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The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

Now Published!

By P Johnson, Formerly US Forest Service, USA, S Shifley, Formerly US Forest Service, USA, R Rogers, Formerly University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA, D C Dey, US Forest Service, USA, J M Kabrick, US Forest Service, USA

April 2019 / Hardback / 628 Pages / 9781780647081 £150.00 / €195.00 / $250.00
With 10% online discount: £135.00 / €175.50 / $225.00
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Main Description

The third edition of The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks is an updated and expanded edition that explores oak forests as responsive ecosystems.

New chapters emphasize the importance of fire in sustaining and managing oak forests, the effects of a changing climate, and advanced artificial regeneration techniques. This new edition expands on silvicultural methods for restoring and sustaining oak woodlands and savannahs, and on management of ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat. It also incorporates new material on evaluating landscape-scale, and cumulative effects of management action compared with inaction. Nine of the fifteen chapters cover updated information on the geographic distribution of US oaks, oak regeneration dynamics, site productivity, stocking and stand development, even- and uneven-aged silvicultural methods, and growth and yield. This edition includes a new section with colour illustrations for improved visualization of complex relationships.

This book is intended for forest and wildlife managers, ecologists, silviculturists, environmentalists, and students of those fields.

  • 1: Oak-dominated Ecosystems
  • 2: Regeneration Ecology I Flowering, Fruiting and Reproduction Characteristics
  • 3: Regeneration Ecology II Population Dynamics
  • 4: Site Quality and Productivity
  • 5: Development of Natural Stands
  • 6: Self-thinning and Stand Density
  • 7: Fire and Oak Forests
  • 8: Even-aged Silvicultural Methods
  • 9: Uneven-aged Silvicultural Methods
  • 10: Artificial Regeneration
  • 11: Managing Forest Health
  • 12: Silvicultural Methods for Oak Savannahs and Woodlands
  • 13: Silvicultural Methods for Selected Ecosystem Services
  • 14: Managing Oak Forests in a Changing Climate
  • 15: Growth and Yield
  • Appendix 1: Common and Scientific Names of Species Mentioned
  • Appendix 2: Forest Cover Types of Eastern USA Dominated by Oaks or Oaks Mixed with Other Species
  • Appendix 3: Forest Cover Types of Western USA Dominated by Oaks or Oaks Mixed with Other Species
  • Appendix 4: Formulae for Converting Site Index of One Species to Another in Unglaciated Regions of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia
  • Appendix 5: Formulae for Converting Site Indexes for Oaks and Associated Species from One Species to Another in Three Regions
  • Appendix 6: Formulae for Converting Yellow-poplar Site Index to Oak Site Indexes in the Virginia-Carolina Piedmont
  • Appendix 7: Parameter Estimates for Site Index Asymptotes (S) and Species Coefficients (b) for Deriving Height/dbh Site Index Curves from Equation 4.1
  • Appendix 8: Common Conversions

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