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.
- 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
Dr. Donald L. Grebner is a professor in the Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University. His areas of research specialization include forest management and economics, bioenergy, carbon sequestration, and forest protection. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, both traditional and distance, in forest resource management, advanced forest management, and international forest resources and trade. Prior to his time at Mississippi State, he worked as an extension forester with the U.S. Peace Corps in Costa Rica and was a research analyst for Winrock International. He is very active in the Society of American Foresters as well as the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Unit 4.02.00 Accounting and Managerial Economics Working Group. Dr. Grebner is a co-author of three textbooks entitled Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Plans of North America.
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