Forest Ecology A Foundation for Sustainable Forest Management and Environmental Ethics in Forestry

ISBN-10: 0130662585
ISBN-13: 9780130662583
Edition: 3rd 2004
Authors: J. P. Kimmins
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Description: For undergraduate courses in Forest Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Forestry Management. This comprehensive textbook on ecosystem ecology is the only one on the market that covers the entire field, linking conventional ecosystem-level forest ecology  More...

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List price: $199.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.982
Language: English

For undergraduate courses in Forest Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Forestry Management. This comprehensive textbook on ecosystem ecology is the only one on the market that covers the entire field, linking conventional ecosystem-level forest ecology to forest management. It features ecological site classification, ecosystem modeling, and strong sections on ecological diversity and the physical environment. The text presents a historical perspective, including human population growth, and puts the link between today's forest management and ecology into a philosophical framework.

People and Forests: Why the Science of Forest Ecology Developed
Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems: The Problem of Human Population Growth
Development of Forestry and Forest Ecology
Ecosystem as the Basic Unit of Forest Ecology
Ecology and the Ecosystem Concept
Production Ecology: The Transfer and Storage of Energy in Ecosystems
Biogeochemistry: Cycling of Nutrients in Ecosystems
Ecological Diversity and the Ecological Stage: Physical Determinants of the Ecological Play
Ecosystem Classification: The Ecological Foundation for Sustainable Forest Management
Ecological Role of Solar Radiation
Temperature as an Ecological Factor
Wind: Ecological Effects of Atmospheric Movements
Water: The Material that Makes Life Possible
Soil: The Least Renewable Physical Component of the Ecosystem
Fire: A Pervasive and Powerful Environmental Factor
Patterns of Biotic Communities along Environmental Gradients
Biological Diversity: Population, Community, and Genetic Determinants of the Ecological Play
Population Ecology: Study of the Abundance and Dynamics of Species Populations
Community Ecology
Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects of Ecosystems: Adaptation and Evolution
Temporal Diversity: The Ecological Play in which all Aspects of Ecosystems Change Over Time
Ecological Succession: Processes of Change in Ecosystems
Understanding and Emulating Natural Forest Disturbance: A Template for the Management of Succession and Temporal Diversity?
Spatial Diversity: The Landscape Revisited
Ecosystem Management and Landscape Ecology - The Ultimate Focus in Forest Ecology
Environmental Issues in Forestry: The Role of Ecology in the Management of the Ecological Play
Application of Ecological Knowledge in the Management of Forest Ecosystems
Models and Their Role in Ecology and Resource Management
Sustainability and Renewability of Natural Resources, and Implications for Forest Management
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