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Forest Ecosystems. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 1761753
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This revision maintains the position of Forest Ecosystems as the one source for the latest information on the advanced methods that have enhanced our understating of forest ecosystems. Further understanding is given to techniques to explore the changes in climatic cycles, the implications of wide-scale pollution, fire and other ecological disturbances that have a global effect. The inclusion of models, equations, graphs, and tabular examples provides readers with a full understanding of the methods and techniques.

- Includes a revised section on important advances in regional scale analyses - Features an update to global scale analyses including revised color images - Provides a detailed comparison of predicted vs. observed tree diversity across 65 eco-regions

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1. Forest Ecosystem Analysis at Multiple Time and Space Scales

I. Introduction

II. The Scientific Domain of Forest Ecosystem Analysis

III. The Space/Time Domain of Ecosystem Analysis

IV. Time and Space Scaling from the Stand/Seasonal Level

V. Management Applications of Ecosystem Analysis

VI. Related Textbooks

VII. Web Site for Updated Materials

Section I. Introduction to Analysis of Seasonal Cycles of Water, Carbon, and Minerals through Forest Stands

2. Water Cycles

I. Introduction

II. Heat and Water Vapor Transfer from Vegetation

III. Water Flow through Trees

IV. Water Storage and Losses from Snow

V. Water Flow across and through Soil

VI. Coupled Water Balance Models

VII. Summary

3. Carbon Cycle

I. Introduction

II. Photosynthesis

III. Autotrophic Respiration

IV. Heterotrophic Respiration

V. Modeling Photosynthesis and Respiration

VI. Net Primary Production and Allocation

VII. Comparison of Forest Ecosystem Models

VIII. Summary

4. Mineral Cycles

I. Introduction

II. Plant Processes Affecting Nutrient Cycling

III. Sources of Nutrients

IV. Soil and Litter Processes

V. Mass Balance and Models of Mineral Cycles

VI. Summary

Section II. Introduction to Temporal Scaling

5. Temporal Changes in Forest Structure and Function

I. Introduction

II. Structural Stages in Stand Development

III. Functional Responses of Stands at Different Stages in Development

IV. Looking Back in Time

V. Ecosystem Models, Projections Forward in Time

VI. Summary

6. Susceptibility and Response of Forests to Disturbance

I. Introduction

II. Biotic Factors

III. Abiotic Factors

IV. Summary

Section III. Introduction to Spatial Scaling and Spatial/Temporal Modeling

7. Spatial Scaling Methods for Landscape and Regional Ecosystem Analysis

I. Introduction

II. Abiotic Site Variables

III. Providing the Driving Variables, Climatology

IV. Describing the Ecosystem

V. Spatially Explicit Landscape Pattern Analysis

VI. Data Layer Inconsistencies

VII. Summary

8. Regional and Landscape Ecological Analysis

I. Introduction

II. Horizontal Connections: Biotic Analysis of Forest Patterns

III. Vertical Connections: Forest-Atmosphere Interactions

IV. Vertical and Horizontal Connections: Regional Biogeochemistry

V. Summary

9. The Role of Forests in Global Ecology

I. Introduction

II. Global Forest Distribution

III. Forest-Climate Interactions

IV. Forests in the Global Carbon Cycle

V. Forests and Biodiversity

VI. Sustainability of Global Forests

VII. Summary

10. Advances in Eddy-Flux Analyses, Remote Sensing, and Evidence of Climate Change

I. Introduction

II. Eddy-Covariance Fluxes

III. New Remote Sensing of Forests

IV. Climate Change and Forests



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Waring, Richard H.
www.fsl.orst.edu/~waring/ Dr. Waring is an accomplished writter and professor of forest science. His notable publications include the first edition of Forest Ecosystems written in 1985. Waring, R.H. and W.H. Schlesinger. 1985. Forest ecosystems: Concepts and management. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL. 338 p
Running, Steven W.
Steven W. Running is trained as a terrestrial ecologist, receiving the B.S. (1972) and M.S. (1973) degrees from Oregon State University, and the Ph.D. (1979) degree in Forest Ecology from Colorado State University. He has been with the University of Montana, Missoula, since 1979, where he is a Professor of Ecology. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem biogeochemical models by integration of remote sensing with climatology and terrestrial ecology. He is a Team Member for the NASA Earth Observing System, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and is responsible for the EOS global terrestrial net primary production and evaporative index datasets. He has published over 240 scientific articles. He currently serves on the standing Committee for Earth Studies of the National Research Council, and on the federal Interagency Carbon Cycle Science Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate System Model Land Working Group, a Member of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program Executive Committee, and the World Climate Research Program, Global Terrestrial Observing System. Dr. Running is a chapter Lead Author for the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Prof. Running is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and is designated a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information.
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