The vast temperate rainforests of coastal British Columbia are world renowned, but much less is known about the other rainforest located 500 kilometres inland along the western slopes of the interior mountains. The unique region favors the development of lush rainforest communities that incorporate both coastal and boreal elements. In British Columbia’s Inland Rainforest, scientists bring together, for the first time, a broad spectrum of information about this distinctive ecosystem. They also consider the ecological consequences of human activities in the rainforest and present strategies for its management and conservation.
|Publisher:||University of British Columbia Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Susan K. Stevenson is an independent biologist and adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia. Harold M. Armleder is a wildlife habitat ecologist with the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range. André Arsenault is a forest ecologist with the Canadian Forest Service in Corner Brook, NL. Darwyn Coxson is a professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia. S. Craig DeLong is a forest ecologist currently working for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range. Michael Jull is a registered professional forester and manager of the UBC-UNBC Aleza Lake Research Forest.
Table of Contents
Preface 1 Introduction 2 The Physical Setting 3 Ecology and Productivity 4 Changing Communities, Changing Values, Changing Uses 5 Changing Forests: Timber Harvesting and Silviculture 6 Changing Ecosystems: Forest Management Effects on Biodiversity 7 Changing Climate: Carbon Dynamics and Climate Change 8 Managing Ecological Landscape Patterns and Processes 9 A Vision for a Unique Ecosystem Appendices Glossary References Cited Indexes