Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests [electronic resource] / edited by Andrew M. Barton, William S. Keeton
- Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Ecological and Historical Context -- Chapter 2. Old-Growth and Mature Remnant Floodplain Forests of the Southeastern United States -- Chapter 3. Fire-Maintained Pine Savannas and Woodlands of the Southeastern United States Coastal Plain -- Chapter 4. Old-Growth Forests in the Southern Appalachians: Dynamics and Conservation Frameworks -- Chapter 5. Topography and Vegetation Patterns in an Old-Growth Appalachian Forest: Lucy Braun, You Were Right! -- Chapter 6. Old-Growth Disturbance Dynamics and Associated Ecological Silviculture for Forests in Northeastern North American -- Chapter 7. Historical Patterns and Contemporary Processes in Northern Lake States Old-Growth Landscapes -- Chapter 8. Is Management or Conservation of Old Growth Possible in North American Boreal Forests? -- Chapter 9. Forest-Stream Interactions in Eastern Old-Growth Forests -- Chapter 10. Belowground Ecology and Dynamics in Eastern Old-Growth Forests -- Chapter 11. Biological Diversity in Eastern Old Growth -- Chapter 12. Eastern Old-Growth Forests under Threat: Changing Dynamics due to Invasive Organisms -- Chapter 13. Silviculture for Eastern Old Growth in the Context of Global Change -- Chapter 14. Source or Sink? Carbon Dynamics in Eastern Old-Growth Forests and Their Role in Climate Change Mitigation -- Chapter 15. Conclusion: Past, Present, and Future of Old-Growth Forests in the East -- Glossary -- Contributors -- About the Editors -- Index.
- "An important contribution to the burgeoning literature extolling the virtues of forest complexity. As a compendium of the literature on forest heterogeneity alone, this book is an indispensable reference for scholars and practitioners of ecological forest management." Gregory H. Aplet, Senior Science Director, The Wilderness Society "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests is extremely timely and hugely important. Old-growth forests are quickly disappearing, and global changes mandate that we find new approaches to manage them. Succinctly written by prominent American and Canadian scientists, this book is a must-read for forest professionals and enthusiastic forest lovers everywhere." Christian Messier, Professor of Forest Ecology, Université du Québec à Montréal and Université du Québec en Outaouais "Finally, a much-needed, up-to-date treatise on the state of old-growth forests in the East. All forest stakeholders should read this book." Jerry F. Franklin, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington .
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