Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources,
Edition 2
By Donald L. Grebner, Pete Bettinger, Jacek P. Siry and Kevin Boston

Publication Date: 02 Feb 2021

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers.

Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses.

Key Features

  • Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples
  • Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts
  • Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels
About the author
By Donald L. Grebner, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, USA; Pete Bettinger, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; Jacek P. Siry, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA and Kevin Boston, Oregon Department of Forestry, 600 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97310, USA
Table of Contents
1. A brief history of forestry and natural resource management
2. Forest regions of the world
3. Forest landowner goals, objectives, and constraints
4. Forest products
5. Wildlife habitat relationships
6. Ecosystem services
7. Forest recreation
8. Forest measurements and forestry related data
9. Tree anatomy and physiology
10. Forest dynamics
11. Common forestry practices
12. Forest harvesting systems
13. Forest and natural resource economics
14. Forest disturbances and health
15. Forest policies and external pressures
16. Urban forestry
17. Ethics
18. Forestry and natural resource management careers
Book details
ISBN: 9780128190029
Page Count: 512
Retail Price : £95.95

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Undergraduates, instructors and researchers interested in forestry, wildlife or natural resources