What is an "old growth" forest?
How much forest land is there in the world?
How much forested land is left in the USA?
What are the causes of deforestation?
How much rainforest is lost each year?
How are commercial forests currently managed?
What is clear-cutting and what does clear-cutting do to a forest ecosystem?
What are the alternatives to clear-cutting and what are their benefits
What is meant by sustainable forestry?
Are currently used forest harvest practices sustainable?
What is "multiple use" of forest land?
How can parks and preserves protect landscapes?
What is Island Biogeography Theory?
How much land should be left in parks or preserves?
What is an edge effect?
What is a wilderness area?
How does the ocean regulate the Earthís climate?
What is a fishery?
How much fishery production is there worldwide?
What is a fish stock?
What is overfishing?
What fisheries have been overfished?
What happened in the case of the Peruvian anchovy fishery collapse?
How are fisheries managed?
How many whales are there remaining in the world?
What did the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972) do?
Ecolinks On The Web
Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The commonly quoted rate of rainforest
deforestation is 1 hectare/sec (or 2.47 acres/sec) which is equivalent
to 2 football fields of rainforest/second. This amounts to the area the
size of New York City lost per day, or an area the size of Poland lost
- GAIA Forest Archive.
Find out what's happening to rainforests and other forests around the world
via the GAIA Forest Archive. These are short news reports about deforestation
and politics worldwide.
A trivia question and answer game about forests and trees provided by the
Canadian Forest Service.
- The Future of
Western Forests by Boise Cascade Corporation. This website
provides the viewpoint of a large forest product company on how it can
achieve sustainability in forest harvests, while minimizing environmental
impacts. Compare the diagrams illustrating forest management alternatives
presented here (passive v. active management) with those depicted in Chapter
9. Is "passive management" any different than natural ecosystem
succession? How do the endpoints of "passive management" and
natural succession differ as presented in Chapter 9 and on this website?
- Map of
the Forest Resources of the USA (US Forest Service). A map
of the forested areas of the USA
Websites. Various and sundry websites having to do with forestry.
- Fishery Statistics of the
USA - up to date data on the biomass of fishes caught in the USA.
Provided by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
- Woods Hole National
Marine Fisheries Service Home Page A good source of information
and pictures about fishes and fisheries of the US Atlantic Coast.
- Web Site Design and Production by Historical
Multimedia Productions, Inc. - Educational Archives Services. Supplement
to text book Environmental Science - Earth As a Living Planet, by Daniel
Botkin and Edward Keller. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.