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Coastally Restricted Forests

Series: Biology and Resource Management in the Tropics Series

Edited By: Aimlee D Laderman

368 pages, 40 b/w photos, 61 illus

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #67068 | ISBN: 0195075676
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NHBS Price: £58.00 $70/€65 approx

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This book addresses the ecology and management of freshwater forests and wetlands located along sea coasts, assessing the current research, comparing data from different geographical regions, and integrating applications and ideas from foresters, land use managers, and water resource managers.

"As students and managers of marine habitats attempt to resolve the various interactions between coastal and shelf wetlands, it is obvious that the coastal forests will have to be given ever greater consideration if in fact these important ecological entities are to survive. Dr. Laderman's volume will be extremely important in assessments and understanding how man has already affected the forests and coastal zone, and how our future efforts can save them as refuges and perhaps, to a degree, as economic entities. . . .I recommend the volume to anyone interested in coastal interactions." --Marine Pollution Bulletin
"It has now been many years since I've taken other than a consultant's approach to the subject and the Coastal Forest book brought back how intellectually exciting the why and how forests grow where they do, can be."--Al Garlo, Senior Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
"Those interested in the ecology and biology of such forest ecosystems and their dominant speci


1. Introduction: Freshwater forests of continental margins: overview and synthesis; Part I. Chamaecyparis (False-cypress) Studies; 2. Chamaecyparis forests: a comparative analysis; Pacific Rim; 3. Reproduction and forest decline of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (yellow cedar) in southeast Alaska, USA; 4. Problems and research needs for Chamaecyparis nootkatensis forest management in coastal British Columbia, Canada; 5. Genecology of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; 6. Managing Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana (ort Orford cedar) to control the root disease caused by Phytophthora lateralis in the Pacific Northwest, USA; 7. Regeneration ecology of Chamaecyparis obtusa and C. Pisifera (Hinoki and Sawara cypress), Japan; Atlantic Coast, North America; 8. Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic white cedar) in the United States: extent and characterization using broad-scale inventory data; 9. Reconstruction of the Mashantucket Pequot cedar swamp paleoenvironment using plant using plant macrofossils, New England, USA; 10. Plant community structure in Chamaecyparis Thyoides swamps in the New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve, USA; 11. Atlantic white cedar in North Carolina, USA: a brief history and current regeneration effots; 12. Population genetic analysis of Chamaecyparis thyoides in New Hampshire and Maine, USA; Part II. Systems with Diverse Dominants, Systems not dominated by Chamaecyparis species; 13. Characteristics of the soil and water table in an Alnus japonica (Japanese alder); 14. Pinus pumila (Siberian dwarf pine) on the Kamchatka Peninsula, northeast Asia: ecology of seed production; 15. The Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) forest of the Pacific coast, USA; 16. Distribution and ecology of low freshwater coastal forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico; 17. Taxodium-Nyssa (cypress-tupelo) forest along the coast of southern United States; 18. Impact of hurricanes on forests of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, USA; 19. The effect of sea level rise on coastal wetland forests: the Mississippi Delta, USA, as a model; 20. Root aeration in wetland trees and its ecophysiological significance; Part III: Management and Research; 21. Coastal forest management and reseach

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