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Description - Forest Ecosystems by David A. Perry

This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers. The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats. The updated and expanded second edition covers * Conservation* Ecosystem services * Climate change* Vegetation classification* Disturbance* Species interactions* Self-thinning* Genetics* Soil influences* Productivity* Biogeochemical cycling* Mineralization* Effects of herbivory* Ecosystem stability

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801888403
ISBN-10: 0801888409
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 46mm)
Pages: 632
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David A. Perry

David A. Perry is a professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems. Ram Oren is a professor of ecology and chair of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division of the Nichols School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Stephen C. Hart is a professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry.

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