North Pacific Temperate Rainforests: Ecology and Conservation

By: Orians, Gordon H.; Schoen, John W.

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 383 pages. Full green cloth boards.


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The North Pacific temperate rainforest, stretching from southern Alaska to northern California, is the largest temperate rainforest on earth. This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of key issues important for the management and conservation of the northern portion of this rainforest, located in northern British Columbia and southeastern Alaska.

This region encompasses thousands of islands and millions of acres of relatively pristine rainforest, providing an opportunity to compare the ecological functioning of a largely intact forest ecosystem with the highly modified ecosystems that typify most of the world's temperate zone. The book examines the basic processes that drive the dynamic behavior of such ecosystems and considers how managers can use that knowledge to sustainably manage the rainforest and balance ecosystem integrity with human use. Together, the contributors offer a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by scientists, managers, and conservationists in the northern portion of the North Pacific rainforest that will be of interest to conservation practitioners seeking to balance economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation across the globe.

Title: North Pacific Temperate Rainforests: Ecology and Conservation

Author: Orians, Gordon H.; Schoen, John W.

Categories: Environment, Science, Life, Northwest, Plants,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Seattle, Audubon Alaska and The Nature Conservatory of Alaska in Association with University of Washington Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0295992611

ISBN Number 13: 9780295992617

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 138927