forest ecology


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forest ecology

[′fär·əst i‚käl·ə·jē]
(ecology)
The science that deals with the relationship of forest trees to their environment, to one another, and to other plants and to animals in the forest.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Even today, as we come to understand its role in forest ecology, fire is seldom allowed to burn in ponderosa forests.
To a large extent, the health and productivity of Pennsylvania's future forests are in the hands of landowners--500,000 of them--many of whom have little understanding of forest ecology or management.
Department of Agriculture's Renewable Resources Extension Act, the University of Vermont Forestry Extension Service, in cooperation with industry and state forestry organizations, sponsored a series of three all-day workshops on forest water quality, forest ecology, and silviculture.
Greg McPherson has had a tremendous influence on our collective understanding of urban forest ecology and the values trees bring to our lives.
But the ITTO, which many conservationists have criticized for disregarding forest ecology and indigenous people's rights, ignored this recommendation and endorsed the Sarawak government's proposal to reduce timber exports to 11.7 million cubic yards, although the it can't make even that reduction for 10 to 15 years.
Deadly pesticides contaminating the environment and massive water consumption make a perfect combination for seriously endangering the forest ecology.

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