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Forests in Peril: Tracking Deciduous Trees from Ice-Age Refuges into the Greenhouse World

By: Hazel R Delcourt

234 pages, 16 Photos, 12 Line Drawings, 6 Maps & Index

McDonald & Woodward Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #133338 | ISBN: 0939923890
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Twenty thousand years ago, deciduous tree species formed only minor parts of forests dominated by pines, spruces, and firs that were better adapted to the glacial climate. As the climate warmed, the deciduous forest emerged as the dominant vegetation throughout the southeastern quarter of North America.
Along this journey, the reader is introduced to methods of studying vegetation, collecting and interpreting data, and applying the insight of forest ecology.

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Dr Hazel R Delcourt, Quaternary palaeoecologist and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at The University of Tennessee, is one of America's leading authorities on the eastern deciduous forest. Dr. Delcourt grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and holds degrees from Albion College (Biology), LSU (Botany), and The University of Minnesota (Quaternary Palaeoecology). She worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1978 to 1981, and has been at The University of Tennessee since 1982.

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