The growing popularity of the broad, landscape-scale approach to forest management represents a dramatic shift from the traditional, stand-based focus on timber production. Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape responds to the increasing need of forest policy developers, planners, and managers for an integrated, comprehensive perspective on ecological landscapes.
The book examines the "big picture" of ecological patterns and processes through a case study of the vast managed forest region in Ontario. The contributors synthesize current landscape ecological knowledge of this area and look at gaps and future research directions from several points of view: spatial patterns, ecological functions and processes, natural disturbances, and ecological responses to disturbance. They also discuss the integration of landscape ecological knowledge into policies of forest management policies, particularly with respect to Ontario's legislative goals of forest sustainability.
Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape is the first book to describe the landscape ecology of a continuously forested landscape in a comprehensive manner. It is written for instructors and students in forest management, wildlife ecology, and landscape ecology, and for forest managers, planners, and policy developers in North America.
Ajith H. Perera is a Research Scientist and leads the Forest Landscape Ecology Group at the Ontario Forest Research Institute. David L. Euler is Dean of Forestry at Lakehead University. Ian D. Thompson is a Research Biologist with the Canadian Forest Service.
Preface Acknowledgments Section I: Introduction to Landscape Ecology and Ontario's Managed Forest Region 1 Landscape Ecology in Forest Management: An Introduction / Ajith H. Perera and David L. Euler 2 Physical Geography of Ontario / David J.B. Baldwin, Joseph R. Desloges, and Lawrence E. Band 3 Forest Vegetation of Ontario: Factors Influencing Landscape Change / Ian D. Thompson 4 Forest Vertebrates of Ontario: Patterns of Distribution / Ian D. Thompson 5 Spatial Patterns in the Managed Forest Landscape of Ontario / Ajith H. Perera and David J.B. Baldwin Section II: Forest Landscape Ecological Processes 6 Influences of Climate on Ontario Forests / Michael D. Flannigan and Michael G. Weber 7 Fire Regimes and Their Simulation with Reference to Ontario / Chao Li 8 Insect and Disease Disturbance Regimes in Ontario's Forests / Richard A. Fleming, Anthony A. Hopkin, and Jean-Noel Candau 9 Forest Ecosystem Productivity in Ontario / Lawrence E. Band 10 Vegetation Responses to the Managed Forest Landscape of Central and Northern Ontario / Terence J. Carleton 11 Forest Vertebrate Responses to Landscape-Level Changes in Ontario / Dennis R. Voigt, James A. Baker, Robert S. Rempel, and Ian D. Thompson Section III: Policy and Planning for Forest Landscape Management 12 Ontario Forests and Forest Policy before the Era of Sustainable Forestry / A. Ernest Epp 13 A New Foundation for Ontario Forest Policy for the 21st Century / David L. Euler and A. Ernest Epp 14 Strategic Planning at the Landscape Level / George R. Francis 15 Landscape Ecology and Adaptive Management / James A. Baker 16 Reflections on the Managed Forest Landscape / David L. Euler , Ian D. Thompson, and Ajith H. Perera Glossary Contributors Index