"A complete review covering topics from ancient forest management to the effect of global economy on the fate of local forests. . . . Chazdon states in the preface that she wants to deliver an urgent message about forests: they are regenerating and this regeneration is malleable and it can be for our benefit. The message is remarkably delivered. This book integrates patterns that occur in the entire gradient from wet to dry forests. . . . "Second Growth" has answered most of my questions and has raised a thousand more, as good books and research always do. . . . This well-produced book . . . will be enormously useful for students, professors, and practitioners of forest restoration and management."--Cristina Martinez-Garza, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico "Ecology ""Review:
""Second Growth" provides broad coverage of a subject that, despite its importance, has received less popular attention than 'old growth' tropical rain forests. Chazdon does an excellent job of synthesizing key ideas and bringing together recent research on tropical forest regeneration. . . . Chazdon's work is a valuable resource, providing both a solid review for those with knowledge in the field and a starting point for those new to the topic. . . . Highly recommended."--B. D. Orr, Michigan Technological University "Choice "
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Descripción The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 230 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For decades, conservation and research initiatives in tropical forests have focused almost exclusively on old-growth forests because scientists believed that these pristine ecosystems housed superior levels of biodiversity. With Second Growth, Robin L. Chazdon reveals those assumptions to be largely false, bringing to the fore the previously overlooked counterpart to old-growth forest: second growth. Even as human activities result in extensive fragmentation and deforestation, tropical forests demonstrate a great capacity for natural and human-aided regeneration. Although these damaged landscapes can take centuries to regain the characteristics of old growth, Chazdon shows here that regenerating-or second-growth-forests are vital, dynamic reservoirs of biodiversity and enviornmental services. What is more, they always have been. With chapters on the roles these forests play in carbon and nutrient cycling, sustaining biodiversity, providing timber and non-timber products, and integrated agriculture, Second Growth not only offers a thorough and wide-ranging overview of successional and restoration pathways, but also underscores the need to conserve, and further study, regenerating tropical forests in an attempt to inspire a new age of local and global stewardship. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780226118079
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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tropical forests the world over are in a state of degradation. The unrelenting pressures of human activity are seen by many as irreversible, and include logging, fire, war, agriculture, industry, ranching, pollution, among others. Conservation initiatives have tended to focus specifically on old-growth forests, based on the assumption that in these ecosystems the greatest biodiversity can be found. But it can take centuries for a forest to regain the characteristics of old growth. And nature's adaptive abilities have resulted in the great ecological value of secondary forests, particularly in the tropics. For decades underappreciated by scientists and conservations, secondary forests have been shown to harbor incredibly biodiversity. And Second Chance is Robin Chazdon's attempt to recognize these forests through the trees. This book deconstructs the myth of the pristine forest, and shows readers just how dynamic a system secondary forests are. Chapters discuss the role these forests play in carbon cycling, local climates, food (fruit) production, and agriculture. And an important tap root that runs throughout the work is the need to conserve, and further study, secondary tropical forests in an attempt to inspire local and global stewardship. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_022611807X
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Descripción Univ of Chicago Pr, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 449 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __022611807X
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