General Technical Report NC

PREFACE Establishment of the International Boreal Forest Research Association ( IBFRA ) was proposed in 1990 at the ... in this volume focussed on " Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems : human impacts and natural processes " .

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Emulating Natural Forest Landscape Disturbances

Remarks on Upper Canada surveys, and extracts from the surveyor's reports, containing a description of the soil and ... Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) symposium on disturbance in boreal ...

Author: Ajith H. Perera

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231503082

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What is a natural forest disturbance? How well do we understand natural forest disturbances and how might we emulate them in forest management? What role does emulation play in forest management? Representing a range of geographic perspectives from across Canada and the United States, this book looks at the escalating public debate on the viability of natural disturbance emulation for sustaining forest landscapes from the perspective of policymakers, forestry professionals, academics, and conservationists. This book provides a scientific foundation for justifying the use of and a solid framework for examining the ambiguities inherent in emulating natural forest landscape disturbance. It acknowledges the divergent expectations that practitioners face and offers a balanced view of the promises and challenges associated with applying this emerging forest management paradigm. The first section examines foundational concepts, addressing questions of what emulation involves and what ecological reasoning substantiates it. These include a broad overview, a detailed review of emerging forest management paradigms and their global context, and an examination of the ecological premise for emulating natural disturbance. This section also explores the current understanding of natural disturbance regimes, including the two most prevalent in North America: fire and insects. The second section uses case studies from a wide geographical range to address the characterization of natural disturbances and the development of applied templates for their emulation through forest management. The emphasis on fire regimes in this section reflects the greater focus that has traditionally been placed on understanding and managing fire, compared with other forms of disturbance, and utilizes several viewpoints to address the lessons learned from historical disturbance patterns. Reflecting on current thinking in the field, immediate challenges, and potential directions, the final section moves deeper into the issues of practical applications by exploring the expectations for and feasibility of emulating natural disturbance through forest management.

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

In Disturbance in Boreal Forest Ecosystems: Human Impacts and Natural Processes, Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 Annual Meeting, ... U.S. Forest Service General Technical Report NC-209, pp.

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190295912

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change is an up-to-date, comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide to the range of issues surrounding natural and human-induced changes in the Earth's environment. In one convenient volume, the Companion brings together current knowledge about the relations between technological, social, demographic, economic, and political factors as well as biological, chemical, and physical systems. It is an essential reference work for students, teachers, researchers, and other professionals seeking to understand any aspect of global change.

General Technical Report NE

Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems : human impacts and natural processes . Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 annual meeting ; 1997 August 4-7 ; Duluth , MN . Gen. Tech . Rep . NC - 209 .

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International Boreal Forest Research Association Conference

USDA United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Disturbance in Boreal Forest Ecosystems : Human Impacts and Natural Processes North Central Research Station General Technical Report NC - 209 UAS International Boreal Forest ...

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Category: Ecological disturbances

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Increasing Climate Variability and Change

Disturbances in Boreal Forest Ecosystems: Human Impacts and Natural Resources, USDA-Forest Service North Central Research Station. St. Paul, U.S.A., General Technical Report NC-209, 17–29. Sedjo, R. A.: 1999, 'The potential of ...

Author: James Salinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402041662

Category: Science

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This book reviews the latest assessments of climate variability and climate change, and their impacts on agriculture and forestry, and recommends appropriate adaptation strategies for reducing the vulnerability of agriculture and forestry to climate variability and climate change. Among other solutions, the text offers management strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from different agroecosystems, and proposes the use of seasonal climate forecasts to reduce climate risk.

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

The vast scale and comprehensive nature of the changes now underway or expected soon in the boreal forest under ... In Disturbance in Boreal Forest Ecosystems : Human Impacts and Natural Processes , Proceedings of the International ...

Author: Master Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019816211

Category: Science

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"The Oxford Companion to Global Change provides a concise guide to the realities of a planet in transition, covering such crucial topics as the threat of declining crude oil production, the status of coal-burning technology, and the future of nuclear power. Over 150 scientists and specialists, led by David J. Cuff and Andrew S. Goudie of Temple University and Oxford University respectively, contribute entries on key subjects, demonstrating the social, political, and technological interrelationships between them."--BOOK JACKET.