 10: 012809706X
ISBN 13: 9780128097069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Management and Planning Book Review:

Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources
Author: John C. Hendee,Chad P. Dawson,Wenonah F. Sharpe
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN 10: 1478608951
ISBN 13: 9781478608950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources Book Review:

For 75 years, few textbooks have served a topic as well as Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources. Widely recognized for its comprehensive yet engaging coverage, this major revision provides an outstanding, up to date overview of management issues, conservation policies and practices related to forests and renewable resources, and an authoritative perspective on how these topics are evolving. New directions are covered, including: green certification of forest management and wood products; improved harvest practices in response to public concerns; carbon sequestration and ecological services as important forest yields; ecosystem restoration and resilience as management responds to concerns about global warming; and more. Well-illustrated with new examples, case studies and abundant photos, this eighth edition describes the importance and history of forests, evolution of policy, North American distribution of forests, and moves on to describe forest health strategies to combat insects, disease, damage from mammals, and fire. Ecological principles are explained as basis for forest management, with chapters on management of the associated resources of wildlife, watersheds and streams, range resources, outdoor recreation and wilderness. Market concerns and technology are embraced in chapters on economics, measurement and analysis, harvesting, and forest products. Concluding chapters describe management of forests and renewable resources by the federal government, by states, by private land owners, and in urban areas and communities. For forestry, natural resource, and environmental science students, involved citizens and resource users and professionals, this book is your reference and guide to forests and renewable resources.

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Author: Jingxin Wang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1351849344
ISBN 13: 9781351849340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management Book Review:

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.

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources
Author: Grant William Sharpe,John C. Hendee,Wenonah Sharpe
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01940608S
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources Book Review:

This introduction to forestry text embraces changes in policies and practices related to the conservation and management of forests and other renewable resources in the U.S. and other countries. Sharpe et al. features a thorough updating of the text including new or revised material on future values and the importance of forests with respect to global warming, world trade, renewability and sustainability, and ecosystem concerns and that's just in chapter one.Additional revisions or additions will include historical range variability (HRV) the latest ecosystem management strategies, Green Forest Certification for sustainability in the Ecology and Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management chapters; Satellite imagery in fire control and assessment of effects in the Fire Management chapter; expanded coverage of ecotourism in the Outdoor recreation and Wildlife Management chapter; updated material and new examples in the Urban Forestry chapterThere will also be new case studies in Chapter 2: Forest and Renewable Policy: Historical Developments and current Application, and Chapter 18: Forest Management by the States.Internet applications for forest policy, Green Forest certification and sustainability and public input and satellite imagery and many others.

Forest Plans of North America

Forest Plans of North America
Author: Jacek P. Siry,Peter Bettinger,Krista Merry,Donald L. Grebner,Kevin Boston,Chris Cieszewski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN 10: 0127999310
ISBN 13: 9780127999319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Plans of North America Book Review:

Forest Plans of North America presents case studies of contemporary forest management plans developed for forests owned by federal, state, county, and municipal governments, communities, families, individuals, industry, investment organizations, conservation organizations, and others in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book provides excellent real-life examples of contemporary forest planning processes, the various methods used, and the diversity of objectives and constraints faced by forest owners. Chapters are written by those who have developed the plans, with each contribution following a unified format and allowing a common, clear presentation of the material, along with consistent treatment of various aspects of the plans. This work complements other books published by members of the same editorial team (Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resource Management), which describe the planning process and the various methods one might use to develop a plan, but in general do not, as this work does, illustrate what has specifically been developed by landowners and land managers. This is an in-depth compilation of case studies on the development of forest management plans by the different landowner groups in North America. The book offers students, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public an opportunity to greatly improve their appreciation of forest management and, more importantly, foster an understanding of why our forests today are what they are and what forces and tools may shape their tomorrow. Forest Plans of North America provides a solid supplement to those texts that are used as learning tools for forest management courses. In addition, the work functions as a reference for the types of processes used and issues addressed in the early 21st century for managing land resources. Presents 40-50 case studies of forest plans developed for a wide variety of organizations, groups, and landowners in North America Illustrates plans that have specifically been developed by landowners and land managers Features engaging, clearly written content that is accessible rather than highly technical, while demonstrating the issues and methods involved in the development of the plans Each chapter contains color photographs, maps, and figures

Introduction to Forestry Science

Introduction to Forestry Science
Author: L. Devere Burton
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1133711626
ISBN 13: 9781133711629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry Science Book Review:

Designed for introductory courses in forestry and natural resources, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Through its integration of science and forestry, this text provides students with both an overview of important topics in the forestry industryas well as an introduction to the biological processes involved in tree growth. Appropriate for a broad audience of learners, this practical text is filled with visual aids and tools designed to enhance student understanding. Terms to know, objectives, forest profiles, profiles on forest safety, looking back, questions for discussion and review, and learning activities can be found in each chapter. In addition, career profiles give students an overview of what it might be like to work in the forestry industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Forest and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forest and Renewable Resources
Author: Grant William Sharpe
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89052206943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forest and Renewable Resources Book Review:

This new, re-titled (formerly Sharpe-Hendee Introduction to Forestry) text embraces changes in policies and practices related to the conservation and management of forests and other renewable resources in the U.S. and beyond. Now in a paperback format. Sharpe et al. features an expanded photograph program, study questions at the end of each chapter and more information on ecosystem management and the "new forestry. There are also new chapters on watershed management, recreation and wildlife and range management. As in previous editions, the text features a broad coverage of the forestry enterprise plus a comprehensive index and useful appendixes.

Mapping Human and Natural Systems

Mapping Human and Natural Systems
Author: Pete Bettinger,Krista Merry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 0128192305
ISBN 13: 9780128192306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Human and Natural Systems Book Review:

Mapping Human and Natural Systems covers our increasingly digital world - internet communications, cloud computing, etc., and how our ability to quickly and visually communicate is becoming increasingly important. The book provides the reader with a ready reference to learn about map creation and interpretation and to help them better interact with, and construct, maps. There are several software systems available that focus on maps and mapping, but no single resource that covers the fundamentals of mapping. This book fills that need. Presents unique reflections, diversions, inspections and translations to encourage critical thinking skills Includes a companion site to enhance the reflections, diversions, inspections and translations with additional resources Provides examples and discussions from seasoned natural resource professionals with over 80 years of combined professional experience

Natural Resource Administration

Natural Resource Administration
Author: Donald W. Sparling
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 0124047084
ISBN 13: 9780124047082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resource Administration Book Review:

Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration presents a clear perspective on natural resource administration in North America, how it developed, how it is currently structured, and where it might be heading. Intertwined areas of natural resources, including wildlife administration, fisheries, forestry, and other competitive land uses, are heavily discussed. The book covers the history of natural resource management in Europe and North America, proceeding to environmental law; agencies involved in wildlife and natural resource management; and the human dimensions of public relations and economic concerns. Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration provides solid background on the history of natural resource conservation, critical laws protecting resources, and the nature of agencies. The interconnectedness among natural resources makes this a useful text for disciplines such as wildlife, fisheries, and forestry. Covers the development of natural resource law and the conservation agencies in North America, and also provides models for international use Examines the roles of diverse federal, state, and non-governmental agencies, and how they cooperate as professionals to accomplish natural resources management Leads readers to a greater understanding of the politics and interplay of priorities in professional conservation biology Assists the certification processes of professional societies Includes end-of-chapter questions for further thought and discussion, as well as offset boxes throughout the text to help explain more technical subjects

Introduction to Forestry Economics

Introduction to Forestry Economics
Author: Peter H. Pearse
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780774803366
ISBN 13: 0774803363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry Economics Book Review:

Offers a good introduction to forestry economics in BC, including markets, supply, demand, pricing, non-market values, land allocation, forest rotations, regulations, property rights and taxes.

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management
Author: Ian Nuberg,Brendan Hugh George,Rowan Reid
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0643092242
ISBN 13: 9780643092242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management Book Review:

In its early days, agroforestry may have been viewed as the domain of the landcare enthusiast. Today, integrating trees and shrubs into productive farming systems is seen as a core principle of sustainable agriculture. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management provides the foundation for an understanding of agroforestry practice in both high and low rainfall zones across Australia. Three major areas are discussed: environmental functions of trees in the landscape (ecosystem mimicry, hydrology, protection of crops, animals and soil, biodiversity, aesthetics); productive functions of trees (timber, firewood, pulp, fodder, integrated multi-products); and the implementation of agroforestry (design, evaluation, establishment, adoption, policy support). The book also includes a DVD that features videos on forest measurement and harvesting; Treesmart, an agroforestry species database; a Farm Forestry Toolbox; a Farm Forestry & Agroforestry Reference Library and many regionally specific agroforestry resources. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management is an essential resource for students in agroforestry courses, as well as a valuable introduction to the field for professionals in related areas. Features Wide coverage of the topic, from a 'principles' perspective Written by leading researchers and practitioners from around Australia, with expertise in agronomy, forestry, natural resource management, community and molecular ecologies, agricultural economics, soil science, hydrology, landscape architecture and rural sociology Comprehensive and integrated treatment of the environmental roles and productive potential of agroforestry across southern Australia Comprehensive and readily useable agroforestry and farm forestry resource base on DVD

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Author: Jingxin Wang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1351849336
ISBN 13: 9781351849333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management Book Review:

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.

Community And Forestry

Community And Forestry
Author: Professor of Law and Co-Director Esrc Research Centre on Business Relationships Accountability Sustainability and Society Robert G Lee
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1990-03-14
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018210792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community And Forestry Book Review:

Communities and Forests offers a timely view of the changing face of forests and forestry in North America today. In examining interactions between people and forests, the book shows that forests are as much a social institution as they are a biological resources. In their introduction, editors Robert Lee and Donald Field document the shift from scientific forestry to community forestry. They note that the traditional science-based, state-controlled model for managing, forests ignores the voices of those affected by the use of forest resources. The editors suggest that science-based forestry is giving way to an alternative approach, one in which nature, economy, society, and culture are considered integral elements of the human-forest relationship. They see a future where forestry will continue to be informed by science but shaped by community values. Contributors to this volume include leading social scientists and policy professionals such as John Bliss, Louise Fortmann, Samuel P. Hays, and Nancy Langston. The contributors consider the connection between forests and comnmunities from a variety of perspectives, including environmental history, natural resouce sociology, and forest policy. The book begins with an investigation of the historical and sociological foundations of community-based forest management. Chapters in the second section highlight the complex and diverse issues surrounding community forestry, specifically the conflicts between the management of public forestlands and the interests of various stakeholders in using forests as a public good. The final section examines urban forestry, with chapters focusing on both the importance of forestry in urban settings and thedeemographic shifts that have brought people with urban values and lifestyle to rural, forested settings. With its unique focus on the integration of communities into decision-making about forests, this collection of insightful essays will prove useful to public and private land managers, as well as to researchers and students in the fields of forestry, resource management, rural sociology, regional planning, environmental studies, and parks and recreation.

Forestry An Overview on Forest Products and Harvesting Recreation Wildlife Habitats Tree Anatomy and more

Forestry  An Overview on Forest Products and Harvesting  Recreation  Wildlife Habitats  Tree Anatomy and more
Author: Praveen Dhar
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN 10: 3668497648
ISBN 13: 9783668497641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forestry An Overview on Forest Products and Harvesting Recreation Wildlife Habitats Tree Anatomy and more Book Review:

Document from the year 2017 in the subject Forestry / Forestry Economics, grade: A, , course: B.Sc, language: English, abstract: 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. A forest is a large area of land covered with trees or other woody vegetation.Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing and ecological function. Human society and forests influence each other in both positive and negative ways. Forests provide ecosystem services to humans and serve as tourist attractions. Forests can also impose costs, affect people's health, and interfere with tourist enjoyment. Human activities, including harvesting forest resources, can negatively affect forest ecosystems. The word forest comes from Middle English, from Old French forest (also forès) "forest, vast expanse covered by trees"; first introduced in English as the word for wild land set aside for hunting without the necessity in definition for the existence of trees.

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa
Author: Dilys Roe,Fred Nelson,Chris Sandbrook
Publsiher: IIED
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1843697556
ISBN 13: 9781843697558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa Book Review:

Provides a pan-African synthesis of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), drawing on multiple authors and a wide range of documented experiences from Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Africa. This title discusses the degree to which CBNRM has met poverty alleviation, economic development and nature conservation objectives.

Forest Hydrology

Forest Hydrology
Author: Mingteh Chang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2006-05-25
ISBN 10: 9780849353321
ISBN 13: 0849353327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Hydrology Book Review:

Although a few texts on forest hydrology are available, they cover very little, if any, background on water resources. On the other hand, books dealing with water resources do not cover topics on forest-water relations. The one exception to this is Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests. Now with the publication of a revised edition, this volume adds information from recent studies to go even further in providing an introduction to forest hydrology that brings water resources and forest-water relations into a single practical and comprehensive volume Focusing on processes and general principles, the first six chapters provide an introduction and basic background in water and water resources, while the last seven chapters look at the impact of forests on water. Between these two groupings is a chapter that serves as an entry to the study of forest impacts on water resources, describing forests and forest characteristics important to water circulation, sediment movement, and stream habitat. This second edition also features new information on forests and flooding, forest and stream habitat, snow vaporization processes, and GIS methods in hydrology research, examples on evaporation estimates, and a new appendix on forest interception measurements. Employing examples and case studies, the book provides tools to help natural resource managers play an active role in policymaking and land-use planning, and in developing partnerships with stakeholders. It also offers unique perspectives for addressing urban sprawl.

Community Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

Community Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa
Author: Edited by Charles Breen
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN 10: 1481757644
ISBN 13: 9781481757645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa Book Review:

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is a compelling concept - if people are allowed to be custodians of their resources, better management of the resources will result. CBNRM is much more complex and challenging than has commonly been understood, but can provide a way to achieve a more equitable and sustainable approach to the use of natural resources. This book has a focus on Southern Africa. It is aimed at students of natural resource management including undergraduates, conservation practitioners, and development-sector implementing agents. It is theoretically grounded, but has a major applied focus with respect to understanding the why, what, and how of CBNRM in order to more effectively guide natural resource management. It is not a manual with explanatory details about implementation measures; rather, it helps the reader to understand the complexity of CBNRM, and provides a guide to other resources that will assist in enhancing learning. Part I consists of ten chapters. After introducing the CBNRM concept, consideration is given to the following: History as a Determinant of Progress; Economic Foundations; Well-Being, Livelihoods and Business; Institutions and Governance; Stakeholder Analysis; Adaptive Management; Capacity Development and Learning; and Communication for Effective Implementation. Part II is devoted to eight case studies from the Southern Africa region that illustrates some of the issues considered in Part I. They are included to provide material that can be used as site-specific examples and teaching aids to complement general discussion of the issues.