© 1985

Interaction theory in forest ecology and management


Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 1-5
  3. Setting the Stage, Exactly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 6-6
    2. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 7-30
    3. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 57-68
  4. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 108-108
    2. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 109-120
    3. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 121-135
  6. Natural Selection of Community Interaction Structures

  7. Decision-making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 172-172
    2. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 173-178
    3. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 179-185
    4. Rolfe A. Leary
      Pages 187-196

About this book


As J understand it, a book Preface is where the author explains to the reader how the book in hand came about, something of the personal reasons for having inflicted such extended duress on one's self to complete the manllscript. and other items that are fit to say but do not fit in the text. This book had its conceptual beginnings in the 1970's wit h my 'studies in scientific synthesis at the North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ours is, clearly, the age of analysis. But, I felt, we must soon begin frameworks for synthesis, or a synthesis would never be possible. In short, I hoped to develop 'interaction' as an integrative principle in forestry. As work progressed on the manuscript, other subthemes developed. First, there was the vague feeling on my part that the forestry profession was losing ground in the contest to see who should manage the forests of the world. This was happening not because foresters do not know how to manage forests in a reasonable manner, but because the public seemed to be loosing faith in the judgement of foresters as professional, responsible, wise land managers. Several well-known incidents of poor judgement in timber harvesting methods on national forests in the United States did little to help the forester's image.


Forestry Silviculture action theory ecology evolution forest

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of ForestryMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interaction theory in forest ecology and management
  • Authors Rolfe A. Leary
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3220-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8779-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5151-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry
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