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The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, 10th ed.

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The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, 10th ed.

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The most up-to-date, comprehensive resource on silviculture that covers the range of topics and issues facing toda'ys foresters and resource professionals

The tenth edition of the classic work, The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, includes the most current information and the results of research on the many issues that are relevant to forests and forestry. The text covers such timely topics as biofuels and intensive timber production, ecosystem and landscape scale management of public lands, ecosystem services, surface drinking water supplies, urban and community greenspace, forest carbon, fire and climate, and much more.

In recent years, silvicultural systems have become more sophisticated and complex in application, particularly with a focus on multi-aged silviculture. There have been paradigm shifts toward managing for more complex structures and age-classes for integrated and complementary values including wildlife, water and open space recreation. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition covers a wide range of topics and challenges relevant to the forester or resource professional today. This full-color text offers the most expansive book on silviculture and:

Includes a revised and expanded text with clear language and explanations
Covers the many cutting-edge resource issues that are relevant to forests and forestry
Contains boxes within each chapter to provide greater detail on particular silvicultural treatments and examples of their use
Features a completely updated bibliography plus new photographs, tables and figures
The Practice of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology, Tenth Edition is an invaluable resource for students and professionals in forestry and natural resource management.

Table of Contents
Preface
Part one: introduction to silviculture
Chapter 1 the history and philosophy of silviculture
Chapter 2 silviculture and its place in managing current forests and woodlands
Part two: ecological foundations of silviculture
Chapter 3 ecological site classification, stands as management units, and landscape-scale planning
Chapter 4 stand dynamics: the ecology of forest succession
Chapter 5 ecology of regeneration
- The regeneration process
- Disturbance, climate, and regional patterns in floristics of forest regeneration
- Regeneration methods as analogs to natural disturbance
Part three: methods of regeneration
Chapter 6 development of silvicultural systems and methods of regeneration
Chapter 7 site treatments
Part 3a: natural regeneration methods
Chapter 8 natural regeneration: the clearcutting method
Chapter 9 natural regeneration: the seed-tree method
Chapter 10 natural regeneration: the shelterwood method
Chapter 11 natural regeneration: multi-aged systems (irregular seed-tree and and shelterwood methods)
Chapter 12 natural regeneration: the coppice method
Chapter 13 natural regeneration: selection method
Part 3b: methods based on artificial regeneration
Chapter 14 species selection and genetic improvement
Chapter 15 nursery, planting, and seeding techniques
Chapter 16 the arrangement, composition and methods of planting
Part four: post-establishment (intermediate) treatments
Chapter 17 tree and stand growth
Chapter 18 post-establishment tools in silviculture
Chapter 19 pruning methods and applications
Chapter 20 release operations in seedling and sapling stands
Chapter 21 methods of thinning
Chapter 22 quantitative guidelines for stand density management
Part five: silvicultural considerations for managing all forests
Chapter 23 conservation management practices
Chapter 24 silviculture for wildlife habitat
Chapter 25 silvicultural applications to forest restoration: rehabilitation and reclamation
- Categories of Forest Degradation and their Restoration Treatments
Chapter 26 approaches and treatments to maintaining healthy forest ecosystems
Chapter 27 managing forest carbon in changing climates
Part six: silvicultural applications for different land uses
Chapter 28 ecosystem management: managing public natural forests for multiple values
Chapter 29 application of silviculture to watershed management
Chapter 30 industrial timber management
- Principles of regulating timber management harvests
Chapter 31 application of silviculture to agroforestry
Chapter 32 application of silviculture to urban ecosystems and the urban-rural interface
Chapter 33 synthesis
Glossary
Index

Authors
Mark S. Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of School Forests, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT, USA.
Matthew J. Kelty, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.

Publisher: - John Wiley - more

Code: - 9781119270959

Year: - 2018 03 (Mar)

Authors: - Ashton, M.S., Kelty, M.J.

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