Silviculture

Concepts and Applications, Third Edition
Author: Ralph D. Nyland
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147863376X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 680
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Silviculture: Concepts and Applications reflects a belief that all the tools of silviculture have a useful role in modern forestry. Through careful analysis and creative planning, foresters can address a wide array of commodity and nonmarket interests and opportunities while maintaining dynamic and resilient forests. A landowner’s needs, circumstances, and site conditions guide a silviculturist’s judgment and decision making in finding the best ways to integrate the biologic-ecologic, economic-financial, and managerial-administrative requirements at hand. The Third Edition of this influential text provides a foundational basis for rigorous discussion of techniques. The inclusion of numerous real-world examples and balanced coverage of past and current practices broadens the concept of silviculture and the ways that managers can use it to address both traditional and emerging interests in forests. A thorough discussion of new and proven interpretations increasingly directs the attention of foresters toward the role silviculture plays in creating, maintaining, rehabilitating, and restoring forests that can sustain an expanding variety of ecosystem services.

Silviculture

Concepts and Applications
Author: Ralph D. Nyland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781478627142
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Page: 680
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Silviculture

Concepts and Applications
Author: Ralph D. Nyland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 682
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As people have found more uses for forests, the field of silviculture--the collected methods of establishing and maintaining communities of trees and other vegetation--has grown and diversified. This book describes the resulting variety of silvicultural methods, but recommends no one philosophy or methodology. Rather, it reflects the author’s belief that all the tools of silviculture have a useful role in modern forestry, and that the ones to use depend on the circumstances, conditions, and needs of landowners. The book argues that each forester must make those decisions based on sound knowledge of all methods, as well as all biological, ecological, economic and administrative factors involved. By providing updated information on research and developments in silviculture, and by giving practical applications for each method, Silviculture: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition will serve your needs as a text in the classroom and an invaluable reference in the field.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition
Author: Brenda C. McComb
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439878587
Category: Nature
Page: 401
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In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged into a common framework known as conservation biology and resource professionals began to approach natural resource problems in an interdisciplinary light. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry presents an integrated reference combining silvicultural and forest planning principles with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. With extensive references and case studies drawn from real situations, this book begins with general concepts such as habitat selection, forest composition, influences on habitat patterns, and the dynamics of disturbance ecology. It considers management approaches for specific habitats including even-aged and uneven-aged systems, riparian areas, and dead wood and highlights those approaches that will conserve and manage biodiversity. The author discusses assessment and prioritization policies, monitoring techniques, and ethical and legal issues that can have worldwide impact. Detailed appendices provide a glossary, scientific names, and tools for measuring and interpreting habitat elements. Writing in a species-specific manner, the author emphasizes the need to consider the potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation and maintains a holistic approach throughout the book. Drawing from the author’s more than 30 years working and teaching in natural resources conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry provides a synopsis of current preservation techniques and establishes a common body of knowledge from which to approach the conservation of biodiversity in the future.

The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks


Author: Paul S. Johnson,Stephen R. Shifley,Robert Rogers
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593475X
Category: Science
Page: 600
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The management of oak forests is essential to the ecosystems of many countries, and current trends in managing forests are based on sustaining desired ecosystems, rather than timber and other commodity outputs. By considering oak forests as responsive ecosystems, this updated new edition draws on the authors' extensive experience in order to examine topics essential to understanding the unique characteristics of oaks and oak forests, covering distribution, ecology and population dynamics, and silvicultural practices for multi-resource management such as creating and sustaining oak savannas, and increasing and measuring acorn production. With new information on carbon sequestration, biofuel production, impacts of climate change, and sudden oak death - a serious and newly discovered pathogen - the book will be essential reading for ecologists, silviculturists, environmentalists, wildlife managers and students in these disciplines.

Ecology and Management of Forest Soils


Author: Dan Binkley,Richard Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118422325
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct from agricultural soils. The composition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any given time reflect current conditions, as well as the legacies of decades (and even millennia) of interactions that shape each forest soil. Reciprocal interactions are fundamental; vegetation alters soil physical properties, which influence soil biology and chemistry, which in turn influence the growth and success of plants. These dynamic systems may be strongly influenced by intentional and unintentional management, ranging from fire to fertilization. Sustaining the long-term fertility of forest soils depends on insights about a diverse array of soil features and changes over space and time. Since the third edition of this successful book many new interests in forest soils and their management have arisen, including the role of forest soils in sequestering carbon, and how management influences rates of carbon accumulation. This edition also expands the consideration of how soils are sampled and characterized, and how tree species differ in their influence on soil development. Clearly structured throughout, the book opens with the origins of forest soil science and ends with the application of soil science principles to land management. This new edition provides: A completely revised and updated Fourth Edition of this classic textbook in the field A coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecology and management of forest soils Global in scope with coverage of soil types ranging from the tropical rainforest soils of Latin America to the boreal forest soils of Siberia New chapters on Management: Carbon sequestration; Evidence-based approaches and applications of geostatistics, GIS and taxonomies A clear overview of each topic, informative examples/case studies, and an overall context for helping readers think clearly about forest soils An introduction to the literature of forest soil science and to the philosophy of forest soil science research This coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecology and management of forest soils will be particularly useful to students taking courses in soil science, forestry, agronomy, ecology, natural resource management, environmental management and conservation, as well as professionals in forestry dealing with the productivity of forests and functioning of watersheds.

The Practice of Silviculture

Applied Forest Ecology
Author: Mark S. Ashton,Matthew J. Kelty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119271282
Category: Science
Page: 776
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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.

Forest Economics


Author: Daowei Zhang,Peter H. Pearse
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774821558
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 412
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A firm grounding in economics is integral to sound forestry policies and practices. This book, a major revision and expansion of Peter H. Pearse's 1990 classic, is an essential textbook for forestry students. Updated and enhanced with advanced empirical presentation of materials, it covers the basic economic principles and concepts and their application to modern forest management and policy issues. Forest Economics reflects the authors' more than fifty years of combined experience in teaching forest economics in the United States and Canada. Its comprehensive and systematic analysis of forest issues makes it an indispensable resource for students and practitioners of forest management, natural resource conservation, and environmental studies.

Forest Measurements

Fifth Edition
Author: Thomas Eugene Avery,Harold E. Burkhart
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478629746
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
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Continuing a tradition of excellence spanning over forty years, the Fifth Edition of Forest Measurements supplies forestry students at all levels with the concepts and methods they need for future success. The authors present timber measurement techniques applicable to any tree inventory regardless of management objectives. Assuming only some background in algebra and plane trigonometry, basic statistical concepts are included, ensuring that even introductory students benefit from the book’s concise explanations. Thorough coverage of sampling designs, land measurements, tree measurements, forest inventory field methods, and growth projections ensures utility for foresters throughout their education and beyond. Chapters on aerial photographs and GIS introduce readers to these powerful measurement tools, and the concluding chapter expands the techniques discussed to encompass other natural resources such as rangelands, wildlife, and water. Exceptionally readable and clear, the book includes many photographs and illustrations, numerous numerical examples, and a bibliography to enhance the reader’s understanding of the material.

Positive Impact Forestry

A Sustainable Approach To Managing Woodlands
Author: Thomas J. McEvoy
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597266175
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Positive Impact Forestry is a primer for private woodland owners and their managers on managing their land and forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality. Moving beyond the concept of "low impact forestry," Thom McEvoy brings together the latest scientific understanding and insights to describe an approach to managing forests that meets the needs of landowners while at the same time maintaining the integrity of forest ecosystems. "Positive impact forestry" emphasizes forestry's potential to achieve sustainable benefits both now and into the future, with long-term investment superseding short-term gain, and the needs of families -- especially future generations -- exceeding those of individuals. Thom McEvoy offers a thorough discussion of silvicultural basics, synthesizing and explaining the current state of forestry science on topics such as forest soils, tree roots, form and function in trees, and the effects of different harvesting methods on trees, soil organisms, and sites. He also offers invaluable advice on financial, legal, and management issues, ranging from finding the right forestry professionals to managing for products other than timber to passing forest lands and management legacies on to future generations. Positive Impact Forestry helps readers understand the impacts of deliberate human activities on forests and offers viable strategies that provide benefits without damaging ecosystems. It speaks directly to private forest owners and their advisers and represents an innovative guide for anyone concerned with protecting forest ecosystems, timber production, land management, and the long-term health of forests. Named the "Best Forestry Book for 2004" by the National Woodlands Owners Association

Multiaged Silviculture

Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures
Author: Kevin L. O'Hara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198703066
Category: Science
Page: 213
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This book presents the latest scientific and management information on multiaged silviculture, an emerging strategy for managing forestry systems worldwide. Over recent decades, forest science and management have tended to emphasize plantation silviculture. Whilst this clearly meets our wood production needs, many of the world's forests need to be managed far less intensively and more flexibly in order to maintain their natural ecosystem functions together with the values inherent in those processes. Developing multiaged management strategies for these complex forest ecosystems represents a global challenge to successfully integrate available science with sustainable management practices. Multiaged Silviculture covers the ecology and dynamics of multiaged stands, the management operations associated with regeneration, tending, and stocking control, and the implications of this strategy on production, genetic diversity, and stand health. It is primarily aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of forestry and silviculture, but will also be of relevance and use to all professional foresters and silviculturists.

Geology of Michigan


Author: John Adam Dorr,Donald F. Eschman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472082803
Category: Nature
Page: 476
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Studies the land and waters of Michigan

Physiology of Woody Plants


Author: Paul Kramer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323142362
Category: Nature
Page: 826
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Physiology of Woody Plants explains how physiological processes are involved in growth of woody plants and how they are affected by the environment, including the mechanisms of the processes themselves. Organized into 17 chapters, this book discusses the role of plant physiology, as well as the form and structure of woody plant. It also explores the nature and periodicity of shoot, cambial, root, and reproductive growth of trees of the temperate and tropical zones. Other topics elucidated are the process of photosynthesis and respiration, the various substances found in woody plants, plant nutrition, and factors affecting plant growth. This book will be valuable as a text to students and teachers and as a reference to investigators and others who desire a better understanding of how woody plants grow.

Forest Products and Wood Science


Author: Rubin Shmulsky,P. David Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470959991
Category: Nature
Page: 532
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The new edition of this book offers a fully revised and updated review of the forest products industry. This important text covers the full spectrum of the subject, basing itself in a thorough understanding of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and providing a special emphasis on its use as an industrial raw material. Forest and biomass researchers are provided with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of wood science and industry, ranging from tree growth and wood anatomy to a variety of economically important wood products.

Forest stand dynamics


Author: Chadwick Dearing Oliver,Bruce C. Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 520
View: 2000

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Uses a mechanistic perspective to describe how forests grow and respond to intentional manipulations and natural disturbances. Synthesizes the latest information from physiology, ecology and silviculture and compares patterns in different regions. Emphasizes the constant change of all forests and shows that similar development patterns are occurring in forests in North American and beyond.

Introduction to Forestry Science


Author: L. Devere Burton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111130839X
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Designed for introductory courses in forestry and natural resources, INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY SCIENCE, Third Edition covers the principles and practices of forest management that are commonly practiced in the United States. Through its integration of science and forestry, this text provides students with both an overview of important topics in the forestry industryas well as an introduction to the biological processes involved in tree growth. Appropriate for a broad audience of learners, this practical text is filled with visual aids and tools designed to enhance student understanding. Terms to know, objectives, forest profiles, profiles on forest safety, looking back, questions for discussion and review, and learning activities can be found in each chapter. In addition, career profiles give students an overview of what it might be like to work in the forestry industry and demonstrate how concepts are applied in the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forest Management

To Sustain Ecological, Economic, and Social Values
Author: Lawrence Davis,Lawrence S. Davis
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577664369
Category: Nature
Page: 804
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"The fourth edition of Forest Management - revised significantly from previous, successful editions - offers authoritative, up-to-date coverage of broad-scope concepts and ideas for those entering the fields of forest management, forest economics, and forest ecology. Viewed as large integrated ecosystems that are often owned and managed by multiple landowners, forests continue to be at the center of debates involving global warming and the sustaining of human populations. Because long-term ecological outcomes of forest management activities continue to be of heightened concern to citizens, interest groups, and regulators, the comprehensive fourth edition recognizes the scope of ecological, economic, and social outcomes from the management and use of forest lands. It provides future decision makers and stakeholders with contemporary methods to make quantitative estimates of the consequences of implementing alternative management or policy scenarios for forests."--pub. desc.

A Critique of Silviculture

Managing for Complexity
Author: Klaus J. Puettmann,K. David Coates,Christian C. Messier
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610911238
Category: Science
Page: 208
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The discipline of silviculture is at a crossroads. Silviculturists are under increasing pressure to develop practices that sustain the full function and dynamics of forested ecosystems and maintain ecosystem diversity and resilience while still providing needed wood products. A Critique of Silviculture offers a penetrating look at the current state of the field and provides suggestions for its future development. The book includes an overview of the historical developments of silvicultural techniques and describes how these developments are best understood in their contemporary philosophical, social, and ecological contexts. It also explains how the traditional strengths of silviculture are becoming limitations as society demands a varied set of benefits from forests and as we learn more about the importance of diversity on ecosystem functions and processes. The authors go on to explain how other fields, specifically ecology and complexity science, have developed in attempts to understand the diversity of nature and the variability and heterogeneity of ecosystems. The authors suggest that ideas and approaches from these fields could offer a road map to a new philosophical and practical approach that endorses managing forests as complex adaptive systems. A Critique of Silviculture bridges a gap between silviculture and ecology that has long hindered the adoption of new ideas. It breaks the mold of disciplinary thinking by directly linking new ideas and findings in ecology and complexity science to the field of silviculture. This is a critically important book that is essential reading for anyone involved with forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, or the management of forested ecosystems.

Loving Trees is Not Enough

Communication Skills for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Brooks C. Mendell Ph. D.,Brooks Collat Mendell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 120
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Successful natural resource professionals communicate well. They inspire others, create cooperation between colleagues, advocate ideas, educate students, negotiate contracts, and conduct interviews. This book introduces and reinforces fundamental communications skills for anyone pursuing a career in natural resources. Loving Trees is Not Enough will improve your abilities to: . Present and speak publicly . Prepare for and participate in interviews . Negotiate starting salaries . Use electronic communications such as phones, cell phones, and email . Arrange and manage meetings Give feedback to employees and colleagues

Forestry Handbook


Author: Karl F. Wenger,Society of American Foresters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471062271
Category: Nature
Page: 1335
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A revised and reorganized practical reference for the working field forester, incorporating the latest information and new, improved methods in such critical areas as U.S. forest law and policy, forest taxation, cost accounting and accomplishment reporting, pesticide and environmental aspects, safety, and public involvement procedures.