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Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Process and the Response, Second Edition, is fully updated and clearly presents how scientists can use a multitude of approaches in plant disturbance ecology. Chapters on fire and beavers from the previous edition were combined into more extensive and inclusive chapters covering disturbance. There are new chapters on windstorms, droughts, and tree uprooting. All chapters from the first edition have been updated to include the latest research. Edited and written by leading experts in the field, this second edition is an essential resource for scientists interested in understanding plant disturbance and ecological processes.
Disturbance ecology is still an active area of research and there have been many advances in new areas. One emerging direction in disturbance studies is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, and not just their forcing. Disturbances are increasingly traced back further in space and time to mechanisms that are causing the disturbances themselves (e.g., earth surface processes and mesoscale and larger meteorological processes), and the ecological effects being studied are becoming more physiological.
- Advances understanding of natural disturbances by combining geophysical and ecological processes
- Provides a framework for collaboration between geophysical scientists and ecologists studying natural disturbances
- Offers a fully updated second edition with five new chapters and revisions of 11 chapters from the first edition
Academics, graduate students, conservation biologists and land managers interested in plant disturbance ecology
- Disturbance and Succession
Edward A. Johnson and Kiyoko Miyanishi
2. The Turbulent Wind in Plant and Forest Canopies
John J. Finnigan
3. New Chapter on Windstorms and Blowdowns (title TBA)
Matthew Bunkers, National Weather Service, NOAA
4. Understanding How the Interaction of Wind and Trees Results in Windthrow, Stem Breakage, and Canopy Gap Formation
Christopher P. Quine and Barry A. Gardiner
5. New Chapter on Disturbance by Tree Uprooting (title TBA)
Jill Marshall, University of Arkansas
6. Meteorological Conditions Associated with Ice Storm Damage to Forests
Kaz Higuchi and Amir Shabbar
7. New Chapter on Drought (title TBA)
Henrik Hartmann, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
8. The Effect of Icing Events on the Death and Regeneration of North American Trees
David F. Greene, Kathleen F. Jones, and Olga J. Proulx
10. Coastal Dune Succession and the Reality of Dune Processes
Kiyoko Miyanishi and Edward A. Johnson
11. Fluvial Geomorphic Disturbances and Life History Traits of Riparian Tree Species
Futoshi Nakamura and Satomi Inahara
12. Water Level Changes in Ponds and Lakes: The Hydrological Processes
Masaki Hayashi and Garth van der Kamp
13. Development of Post-Disturbance Vegetation in Prairie Wetlands
Arnold G. van der Valk
14. New Chapter on Fire (title TBA)
Sean Michaletz, University of British Columbia
15. Insect Defoliators as Periodic Disturbances in Northern Forest Ecosystems
Barry J. Cooke, Vincent G. Nealis, and Jacques Régniere
16. Relationship Between Spruce Budworm Outbreaks and Forest Dynamics in Eastern North America
Hubert Morin, Yves Jardon, and Réjean Gagnon
17. New Chapter on Beaver Disturbance (title TBA)
Cherie Westbrook, University of Saskatchewan
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 1st October 2020
- Academic Press
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Edward A. Johnson is a Professor of Biological Sciences Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Calgary, Canada and up until June 2018, he was also the Director of the Biogeoscience Institute. His research interests are wildfires, avalanches, hillslope and fluvial geomorphic processes, climate, landuse, and other processes as they affect tree populations. He is particularly interested in the explicit coupling of the physical processes to ecological processes. He has over 114 publications and 4,693 total citations.
Professor of Biological Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Calgary, Canada
Kiyoko Miyanishi is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, having retired in 2005. She has edited 2 books, written 11 book chapters and has over 30 publications and 1,200 citations.
Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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