Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Other | December 31, 2012

byDonald L. Grebner, Donald L. Grebner, Jacek P. Siry...

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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

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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 an...

Jacek Siry is a professor of forest economics at the University of Georgia. He teaches forest economics, economics of renewable resources, and international forest business, and conducts research in applied forest economics with emphasis on timber markets, investments and finance, and forest management. Dr. Siry is also a co-author of ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:508 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123869021

ISBN - 13:9780123869029

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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