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North Pacific Temperate Rainforests

Ecology and Conservation

Edited by Gordon Orians and John Schoen
The North Pacific temperate rainforest, stretching from southern Alaska to northern California, is the largest temperate rainforest on earth. This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of key issues important for the management and conservation of the northern portion of this rainforest, located in northern British Columbia and southeastern Alaska.

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.

About the Authors

Gordon Orians is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington. John Schoen is a senior science advisor at Audubon Alaska. Other contributors include Paul Alaback, Bill Beese, Frances Biles, Todd Brinkman, Joe Cook, Lisa Crone, Dave D'Amore, Rick Edwards, Jerry Franklin, Ken Lertzman, Stephen MacDonald, Andy MacKinnon, Bruce Marcot, Joe Mehrkens, Eric Norberg, Gregory Nowacki, Dave Person, and Sari Saunders.


"The book is well written, thoroughly researched, and balanced in its approach to conservation and responsible forest management . . .I highly recommend this book."—Dominick A. DellaSala, Artic, December 2013

"[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

University of Washington Press

9780295992617 : north-pacific-temperate-rainforests-orians-schoen
416 Pages
$60.00 USD

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