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Forest Ecosystems

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Publisher Comments:

"Fresh, exciting, and more comprehensive than many other texts. Perry introduces a whole new view of forest ecosystems. This will challenge, stimulate, and redefine current understanding and management." — Michael Amaranthus, U.S. Forest Service

Synopsis:

A textbook for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies as well as a reference for professionals in these fields, Forest Ecosystems offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems worldwide: temperate, tropical, and boreal. Basic ecological concepts are stressed throughout, at scales ranging from the global to the microscopic.

The text begins with an introduction to the basic elements of the science of ecology and the role of forests in the global ecosystem. The opening chapters describe how climate influences large-scale distribution of vegetation types, and how global warming might influence that distribution. After a look at factors that influence landscape patterns, the focus shifts to topics that include temporal dynamics, biological diversity, and soils. Subsequent chapters deal with primary productivity, nutrient cycling, herbivory, ecosystem stability, and factors contributing to ecosystem collapse such as acid rain and mismanagement. A concluding chapter discusses principles of sustainable forest management.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 573-638) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801849879
Author:
Perry, David A.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
Forest ecology
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Series Volume:
UAG R-279
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.92x7.04x1.29 in. 2.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A textbook for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies as well as a reference for professionals in these fields, Forest Ecosystems offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems worldwide: temperate, tropical, and boreal. Basic ecological concepts are stressed throughout, at scales ranging from the global to the microscopic.

The text begins with an introduction to the basic elements of the science of ecology and the role of forests in the global ecosystem. The opening chapters describe how climate influences large-scale distribution of vegetation types, and how global warming might influence that distribution. After a look at factors that influence landscape patterns, the focus shifts to topics that include temporal dynamics, biological diversity, and soils. Subsequent chapters deal with primary productivity, nutrient cycling, herbivory, ecosystem stability, and factors contributing to ecosystem collapse such as acid rain and mismanagement. A concluding chapter discusses principles of sustainable forest management.

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