Book Volume 21 2011

Sustaining Young Forest Communities

Ecology and Management of early successional habitats in the central hardwood region, USA


ISBN: 978-94-007-1619-3 (Print) 978-94-007-1620-9 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Introduction: What Are Early Successional Habitats, Why Are They Important, and How Can They Be Sustained?

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-26

    Subregional Variation in Upland Hardwood Forest Composition and Disturbance Regimes of the Central Hardwood Region

  4. Chapter

    Pages 27-40

    Natural Disturbances and Early Successional Habitats

  5. Chapter

    Pages 41-58

    Fire in Eastern Hardwood Forests Through 14,000 Years

  6. Chapter

    Pages 59-71

    Structure and Species Composition of Upland Hardwood Communities After Regeneration Treatments Across Environmental Gradients

  7. Chapter

    Pages 73-95

    Spatial and Temporal Patterns in the Amount of Young Forests and Implications for Biodiversity

  8. Chapter

    Pages 97-119

    Herbaceous Response to Type and Severity of Disturbance

  9. Chapter

    Pages 121-141

    The Role of Young, Recently Disturbed Upland Hardwood Forest as High Quality Food Patches

  10. Chapter

    Pages 143-166

    Population Trends for Eastern Scrub-Shrub Birds Related to Availability of Small-Diameter Upland Hardwood Forests

  11. Chapter

    Pages 167-189

    Bats and Gaps: The Role of Early Successional Patches in the Roosting and Foraging Ecology of Bats

  12. Chapter

    Pages 191-208

    Reptile and Amphibian Response to Hardwood Forest Management and Early Successional Habitats

  13. Chapter

    Pages 209-224

    Managing Early Successional Habitats for Wildlife in Novel Places

  14. Chapter

    Pages 225-251

    Conservation of Early Successional Habitats in the Appalachian Mountains: A Manager’s Perspective

  15. Chapter

    Pages 253-269

    Early Successional Forest Habitats and Water Resources

  16. Chapter

    Pages 271-287

    Carbon Dynamics Following the Creation of Early Successional Habitats in Forests of the Central Hardwood Region

  17. Chapter

    Pages 289-304

    Forecasting Forest Type and Age Classes in the Appalachian-Cumberland Subregion of the Central Hardwood Region

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 305-310