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Main Title The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Ecology, Silviculture, and Restoration / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Jose, Shibu.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jokela, Eric J.
Miller, Deborah L.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QH541.29
ISBN 9780387306872
Subjects Life sciences. ; Applied Ecology. ; Plant Ecology. ; Conservation biology. ; Forests and forestry. ; Environmental management. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30687-2
Collation XII, 438 p. 92 illus. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem -- History and Future of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem -- Ecology -- Ecological Classification of Longleaf Pine Woodlands -- Longleaf Pine Regeneration Ecology and Methods -- Plant Competition, Facilitation, and Other Overstory-Understory Interactions in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Vertebrate Faunal Diversity of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Silviculture -- Uneven-Aged Silviculture of Longleaf Pine -- Longleaf Pine Growth and Yield -- Restoration -- Restoring the Overstory of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Restoring the Ground Layer of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Reintroduction of Fauna to Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Spatial Ecology and Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Evosystem -- Longleaf Pine Restoration -- Role of Public-Private Partnership in Restoration. The longleaf pine ecosystem, once one of the most extensive ecosystems in North America, is now among the most threatened. Over the past few centuries, land clearing, logging, fire suppression, and the encroachment of more aggressive plants have led to an overwhelming decrease in the ecosystem's size, to approximately 2.2% of its original coverage. Despite this devastation, the range of the longleaf still extends from Virginia to Texas. Through the combined efforts of organizations such as the USDA Forest Service, the Longleaf Alliance, and the Nature Conservancy, extensive programs to conserve, restore, and manage the ecosystem are currently underway. The longleaf pine ecosystem is valued not only for its aesthetic appeal, but also for its outstanding biodiversity, habitat value, and for the quality of the longleaf pine lumber. It has a natural resistance to fire and insects, and supports more than thirty threatened or endangered plant and animal species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker and the gopher tortoise. The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem unites a wealth of current information on the ecology, silviculture, and restoration of this ecosystem. The book also includes a discussion of the significant historical, social, and political aspects of ecosystem management, making it a valuable resource for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants, and the forest products industry. About the Editors: Dr. Shibu Jose is Associate Professor of Forest Ecology and Dr. Eric J. Jokela is Professor of Silviculture at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Deborah L. Miller is Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida in Milton.
Place Published New York, NY
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Springer Series on Environmental Management,
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2006
Series Title Untraced Springer Series on Environmental Management,
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20141209191557
Language eng
Origin SPRINGER
Type EBOOK
OCLC Rec Leader 04579nam a22005775i 45