Ecosystem Services from Forest Landscapes

Therefore, emulation of natural disturbances has been proposed as a sustainable forest management (Kuuluvainen and Grenfell 2012). In boreal forest ecosystems where fire is the major natural disturbance agent, it has been suggested the ...

Author: Ajith H. Perera

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319745152

Category: Science

Page: 265

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Over the last two decades, the topic of forest ecosystem services has attracted the attention of researchers, land managers, and policy makers around the globe. The services rendered by forest ecosystems range from intrinsic to anthropocentric benefits that are typically grouped as provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural. The research efforts, assessments, and attempts to manage forest ecosystems for their sustained services are now widely published in scientific literature. This volume focuses on broad-scale aspects of forest ecosystem services, beyond individual stands to large landscapes. In doing so, it illustrates the conceptual and practical opportunities as well as challenges involved with planning for forest ecosystem services across landscapes, regions, and nations. The goal here is to broaden the scope of land use planning through the adoption of a landscape-scale approach. Even though this approach is complex and involves multiple ecological, social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions, the landscape perspective appears to offer the best opportunity for a sustained provision of forest ecosystem services.

Disturbance Effects on Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Forest Ecosystems

Knohl, A. Carbon exchange of a Russian boreal forest after windthrow Carbon dioxide exchange of a Russian boreal forest ... J.; Monson, R.K. Persistent reduced ecosystem respiration after insect disturbance in high elevation forests.

Author: Scott X. Chang

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039286669

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Forest ecosystems are often disturbed by agents such as harvesting, fire, wind, insects and diseases, and acid deposition, with differing intensities and frequencies. Such disturbances can markedly affect the amount, form, and stability of soil organic carbon in, and the emission of greenhouse gases, including CO2, CH4, and N2O from, forest ecosystems. It is vitally important that we improve our understanding of the impact of different disturbance regimes on forest soil carbon dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions to guide our future research, forest management practices, and policy development. This Special Issue provides an important update on the disturbance effects on soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in forest ecosystems in different climate regions.

A Systems Analysis of the Global Boreal Forest

The world's boreal forests, which lie to the south of the Arctic, are considered to be the Earth's most significant terrestrial ecosystems.

Author: Herman H. Shugart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521619734

Category: Nature

Page: 580

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The world's boreal forests, which lie to the south of the Arctic, are considered to be the Earth's most significant terrestrial ecosystems. A panel of ecologists here provide a synthesis of the important patterns and processes which occur in boreal forests and review the principal mechanisms which control the forest's patterns.

Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management

A typical disturbance that was previously mentioned is fire in boreal forests ( 7 ) . The boreal forest zone occurs in the Northern Hemisphere across Canada , Alaska , Siberia , and Scandinavia and reaches to the treeline ...

Author: Raymond A. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471331452

Category: Nature

Page: 591

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This new revision reflects the many changes and approaches to forestry that have occurred in the field of forestry over the last decade. This book is intended to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the important aspects of the field of forestry. Treatment is comprehensive and more advanced than other forestry textbooks, featuring a new section on Forests and Society to reflect the increasing human influences on forestry.