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Forest Ecology - Burton V. Barnes

Paperback Published: 24th February 1998
ISBN: 9780471308225
Number Of Pages: 792

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This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs. Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Written by both field teachers and researchers of forest ecology and practitioners of forest ecology in both public and private arenas. Treats traditional plant ecology topics of community, succession, biota from a landscape ecosystem perspective, also emphasizes earth science.

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Concepts of Forest Ecology.

ECOSYSTEMS AT MULTIPLE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL SCALES.

Landscape Ecosystems at Multiple Spatial Scales.

Long-Term Ecosystem and Vegetation Change.

THE FOREST TREE.

Forest Tree Variation.

Regeneration Ecology.

Structure and Growth.

THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.

Climate.

Light.

Temperature.

Physiography.

Soil.

Fire.

Site Quality and Ecosystem Evaluation.

FOREST COMMUNITIES.

Animals.

Forest Communities.

FOREST ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS.

Disturbance.

Forest Succession.

Carbon Balance of Trees and Ecosystems.

Nutrient Cycling.

Diversity.

Landscape Ecology.

FORESTS OF THE WORLD.

Forest of the World.

Literature Cited.

Scientific Names of Trees and Shrubs.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471308225
ISBN-10: 0471308226
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 792
Published: 24th February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.35  x 3.46
Weight (kg): 1.4
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised