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Forest pattern and ecological process

David Lindenmayer

Forest pattern and ecological process

a synthesis of 25 years of research

by David Lindenmayer

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Published by CSIRO Publishing in Collingwood, Vic .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-302 and index.

StatementDavid Lindenmayer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH197.2.V5 L56 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination308 p. :
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24581313M
ISBN 100643096604
ISBN 109780643096608
LC Control Number2010292519
OCLC/WorldCa422797403

environmental change and to maintain the evolutionary potential of the biota. The third objective, "maintain ecological and evolutionary processes," is the focus of this document. Noss and Cooperrider () state that "considering process is fundamental to biodiversity conservation because process determines pattern."File Size: KB. out a step-by-step process for building models of ecological systems. If you’re impatient with philosophical discussion, you can read Sec-tion and the R supplement at the end of the chapter and move on to Chapter 2. INTRODUCTION This book is about combining models with data to answer ecological ques-tions.

It illustrates how ecological forest management is a complex process that requires broad ecological knowledge while giving readers a deeper understanding of basic principles and applications. Plain Language Summary. This book illustrates the relation between basic forest management concepts, forest dynamics models and ecological indicators. 1. Introduction. Spatial patterns in plant populations are the result of complex dynamics involving three main processes: plant growth (G), inter-plant competition (C, hereafter termed just competition) and birth-and-death processes (B&D) (Vanclay, , Hasenauer, ).These three ecological processes interact in a complicated dynamic way making it difficult to disentangle by:

Many more species of plants and animals live in a tropical forest than live in a desert. This difference most likely is due to the fact that, compared to a tropical forest, a desert 1) has less available sunlight 2) contains soil with sand 3) contains less water 4) has more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.   Forest succession is considered a secondary succession in most field biology and forest ecology texts but also has its own particular vocabulary. The forest process follows a timeline of tree species replacement and in this order: from pioneer seedlings and saplings to transition forest to young growth forest to mature forest to old growth forest.


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