Introduction To Forestry And Natural Resources by Donald L. GrebnerIntroduction To Forestry And Natural Resources by Donald L. Grebner

Introduction To Forestry And Natural Resources

byDonald L. Grebner, Peter Bettinger, Jacek P. Siry

Hardcover | February 7, 2013

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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resourcespresents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder.

Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts,Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resourcesencompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses.

  • 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps
  • Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter
  • Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry
Dr. Donald L. Grebner is a professor in the Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University. His areas of research specialization include forest management and economics, bioenergy, carbon sequestration, and forest protection. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, both traditional and distance, in forest resource manageme...
Title:Introduction To Forestry And Natural ResourcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:508 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 7, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123869013

ISBN - 13:9780123869012

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Table of Contents

    1. A Brief History of Forestry and Natural Resource Management

    2. Forest Regions of the World

    3. Forest Objectives, Goals, and Constraints

    4. Forest Products

    5. Wildlife Habitat Relationships

    6. Ecosystems Services

    7. Forest Recreation

    8. Forest Measurements and Forestry Related Data

    9. Tree anatomy and physiology

    10. Forest Dynamics

    11. Common Forestry Practices

    12. Forest Harvesting Systems

    13. Forest Economics

    14. Forest Disturbances and Health

    15. Forest Policies and External Pressures

    16. Urban Forestry

    17. Ethics

    18. Careers

    Appendix A: Species Names

    Appendix B: Glossary

    Appendix C: Forestry Organizations

    Editorial Reviews

    "Forestry scholars Grebner, Bettinger, and Siry present an introductory textbook for freshman college students that can also be read by anyone interested in learning about forestry and natural resources."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013