Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes
by Lee E Frelich (9780521052474)

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes
Lee E Frelich
Release Date: May 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 280
Category: Ecological Science, The Biosphere
ISBN: 9780521052474
ISBN-10: 0521052475

Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: * The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests * The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to form mosaics which, in turn, influence the environment and disturbance regime * The significance of temporal and spatial scale with regard to the overall impact of disturbances These themes are explored via case studies from the forests in the Lake States of the USA (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) where the presence of large primary forest remnants provides a unique opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hardwood-hemlock forests. The comparability of these forests to forests in other temperate zones allows generalizations to be made that may apply more widely.

AUD $97.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.

View other Lee E Frelich titles like "Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes"

Write a customer review of Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes.

If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend

Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Shopping Cart Customer Support

International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide