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Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge: Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Publisher Comments:

Cork oak has historically been an important species in the western Mediterraneanand#151;ecologically as a canopy or and#147;frameworkand#8221; tree in natural woodlands, and culturally as an economically valuable resource that underpins local economies. Both the natural woodlands and the derived cultural systems are experiencing rapid change, and whether or not they are resilient enough to adapt to that change is an open question.

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Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date, scientific, and practical information on the management of cork oak woodlands and the cultural systems that depend on cork oak.

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In addition, Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge offers ten site profiles written by local experts that present an in-depth vision of cork oak woodlands across a range of biophysical, historical, and cultural contexts, with sixteen pages of full-color photos that illustrate the tree, agro-silvopastoral systems, products, resident biodiversity, and more.

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Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge is an important book for anyone interested in the future of cork oak woodlands, or in the management of cultural landscapes and their associated land-use systems. In a changing world full of risks and surprises, it represents an excellent example of a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to studying, managing, and restoring an ecosystem, and will serve as a guide for other studies of this kind.

Book News Annotation:

Foresters, ecologists, resource economists, and other contributors focus on the western Mediterranean to look at the restoration, amelioration, and long-term management of landscapes whose common feature is the extraordinary cork oak tree. Their topics include the tree's origin and genetic variability, a historical perspective, coping with drought, myrcorrhizal symbiosis and its role in seedling response, pests and diseases, germplasm selection and nursery techniques, the manufacture and trade of cork products, ecoregional planning for biodiversity conservation, and facing climate change. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge is an important book for anyone interested in the future of cork oak woodlands, or in the management of cultural landscapes and their associated land-use systems. In a changing world full of risks and surprises, it represents an excellent example of a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to studying, managing, and restoring an ecosystem, and will serve as a guide for other studies of this kind.

About the Author

James Aronson is a researcher at the Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CNRS) in Montpellier, France, and head of the Restoration Ecology group at the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA.

Joand#227;o S. Pereira is a professor of ecology and president of the Scientific Council of the Technical University of Lisbon.

Juli G. Pausas is an ecologist of the Spanish National Research Council CIDE,

CSIC). His research focuses on ecology and evolution of Mediterranean plants.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

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PART I. Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands

Chapter 1. The Tree

Chapter 2. Origin and Genetic Variability

Chapter 3. Open Woodlands: A Diversity of Uses (and Overuses)

Chapter 4. Historical Perspective of Montados: The Example of and#201;vora

Chapter 5. Cork Bottle Stoppers and Other Cork Products

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PART II. Scientific Bases for Restoration and Management

Chapter 6. Coping with Drought

Chapter 7. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Its Role in Seedling Response to Drought

Chapter 8. Soil Propertied Constraining Cork Oak Distribution

Chapter 9. Coping with Pests and Diseases

Chapter 10. Natural Degeneration

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PART III. Restoration in Practice

Chapter 11. Germplasm Selection and Nursery Techniques

Chapter 12. Field Techniques to Improve Cork Oak Establishment

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PART IV. Economic Analysis

Chapter 13. Mixed Cork Oak-Stone Pine Woodlands in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Chapter 14. Cork Oak Woodland Conservation and Household Subsistence Economy Challenges in Northern Tunisia

Chapter 15. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cork Oak Woodland Afforestation and Facilitated Natural Regeneration in Spain

Chapter 16. Manufacture and Trade of Cork Products: An International Perspective

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PART V. Challenges For The Future

Chapter 17. Ecoregional Planning for Biodiversity Conservation

Chapter 18. Facing Climate Change

Chapter 19. Simulating Function and Vulnerability of Cork Oak Woodland Ecosystems

Chapter 20. The Way Forward

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Glossary

References

Editors

Species Index

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597264792
Subtitle:
Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration
Author:
Aronson, James
Editor:
Pausas, Juli G.
Editor:
Pereira, Joao S.
Editor:
Pereira, Joao Santos
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Pausas, Juli G.
Author:
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Pereira, Jo
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Author:
Pereira, Joao Santos
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Restoration ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Restoration ecology - Mediterranean Region
Subject:
Cork oak - Ecology - Mediterranean Region
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Forestry
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20090424
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Forestry
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge is an important book for anyone interested in the future of cork oak woodlands, or in the management of cultural landscapes and their associated land-use systems. In a changing world full of risks and surprises, it represents an excellent example of a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to studying, managing, and restoring an ecosystem, and will serve as a guide for other studies of this kind.
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