Forest ecosystems [electronic resource] : forest structure and biodiversity.
Contributor(s): Zieger, Lee, editorCall number: QH541.5.F6 D67 2018eb Material type: TextPublisher: [S.l.] : World Technologies, 2018Description: 191 p.ISBN: 9781978910102Subject(s): Environmental sciencesOnline resources: Click here to access online
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Forest ecosystems: forest structure and biodiversity -- Contents -- Preface -- Forest Structure and Biodiversity -- Chapter 1: Deadwood in Forest Ecosystems -- Chapter 2: Plant Diversity of Forests -- Chapter 3: Advances in Molecular Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (Phylum Glomeromycota) in Forest Ecosystems -- Chapter 4: Arthropods and Nematodes: Functional Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems -- Chapter 5: Vegetation Evolution in the Mountains of Cameroon During the Last 20,000 Years: Pollen Analysis of Lake Bambili Sediments -- Chapter 6: Using Remotely Sensed Imagery for Forest Resource Assessment and Inventory -- Chapter 7: Composition and Stand Structure of Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Orissa, India -- List of Contributors.
Forests are much more than a bunch of trees, contrary to popular belief. They are complicated operating systems of interrelated biological, physical and chemical elements, whose biological features have constantly evolved to preserve itself. These complex combinations of climate, soils, trees and plants result in many varied types of forests throughout the globe. Although trees are the main highlight of forest ecosystems, the vast variety of other creatures and abiotic elements in the forests indicate that there is also a need to study about these elements like soil nutrients and wildlife and consider these compounds when forming management plans. This book does not only provide information about trees, like other books, but also gives an insight into other components related to forests, which are usually left untouched in other texts, even though they are as important as trees to maintain balance in ecology. The book discusses structure and biodiversity and examines researches done on ecological structures