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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
 
 

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, 1st Edition

 
Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, 1st Edition,Donald Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek Siry,ISBN9780123869012
 
 
 

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The key text on introductory forestry topics, linking basic forestry science with applied aspects and featuring a balanced treatment of ecological and practical concepts.

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Key Features

  • 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps
  • Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter
  • Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry

Description

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder.

Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses.

Readership

Undergraduate students majoring in forestry, natural resource management, wildlife, recreation, and environmental science, and instructors in these disciplines

Donald Grebner

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, USA

Pete Bettinger

Affiliations and Expertise

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Jacek Siry

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, 1st Edition

1. A Brief History of Forestry and Natural Resource Management 

2. Forest Regions of the World 

3. Forest Objectives, Goals, and Constraints 

4. Forest Products 

5. Wildlife Habitat Relationships 

6. Ecosystems Services 

7. Forest Recreation 

8. Forest Measurements and Forestry Related Data 

9. Tree anatomy and physiology 

10. Forest Dynamics 

11. Common Forestry Practices 

12. Forest Harvesting Systems 

13. Forest Economics 

14. Forest Disturbances and Health 

15. Forest Policies and External Pressures 

16. Urban Forestry 

17. Ethics 

18. Careers 

Appendix A: Species Names 

Appendix B: Glossary 

Appendix C: Forestry Organizations

Quotes and reviews

"Forestry scholars Grebner, Bettinger, and Siry present an introductory textbook for freshman college students that can also be read by anyone interested in learning about forestry and natural resources."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

 
 

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