Oak Forest Ecosystems: Ecology and Management for Wildlife

Oak Forest Ecosystems: Ecology and Management for Wildlife

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801877476
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2003
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 906,211
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William J. McShea is a research scientist in the Conservation and Research Center at the Smithsonian Institution. William M. Healy is a research wildlife biologist at the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station of the USDA Forest Service.

Table of Contents

Contents:



Contributors

Acknowledgments



Chapter 1 Oaks and Acorns as a Foundation for Ecosystem Management

-William J. McShea and William M. Healy



Part I Patterns and Processes of Oak Forests

Chapter 2 Distribution and Abundance of Oaks in North America

-William H. McWilliams, Renee O'Brien, Gordon C. Reese, and Karen L. Waddell



Chapter 3 The Postglacial History of Oak Forests in Eastern North America

-Marc D. Abrams

Chapter 4 Fire History and Postsettlement Disturbance

-Daniel Dey

Chapter 5 The Ecological Basis for Oak Silviculture in Eastern North America

-Daniel Dey

Chapter 6 Native Diseases and Insects That Impact Oaks

-Steven W. Oak

Chapter 7 Gypsy Moths and Forest Dynamics

-Joseph S. Elkinton, William M. Healy, Andrew M. Liebhold, and John P. Buonaccorsi

Chapter 8 Dynamics of Old-Growth Oak Forests in the Eastern United States

- Lee E. Frelich and Peter B. Reich



Part II Ecology and Patterns of Acorns

Chapter 9 The Behavioral Ecology of Masting in Oaks

-Walter B. Koening and Johannes M. H. Knops

Chapter 10 Dynamics of Acorn Production by Five Species of Southern Appalachian Oaks

-Cathryn H. Greenberg and Bernard R. Parresol

Chapter 11 Nutritional Value of Acorns for Wildlife

-Roy L. Kirkpatrick and Peter J. Pekins

Chapter 12 Acorn Dispersal by Birds and Mammals

-Michael A. Steele and Peter D. Smallwood

Chapter 13 Ecological Webs Involving Acorns and Mice: Basic Research and Its Management Implications

-Richard S. Ostfeld

Chapter 14: Acorns and White-Talied Deer: Interrelationships in Forest Ecosystems

-George A. Feldhamer

Chapter 15: Oak Trees, Acorns, and Bears

-Michael R. Vaughan

Chapter 16: Turkeys, Acorns, and Oaks

-Davis E. Steffen, Nelson W. Lafon, and Gary W. Norman

Chapter 17 Squirrels and Oaks

-Christopher C. Smith and Martin A. Stapanian



Part III Management of Oaks for Wildlife

Chapter 18 Fire and Oak Management

-David H. Van Lear and Patrick H. Brose

Chapter 19 California's Oak Woodlands

-Richard B. Standiford

Chapter 20 Ecology and Management of Evergreen Oak Woodlands in Arizona and New Mexico

-Peter F. Ffolliott

Chapter 21 Managing Eastern Oak Forests for Wildlife

-William M. Healy

Chapter 22 Goals and Guidelines for Managing Oak Ecosystems for Wildlife

-William M. Healy and William J. McShea



References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Richard M. DeGraaf

An essential reference for forest wildlife biologists, conservationists, land stewards, and researchers who want to know about North American oak forests, their ecology, management, and importance to wildlife. This volume presents the state of science on the topic; it is comprehensive, carefully organized, and highly readable.

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