Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management

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This new revision reflects the many changes and approaches to forestry that have occurred in the field of forestry over the last decade. This book is intended to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the important aspects of the field of forestry. Treatment is comprehensive and more advanced than other forestry textbooks, featuring a new section on Forests and Society to reflect the increasing human influences on forestry.

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Conveying the wide-ranging scope of forestry and the great challenges that lie ahead, this Third Edition of Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management gives you a borad overview of the field of forestry, as well as the detail you'll need to succeed in your role as a practicing forestry professional.

Now updated and revised, this Third Edition brings together leading experts in the field. Fourteen of the text's twenty-three chapters are completely rewritten by new authors. Coverage ranges from the basic cell, individual trees, and the forest stand, to management of the forest stand and acquisition of goods and services from the forest. Each author provides general coverage of his or her specilized field within the discipline and emphasizes how decisions made by forest managers affect the forest ecosystem.

Highlights in the Fourth Edition
* A new Part Four in the text, "Forest and Society," addresses the increasing role of human influences in forestry and the expectation of further interactions.
* A new chapter on landscape ecology reflects the subject's increasing importance in the field.
* New boxed inserts contain detailed specialized information related to content in the text.
* Cross-references in the text indicate when a specific subject is given more thorough treatment in another chapter.
* References to other works enable you to explore different subjects related to forest ecosystem science and management in greater depth.
* Handy appendixes include the taxonomy of forest trees as well as common and scientific names for trees and animals mentioned in the text.
* A glossary will help you better understand the specialized terminology used in forestry.

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The late Raymond A. Young started his lifelong career with the Missouri Farmers Association in 1933 as an accountant for the Producers Produce Company in Springfield. Ronald L. Giese is the editor of Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management, 3rd Edition, published by Wiley.

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