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The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, 10th Edition

The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, 10th Edition

Mark S. Ashton, Matthew J. Kelty

ISBN: 978-1-119-27130-7

Jan 2018

776 pages

$96.99

Description

The most up-to-date, comprehensive resource on silviculture that covers the range of topics and issues facing today’s foresters and resource professionals 

The tenth edition of the classic work, The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, includes the most current information and the results of research on the many issues that are relevant to forests and forestry. The text covers such timely topics as biofuels and intensive timber production, ecosystem and landscape scale management of public lands, ecosystem services, surface drinking water supplies, urban and community greenspace, forest carbon, fire and climate, and much more. 

In recent years, silvicultural systems have become more sophisticated and complex in application, particularly with a focus on multi-aged silviculture. There have been paradigm shifts toward managing for more complex structures and age-classes for integrated and complementary values including wildlife, water and open space recreation. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition covers a wide range of topics and challenges relevant to the forester or resource professional today. This full-color text offers the most expansive book on silviculture and: 

  • Includes a revised and expanded text with clear language and explanations
  • Covers the many cutting-edge resource issues that are relevant to forests and forestry
  • Contains boxes within each chapter to provide greater detail on particular silvicultural treatments and examples of their use
  • Features a completely updated bibliography plus new photographs, tables and figures

The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, Tenth Edition is an invaluable resource for students and professionals in forestry and natural resource management.

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Preface

Acknowledgements

Part 1 Introduction to Silviculture

1 The History and Philosophy of Silviculture

2 Silviculture and its Place in Managing Current Forests and Woodlands

Part 2 Ecological Foundations of Silviculture

3 Ecological Site Classification, Stands as Management Units, and Landscape]Scale Planning

4 Stand Dynamics: The Ecology of Forest Succession

5 Ecology of Regeneration

Part 3 Methods of Regeneration

6 Development of Silvicultural Systems and Methods of Regeneration

7 Site Treatments

Part 3A Natural Regeneration Methods

8 Natural Regeneration: The Clearcutting Method

9 Natural Regeneration: The Seed]Tree Method

10 Natural Regeneration: The Shelterwood Method

11 Natural Regeneration: Irregular Seed-Tree and Shelterwood Methods (Multi-Aged Systems)

12 Natural Regeneration: The Coppice Method

13 Natural Regeneration: Selection Methods

Part 3B Methods Based on Artificial Regeneration

14 Species Selection and Genetic Improvement

15 Nursery, Planting, and Seeding Techniques

16 The Arrangement, Composition, and Methods of Planting

Part 4 Post-Establishment (Intermediate) Treatments

17 Tree and Stand Growth

18 Post-Establishment Tools in Silviculture

19 Pruning Methods and Applications

20 Release Operations in Seedling and Sapling Stands

21 Methods of Thinning

22 Quantitative Thinning: Theory and Application

Part 5 Silvicultural Considerations for Managing All Forests

23 Conservation Management Practices

24 Silviculture for Wildlife Habitat

25 Silvicultural Applications to Forest Restoration: Rehabilitation and Reclamation

26 Approaches to and Treatments for Maintaining Healthy Forest Ecosystems

27 Managing Forest Carbon in Changing Climates

Part 6 Silvicultural Applications for Different Land Uses

28 Ecosystem Management: Managing Public Natural Forests for Multiple Values

29 Application of Silviculture to Watershed Management

30 Industrial Timber Management

31 Application of Silviculture to Agroforestry

32 Application of Silviculture to Urban Ecosystems and the Urban–Rural Interface

Common and Scientific Names of Trees and Shrubs Mentioned in the Text

Glossary of Terms

Index