States Academic Press
Environmental Science - Forestry
The science of creating, using, conserving, repairing and managing forests, and associated resources for environmental and human benefits is known as forestry. It is majorly practiced in natural stands and plantations. Forestry is concerned with the management of forest ecosystems and genetic improvement of various tree species. It also deals with the challenges of protecting, thinning, extracting, controlled burning and processing of timber. The field uses elements from biological, social, physical, political and managerial sciences. Some of the primary concerns of forestry are wildlife habitat protection, landscape and community protection, erosion control, watershed management, biodiversity management, etc. This book provides significant information about this discipline to help develop a better understanding of forestry. It includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to this field. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with forestry will benefit alike from this book.