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Forest Ecology

Kashian, Daniel M. / Zak, Donald R. / Barnes, Burton V. / Spurr, Stephen H.

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5. Edition February 2023
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ISBN: 978-1-119-47608-5
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FOREST ECOLOGY

Authoritative resource covering traditional plant ecology topics and contemporary components such as climate change, invasive species, ecosystem services, and more

Forest Ecology provides comprehensive coverage of the field, focusing on traditional plant ecology topics of tree structure and growth, regeneration, effects of light and temperature on tree physiology, forest communities, succession, and diversity. The work also reviews abiotic factors of light, temperature, physiography (landforms and topography), soil, and disturbance (especially fire), and provides coverage of ecosystem-level topics including carbon storage and balance, nutrient cycling, and forest ecosystem productivity.

The 5th edition of Forest Ecology retains the readability and accessibility of the previous editions and includes important additional topical material that has surfaced in the field. All topics are approached with a landscape ecosystem or geo-ecological view, which places biota (organisms and communities) in context as integral parts of whole ecosystems that also include air (atmosphere and climate), topography, soil, and water. As such, the book fills a niche utilized by no other forest ecology text on the market, helping students and researchers consider whole ecosystems at multiple scales.

Sample topics covered in Forest Ecology include:
* Contemporary components of forest ecology, including climate change, invasive species, diversity, ecological forestry, landscape ecology, and ecosystem services.
* Characteristics of physiography important for forest ecosystems, including its effects on microclimate, disturbance, soil, and vegetation.
* Genetic diversity of woody plants and genecological differentiation of tree species, including the importance of hybridization, polyploidy, and epigenetics.
* Site quality estimation using tree height and ground flora, and multiple-factor approaches to forest site and ecosystem classification and mapping.

Forest Ecology is a highly accessible text for students, but it also serves as an excellent reference for academics. In addition, practitioners of forest ecology can also harness the information within to gain better insight into the field for practical application of concepts.

PART 1: Forest Ecology and Landscape Ecosystems
1. CONCEPTS OF FOREST ECOLOGY
2. LANDSCAPE ECOSYSTEMS AT MULTIPLE SCALES

PART 2: The Forest Tree
3. FOREST TREE VARIATION
4. REGENERATION ECOLOGY
5. TREE STRUCTURE AND GROWTH

PART 3: The Physical Environment
6. LIGHT
7. TEMPERATURE
8. PHYSIOGRAPHY
9. SOIL
10. FIRE
11. SITE QUALITY AND ECOSYSTEM EVALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION

PART 4: Forest Communities
12. ANIMALS IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
13. FOREST COMMUNITIES
14. DIVERSITY

PART 5: Forest Ecosystem Dynamics
15. LONG-TERM ECOSYSTEM AND VEGETATION CHANGE
16. DISTURBANCE
17. FOREST SUCCESSION
18. CARBON BALANCE OF TREES AND ECOSYSTEMS
19. NUTRIENT CYCLING

PART 6: Forests of the Future
20. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
21. INVASIVE SPECIES IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
22. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
23. SUSTAINABILITY OF FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
Daniel M. Kashian, Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.

Donald R. Zak, Alexander H. Smith Distinguished University Professor of Ecology; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Burton V. Barnes (deceased) was an integral part of the authorship of Forest Ecology from its 2nd edition.

Stephen H. Spurr (deceased) authored the original Forest Ecology book and subsequent revisions.

D. M. Kashian, Wayne State University, USA; D. R. Zak, University of Michigan, USA; B. V. Barnes, University of Michigan, USA; S. H. Spurr, University of Texas at Austin, USA