The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America
Author: Frank Gilliam,Frank S. Gilliam
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2014-04
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780199837656

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The most comprehensive existing volume of multidisciplinary research by top ecologists on the herbaceous layer of forests.

Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America

Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America
Author: Emma Lucy Braun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 622
Release: 1972
Genre: Botany
ISBN: PSU:000030301542

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Sustaining Young Forest Communities

Sustaining Young Forest Communities
Author: Cathryn Greenberg,Beverly Collins,Frank Thompson III
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-08-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9789400716209

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This edited volume addresses a rising concern among natural resource scientists and management professionals about decline of the many plant and animal species associated with early-successional habitats, especially within the Central Hardwood Region of the USA. These open habitats, with herbaceous, shrub, or young forest cover, are disappearing as abandoned farmland, pastures, and cleared forest patches return to forest. There are many questions about “why, what, where, and how” to manage for early successional habitats. In this book, expert scientists and experienced land managers synthesize knowledge and original scientific work to address questions on such topics as wildlife, water, carbon sequestration, natural versus managed disturbance, future scenarios, and sustainable creation and management of early successional habitat in a landscape context.

Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems

Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
Author: Aaron M. Ellison,Frank S. Gilliam
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-07-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783039213092

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Causes and Consequences of Species Diversity in Forest Ecosystems that was published in Forests

Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions

Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions
Author: James L. Chamberlain
Publsiher: Forest Service
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-08-24
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0160945887

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Nontimber forest products (NTFPs) are fundamental to the functioning of healthy forests and play vital roles in the cultures and economies of the people of the United States. However, these plants and fungi used for food, medicine, and other purposes have not been fully incorporated into management, policy, and resource valuation. This report is a forest-sectorwide assessment of the state of the knowledge regarding NTFPs science and management information for U.S. forests and rangelands (and hereafter referred to as the NTFP assessment). The NTFP assessment serves as a baseline science synthesis and provides information for managing nontimber forest resources in the United States. In addition, this NTFP assessment provides information for national-level reporting on natural capital and the ecosystem services NTFPs provide. The report also provides technical input to the 2017 National Climate Assessment (NCA) under development by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

Old Growth Forests

Old Growth Forests
Author: Christian Wirth,Gerd Gleixner,Martin Heimann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-07-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 3540927069

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Many terms often used to describe old-growth forests imply that these forests are less vigorous, less productive and less stable than younger forests. But research in the last two decades has yielded results that challenge the view of old-growth forests being in decline. Given the importance of forests in battling climate change and the fact that old-growth forests are shrinking at a rate of 0.5% per year, these new results have come not a moment too soon. This book is the first ever to focus on the ecosystem functioning of old-growth forests. It is an exhaustive compendium of information that contains original work conducted by the authors. In addition, it is truly global in scope as it studies boreal forests in Canada, temperate old-growth forests in Europe and the Americas, and global tropical forests. Written in part to affect future policy, this eminently readable book is as useful for the scientist and student as it is for the politician and politically-interested layman.

The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study

The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study
Author: Mary Beth Adams,David R. DeWalle,John L. Hom
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2007-10-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781402046155

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The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study is a long-term, paired watershed acidification study. This book describes the responses to chronic N and S amendments by deciduous hardwood forests, one of the few studies to focus on hardwood forest ecosystems. Intensive monitoring of soil solution and stream chemistry, along with measurements of soil chemistry, and vegetation growth and chemistry, provide insights into the acidification process in forested watersheds.

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems

Fire Ecology and Management  Past  Present  and Future of US Forested Ecosystems
Author: Cathryn H. Greenberg,Beverly Collins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2021-10-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030732677

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This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and forest types, and what that means for forest management today and in the future.