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Forest Dynamics : An Ecological Model

Forest Dynamics : An Ecological Model - 92 edition

Forest Dynamics : An Ecological Model - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780195065558

ISBN10: 0195065557

Forest Dynamics : An Ecological Model by Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780195065558
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1992
International: No
Forest Dynamics : An Ecological Model by Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780195065558

ISBN13: 9780195065558

ISBN10: 0195065557

Edition: 92

Summary

Over the past two decades, the author has developed and refined an extremely useful simulation model of forest growth. The JABOWA model was the first successful application of digital computer simulation to a complex natural ecosystem. Effects of global warming, acid rain, and commercial forest harvesting practices have been analyzed with this model. Offering a fresh perspective on ecological phenomena, Forest Dynamics provides all the information necessary to understand and use the model. Written for students and professionals in forestry and ecology, the book sets the forest model within the broader context of the science of ecology and the ecological issues that confront society in the management of forests. It also explains the theoretical foundations of the model.

Author Bio

Botkin, Daniel B. : George Mason University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Nature and Knowing: Ecology and Theory
2. The Forest Environment
3. The Tree in the Forest
4. Implications of the Model for the Dynamics of Forests
5. Testing and Comparing the Model with the Real World
6. Sensitivity of the Model
7. The Use of the Model in Natural Resource Management
8. The Use of the Model in Global Environmental Problems
9. General Implications of the Model for Ecological Theory