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Creating a Forestry for the Twenty-First Century: The Science of Ecosystem Management

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Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the stand-level to one concerned with understanding and managing complexity, providing a wide range of ecological goods and services, and managing across broad landscapes.

Creating a Forestry for the Twenty-first Century is an authoritative and multidisciplinary examination of the current state of forestry and its relation to the emergent field of ecosystem management. Drawing upon the expertise of top professionals in the field, it provides an up-to-date synthesis of principles of ecosystem management and their implications for forest policy. Leading scientists, including Malcolm Hunter, Jr., Bruce G. Marcot, James K. Agee, Thomas R. Crow, Robert J. Naiman, John C. Gordon, R.W. Behan, Steven L. Yaffee, and many others examine topics that are central to the future of forestry:

  • new understandings of ecological processes and principles, from stand structure and function to disturbance processes and the movement of organisms across landscapes
  • challenges to long-held assumptions: the rationale for clearcutting, the wisdom of short rotations, the exclusion of fire
  • traditional tools in light of expanded goals for forest landscapes
  • managing at larger spatial scales, including practical information and ideas for managing large landscapes over long time periods
  • the economic, organizational, and political issues that are critical to implementing successful ecosystem management and developing institutions to transform knowledge into action
Featuring a 16-page center section with color photographs that illustrate some of the best on-the-ground examples of ecosystem management from around the world, Creating a Forestry for theTwenty-first Century is the definitive text on managing ecosystems. It provides a compelling case for thinking creatively beyond the bounds of traditional forest resource management, and will be essential reading for students; scientists working in state, federal, and private research institutions; public and private forest managers; staff members of environmental/conservation organizations; and policymakers.

Synopsis:

Drawing upon the expertise of top professionals in the field, this book is an authoritative and multidisciplinary examination of the current state of forestry and its relation to the emergent field of ecosystem management. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of principles of ecosystem management and their implications for forest policy. Features a 16-page section with color photos that illustrate some of the best on-the-ground examples of ecosystem management from around the world.

About the Author

Kathryn A. Kohm is co-editor, with Michael Soule, of "Research Priorities for Conservation Biology" (Island Press, 1989), and editor of "Balancing on the Brink of Extinction" (Island Press, 1990).

Jerry F. Franklin is professor of ecosystem analysis in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559633994
Editor:
Kohm, Kathryn A.
Editor:
Thomas, Jack Ward
Foreword by:
Thomas, Jack Ward
Foreword:
Thomas, Jack Ward
Editor:
Kohm, Kathryn A.; Franklin, Jerry F.
Editor:
Kohm, Kathryn A.
Editor:
Franklin, Jerry F.
Author:
Franklin, Jerry F.
Author:
Diaz, Nancy
Author:
Pilz, David
Author:
Walstad, Jack
Author:
Gregory, Stan
Author:
Sessions, John
Author:
Hunter, Malcolm
Author:
Schowalter, Tom
Author:
Amaranthus, Mike
Author:
Weigand, Jim
Author:
Kohm, Kathryn A.
Author:
erett Hansen
Author:
Lyons, James
Author:
Gustafson, Eric
Author:
Molina, Randy
Author:
Vance, Nan
Author:
Crow, Tom
Author:
Lee, Bob
Author:
Berg, Dean
Author:
Reeves, Gordon
Author:
Ev
Author:
Haynes, Richard
Author:
Jones, Julia
Author:
Turner, Monica
Author:
Lavender, Denis
Author:
Thomas, Jack Ward
Author:
Swanson, Frederick
Author:
Cubbage, Frederick
Author:
Grant, Gordon
Author:
Smith, Gordon
Author:
Tappeiner, John
Author:
Curtis, Robert
Author:
Hansen, Everett
Author:
Burnett, Kelly
Author:
Johnson, K. Norman
Foreword:
Franklin, Jerry F.
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Forest ecology
Subject:
Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Forest protection
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
TEC003040
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Forestry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
491
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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