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Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management, 3rd Edition

Raymond A. Young (Editor), Ronald L. Giese (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-33145-2
584 pages
December 2002, ©2003
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This new revision reflects the many changes and approaches to forestry that have occurred in the field of forestry over the last decade. This book is intended to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the important aspects of the field of forestry. Treatment is comprehensive and more advanced than other forestry textbooks, featuring a new section on Forests and Society to reflect the increasing human influences on forestry.

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PART 1. INTRODUCTION

Forest Policy Development in the United States (Thomas M. Bonnicksen and Diana M. Burton).

Forestry: The Profession and Career Opportunities (Ronald L. Giese).

PART 2. FOREST BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY.

Forest Biomes of the World (Stith T. Gower, et al.).

Forest Ecophysiology (Eric L. Kruger).

Forest Soils (James G. Bockheim).

Forest Ecosystem Ecology (Stith T. Gower).

Landscape Ecology (Volker C. Radeloff and David J. Mladenoff).

Forest Trees: Disease and Insect Interactions (Glen R. Stanosz, et al.).

PART 3. FOREST MANAGEMENT—MULTIPLE USES.

Forest Management and Stewardship (James M. Guldin and Richard W. Guldin)

Nonindustrial Private Forests (John C. Bliss and A. Jeff Martin).

Measuring and Monitoring Forest Resources (Alan R. Ek, et al.).

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems for Natural Resource Management (Paul V. Bolstad).

Silviculture and Ecosystem Management (Craig G. Lorimer).

Forest-Wildlife Management (Mark S. Boyce).

Rangel and Management (Wayne C. Leininger and John D. Stednick).

Watershed Management: A Regional to Global Perspective (D. Scott Mackay).

Managing Recreation Behavior (Robert O. Ray).

Behavior and Management of Forest Fires (Craig G. Lorimer).

Timber Harvesting (Robert M. Shaffer and Thomas A. Walbridge).

Wood Products (Eugene M. Wengert and Raymond A. Young).

Economics and the Management of Forests for Wood and Amenity Values (Joseph Buongiorno and Ronald Raunikar).

PART 4. FORESTS AND SOCIETY.

Urban Forestry (Gene Grey).

Social Forestry: The Community-Based Management of Natural Resources (J. Lin Compton and John W. Bruce).

Appendix I. Common and Scientific Names of Tree Species Mentioned in the Text.

Appendix II. Common and Scientific Names of Animal Species Mentioned in the Text.

Appendix III. Unit Conversion Table.

Appendix IV. Taxonomy of Selected Forest Trees.

Appendix V. Glossary.

Index.

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  • New material on the increased interaction of humans with the forest, and the expectation of further in tense interaction both in urban and rual settings.
  • New chapter on Social Forestry discusses community based management of natural resources. This chapter includes both a regional and global emphasis.
  • Over 60% of the text has been updated and/or rewritten.
  • "Sidebars" are now included in many chapters of the text. These boxes contain detailed specialized information pertinent to the discussion in the text. They are sources of additional interest for readers.
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  • Comprehensive, broad overview of the presentation of the field of forestry but with specific detail to allow students principles of Forest Science.
  • Excellent glossary and index for use as a reference.
  • Complete Appendixes including taxonomy of all forest trees as well as common and scientific names for trees and animals mentioned in the text.
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