EGGS 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Germination, Plantation, Secondary Forest
Forest: any ecosystem with a high density of trees. Tropical rainforest: south and central america, africa and southeast asia. Forest types: spruce fur, oak hickory, longleaf-slash pine. Deforestation: the clearing and loss of forests, changes landscapes and ecosystems, reduces biodiversity (sometimes), disrupts ecosystem services. Resource management: strategies to manage and regulate potentially renewable resources. Ecosystem-based management: minimizes impacts on ecosystems and ecological processes, protect certain areas, preserve the forests functional integrity. Adaptive management: testing different approaches to improve methods through time. (monitoring results, adjusting methods as needed, trial and error ) Plantation forestry: planting large forests to cut back down and grow the soil. Prescribed burns: burning areas of forests under carefully controlled conditions (remove fuel loads, nourish soil, encourage growth of new vegetation) Forest pests: kill huge areas of trees, particularly even ages plantations. Sustainable forestry: pretend you are in charge of a non-profit organization tasked with saving a large parcel of primary forest in pennsylvania.