Emulating Natural Forest Landscape Disturbances: Concepts and Applications

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This book provides a scientific foundation for justifying the use of and a solid framework for examining the ambiguities inherent in emulating natural forest landscape disturbance. It acknowledges the divergent expectations that practitioners face and offers a balanced-view of the promises and challenges associated with applying this emerging forest management paradigm.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231129169
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Ajith H. Perera is a landscape ecologist who leads the forest landscape ecology research program at the Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Lisa J. Buse is a forest biologist and coordinates the technology transfer section at the Ontario Forest Research Institute.

Michael G. Weber is director of the Saskatoon Lab of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

1 Emulating natural disturbance in forest management : an overview 3
2 Emulating natural forest disturbance : what does this mean? 8
3 The ecological and genetic basis for emulating natural disturbance in forest management : theory guiding practice 29
4 Characterizing natural forest disturbance regimes : concepts and approaches 43
5 Predicting fire regimes at multiple scales 55
6 Predicting forest insect disturbance regimes for use in emulating natural disturbance 69
7 Empirical approaches to modeling wildland fire in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States : methods and applications to landscape simulation 85
8 Simulating forest fire regimes in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains 98
9 Spatial simulation of broad-scale fire regimes as a tool for emulating natural forest landscape disturbance 112
10 Simulating the effects of forest fire and timber harvesting on the hardwood species of central Missouri 123
11 Using insect-caused patterns of disturbance in Northern New Brunswick to inform forest management 135
12 Using criteria based on the natural fire regime to evaluate forest management in the Oregon Coast Range of the United States 146
13 Using a decision support system to estimate departures of present forest landscape patterns from historical reference conditions : an example from the Inland Northwest region of the United States 158
14 Changes in tree species composition from pre-European settlement to present : a case study of the Temagami Forest, Ontario 176
15 A conservation perspective on emulating natural disturbance in the management of Boreal forests in Ontario 191
16 Consequences of emulating natural forest disturbance : a Canadian forest industry perspective 200
17 An economic perspective on emulation forestry and a case study on woodland caribou-wood production trade-offs in northern Ontario 209
18 Developing forest management strategies based on fire regimes in northwestern Quebec 219
19 Emulating natural forest disturbance : applications for silvicultural systems in the northern Great Lakes region of the United States 230
20 Emulating natural forest disturbance in the wildland-urban interface of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem of the United States 243
21 Emulating natural forest disturbance : from policy to practical guidance in Ontario 251
22 Emulating natural forest landscape disturbances : a synthesis 265
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