Forests in Peril: Tracking Deciduous Trees from Ice-Age Refuges into the Greenhouse World

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In Forests in Peril, Hazel Delcourt takes the reader on her personal journey to document the history of the forest from its elusive and nebulous presence at the peak of the last ice age through its development as a magnificent natural resource to its uncertainty in today's, and tomorrow's, greenhouse world. Along this journey, the reader is introduced to methods of studying vegetation, collecting and interpreting data, and applying the insights of forest ecology and history to project future needs of the forest ...
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Overview

In Forests in Peril, Hazel Delcourt takes the reader on her personal journey to document the history of the forest from its elusive and nebulous presence at the peak of the last ice age through its development as a magnificent natural resource to its uncertainty in today's, and tomorrow's, greenhouse world. Along this journey, the reader is introduced to methods of studying vegetation, collecting and interpreting data, and applying the insights of forest ecology and history to project future needs of the forest in a world that is increasingly dominated by human activities. The philosophical, intellectual, and methodological perspectives contained in Forests in Peril will appeal to readers interested in understanding how the natural history of North America has been studied and how that study can contribute to the protection and preservation of America's important biological resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939923892
  • Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,457,393
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Appreciating Present-Day Landscape Patterns
A Whirlwind Tour of the Eastern Deciduous Forest 17
What We Used to Know about Forest History 31
Pt. II Becoming a Historian of Trees
Louisiana's Primeval Magnolia-Holly-Beech Forest 49
Searching for Spurges in the Tunica Hills 65
Hunting Mastodons in Louisiana Bayous 75
Expanding Horizons: The Stories that Fossil Pollen Tell 95
Pt. III Looking for a Pleistocene Deciduous Forest
Testing the Blufflands Hypothesis 117
Pleistocene Boreal Forest in the Mixed Mesophytic Forest Heartland 129
Pocket Refuges 141
Pt. IV Understanding the Present: Predicting the Future
Postglacial Emergence of the Eastern Deciduous Forest 153
Prehistoric Native Americans as Agents of Ecological Change 175
Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future 195
Epilogue: An Ecofuturist's View of the Eastern Deciduous Forest 211
References 215
Subject Index 227
Index of Common and Scientific Names 232
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