Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests

L. Katherine Kirkman, Steven B. Jack

September 12, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 427 Pages - 61 Color & 82 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498748186 - CAT# K27083

USD$179.95

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Features

  • Provides synthesis of current research on longleaf pine ecology as it relates to ecological restoration
  • Identifies a unique perspective of integration of ecological principles into silvicultural management
  • Is a timely contribution to growing interest in restoring an additional 4 million acres of longleaf pine in the southeastern U.S.
  • Potential use as a graduate level text for seminar type coursework.
  • Integrates current and future challenges of restoration management in light of uncharted future conditions, emerging policy considerations, and information needs.

Summary

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests is a timely synthesis of the current understanding of the natural dynamics and processes in longleaf pine ecosystems. This book beautifully illustrates how incorporation of basic ecosystem knowledge and an understanding of socioeconomic realities shed new light on established paradigms and their application for restoration and management. Unique for its holistic ecological focus, rather than a more traditional silvicultural approach, the book highlights the importance of multi-faceted actions that robustly integrate forest and wildlife conservation at landscape scales, and merge ecological with socioeconomic objectives for effective conservation of the longleaf pine ecosystem.