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Oak Forest Ecosystems: Ecology and Management for Wildlife

Edited By: William J McShea and William M Healy

432 pages, 30 illus

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #142279 | ISBN: 0801877474
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #121693 | ISBN: 0801867452
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About this book

Focuses on the relationship between an oak forest's acorn yield and species of wildlife that depend on it. Relationships between oaks and animals such as mice, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and bear are discussed, as are the differences between eastern, southern Appalachian, southwestern, and California oak forests.

The information is a good starting point for managers and landowners who want to have a better understanding of their forests. -- Paul Jasinski Ecoscience 2003


Contents

Oaks and Acorns as a Foundation for Ecosystem Management - William J. McShea and William M. Healy. Part I Patterns and Processes of Oak Forests: Distribution and Abundance of Oaks in North America - William H. McWilliams, Renee O'Brien, Gordon C. Reese, and Karen L. Waddell; The Postglacial History of Oak Forests in Eastern North America - Marc D. Abrams; Fire History and Postsettlement Disturbance - Daniel Dey; The Ecological Basis for Oak Silviculture in Eastern North America - Daniel Dey; Native Diseases and Insects That Impact Oaks - Steven W. Oak; Gypsy Moths and Forest Dynamics - Joseph S. Elkinton, William M. Healy, Andrew M. Liebhold, and John P. Buonaccorsi; Dynamics of Old-Growth Oak Forests in the Eastern United States - Lee E. Frelich and Peter B. Reich. Part II Ecology and Patterns of Acorns: The Behavioural Ecology of Masting in Oaks - Walter B. Koening and Johannes M. H. Knops; Dynamics of Acorn Production by Five Species of Southern Appalachian Oaks - Cathryn H. Greenberg and Bernard R. Parresol; Nutritional Value of Acorns for Wildlife - Roy L. Kirkpatrick and Peter J. Pekins; Acorn Dispersal by Birds and Mammals - Michael A. Steele and Peter D. Smallwood; Ecological Webs Involving Acorns and Mice - Basic Research and Its Management Implications - Richard S. Ostfeld; Acorns and White-Tailed Deer - Interrelationships in Forest Ecosystems - George A. Feldhamer; Oak Trees, Acorns, and Bears - Michael R. Vaughan; Turkeys, Acorns, and Oaks - Davis E. Steffen, Nelson W. Lafon, and Gary W. Norman; Squirrels and Oaks - Christopher C. Smith and Martin A. Stapanian. Part III Management of Oaks for Wildlife: Fire and Oak Management - David H. Van Lear and Patrick H. Brose; California's Oak Woodlands - Richard B. Standiford; Ecology and Management of Evergreen Oak Woodlands in Arizona and New Mexico - Peter F. Ffolliott; Managing Eastern Oak Forests for Wildlife - William M. Healy; Goals and Guidelines for Managing Oak Ecosystems for Wildlife - William M. Healy and William J. McShea.

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Biography

William J. McShea is a research scientist in the Conservation and Research Center at the Smithsonian Institution. William M. Healy is a research wildlife biologist at the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station of the USDA Forest Service.

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