The following titles have recently been added to the National Forest Service Library collection.
Forest Management for All: State and Private Forestry in the U.S. Forest Service
By Lincoln Bramwell
Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate : Promises and Perils
Edited by Joyce Maschinski and Kristin E. Haskins
Island Press; ISBN: 978-1-59726-831-8; March 6, 2012; 432 pages; Series: The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Considered an essential conservation tool, plant reintroductions have been conducted for many of the world's rarest plant species. The expertise and knowledge gained through these efforts constitute an essential storehouse of information for conservationists faced with a rapidly changing global climate.
This volume presents a comprehensive review of reintroduction projects and practices, the circumstances of their successes or failures, lessons learned, and the potential role for reintroductions in preserving species threatened by climate change. Contributors examine current plant reintroduction practices, from selecting appropriate source material and recipient sites to assessing population demography.
A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration
Edited by John Stanturf, Palle Madsen, David Lamb
Springer; ISBN: 978-94-007-5337-2; December 5, 2012; 474 pages; Series: World Forests, Vol. 16
While restoration ecology has traditionally aimed to re-create some putative more ‘natural’ ecological state, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged over the last decade as an approach aimed more at restoring natural functions, while focusing on meeting human needs.
With a view to exploring the practical potential of this approach, this book draws together a team of experts from the natural and social sciences to discuss its success so far in addressing critical issues such as biodiversity, ecological function, and human livelihoods. Applying principles of landscape ecology, restoration ecology, planning theory and conflict management, the book presents a series of case studies which document the approach, and discusses how the approach can help with priority setting for the future.
Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences
Edited by John Stanturf, David Lamb, Palle Madsen
Springer; ISBN: 978-94-007-5325-9; November 21, 2012; 336 pages; Series: World Forests, Vol. 15
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem.
Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West
by Anna Sher & Martin F. Quigley
Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-989820-6, March 4, 2013, 512 pages
The invasive species Tamarix first attracted the public eye in the 1990's when it was suspected of contributing to widespread drought and wildfires in the Western United States. Once purported to consume as much water as entire cities, very few plant species have received as much scientific, public, and political discussion and debate as Tamarix. Written by 44 of the field's most prominent scholars and scientists, this volume compiles 25 essays on this fascinating species--its biology, ecology, politics, management, and the ethical issues involved with designating a particular species as "good" or "bad". The book analyzes the controversy surrounding the Tamarisk's role in our ecosystems and what should be done about it.
by W. James Shuttleworth
Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-0-470-65937-3, January 30, 2012, 472 pages
Both hydrologists and meteorologists need to speak a common scientific language, and this has given rise to the new scientific discipline of hydrometeorology, which deals with the transfer of water and energy across the land/atmosphere interface.
Terrestrial Hydrometeorology is the first graduate-level text with sufficient breadth and depth to be used in hydrology departments to teach relevant aspects of meteorology, and in meteorological departments to teach relevant aspects of hydrology...
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Urban-Rural Interfaces: Linking People and Nature
Edited by David N. Laband, B. Graeme Lockaby & Wayne Zipperer
American Society of Agronomy, ISBN: 978-089118-615-1, November 12, 2012, 352 pages
What is the nature of the urban rural interface? Is it the place where country gives way to residential neighborhoods and shopping areas in a startling way? Is it a simple factor of population density? There is nothing simple about the urban rural interface-Editors David Laband, Graeme Lockaby, and Wayne Zipperer present the broad spectrum of interdisciplinary complexities at play. Organized into three sections on changing ecosystems, changing human dimensions, and the dynamic integration of human and natural systems, this is the new sustainability science, an emerging discipline that calls for integrating social and economic values with the physical, chemical, and ecological functions of ecosystems.
The Insatiable Bark Beetle
by Dr. Reese Halter
Rocky Mountain Books, ISBN: 978-1-926855-66-0, October 15, 2011, 176 pages
In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world. With aspects of both our environment and the economy at stake, Dr. Reese Halters second RMB Manifesto provides information on the various types of beetles negatively impacting trees, descriptions of the ecosystems they currently inhabit, and an accessible look at the future humanity may face if we do not find ways to control greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which are contributing factors to the ongoing spread of bark beetles.
Stream and Watershed Restoration: A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats
Edited by Philip Roni and Tim Beechie
Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-4051-9956, December 26, 2012, 316 pages
With $2 billion spent annually on stream restoration worldwide, there is a pressing need for guidance in this area, but until now, there was no comprehensive text on the subject. Filling that void, this unique text covers both new and existing information following a stepwise approach on theory, planning, implementation, and evaluation methods for the restoration of stream habitats. Comprehensively illustrated with case studies from around the world, the book provides a systematic approach to restoration programs suitable for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on stream or watershed restoration or as a reference for restoration practitioners and fisheries scientists.
Atlas of Yellowstone
Edited by W. Andrew Marcus, James E. Meacham, Ann W. Rodman, Alethea Y. Steingisser, Stuart Allan and Ross West
University of California Press, ISBN: 978-0-520-27155-5, April 23, 2012, 269 pages
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park. Equal parts reference and travel guide, the Atlas of Yellowstone is an unsurpassed resource.
• Features more than 500 maps including detailed topographic maps of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
• Contributors include more than 100 experts
• Gives place name references for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the surrounding region
Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management
Edited by John A. Wiens, Gregory D. Hayward, Hugh D. Safford and Catherine M. Giffen
Wiley-Blackwell; ISBN: 978-1-4443-3793-8 ; September 4, 2012; 352 pages
Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management explores the utility of historical ecology in a management and conservation context and the development of concepts related to understanding future ranges of variability. It provides guidance and insights to all those entrusted with managing and conserving natural resources. The book will be particularly timely as science-based management is once again emphasized in United States federal land management and as an understanding of the potential effects of climate change becomes more widespread among resource managers.
Wildlife, Forests, and Forestry: Principles of Managing Forests for Biological Diversity
by Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr. and Fiona K.A. Schmiegelow
Prentice Hall; ISBN: 978-0-13-501432-5; 2nd edition (July 18, 2010); 288 pages
Second edition offers a broad geographic scope and conceptual focus that establishes general principles and guidelines for forest and wildlife management. Balanced in approach, it discusses both the macro and micro approaches to forest management and addresses how to implement and fund various plans. With over 700 new references, updated figures and a new co-author, the book offers a renewed and thoughtful look at the management of wildlife, forests, and forestry.