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Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its ... More


Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Tom Kimmerer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

When the Bluegrass region of Kentucky was settled, early farmers found natural woodland pastures of open-grown trees shading grass and cane. The same trees that shaded the natural pastures remain ... More


Conservation biology: past and present 1

Curt Meine

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, Curt Meine introduces the discipline by tracing its history. He also highlights the inter‐disciplinary nature of conservation science. Conservation biology emerged in the mid‐1980s ... More


Arcata Community Forest

Mark Andre

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Northern California’s Arcata Community Forest (ACF) is owned by the residents of the city of Arcata and managed jointly by the city’s Natural Resources Division of the Environmental Services ... More


Uses, functions, and management of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the historical and present-day uses of peatlands. Agriculturial topics include hayfields and pastures, cultivation, and transformations of peat after drainage and conversions. ... More


Introduction

Kevin L. O’Hara

in Multiaged Silviculture: Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703068
eISBN:
9780191788796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703068.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Multiaged stands are defined as having two or more age classes. They encompass traditional selection stands as well as simpler, two-aged stands that might result from a shelterwood with reserves. ... More


Environmental Law of Costa Rica: Development and Enforcement

Roxana Salazar

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents the legal frame for environmental and biodiversity protection in Costa Rica. It discusses some of the most important environmental laws produced by Costa Rica's Legislative ... More


Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica: Although there are many laws for the protection of the environment, there is also incongruity among them.

Julio Alberto Bustos

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with incongruity among environmental laws, emphasizing how it hinders the cooperation between institutions and limit effective action on protection of the environment. It ... More


Protecting Water Resources with Streamside Management Zones at Robinson Forest

Christopher D. Barton, Emma L. Witt, and Jeffrey W. Stringer

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Streamside management zones (SMZ) are a common best management practice used to minimize impacts to water quality from forest harvesting. Information on the effectiveness of SMZ use in Kentucky is ... More


The Trees in the Woods 1945–2007

K.J. Kirby

in Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199605187
eISBN:
9780191810039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the status of the trees located in Wytham. It examines the tree's physiology, including the composition and structure of shrub layers in Wytham. It describes the extent of the ... More


The Caribbean Lowland Evergreen Moist and Wet Forests

Deedra McClearn, J. Pablo Arroyo-Mora, Enrique Castro, Ronald C. Coleman, Javier F. Espeleta, Carlos García-Robledo, Alex Gilman, José González, Armond T. Joyce, Erin Kuprewicz, John T. Longino, Nicole L. Michel, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Andrea Romero, Carlomagno Soto, Orlando Vargas, Amanda Wendt, Steven Whitfield, and Robert M. Timm

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Geography has played a critical role in Costa Rica’s Caribbean lowlands with respect to initial origin of the landmass, climate, patterns of vegetation, sites of early human settlement, colonial ... More


Regenerating Forests in Tropical Landscapes

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how tropical forests regenerate within a larger spatial context of human-modified landscapes, where natural or semi-natural habitats coexist within a matrix of different types ... More


Synthesis: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Forest regeneration and ecological restoration in tropical regions can have important co-benefits for the billions of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods and wellbeing. Existing ... More


Satellite remote sensing to support agriculture and forestry

Nathalie Pettorelli

in Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198717263
eISBN:
9780191785979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717263.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter presents a comprehensive overview of how satellite data can be used to support agriculture and forestry. The first two parts explore how satellite imagery can be used to monitor forests ... More


Peatlands around the world

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the distribution of peatlands around the world, including the tropics and the southern hemisphere. It first presents estimates of peatland areas for thirty-six countries with ... More


Management, conservation, and restoration of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter deals with management, conservation, and restoration of peatlands. It begins with an overview of the historical development of peatland use before discussing the use of open peatlands ... More


Peatlands and climate change

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines some of the current concerns about the possible effects of climate change on peatlands. It first considers carbon pools in peatlands before turning to greenhouse gases and ... More


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