North Pacific Temperate Rainforests
Ecology and Conservation
This region encompasses thousands of islands and millions of acres of relatively pristine rainforest, providing an opportunity to compare the ecological functioning of a largely intact forest ecosystem with the highly modified ecosystems that typify most of the world's temperate zone. The book examines the basic processes that drive the dynamic behavior of such ecosystems and considers how managers can use that knowledge to sustainably manage the rainforest and balance ecosystem integrity with human use. Together, the contributors offer a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by scientists, managers, and conservationists in the northern portion of the North Pacific rainforest that will be of interest to conservation practitioners seeking to balance economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation across the globe.
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"[North Pacific temperate rainforests] comprehensively examines the ecosystems that hug the West Coast of North America. The editors and contributors provide a multidisciplinary overview of what they argue are key issues associated with conservation and management of this economically, social, and spiritually important biome. . . . Summing Up: Recommended."—Choice
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