Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1,000 Years of Change in New England

Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1,000 Years of Change in New England

by David R. Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115377

ISBN-13: 9780300115376

Pub. Date: 04/11/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press


The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A “foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long

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The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. A “foundation species” influencing all the species in the ecosystem surrounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists.

Five thousand years ago, the hemlock collapsed as a result of abrupt global climate change.  Now this iconic tree faces extinction once again because of an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Drawing from a century of studies at Harvard University’s Harvard Forest, one of the most well-regarded long-term ecological research programs in North America, the authors explore what hemlock’s modern decline can tell us about the challenges facing nature and society in an era of habitat changes and fragmentation, as well as global change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115376
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
903,135
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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