Managing Forest Ecosystems

Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation

Type, Frequency, Severity, and Post-disturbance Structure in Central Hardwood Forests USA

Editors: Greenberg, Cathryn H., Collins, Beverly S. (Eds.)

  • Offers detailed information on the frequency and impact of each major natural disturbance type
  • Focuses on natural disturbances in the USA’s Central Hardwood Region
  • Provides insight for land managers and ecologists on managing forests within the HRV of natural disturbances
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About this book

This book discusses the historic range of variation (HRV) in the types, frequencies, severities and scales of natural disturbances, and explores how they create heterogeneous structure within upland hardwood forests of the Central Hardwood Region (CHR). The book was written in response to a 2012 forest planning rule which requires that national forests to be managed to sustain ‘ecological integrity’ and within the ‘natural range of variation’ of natural disturbances and vegetation structure. Synthesizing information on HRV of natural disturbance types, and their impacts on forest structure, has been identified as a top need.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation: Type, Frequency, Severity, and Post-disturbance Structure in Central Hardwood Forests

    Greenberg, Cathryn H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Gap-Scale Disturbances in Central Hardwood Forests with Implications for Management

    Hart, Justin L.

    Pages 33-47

  • Oak Decline in Central Hardwood Forests: Frequency, Spatial Extent, and Scale

    Oak, Steven W. (et al.)

    Pages 49-71

  • Southern Pine Beetles in Central Hardwood Forests: Frequency, Spatial Extent, and Changes to Forest Structure

    Nowak, John T. (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

  • First Steps Toward Defining the Wind Disturbance Regime in Central Hardwoods Forests

    Peterson, Chris J. (et al.)

    Pages 89-122

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21527-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21526-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37169-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation
Book Subtitle
Type, Frequency, Severity, and Post-disturbance Structure in Central Hardwood Forests USA
Editors
  • Cathryn H. Greenberg
  • Beverly S. Collins
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21527-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21527-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21526-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37169-6
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 400
Topics