Deciduous Forests Of Eastern North America

Autor: E. Lucy Braun
ISBN: 9781930665309
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First published in 1950, this text describes in detail the trees and shrubs in the deciduous forests of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It is still widely used as a reference work today.

A Naturalist S Guide To Forest Plants

Autor: Donald D. Cox
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815607793
File Size: 32,38 MB
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"Cox provides complete and accurate details for those readers who are interested in collecting forest plants and preserving plant collection. For readers who wish to go a step beyond identifying and collecting plants, the final chapter describes nontechnical investigations, activities, and projects. The author emphasizes forest conservation and habitat preservation throughout this invaluable book."--Jacket.

Routledge Handbook Of Forest Ecology

Autor: Kelvin S.-H. Peh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317816447
File Size: 27,86 MB
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This comprehensive handbook provides a unique resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. The book is divided into seven parts, addressing the following themes: forest types forest dynamics forest flora and fauna energy and nutrients forest conservation and management forests and climate change human impacts on forest ecology. While each chapter can stand alone as a suitable resource for a lecture or seminar, the complete book provides an essential reference text for a wide range of students of ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography and natural resource management. Contributors include leading authorities from all parts of the world.

Forest Plants Of The Southeast And Their Wildlife Uses

Autor: James Howard Miller
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820327488
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This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants role in wildlife sustenance. Packed with detailed color photographs, the book is a must-have for forest landowners, game and wildlife managers, biologists, outdoors enthusiasts, students--anyone with an interest in the intricate and often unexpected interrelationships between the flora and fauna of our regions forests. Features: Descriptions of native and nonnative (exotic or invasive) plants, including 330 species of forbs, in 180 genera: grasses, sedges, and rushes; woody vines and semiwoody plants; shrubs; palms and yucca; cane; cactus; ferns; and ground lichen 650 color photos Map of physiographic provinces 56 simple black-and-white drawings of flower parts, flower types, and inflorescences, leaf arrangements, leaf divisions, shapes, and margins, and parts of a grass plant Glossary Index of genera by family, index by wildlife species, and index of scientific and common names

Sustaining Young Forest Communities

Autor: Cathryn Greenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400716206
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This edited volume addresses a rising concern among natural resource scientists and management professionals about decline of the many plant and animal species associated with early-successional habitats, especially within the Central Hardwood Region of the USA. These open habitats, with herbaceous, shrub, or young forest cover, are disappearing as abandoned farmland, pastures, and cleared forest patches return to forest. There are many questions about “why, what, where, and how” to manage for early successional habitats. In this book, expert scientists and experienced land managers synthesize knowledge and original scientific work to address questions on such topics as wildlife, water, carbon sequestration, natural versus managed disturbance, future scenarios, and sustainable creation and management of early successional habitat in a landscape context.

A Field Guide To The Families And Genera Of Woody Plants Of Northwest South America Colombia Ecuador Peru With Supplementary Notes On Herbaceous Taxa

Autor: Alwyn H. Gentry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226289441
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To understand almost any part of the tropical rain forest's fabulously complex web of life, one must first learn to identify a bewildering array of plants. Alwyn Gentry's landmark book, completed just before his tragic death in 1993, is the only field guide to the nearly 250 families of woody plants in the most species-rich region of South America. As a consummate field researcher, Gentry designed this guide to be not just comprehensive, but also easy to use in rigorous field conditions. Unlike many field guides, which rely for their identifications on flowers and fruits that are only present during certain seasons, Gentry's book focuses on characters such as bark, leaves, and odor that are present year-round. His guide is filled with clear illustrations, step-by-step keys to identification, and a wealth of previously unpublished data. All biologists, wildlife managers, conservationists, and government officials concerned with the tropical rain forests will need and use this field guide. Alwyn Gentry was one of the world's foremost experts on the biology of tropical plants. He was senior curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and was a member of Conservation International's interdisciplinary Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) team, which inventories the biodiversity of the most threatened tropical areas. From 1967 to 1993 he collected more than 80,000 plant specimens, many of them new to science.

Trees Of Pennsylvania

Autor: Ann Fowler Rhoads
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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Authoritative, encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated guide to the trees of the state and region--from the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.