Forest Ecosystems

ISBN-10: 0801888409
ISBN-13: 9780801888403
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 632
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.620
Language: English

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

RAM OREN is known as the John Grisham of Israel. Formerly a lawyer and journalist, he founded the Keshet publishing company and has written more than sixteen runaway bestsellers. GERTRUDA’S OATH is Oren’s first English translation sold in the United States. He lives in Israel.

David A. Perry is a professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems. Ram Oren is a professor of ecology and chair of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division of the Nichols School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Stephen C. Hart is a professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry.

Introduction
Basic Terminology and Concepts
Forests as Part of the Global Ecosystem
Major Forest Types and Their Climatic Controls
Local Variation in Community Type: The Landscape Mosaic
Change in Time: An Overview
Disturbance in Forest Ecosystems
Patterns and Mechanisms of Succession
The Structure of Local Ecosystems
How Biodiversity Is Created and Maintained
The Biological Web: Interactions among Species
Size-Density Relationships in Forests over Time and across Space
Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects of Species Interactions
Soil: The Fundamental Resource
Primary Productivity
Forest Nutrition
Biogeochemical Cycling: Nutrient Inputs to and Losses from Local Ecosystems
Biogeochemical Cycling: The Intrasystem Cycle
Herbivores in Forest Ecosystems
Ecosystem Stability I: Introduction and Case Studies
Ecosystem Stability II: The Role of Biodiversity
Ecosystem Stability III: Conserving Species
The Future
Bibliography
Index

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