From the Forest to the Sea: The Ecology of Wood in Streams, Rivers, Estuaries, and Oceans

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I The Present: A Severed Connection
1 European Settlement and Laissez-Faire Capitalism 3
Pt. II From the Forest to the Sea: Source, Function, and Transport of Driftwood
2 The Streams 11
The Stream-Order Continuum 11
Where Does Driftwood Originate? 22
The Function of Driftwood 26
3 The McKenzie River 45
The Stream-Order Continuum Revisited 45
Driftwood on the Floodplain 47
4 The Willamette and Columbia Rivers 51
Of Floods and Driftwood 54
5 The Estuary 57
How Estuaries Function 59
Gribbles 64
Shipworms 68
Driftwood in Estuaries 74
How Some Animals Use Driftwood 78
Driftwood and Salt Marshes 82
6 The Sea 89
Driftwood in the Open Ocean 89
Driftwood, Currents, and Beaches 95
Driftwood Battering Rocky Shores 97
Driftwood as Habitat and Food 100
Driftwood and Tuna 107
Borers of the Deep 111
Pt. III From the Sea to the Forest: Settlement
7 The Sea and Estuaries 119
Historical Perspective 119
Current Legal and Policy Perspective of Beached Driftwood 128
8 The Rivers and Streams 131
Historical Perspective 131
Current Outlook? 140
Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals 149
Glossary 157
Endnotes 173
References 177
Index 197
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