561 pages | 157 B/W Illus.
Humans have influenced the landscapes and forests throughout the temperate and boreal zones for millennia. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition focuses on the negative impact of human activity, and explains the importance of forest restoration as a way to repair habitat, restore forest structure and function, and counteract the lasting effects of humanity. The book offers broad geographic coverage, as well as a combination of review and case study chapters providing social and policy contexts for restoration of specific forest types.
This revised edition begins with a historical context for restoration, provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between degradation and restoration, and defines terms within that framework. While building on the first edition, it presents the response of restorationists to the current challenges of interpreting scattered science on forest history, stand development, and natural processes. It combines applicable experience designed to improve present and future ecological and social sustainability.
Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Editionaids in the understanding of the diverse cultural and ecological contexts for restoration of temperate and boreal forests, and the creation of a better foundation of documented knowledge to support future and existing restoration decisions.
"This important text on forest restoration is very welcome. … I expect this book to become a key text in future for those looking for ways to restore forest cover whether this is to provide goods or to generate ecosystem services."
—David Lamb, University of Queensland, Australia
"… draws upon contributions from more than 65 science and management experts to detail the current state of restoration knowledge and practice for boreal and temperate forests around the world. … provides scientists, managers and students with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and globally relevant compendium devoted to the science and application of forest restoration."
—Emile S. Gardiner, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
"…builds upon the strong foundations for forest ecosystem restoration and sustainable management provided by the first edition and provides further authoritative illustrations of good practice and sound recommendations to help improve policy, investment and management."
—Peter R. Burbridge, Professor Emeritus for Coastal Science and Management, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England
"…provides a wide ranging breadth of information on restoration efforts being conducted in the boreal and temperate forests. This book is recommended for forest practitioners who want to obtain a broad understanding of forest restoration programs throughout this region of the world."
—Steven C. Grossnickle, Restoration Ecology, April 2016
What Is Forest Restoration?
John A. Stanturf
What Is a Natural Forest?
Richard H.W. Bradshaw
Effects of Restoration at the Stand Level
Chadwick D. Oliver, Kevin L. O’Hara, and Patrick J. Baker
Integrating Ungulate Herbivory into Forest Landscape Restoration
Thomas P. Rooney, Rita Buttenschøn, Palle Madsen, Carsten Riis Olesen, Alejandro A. Royo, and Susan L. Stout
Site Preparation Techniques for Forest Restoration
Magnus Löf, Back Tomas Ersson, Joakim Hjältén, Tomas Nordfjell, Juan A. Oliet, and Ian Willoughby
Developing Restoration Strategies for Temperate Forests Using Natural Regeneration Processes
Holger Fischer, Franka Huth, Ulrike Hagemann, and Sven Wagner
Plantations: Forests: Wilderness: The Diversity of Forest Landscapes in Europe as a Consequence of Social Change, Technological Progress and Disturbance
Norbert Weber and Sandra Liebal
Afforestation and Land Use Dynamics in the Baltic States
Kalev Jõgiste, Marek Metslaid, and Veiko Uri
Afforestation in Denmark
Palle Madsen, Finn A. Jensen, and Søren Fodgaard
Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation in the Republic of Korea
Don Koo Lee, Pil Sun Park, and Yeong Dae Park
Forest Landscape Restoration in China: A Case Study in the Minjiang River Watershed, Southwest China
Shirong Liu, Jiangming Ma, and Ning Miao
Restoration and Ecosystem-Based Management in the Circumboreal Forest: Background, Challenges and Opportunities
Timo Kuuluvainen, Yves Bergeron, and K. David Coates
Integrating Forest Restoration into Mainstream Land Management in British Columbia, Canada
Tanis L. Gower, Philip J. Burton, and Mike Fenger
A Hundred Years of Woodland Restoration in Great Britain: Changes in the Drivers that Influenced the Increase in Woodland Cover
Ralph Harmer, Kevin Watts, and Duncan Ray
Irish Peatland Forests: Lessons from the Past and Pathways to a Sustainable Future
Florence Renou-Wilson and Kenneth A. Byrne
Forest Restoration in the French Massif Central Mountains
Philippe Balandier and Bernard Prévosto
Conversion of Norway Spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) Forests in Europe
Jörg Hansen and Heinrich Spiecker
Restoration of Conifer Plantations in Japan: Perspectives for Stand and Landscape Management and for Enabling Social Participation
Restoration of Open Oak Woodlands in Mediterranean Ecosystems of Western Iberia and California
Mariola Sánchez-González, Guillermo Gea-Izquierdo, Fernando Pulido, Vanda Acácio, Doug McCreary, and Isabel Cañellas
Restoration of Midwestern Oak Woodlands and Savannas
Daniel C. Dey and John M. Kabrick
Restoration of Oak Forests (Quercus humboldtii) in the Colombian Andes: A Case Study of Landscape-Scale Ecological Restoration Initiatives in the Guacha River Watershed
A. Avella, S. Torres, L. M. Cárdenas, and A. A. Royo
Restoring Longleaf Pine Forest Ecosystems in the Southern United States
Dale G. Brockway, Kenneth W. Outcalt, Donald J. Tomczak, and Everett E. Johnson
Restoring Dry and Moist Forests of the Inland Northwestern United States
Theresa B. Jain and Russell T. Graham
Options for Promoting the Recovery and Rehabilitation of Forests Affected by Severe Insect Outbreaks
Philip J. Burton, Miroslav Svoboda, Daniel Kneeshaw, and Kurt W. Gottschalk
Restoring Boreal and Temperate Forests: A Perspective
John A. Stanturf