Forest Succession: Concepts and Application - Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences (Paperback)
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Forest Succession: Concepts and Application - Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences (Paperback)

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Paperback 517 Pages / Published: 09/11/2011
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Succession-nothing in plant, community, or ecosystem ecology has been so elaborated by terminology, so much reviewed, and yet so much the center of controversy. In a general sense, every ecologist uses the concept in teaching and research, but no two ecologists seem to have a unified concept of the details of succession. The word was used by Thoreau to describe, from a naturalist's point of view, the general changes observed during the transition of an old field to a forest. As data accumulated, a lengthy taxonomy of succession developed around early twentieth century ecologists such as Cooper, Clements, and Gleason. Now, nearer the end of the century, and after much discussion concerning the nature of vegetation communities, where do ecologists stand with respect to knowledge of ecological succession? The intent of this book is not to rehash classic philosophies of succession that have emerged through the past several decades of study, but to provide a forum for ecologists to present their current research and present-day interpretation of data. To this end, we brought together a group of scientists currently studying terrestrial plant succession, who represent research experience in a broad spectrum of different ecosystem types. The results of that meeting led to this book, which presents to the reader a unique summary of contemporary research on forest succession.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461259527
Number of pages: 517
Weight: 813 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

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