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The Fragmented Forest : Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity - Larry D. Harris

The Fragmented Forest

Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity

By: Larry D. Harris, Kenton R. Miller (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st January 1984
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In this poineering application of island biogeography theory, Harris presents an alternative to current practices of timber harvesting.
"Harris pulls together many threads of biological thinking about islands and their effect on plant and animal survival and evolution. He weaves these threads into a model for managing forest lands in a manner that might serve both our short-term economic and social needs as well as what some people feel is our ancient charge to be steward of all parts of creation."--"American Forests"
"Winner of the 1986 Wildlife Society Publication Award"

Foreword
Preface
Problem Setting
Introduction
The Approach
Current States of Nature
The Natural Forest Community High Latitude and Mediterranean Climate
Canopy Height and Massivity of Forest Conifer Dominance Highly Dissected Topography Structural Characteristics
The Unique Combination of Characteristics
Forest Trends and Patterns Ownership Depletion Current Distribution
Miscellaneous Changes Focus on Willamette National Forest
Animal Community Characteristics
General Characteristics Unique Faunal Characteristics Ordination of Species
Analysis of Alternatives
The Applicability of Insular Biogeography Two Types of Islands Species-area Relations Local Extinction and Community Change Isolation Effects The Distinction between True Island Biogeography and Habitat Islands
Genetic Resources and Biotic Diversity
ndangered Species Within-species Diversity Faunal Preservation vs. Maximum Species Richness
The Equivalence of Species Ecosystems and the Landscape Mosaic
Evaluation of Alternative Approaches
The Total Area Requirement Effective Habitat Island Size Size vs. Number
Interisland Distance Mammal Home-range Sizes and Travel Distances
A Planning Strategy
A System of Long-rotation
Islands Long-rotation Islands vs
Old-growth Islands Long-rotation Island Characteristics Island Size Frequency
Distribution Spatial Distribution of Islands Travel Corridors and Connectivity of Islands
Fitting the System to the Landscape
Summary and Characteristics of the Island Archipelago Approach
Scientific Names of Species Cited in Text
Volume of Timber Cut from the Willamette National Forest, 1905-81
Approximate Acreage Cut from Difference Elevational Zones
Forty-five Terrestrial Vertebrate Species of the Western Cascades That Require Cavities, Snags, and Fallen Logs
List of Research Natural Areas and Comparable Preserves in Western Oregon and Western Washington Literature Cited
Author Index
Species Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226317649
ISBN-10: 0226317641
Series: Chicago Original Paperback
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition