Introduction: Ecological and Historical Context

  • Andrew M. Barton


The science of old growth is multifarious, reflecting the complexity of these ecosystems and their considerable variation across the landscape and time. It is also tied to human agency, both the centuries of exploitation of forests and the evolution of the emotive ideas surrounding old growth. The goal of this introduction is to provide context for old-growth science and the diverse set of 14 chapters that follow.


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