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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...

Ecological Forest Management Handbook

Guy R. Larocque
December 23, 2015

Forests are valued not only for their economic potential, but also for the biodiversity they contain, the ecological services they provide, and the recreational, cultural, and spiritual opportunities they provide. The Ecological Forest Management Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of...

Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition

John A. Stanturf
August 14, 2015

Humans have influenced the landscapes and forests throughout the temperate and boreal zones for millennia. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition focuses on the negative impact of human activity, and explains the importance of forest restoration as a way to repair habitat,...

Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition

Brenda C. McComb
August 11, 2015

In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalypts

Robert J. Henry
July 08, 2014

Eucalypts are used for the production of paper products, firewood, charcoal, potential feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials, as ornamentals and landscape trees, and in land rehabilitation. Eucalypt breeding is at an early stage with many plantings being only at the first stages of...

Tree Biotechnology

Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, M. R. Ahuja
April 01, 2014

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,...

Ectomycorrhizal Symbioses in Tropical and Neotropical Forests

Amadou M. Bâ, Krista L. McGuire, Abdala G. Diédhiou
February 20, 2014

Ectomycorrhizal symbiosis plays a major role in biodiversity and stability of ecosystems in tropical forests. It is a research imperative in tropical and neotropical forest ecosystems because they contain ecologically and economically important tree species. This book provides an overview of the...

Soils in Natural Landscapes

Earl B. Alexander
October 21, 2013

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...

Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management

Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Jennifer S. Powers, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Mauricio Quesada
August 29, 2013

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, and...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
August 22, 2013

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...

Invasive Plant Ecology

Shibu Jose, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli
January 09, 2013

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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