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Title The longleaf pine ecosystem : ecology, silviculture, and restoration / Shibu Jose, Eric J. Jokela, Deborah L. Miller (editors)
Published New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 438 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Springer series on environmental management, 0172-6161
Springer series on environmental management. 0172-6161
Contents The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem -- History and Future of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem -- Ecology -- Ecological Classification of Longleaf Pine Woodlands -- Longleaf Pine Regeneration Ecology and Methods -- Plant Competition, Facilitation, and Other Overstory-Understory Interactions in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Vertebrate Faunal Diversity of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Silviculture -- Uneven-Aged Silviculture of Longleaf Pine -- Longleaf Pine Growth and Yield -- Restoration -- Restoring the Overstory of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Restoring the Ground Layer of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Reintroduction of Fauna to Longleaf Pine Ecosystems -- Spatial Ecology and Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Evosystem -- Longleaf Pine Restoration -- Role of Public-Private Partnership in Restoration
Summary The longleaf pine ecosystem, once one of the most extensive ecosystems in North America, has been reduced over the past few centuries to approximately 2.2 per cent of its original size. Despite this devastation, the range of the longleaf still extends from Florida and the Carolinas to Texas, and through combined efforts of organizations such as the USDA Forest Service, the Longleaf Alliance and the Nature Conservancy, extensive programs to conserve and restore the trees are now underway. The pines are valued not only for their aesthetic appeal, but also for the habitats they provide, as well as for the quality of their lumber. Longleaf pines have a natural resistance to fire and some insects, and their ecosystems support more than thirty threatened or endangered plant and animal species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker and the gopher tortoise. This book unites a wealth of current information on the ecology, silviculture and restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem.; It also includes a discussion of the significant historical, social and political aspects of longleaf pine ecosystem management, making it a valuable resource for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants and the forest product industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Forest conservation -- Southern States.
Longleaf pine.
Form Electronic book
Author Jokela, Eric Jon, 1953-
Jose, Shibu.
Miller, Debbie (Deborah Louise)
LC no. 2005936717
ISBN 0387296557 (Cloth)
9780387296555 (Cloth)