Forest Ecosystems

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JHU Press, 1994 - 649 Seiten
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A textbook for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies as well as a reference for professionals in these fields, Forest Ecosystems offers a comprehensive survey of the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems worldwide: temperate, tropical, and boreal. Basic ecological concepts are stressed throughout, at scales ranging from the global to the microscopic.

The text begins with an introduction to the basic elements of the science of ecology and the role of forests in the global ecosystem. The opening chapters describe how climate influences large-scale distribution of vegetation types, and how global warming might influence that distribution. After a look at factors that influence landscape patterns, the focus shifts to topics that include temporal dynamics, biological diversity, and soils. Subsequent chapters deal with primary productivity, nutrient cycling, herbivory, ecosystem stability, and factors contributing to ecosystem collapse such as acid rain and mismanagement. A concluding chapter discusses principles of sustainable forest management.

 

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Introduction
1
Basic Terminology and Concepts
12
Forests as Part of the Global Ecosystem
25
Major Forest Types and Their Climatic Controls
44
The Landscape
65
Aw Overview
91
Disturbance in Forest Ecosystems
101
Patterns and Mechanisms of Succession
128
The Structure of Local Ecosystems m
171
10 How Biodiversity Is Created and Maintained
194
Introduction and Case Studies
476
Conserving Species
533
23 The Future
554
Bibliography
573
Index
639
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Über den Autor (1994)

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.

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