USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges

Research for the Long Term

Editors: Hayes, D.C., Stout, S.L., Crawford, R.H., Hoover, A.P. (Eds.)

  • Offers several examples of the dynamic interactions among questions of public concern or policy, EFR research, and natural resource management practices and policies
  • This book examines research trajectories emerging from the body of work conducted on EFRs over their first century of service
  • Explores the continued promise of long-term research on EFRs and new ways of using the network of EFRs to answer today’s science questions
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About this book

USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs) are scientific treasures, providing secure, protected research sites where complex and diverse ecological processes are studied over the long term. This book offers several examples of the dynamic interactions among questions of public concern or policy, EFR research, and natural resource management practices and policies. Often, trends observed – or expected -- in the early years of a research program are contradicted or confounded as the research record extends over decades. The EFRs are among the few areas in the US where such long-term research has been carried out by teams of scientists. Changes in society’s needs and values can also redirect research programs. Each chapter of this book reflects the interplay between the ecological results that emerge from a long-term research project and the social forces that influence questions asked and resources invested in ecological research. While these stories include summaries and syntheses of traditional research results, they offer a distinctly new perspective, a larger and more complete picture than that provided by a more typical 5-year study. They also provide examples of long-term research on EFRs that have provided answers for questions not even imagined at the time the study was installed.

About the authors

At the time of writing, the Editors are all scientists with the USDA Forest Service in Research and Development Mission Area.  Drs. Deborah C. Hayes, Ralph C. Crawford and Ann P. Hoover are National Program Leaders in Ecosystem Science, Rangeland Science and Social Science, respectively.  They are located in the Forest Service Headquarters in Washington D.C.  Dr Susan L. Stout is a Project Leader and Research Silviculturist with the Forest Service Northern Research Station in Irvine, PA.   

Reviews

“This book provides an extensive summary of these facilities. There is an overview of each facility, including history, accomplishments, major research/contributions, and experimental findings. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners.” (D. H. Pfister, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • A Grand Experiment: USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges

    Shapiro, Aaron

    Pages 3-23

  • Forest Service Experimental Forests and Long-term Data Sets: Stories of Their Meaning to Station Directors

    Lugo, Ariel E. (et al.)

    Pages 25-57

  • The Value of Old Forests: Lessons from the Reynolds Research Natural Area

    Bragg, Don C. (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Restoring a Legacy: Longleaf Pine Research at the Forest Service Escambia Experimental Forest

    Connor, Kristina F. (et al.)

    Pages 85-101

  • Northeastern Conifer Research: Multiple Species and Multiple Values

    Kenefic, Laura S. (et al.)

    Pages 103-127

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1818-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1817-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5225-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges
Book Subtitle
Research for the Long Term
Editors
  • Deborah C. Hayes
  • Susan L. Stout
  • Ralph H. Crawford
  • Anne P. Hoover
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1818-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1818-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1817-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5225-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 672
Number of Illustrations and Tables
82 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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