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The World of Northern Evergreens

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These ... More


Origin of the Evergreen Forests

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses two questions that have engaged the interests of ecologists and motivated years of research: Where has the forest come from? And why are the great majority of its trees ... More


Broadleafs Growing among the Conifers

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on broadleafs that can be found in northern forests. It considers the trees and shrubs that live in the harsh climate of the true north, not those in the mixed forests of the St. ... More


Identifying the Conifers

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The chapter considers the various groups of conifers and how they can be told apart. It begins with some brief remarks about the naming of plants. The English names of the various groups of conifers ... More


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