Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

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Ecology of Woodlands and Forests Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 544 Illustrations and other contents: 42 Halftones, unspecified; 130 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9780521542319 Categories: , ,

Thomas and Packham provide a concise account of the structure of woodlands and forests. Using examples from around the world -from polar treelines to savannas to tropical rain forests – the authors explain the structure of the soil and the hidden world of the roots and how the main groups of organisms that live within them intereact both positively and negatively. This clear, non-technical text will be of interest to undergraduates, foresters, ecologists and land managers.

paperback; 528pp.

9780521542319

Weight1.1 kg
'... good index ... extensive references ... well illustrated ... breadth of material covered in a very readable way. I can see undergraduates finding it very useful as an introduction to key concepts and as a source book for essays.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society '... the paperback edition could be particularly useful for an introductory course in forest ecology and serve as a reasonably priced, accessible alternative to pricier, more densely packed textbooks ...' Landscape Ecology 'The book is very up-to-date. ... [it] tries to strike a balance. It addresses a more general reader and provides a comprehensive, clear, non-technical introduction to the many facets of forest ecology, but it is also a rich source of information for the expert. ... Undergraduates, foresters, ecologists and land managers should have Ecology of Woodlands and Forests on their bookshelf.' Basic and Applied Ecology '... essential reading for everyone from botany or geosciences who explor[es] the forests ... a comprehensive, detailed, well-thought, and informative synthesis, which will be appreciated by professionals, beginners, and amateurs.' Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie "This is an eagerly awaited update and extension of an earlier classic...The book is written with the authority of two established authors with a combined wealth of experience in both the subject and also (importantly) in its communication to a wide audience...The result is a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers from both undergraduate and postgraduate students to foresters, ecologists and land managers. A colleague has 'tested' this with undergraduates and is highly pleased with the result. I'm sure this will be a classic text for a range of readers for many years to come." Ian D. Rotherham, Agricultural Journal "The book is very up-to-date. Undergraduates, foresters, ecologists and land managers should have Ecology of Woodlands and Forests on their bookshelf." Matthias Schaefer, Basic and Applied Ecology

Author Biography

Peter A. Thomas is Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at Keele University. John R. Packham is Emeritus Professor in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.