Forest Pattern and Ecological Process: A Synthesis of 25 Years of Research

Forest Pattern and Ecological Process: A Synthesis of 25 Years of Research

by David Lindenmayer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643096608
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and background
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Background
Chapter 3: Field survey methods
Part II: Forest cover and composition of the forest
Chapter 4: The ash-type eucalypt forest
Chapter 5: The rainforest
Part III: The structure of the forest
Chapter 6: Key structural features: overstorey trees with hollows
Chapter 7: Key structural features: understorey trees and the shrub layer
Chapter 8: Key structural features: logs
Part IV: Animal occurrence
Chapter 9: Distribution and abundance of individual species
Chapter 10: Viability of populations of individual species
Chapter 11: Composition of animal communities
Part V: Disturbance regimes
Chapter 12: Natural disturbance regimes: fire
Chapter 13: Human disturbance: logging
Chapter 14: Salvage logging effects
Part VI: Forest management and biodiversity conservation
Chapter 15: Reserves
Chapter 16: Mitigating logging impacts
Chapter 17: Monitoring
Part VII: Conclusions and future directions
Chapter 18: Conclusions and future directions

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