Natural disturbance and stand development principles for ecological forestry

by Jerry F. Franklin

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station in Newtown Square, PA

Written in English
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  • Forest management.,
  • Forests and forestry.

Edition Notes

StatementJerry F. Franklin, Robert J. Mitchell, Brian J. Palik.
SeriesGeneral technical report NRS -- 19
ContributionsMitchell, Robert J., 1955-, Palik, Brian., United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station.
LC ClassificationsSD387.E58 F73 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22794944M
LC Control Number2007473611

The book is divided into three sections. The first contains three chapters on the ecological characteristics and distribution of oak species and the various kinds of oak forests in the United States, differences among them and how they have been clas-sified, their natural development, and the relation of oak forests to environment and. The extensive literature on natural disturbance in forests is reviewed in terms of the hypotheses: (1) that disturbance is a major force moulding the development, structure and function of forests; and (b) that management of forests for all their benefits can be controlled so that the effects can be contained within those which result from natural disturbance. mented. Indeed, all of forestry has a stand-level underpinning. Since the profession developed in the United States, forestry has experienced a variety of paradigm shifts (see O’Hara et al. , Seymour , Puett-mann et al. ), with concepts such as ecosystem management and ecological for-estry shifting the way natural resource pro-. Complete analysis and publish paper on 68 years of stand development in the old-growth Douglas-fir--western hemlock forest at Wind River (T. T. Munger Research Natural Area). Develop chapters for silviculture textbook based on ecological forest management principles (lead author Dr. Brian Palik of Northern Research Station).

Ecological Forestry: Integrating Disturbance Ecology Patterns Into Forest Treatments. (US Fish and Wildlife Service). (US Fish and Wildlife Service). This article written in by R. Gregory Corace and P. Charles Goebel discusses an example of how the principles of ecological forestry were implemented in creating habitat for Kirtland’s. This thesis aims at bringing about a greater awareness of the interpretive nature of forestry sciences by examining the ethics and values underlying the “Emulation of Natural Disturbance” (END) forest management approach in Canada. The thesis contains four main manuscripts. The first manuscript reports on a mental models analysis of the meaning of the END for academic forestry scientists. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Treesource is a bespoke book shop with a diverse range of books for professional arborists, foresters and anyone with an interest in trees £ No Items in Your Basket.

• the use of natural disturbance regimes to guide human disturbance regimes. Allied with these guiding principles, a checklist of measures for forest biodiversity conservation is presented, reflecting the multi-scaled nature of conservation approaches on forested land. Forest management involves the integration of silvicultural practices and business concepts (e.g., analyzing economic alternatives) in such a way as to best achieve a landowner’s objectives. Management of forests requires a plan (however developed), and an assessment of .

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Natural disturbances are fundamental to forest ecosystem dynamics and have been used for two decades to improve forest management, notably in the boreal forest. Initially based on fire regimes, there is now a need to extend the concept to include other types of disturbances as they can greatly contribute to forest dynamics in some regions of the boreal zone.

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