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David A. Perry is a professor of ecosystem studies at Oregon State University. He is lead editor of Maintaining Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Ecosystems. Ram Oren is a professor of ecology and chair of the Environmental Sciences and Policy Division of the Nichols School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Stephen C. Hart is a professor at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry.
Table of Contents
|Basic Terminology and Concepts||p. 11|
|Forests as Part of the Global Ecosystem||p. 21|
|Major Forest Types and Their Climatic Controls||p. 41|
|Local Variation in Community Type: The Landscape Mosaic||p. 60|
|Change in Time: An Overview||p. 79|
|Disturbance in Forest Ecosystems||p. 86|
|Patterns and Mechanisms of Succession||p. 118|
|The Structure of Local Ecosystems||p. 156|
|How Biodiversity Is Created and Maintained||p. 190|
|The Biological Web: Interactions among Species||p. 216|
|Size-Density Relationships in Forests over Time and across Space||p. 242|
|Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects of Species Interactions||p. 247|
|Soil: The Fundamental Resource||p. 256|
|Primary Productivity||p. 301|
|Forest Nutrition||p. 333|
|Biogeochemical Cycling: Nutrient Inputs to and Losses from Local Ecosystems||p. 347|
|Biogeochemical Cycling: The Intrasystem Cycle||p. 372|
|Herbivores in Forest Ecosystems||p. 409|
|Ecosystem Stability I: Introduction and Case Studies||p. 438|
|Ecosystem Stability II: The Role of Biodiversity||p. 464|
|Ecosystem Stability III: Conserving Species||p. 480|
|The Future||p. 503|
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