The Resource Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes : Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests, Lee E. Frelich

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes : Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests, Lee E. Frelich

Label
Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes : Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests
Title
Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes
Title remainder
Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests
Statement of responsibility
Lee E. Frelich
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than a quarter of the world's forests lie within the cool-to-cold temperate zones of the northern and southern hemisphere. Their distinctive mosaics of evergreen conifers and deciduous hardwood species have been shaped by fire, wind and herbivory over thousands of years. In the last few centuries human activities have increasingly changed the dynamics of these mosaics: fire suppression and exclusion have reduced fire frequency, harvesting and grazing have increased, and a changing climate may be leading to a change in the frequency of high winds. While the exact influence of these changes remains to be determined, this book provides a major contribution to the study of forest dynamics by considering three important themes: The combined influence of the three main disturbance types--wind, fire and herbivory--on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests; The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to form various mosaics which, in turn, differentially influence the environment and disturbance regime; The significance of temporal and spatial scale with regard to the overall impact of disturbances. These themes are explored via case studies from the forests in the Lake States of the USA (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) where the presence of large primary forest remnants presents a unique opportunity to study and compare the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hemlock-hardwood forests. The comparability of these forests to forests in other cool-to-cold temperate zones allows generalizations to be made that may apply more widely."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
577.3/0977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK938.F6
LC item number
F74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in ecology
Label
Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes : Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests, Lee E. Frelich
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-259) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The study of disturbance and landscape structure
  • 6.
  • The disturbance regime and landscape structure
  • 7.
  • Disturbance in fragmented landscapes
  • 8.
  • Forest stability over time and space
  • 1.
  • The forest setting
  • 2.
  • The disturbance regime and its components
  • 3.
  • Sampling and interpretation of stand disturbance history
  • 4.
  • Disturbance, stand development, and successional
Control code
ocm57182336
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511542046
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b3575607x
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57182336
  • pebcs0511066309

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