This book presents the latest scientific and management information on multiaged silviculture, an emerging strategy for managing forestry systems worldwide.
Author: Kevin O'Hara
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
Journal of Forestry, 99: 24–29. Geekiyanage, N. and Pushpakumara, ... On Maya
silviculture. Mexican Studies, 3(1): 1–17. Griscom ... Multiaged Silviculture:
Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures. Oxford University Press, Oxford,
Author: Mark S. Ashton
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.
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Author: Grant William Sharpe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
This introduction to forestry text embraces changes in policies and practices related to the conservation and management of forests and other renewable resources in the U.S. and other countries. Sharpe et al. features a thorough updating of the text including new or revised material on future values and the importance of forests with respect to global warming, world trade, renewability and sustainability, and ecosystem concerns and that's just in chapter one.Additional revisions or additions will include historical range variability (HRV) the latest ecosystem management strategies, Green Forest Certification for sustainability in the Ecology and Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management chapters; Satellite imagery in fire control and assessment of effects in the Fire Management chapter; expanded coverage of ecotourism in the Outdoor recreation and Wildlife Management chapter; updated material and new examples in the Urban Forestry chapterThere will also be new case studies in Chapter 2: Forest and Renewable Policy: Historical Developments and current Application, and Chapter 18: Forest Management by the States.Internet applications for forest policy, Green Forest certification and sustainability and public input and satellite imagery and many others.
The silviculture of transformation : A commentary . Forest Ecology and
Management 151 : 81–86 . O'Hara , K. L. , E. Lähde , O. Laiho , Y. Norokorpi , and
T. Saksa . 2001. Leaf area allocation as a guide to stocking control in multiaged ,
Author: Klaus J. Puettmann
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.
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terrain and local weather conditions allowed it . thus decreases water loss due to
evaporation and There has been a shift to more multi - aged transpiration .
Vol. 1 includes the Transactions of the Irish Forestry Society.
A look at selective cutting in Douglas - fir . Journal of Forestry 4 : 97-99 . ...
Western Journal of Applied Forestry 4 : 13-15 . Newton , M. 2006. ... Dynamics
and stocking - level relationships of multi - aged ponderosa pine stands . Forest
Author: John C. Tappeiner
"An essential reference for forest managers, policy makers, forest scientists, and students, this authoritative volume provides a basis for silviculture practices and contemporary management of western forests."--BOOK JACKET.
TWO - AGED TREATMENTS AS A PATHWAY TO SELECTION SILVICULTURE
Though usually considered a sustainable system by itself , two - aged silviculture
could allow landowners to convert even - aged communities to multi - aged ...
Author: Ralph D. Nyland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Trees/forestry, regeneration, degradation.