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Aquatic Responses to Watershed Clearcutting: Implications for Forestry and Fisheries Management


By: Robert L France

408 pages, 140 black & white illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #178557 | ISBN-13: 9780849350139
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A unique, integrative consolidation of essential information, this book draws on limnological, conservation biological, and biogeochemical research. It represents the current state of scientific understanding of and management for the effects of forestry practices on lakes. The book provides science-based information on land and water ecological linkages and the impacts of forest management activites on aquatic ecosystems in boreal forests. This text delineates defensible management decisions for the protection of water resources and for sustainable forestry practices that land-use planners, and forestry and fisheries managers can use.


Executive Summary. Introduction 1: Setting the Scope. Governmental Responses. Coldwater Lakes Study Site. Research Design. Ecosystem Characterization 1: Terrestrial Landscape. Ecosystem Characterization 2: Climate and Hydroscape, Ecosystem Characterization 3: Aquatic Ecology. Cross-Lake Synoptic Survey of Previously Clearcut Catchments. Post-Cut Research Findings from Experimental Lakes. Synthesis and Discussion. Design Recommendations for Land-Use Planning and Management.

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