Emulating Natural Forest Landscape Disturbances
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Dodał/a książkę:Wojciech Polak
What is a natural forest disturbance? How well do we understand them and how might we emulate them in forest management? What role does emulation play in forest management? Representing a range of geographic perspectives from across Canada and the United States, this book looks at the escalating public debate on the viability of natural disturbance emulation for sustaining forest landscapes from the perspective of policymakers, forestry professionals, academics, and conservationists. The first section examines foundational concepts, addressing questions of what emulation involves and what ecological reasoning substantiates it. The second section uses case studies from a wide geographical range to address the characterization of natural disturbances and the development of applied templates for their emulation through forest management. The final section explores the expectations for and feasibility of emulating natural disturbance through forest management.