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Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Jingxin Wang
September 01, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is...

Meta-analysis and Combining Information in Genetics and Genomics

Rudy Guerra, Darlene R. Goldstein
June 14, 2017

Novel Techniques for Analyzing and Combining Data from Modern Biological StudiesBroadens the Traditional Definition of Meta-Analysis With the diversity of data and meta-data now available, there is increased interest in analyzing multiple studies beyond statistical approaches of formal...

Positive Plant Interactions and Community Dynamics

Francisco Pugnaire
May 31, 2017

Ever since the concept of the "struggle for life" became the heart of Darwin’s theory of evolution, biologists have studied the relevance of interactions for the natural history and evolution of organisms. Although positive interactions among plants have traditionally received little attention,...

Global Forest Monitoring from Earth Observation

Frederic Achard, Matthew C. Hansen
March 31, 2017

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...

The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects

Eric Hansen, Rajat Panwar, Richard Vlosky
March 29, 2017

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...

Managing Boreal Forests in the Context of Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Climate Change Mitigation

Seppo Kellomaki
December 20, 2016

In many places in the world, forests dominate landscapes and provide various products. Future climate change could profoundly alter the productivity of forest ecosystems and species composition. Until now, climate impact research has primarily focused on the likely impacts of rise in temperature,...

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems

James M. Vose, Kier D. Klepzig
November 16, 2016

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...

Forest Value Chain Optimization and Sustainability

Sophie D'Amours, Mustapha Ouhimmou, Jean-François Audy, Yan Feng
September 01, 2016

This book provides a global perspective on the various issues that the industry has to face as well as to provide some key global strategies that can help coping with those global challenges, such as collaboration, strategic value chain planning, and interdependency analyses. It presents literature...

Urban Forests: Ecosystem Services and Management

J. Blum
July 08, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new research compendium focuses on urban forestry research and management, while also considering the sociological and community aspects. The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human...

Urban Wildlife Management, Third Edition

Clark E. Adams
April 05, 2016

Urban development is one of the leading worldwide threats to conserving biodiversity. In the near future, wildlife management in urban landscapes will be a prominent issue for wildlife professionals. This new edition of Urban Wildlife Management continues the work of its predecessors by providing a...

The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

Sergio A. Molina-Murillo, Carlos Rojas Alvarado
February 17, 2016

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits the existence of forests to the use of forest resources in a modern human context, this...

Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States

Patrick D. Keyser, Todd Fearer, Craig A. Harper
February 01, 2016

If you are responsible for oak management, Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States is for you. It is the definitive practical guide for anyone interested in improving stewardship of eastern oak forests. Organized into three sections, the first section, "Background and Biology: Setting...

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