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British Columbia's inland rainforest [electronic resource] : ecology, conservation, and management / Susan K. Stevenson ... [et al.] ; with Bob Drinkwater ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Stevenson, Susan K | Drinkwater, Bob.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 432 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).ISBN: 9780774818513 (electronic bk.); 0774818514 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Temperate rain forest ecology -- British Columbia | Temperate rain forest conservation -- British Columbia | Temperate rain forests -- British Columbia -- Management | Temperate rain forests -- British Columbia | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | NATURE -- Natural ResourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British Columbia's inland rainforest.DDC classification: 333.7509711 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The Physical Setting -- Geographic Distribution and Climate -- Physiography, Glacial History, and Landforms -- Soils -- Ecology and Productivity -- Forest Cover and Dynamics -- Plant Communities of the Inland Rainforest -- Site Productivity and Tree Growth Potential -- Natural Disturbance Regimes -- Biodiversity -- Vascular Plants and Plant Communities -- Canopy Organisms and Forest Floor Associations -- Wildlife Trees and Coarse Woody Debris -- Wildlife -- Streams and Their Trophic Interactions with the Riparian Forest -- Changing Communities, Changing Values, Changing Uses -- Historical Overview -- First Peoples and Traditional Use -- European Exploration and Settlement -- Early Development of the Forest Industry.
Expansion of the Interior Forest Industry -- Cultural Values and Uses -- Spiritual Values -- Animals, Plants, Fungi, and Lichens -- Outdoor Recreation -- Conservation Trends -- Protected Areas -- Land-Use Planning -- Changing Forests: Timber Harvesting and Silviculture -- The "Decadent" Forest -- Historical Trends in Harvesting and Reforestation -- Western Redcedar and Western Hemlock Harvesting Trends -- Reforestation Trends -- Trends in Forest Species Composition -- Silviculture and Stand Dynamics: Current and Emerging Perspectives -- Historical Reforestation Practices and Issues -- The Role of Natural and Advance Regeneration -- The Role of Broad-Leaved Trees -- Silvicultural Strategies for Retaining Structural Complexity -- Changing Ecosystems: Forest Management Effects on Biodiversity -- Plant Communities -- Threats to Rare Plants and Communities.
Invasive Species -- Canopy Organisms -- Wildlife Trees and Coarse Woody Debris -- Wildlife -- Aquatic Environments -- Effects of Logging on Watersheds -- Effects of Dams, Reservoirs, and Run-of-River Hydro Development -- Changing Climate: Carbon Dynamics and Climate Change -- Carbon Dynamics -- Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation -- Potential Impacts of Future Climate Change -- Mitigative Strategies -- Managing Ecological Landscape Patterns and Processes -- Protection Strategy -- Structural Diversity Strategy -- Intensive Management Strategy -- A Vision for a Unique Ecosystem -- Appendices -- Boundaries of British Columbia Forest Regions and Districts before and after 1 April 2003 -- Status and Seasonal Abundance of Wildlife of the Inland Rainforest -- Common and Scientific Names of Species Not Listed in Appendix 2.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-405) and indexes.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. The Physical Setting -- Geographic Distribution and Climate -- Physiography, Glacial History, and Landforms -- Soils -- 3. Ecology and Productivity -- Forest Cover and Dynamics -- Plant Communities of the Inland Rainforest -- Site Productivity and Tree Growth Potential -- Natural Disturbance Regimes -- Biodiversity -- Vascular Plants and Plant Communities -- Canopy Organisms and Forest Floor Associations -- Wildlife Trees and Coarse Woody Debris -- Wildlife -- Streams and Their Trophic Interactions with the Riparian Forest -- 4. Changing Communities, Changing Values, Changing Uses -- Historical Overview -- First Peoples and Traditional Use -- European Exploration and Settlement -- Early Development of the Forest Industry.

Expansion of the Interior Forest Industry -- Cultural Values and Uses -- Spiritual Values -- Animals, Plants, Fungi, and Lichens -- Outdoor Recreation -- Conservation Trends -- Protected Areas -- Land-Use Planning -- 5. Changing Forests: Timber Harvesting and Silviculture -- The "Decadent" Forest -- Historical Trends in Harvesting and Reforestation -- Western Redcedar and Western Hemlock Harvesting Trends -- Reforestation Trends -- Trends in Forest Species Composition -- Silviculture and Stand Dynamics: Current and Emerging Perspectives -- Historical Reforestation Practices and Issues -- The Role of Natural and Advance Regeneration -- The Role of Broad-Leaved Trees -- Silvicultural Strategies for Retaining Structural Complexity -- 6. Changing Ecosystems: Forest Management Effects on Biodiversity -- Plant Communities -- Threats to Rare Plants and Communities.

Invasive Species -- Canopy Organisms -- Wildlife Trees and Coarse Woody Debris -- Wildlife -- Aquatic Environments -- Effects of Logging on Watersheds -- Effects of Dams, Reservoirs, and Run-of-River Hydro Development -- 7. Changing Climate: Carbon Dynamics and Climate Change -- Carbon Dynamics -- Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation -- Potential Impacts of Future Climate Change -- Mitigative Strategies -- 8. Managing Ecological Landscape Patterns and Processes -- Protection Strategy -- Structural Diversity Strategy -- Intensive Management Strategy -- 9. A Vision for a Unique Ecosystem -- Appendices -- 1. Boundaries of British Columbia Forest Regions and Districts before and after 1 April 2003 -- 2. Status and Seasonal Abundance of Wildlife of the Inland Rainforest -- 3. Common and Scientific Names of Species Not Listed in Appendix 2.

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