Forestry

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April 01, 2014
Editor(s):
Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, M. R. Ahuja
Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, 
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December 05, 2013
Editor(s):
James M. Vose, Kier D. Klepzig
Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern 
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December 04, 2013
Editor(s):
Eric Hansen, Rajat Panwar, Richard Vlosky
Changes in production, demand, supply, and trade patterns; the impact of green building and bioenergy on industry practices and policy infrastructure; and new economies with production advantages and large consumption bases all present challenges and opportunities in the forest sector. With 
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October 21, 2013
Author(s):
Earl B. Alexander
In any complete investigation of terrestrial ecosystems, rocks and soils must be considered. Soils are essential resources, providing water and nutrients for vascular plants, and mitigating the flow of water from the land. In addition, soil diversity is critical for biotic diversity. While there 
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August 29, 2013
Editor(s):
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Jennifer S. Powers, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Mauricio Quesada
Although under threat from natural and human disturbance, tropical dry forests are the most endangered ecosystem in the tropics, yet they rarely receive the scientific or conservation attention they deserve. In a comprehensive overview, Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, 
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August 22, 2013
Editor(s):
Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three 
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January 09, 2013
Editor(s):
Shibu Jose, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli
Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth’s ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries. Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the 
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Published:
November 19, 2012
Editor(s):
Frederic Achard, Matthew C. Hansen
Forests provide a large range of beneficial services, including tangible ones such as timber and recreation, and intangible services such as climate regulation, biodiversity, and watershed protection. On the other hand, forests can also be considered roadblocks to progress that occupy space more 
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November 01, 2012
Author(s):
Mingteh Chang
Due to its height, density, and thickness of crown canopy; fluffy forest floor; large root system; and horizontal distribution; forest is the most distinguished type of vegetation on the earth. In the U.S., forests occupy about 30 percent of the total territory. Yet this 30 percent of land area 
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May 29, 2012
Editor(s):
Joseph P. Sands, Stephen J. DeMaso, Matthew J. Schnupp, Leonard A. Brennan
Despite the potential synergy that can result from basing management applications on results from research, there is a polarization of cultures between wildlife managers and wildlife researchers. Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management provides strategies for bridging cultural and 
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