Skip to Main Content
Emerging themes in the ecology and management of North American forestsAuthor(s): Terry L. Sharik; William Adair; Fred A. Baker; Michael Battaglia; Emily J. Comfort; Anthony W. D'Amato; Craig Delong; R. Justin DeRose; Mark J. Ducey; Mark Harmon; Louise Levy; Jesse A. Logan; Joseph O'Brien; Brian J. Palik; Scott D. Roberts; Paul C. Rogers; Douglas J. Shinneman; Thomas Spies; Sarah L. Taylor; Christopher Woodall; Andrew Youngblood
Source: International Journal of Forestry Research. 2010: Article ID 964360. 11 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Download Publication (536.33 KB)
DescriptionForests are extremely complex systems that respond to an overwhelming number of biological and environmental factors, which can act singularly and in concert with each other, as exemplified by Puettmann et al. . The complexity of forest systems presents an enormous challenge for forest researchers who try to deepen their understanding of the structure and function of these systems, and for forest managers who try to deploy practices that emulate natural processes. This paper addresses key issues in forest research and management and is divided into three sections: (1) disturbance, (2) emerging roles of forest detritus, and (3) ecological applications in the management of forest ecosystems. Disturbance emerged as a major theme from the workshop and is, thus, treated at some length and includes a subsection on ecosystem recovery to emphasize the controversy and special challenges of restoration as amanagement tool.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationSharik, Terry L.; Adair, William; Baker, Fred A.; Battaglia, Michael; Comfort, Emily J.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Delong, Craig; DeRose, R. Justin; Ducey, Mark J.; Harmon, Mark; Levy, Louise; Logan, Jesse A.; O'Brien, Joseph; Palik, Brian J.; Roberts, Scott D.; Rogers, Paul C.; Shinneman, Douglas J.; Spies, Thomas; Taylor, Sarah L.; Woodall, Christopher; Youngblood, Andrew. 2010. Emerging themes in the ecology and management of North American forests. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2010: Article ID 964360. 11 p.
Keywordsforests, ecology, management, disturbance, detritus, ecological applications, ecosystems
- Messy world: managing dynamic landscape.
- Necessary work: discovering old forests, new outlooks, and community on the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1948-2000.
- Simulation modeling of forest landscape disturbances: Where do we go from here?
XML: View XML