Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques


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Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press
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Pages: 472 Illustrations and other contents: 89 halftones, tables, and line illustrations ISBN: 9780198567455 Categories: , ,

Forest Ecology and Conservation describes research methods and techniques relevant to understanding forest ecology, with a particular focus on those that are relevant to practical conservation and sustainable forest management. This information is currently disparate and difficult to locate and, as with other books in this series, the intention is to provide a comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers and practicing conservationists.

Methods are presented for assessing forest extent and condition, structure and composition, and forest dynamics at a variety of scales. Techniques for assessing genetic variation and reproductive ecology, and for evaluating the habitat value of forests are also described. Particular emphasis is given to state-of-the-art techniques such as remote sensing, GIS, computer modelling and molecular markers. However, traditional methods of forest mensuration and ecological survey are also presented. The methods and techniques described are generally applicable to all forest types, including both temperate and tropical forest ecosystems.


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Weight0.56 kg


Publisher ideal reference for post baccalaureate students who are begining their research... * Bradley C. Bennett Quarterly Review of Biology * 'This is clearly and concisely written, and provides a thorough summary of key areas of forest ecology and critiques the various methods usedOverall, this is an ambitious and rigorous work that should be read by more than the intended readership.' Simon A. Queenborough, Environmental Conservation, Volume 34/4, 2008 In this thorough, well-written, and well-illustrated book, Newton intersperses relevant ecological theory and background information that together provide a rich context pertinent to the techniques illustrated. This book should be part of any forest ecology collection. This book, and this series, will have an impact, not only in helping researchers improve their methods but also in conservation efforts on the ground around the world... Academics will be impressed by the scope and currency of Newton's treatment. Journal of Ecology 2008 Newton does very well in producing an excellent compromise in covering enough techniques to make the book useful without swamping the reader...This will be of use to ecologists at the sharp end of forest conservation but also to those looking for research methods appropriate for forests. Peter Thomas, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2007, 38:1

Author Biography

Adrian C Newton is Professor in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Bournemouth University