Forest ecology

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Wiley, 1998 - Business & Economics - 774 pages
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This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs. Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Written by both field teachers and researchers of forest ecology and practitioners of forest ecology in both public and private arenas. Treats traditional plant ecology topics of community, succession, biota from a landscape ecosystem perspective, also emphasizes earth science.

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Contents

CONCEPTS OF FOREST ECOLOGY
2
Ecosystem Function
8
An Approach to the Study of Forest Ecology
14
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About the author (1998)

BURTON V. BARNES is Professor of Forestry at the University of Michigan. Formerly a research forester, he is best known for his research and publications in forest ecology and forest genetics.

Before going to Wayne State, Stephen Spurr was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has published articles in the RAND Journal of Economics, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the International Review of Law and Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and many other journals. His primary research interests are in the areas of labor economics and economic analysis of law. He has published articles on promotion and turnover, sports economics, the economics of the legal and nursing professions, alternative dispute resolution, organ transplantation, medical malpractice, and capital punishment. He wrote an essay on ?Collateral Estoppel? for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (London: Macmillan).

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