Forest Ecology and Conservation
A Handbook of Techniques
By (author) Dr. Adrian C. Newton
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Forest Ecology and Conservation by Dr. Adrian C. Newton
Book DescriptionForest conservation has become one of the most important environmental issues currently facing humanity, as a result of widespread deforestation and forest degradation. Pressures on remaining natural forests continue to intensify, leading to high rates of biodiversity loss. Understanding how human activities influence ecological processes within forests is essential for developing effective conservation action. This book describes research methods and techniques relevant to understanding forest ecology, with a particular focus on those that are relevant to practical conservation and sustainable forest management. This information is currently disparate and difficult to locate and, as with other books in this series, the intention is to provide a comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists. Methods are presented for assessing forest extent and condition, structure and composition, and forest dynamics at a variety of scales. Techniques for assessing genetic variation and reproductive ecology, and for evaluating the habitat value of forests are also described. Particular emphasis is given to state-of-the-art techniques such as remote sensing, GIS, computer modelling and molecular markers. However, traditional methods of forest mensuration and ecological survey are also presented. The methods and techniques described are generally applicable to all forest types, including both temperate and tropical forest ecosystems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198567455
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Adrian C. Newton
Induced Resistance for Plant Defense, Hardback (October 2014)
Induced resistance offers the prospect of broad spectrum, long-lasting and potentially environmentally-benign disease and pest control in plants.
Forest Ecology and Conservation, Hardback (May 2007)
Forests have become the focus of intense conservation interest over the past two decades, reflecting widespread concern about high rates of deforestation and forest degradation, particularly in tropical countries. The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to forest ecologists.
Induced Resistance for Plant Defence, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by Dr. Adrian C. Newton
This comprehensive book examines in depth the development and exploitation of induced resistance. Chapters review current knowledge of the agents that can elicit induced resistance, genomics, signalling cascades, mechanisms of defence to pests and pathogens and molecular tools.
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Author Biography - Dr. Adrian C. Newton
Adrian C Newton is Professor in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Bournemouth University
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