Ecology of Woodlands and Forests: Description, Dynamics and by Peter Thomas,John Packham

By Peter Thomas,John Packham

Taking a useful instead of an environment or a utilitarian technique, Thomas and Packham offer a concise account of the constitution of woodlands and forests. utilizing examples from world wide - from polar treelines to savannahs to tropical rain forests - the authors clarify the constitution of the soil and the hidden global of the roots; how the most teams of organisms which reside inside of them have interaction either definitely and negatively. there's specific emphasis on forest and woodland techniques, in particular these regarding the circulate and biking of meals, in addition to the dynamics of wooded parts, contemplating how and why they've got replaced via geological time and proceed to take action. This transparent, non-technical, 2007 textual content could be of curiosity to undergraduates, foresters, ecologists and land managers.

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