Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ecological Forest Management Handbook. Larocque, G.R. (ed.). 2016. CRC Press. 604 pp. ISBN 9781482247855.

Year: 2016

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36544

Language: English

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Price: $169.00 (https://www.crcpress.com)

Abstract

Forests are valued not only for their economic potential, but also for the biodiversity they contain, the ecological services they provide, and the recreational, cultural, and spiritual opportunities they provide. The Ecological Forest Management Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of interrelated topics in the field, including management concepts, forest models, and ecological indicators.

Featuring contributions from experts on the three main forest types—boreal, temperate, and tropical—this book presents in-depth coverage of important issues in ecological forest management and includes case studies addressing ecological and socioeconomic issues. It illustrates how ecological forest management is a complex process that requires broad ecological knowledge while giving readers a deeper understanding of basic principles and applications.

Plain Language Summary

This book illustrates the relation between basic forest management concepts, forest dynamics models and ecological indicators. It also includes a section on case studies that address ecological and socioeconomic issues.

Forests are valued not only for their economic potential, but also for their biodiversity, the ecological services they provide, and the recreational, cultural, and spiritual opportunities they offer. The authors of this book show how ecological knowledge is required to manage boreal, temperate and tropical forests efficiently and sustainably.

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