This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs. Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Written by both field teachers and researchers of forest ecology and practitioners of forest ecology in both public and private arenas. Treats traditional plant ecology topics of community, succession, biota from a landscape ecosystem perspective, also emphasizes earth science.
A textbook for such courses as forest ecology, silvics, principles of silviculture, and environmental science; also useful as a reference for professionals engaged with the management, conservation, or restoration of forest ecosystems. Shifts the traditional emphasis by beginning with the broad context of spatial and temporal scales and an emphasis on climate, physiography, and soil; moves from there to the familiar communities and organisms. Other topics include forest tree variation, regeneration ecology, structure and growth, site quality and ecosystem evaluation, fire, disturbance, succession, and carbon balance. First published in 1964 and updated here from the 1980 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.