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Forest Ecosystems
     

Forest Ecosystems

by David A. Perry, Ram Oren, Stephen C. Hart
 

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This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers.

The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an

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This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers.

The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats.

The updated and expanded second edition covers

• Conservation• Ecosystem services • Climate change• Vegetation classification• Disturbance• Species interactions• Self-thinning• Genetics• Soil influences• Productivity• Biogeochemical cycling• Mineralization• Effects of herbivory• Ecosystem stability

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A forest ecology textbook for advanced undergraduate to graduate students who may or may not have had a previous ecology course, as well as for practicing land managers, scientists, and policy makers. It communicates the complexity of nature at a level of detail that varies from fairly simple expositions of topics such as the world's forest types and the subdisciplines of ecology to detailed discussions of processes such as productivity, succession, nutrient cycling, and stability. Paper edition (unseen), $49.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Northeastern Naturalist
"A fine review of the basic concepts in ecology focusing on forest ecosystems... An extensive bibliography and index ensure the usefulness of this book to students and professionals in forestry science, ecology, and environmental studies."

SciTech Book News
"Communicates the complexity of nature at a level of detail that varies from fairly simple expositions of topics such as the world’s forest types and the subdisciplines of ecology to detailed discussions of processes such as productivity, succession, nutrient cycling, and stability."

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Perry has made one of the truly major contributions to ecosystem science... Using straightforward language and simple, clear diagrams and tables Perry highlights significant concepts and theories of ecosystem science and comprehensively reviews literature on forest ecosystems from the past 25 years... A must for all forest ecology students and libraries.

Northwest Science
"Merges practical forest management with lessons of conservation biology and basic ecology to create a forestry that comprises the entirety of things."

Southeastern Naturalist
"This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421412818
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
632
File size:
38 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

David A. Perry is a professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems. Ram Oren is a professor of ecology and chair of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division of the Nichols School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Stephen C. Hart is a professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry.


David A. Perry is professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems.

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