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Eastern Old-Growth Forests : Prospects For Rediscovery And Recovery - Mary Byrd Davis

Eastern Old-Growth Forests

Prospects For Rediscovery And Recovery

By: Mary Byrd Davis (Editor), Steve Comers (Contribution by), Charles Schaadt (Contribution by), Anthony Cook (Contribution by), J. Merrill Lynch (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1996
ISBN: 9781559634090
Number Of Pages: 400

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Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its preservation.The book provides a thorough overview of the importance of old growth in the East including its extent, qualities, and role in wildlands restoration. It will serve a vital role in furthering preservation efforts by making eastern old-growth issues better known and understood.

Definitions and Historyp. 3
Extent and Locationp. 18
Using Lichens to Assess Ecological Continuity in Northeastern Forestsp. 35
Biodiversity in the Herbaceous Layer and Salamanders in Appalachian Primary Forestsp. 49
The Importance of Old Growth to Carnivores in Eastern Deciduous Forestsp. 65
Functional Roles of Eastern Old Growth in Promoting Forest Bird Diversityp. 76
Old-Growth Spiritualityp. 89
Old-Growth Forests: A Native American Perspectivep. 101
Black Growth and Fiddlebutts: The Nature of Old-Growth Red Sprucep. 113
Old-Growth Forests of Southern New England, New York, and Pennsylvaniap. 126
Old Growth in the Great Lakes Regionp. 144
Central Mesophytic Forestsp. 161
Old-Growth Oak and Oak-Hickory Forestsp. 178
Old Growth in Southeastern Wetlandsp. 199
Longleaf Pine Forest, Going, Going,...p. 210
Identification and Protection of Old Growth on State-Owned Land in Minnesotap. 233
National Forests in the Eastern Region: Land Allocation and Planning for Old Growthp. 245
The Nature Conservancy's Preservation of Old Growthp. 274
Cook Forest State Park: Reflections of a Preservationistp. 284
Landscape Heterogeneity of Hemlock-Hardwood Forest in Northern Michiganp. 291
The Restoration of Old Growth: Why and Howp. 305
Tree Rings and Ancient Forest Historyp. 321
How Much Old Growth Is Enough?p. 344
Afterword: Future Old Growthp. 359
Glossaryp. 365
Contributorsp. 369
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9781559634090
ISBN-10: 155963409X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2