Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (Society for Ecological Restoration International Series) / Edition 1

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (Society for Ecological Restoration International Series) / Edition 1

by Peter Friederici
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155963653X

ISBN-13: 9781559636537

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography—to synthesize what is known about ecological restoration in ponderosa pine forests and to consider the factors

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<p>Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography—to synthesize what is known about ecological restoration in ponderosa pine forests and to consider the factors involved in developing and implementing a successful restoration effort. The book examines:<br><ul>• the overall context for restoration—ecological, social, economic, political, and philosophical<br>• how ecosystem processes such as fire, hydrology, and nutrient cycling are affected by restoration activities<br>• treatment effects on specific ecosystem components such as trees, understory plants, animals, and rare or invasive species<br>• the details of implementing restoration projects, including smoke management, the protection of cultural resources, and monitoring</ul><p>Each section is introduced with a case study that demonstrates some of the promise and pitfalls of restoration projects.<p>Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests is the second book in the series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration from the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press. <br>

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636537
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series, #2
Edition description:
1
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION INTERNATIONAL,
ABOUT THE ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION INSTITUTE AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
FOREWORD,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
INTRODUCTION,
PART I - The Context for Restoration,
Chapter 1 - The "Flagstaff Model",
Chapter 2 - The Evolutionary and Historical Context,
Chapter 3 - First Peoples in the Pines: Historical Ecology of Humans and Ponderosas,
Chapter 4 - Ecological and Market Economics,
Chapter 5 - The Governance Environment: Linking Science, Citizens, and Politics,
Chapter 6 - Ecological Restoration as Thinking Like a Forest,
PART II - Restoring Ecosystem Functions and Processes,
Chapter 7 - The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership: Ecology, Economics, and Community Involvement in Forest Restoration,
Chapter 8 - Fuels and Fire Behavior,
Chapter 9 - Soils and Nutrients,
Chapter 10 - Hydrology,
Chapter 11 - Assessing Landscape-Level Influences of Forest Restoration on Animal Populations,
PART III - Restoring and Protecting Biological Diversity,
Chapter 12 - Healing the Region of Pines: Forest Restoration in Arizona's Uinkaret Mountains,
Chapter 13 - Tree Health and Forest Structure,
Chapter 14 - Understory Vegetation,
Chapter 15 - Exotic Invasive Plants,
Chapter 16 - Vertebrates,
Chapter 17 - Arthropod Responses: A Functional Approach,
Chapter 18 - Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species,
PART IV - Conducting Restoration: Practical Concerns,
Chapter 19 - Community-Based Forest Restoration,
Chapter 20 - Ecological Restoration in the Urban-Wildland Interface,
Chapter 21 - Air Quality and Smoke Management,
Chapter 22 - Restoration and Cultural Resources,
Chapter 23 - Monitoring,
Chapter 24 - Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration,
Conclusion - Key Concepts and Questions in Adaptive Ecosystem Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystems,
APPENDIX 1 - Species Mentioned in Text,
APPENDIX 2 - Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Vertebrate Species in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Utah, and Colorado,
APPENDIX 3 - Arizona Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration,
APPENDIX 4 - Colorado Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration,
APPENDIX 5 - Nevada Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration,
APPENDIX 6 - New Mexico Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration,
APPENDIX 7 - Utah threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration,
REFERENCES,
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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