The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity / Edition 1

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Overview

In this poineering application of island biogeography theory, Harris presents an alternative to current practices of timber harvesting.

"Harris pulls together many threads of biological thinking about islands and their effect on plant and animal survival and evolution. He weaves these threads into a model for managing forest lands in a manner that might serve both our short-term economic and social needs as well as what some people feel is our ancient charge to be steward of all parts of creation."—American Forests

Winner of the 1986 Wildlife Society Publication Award

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226317649
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1984
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kenton R. Miller Preface
Part 1: Problem Setting
1. Introduction
2. The Approach
Part 2: Current States of Nature
3. The Natural Forest Community High Latitude and Mediterranean Climate Canopy Height and Massivity of Forest Conifer Dominance Highly Dissected Topography Structural Characteristics The Unique Combination of Characteristics
4. Forest Trends and Patterns Ownership Depletion Current Distribution Miscellaneous Changes Focus on Willamette National Forest
5. Animal Community Characteristics Larry D. Harris and Chris Maser General Characteristics Unique Faunal Characteristics Ordination of Species Richness vs. Diversity
Part 3: Analysis of Alternatives
6. The Applicability of Insular Biogeography

Two Types of Islands Species-area Relations Local Extinction and Community Change Isolation Effects

The Distinction between True Island Biogeography and Habitat Islands
7. Genetic Resources and Biotic Diversity Larry D. Harris, Michael E. McGlothlen, and Michael N. Manlove Endangered Species Within-species Diversity Faunal Preservation vs. Maximum Species Richness The Equivalence of Species Ecosystems and the Landscape Mosaic
8. Evaluation of Alternative Approaches The Total Area Requirement Effective Habitat Island Size Size vs. Number Interisland Distance Mammal Home-range Sizes and Travel Distances
Part 4: A Planning Strategy
9. A System of Long-rotation Islands Long-rotation Islands vs. Old-growth Islands Long-rotation Island Characteristics

Island Size Frequency Distribution Spatial Distribution of Islands Travel Corridors and Connectivity of Islands
10. Fitting the System to the Landscape
11. Summary and Characteristics of the Island Archipelago Approach Appendix 1: Scientific Names of Species Cited in Text Appendix 2: Volume of Timber Cut from the Willamette National Forest, 1905-81
Appendix 3: Approximate Acreage Cut from Difference Elevational Zones Appendix 4: Forty-five Terrestrial Vertebrate Species of the Western Cascades That Require Cavities, Snags, and Fallen Logs Appendix 5: List of Research Natural Areas and Comparable Preserves in Western Oregon and Western Washington Literature Cited Author Index Species Index Subject Index

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