Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Hemlock : a forest giant on the edge / David R. Foster [and eight others], editors ; Stephen Long, consulting editor ; contributors Benjamin H. Baiser [and nine others]
Published New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2014
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents Hemlock's future in the context of its past -- An iconic species -- Lessons from Harvard forests and ecologists. I. the Pisgah forest -- Prehistory to present -- Tree-falls and tanbark -- Lessons from Harvard forests and ecologists. II. Bob Marshall's plot -- Hemlock as a foundation species -- A range-wide hemlock decline -- Invasion of an exotic pest -- Cut or girdle -- Modeling the dynamics of a forest giant -- Reprise : eastern hemlock as a foundation species -- Lessons from Harvard forests and ecologists. III. the Earl Stephens plot. When doing nothing is a viable alternative : insights into conservation and management -- Lessons from Harvard forests and ecologists. IV. Three views from John Sanderson's woodlot -- Lament
Summary The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern American forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. A 'foundation species' influencing all the species in the ecosystem surroounding it, this iconic North American tree has long inspired poets and artists as well as naturalists and scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Eastern hemlock.
Forest declines -- Research -- New England.
Forest ecology -- Research -- New England.
Form Electronic book
Author Baiser, Benjamin H., contributor
Foster, David R., 1954- editor
Long, Stephen, 1953- editor
ISBN 0300179383 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
0300186770 (electronic bk.)
9780300186772 (electronic bk.)