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Forest Ecosystems

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Forest Ecosystems

second edition

2009 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice

This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology. Designed for advanced students of forest science, ecology, and environmental studies, it is also an essential reference for forest ecologists, foresters, and land managers.

The authors provide an inclusive survey of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests with an emphasis on ecological concepts across scales that range from global to landscape to microscopic. Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats.

The updated and expanded second edition covers

• Conservation
• Ecosystem services
• Climate change
• Vegetation classification
• Disturbance
• Species interactions
• Self-thinning
• Genetics
• Soil influences
• Productivity
• Biogeochemical cycling
• Mineralization
• Effects of herbivory
• Ecosystem stability