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Forest Health and Protection

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Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: Robert L Edmonds, James K Agee and Robert I Gara

630 pages, 121 b/w photos, 169 illus, tabs

William C Brown

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #101656 | ISBN: 0070213380
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About this book

Forest Health and Protection by Edmonds, Agee, and Gara is a new text dedicated to integrating the three areas of Fire, Insects and Diseases into one text within the context of applied forest protection, (ecology, forest health and ecosystem management). The authors felt this new, integrated approach closely followed the new path of modern forest management which has embraced the concept of ecosystem management, as well as a new course that is emerging across campuses. Forest Health and Protection, allows instructors to take students from many areas of study including forestry, natural resources, and conservation - through a one semester course integrating fire, insects and diseases. Ideally students will have some knowledge of forest ecology, if not, there is a brief introduction to ecological principles in the introductory chapters.


Contents

Contents: The Concept of Forest Health
Ecological Principles
Fire as a Physical Process
Fire Ecology and Fire Regimes
Organizing for Fire Management
Fire Strategies for Forest Health
Wind and Forest Health
Introduction to Diseases
Abiotic (Non-Biological) and Animal Caused Injuries
Disease Causing Organisms
Nursery Diseases and Mycorrhizae
Root Diseases
Foliage Diseases and Rusts
Stem and Branch Diseases
Forest Declines
Management of Forest Diseases and the Deterioration of Wood Products
Introduction to Forest Entomology
Basic Entomology
Principles of Forest Insect Management
Insect Defoliators
Bark Beetle Problems and Their Management
Ambrosia Beetles and Their Management
Wood Products Insects
Insects of Seed Orchards, Nurseries, and Young Plantations
Forest Insect Quarantine

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