Forest Ecosystems


Forest Ecosystems Authors: , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Johns Hopkins University Press Pages: 632 Illustrations and other contents: 17 Illustrations, color; 135 Halftones, black and white; 244 Line drawings, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780801888403 Categories: , , ,

This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers. The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats. The updated and expanded second edition covers * Conservation* Ecosystem services * Climate change* Vegetation classification* Disturbance* Species interactions* Self-thinning* Genetics* Soil influences* Productivity* Biogeochemical cycling* Mineralization* Effects of herbivory* Ecosystem stability

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In this revised edition, Perry has added leading scientists Oren and Hart to the authorship of this large volume, the most comprehensive book on forest ecosystem ecology so far... The work is easily readable and very exciting... This well-written volume is a must read for graduate students, ecologists, and managers in forestry, ecosystem ecology, and forest management. Choice 2009

Author Biography

David A. Perry is a professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems. Ram Oren is a professor of ecology and chair of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division of the Nichols School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Stephen C. Hart is a professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry.