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Interaction theory in forest ecology and management

Author: Rolfe A Leary
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1985.
Series: Forestry sciences, 19.
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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,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rolfe A Leary
ISBN: 9789400951518 9400951515
OCLC Number: 851367662
Description: 1 online resource (x, 219 pages).
Contents: I: Setting the Stage, ExactIy.- 1: The Science of Forest Science.- A. Language, Construct, Object.- B. Category Inventories.- C. Within Category Relations.- D. Between Category Relations.- E. Research Problems.- 2: Interaction, "Interaction" , `Interaction'.- A. Interaction - The Event.- B. "Interaction" - The Concept.- C. `Interaction' - The Term.- D. Research Problems.- 3: The Roles of Spontaneous and Induced Change in Some Forestry Concepts.- A. Site and Related Concepts.- B. Measures of Space Occupancy by Trees.- C. Accretion.- D. Assessing the Animal Producing Power of Forests.- E. Discussion.- F. Research Problems.- 4: Interaction Geometry.- A. Fundamental Parts.- B. Combining Fundamental Parts.- C. Mapping Experimental Results.- D. A Wrinkle in Interaction Space.- E. Haskellian Coordinates as a Fourth Order Predicate.- F. Research Problems.- II: Analysis.- 5: Haskellian Coordinates in Analysis - Searching For Pattern.- A. Competition (-, - ).- B. Prey-Predator (-, +).- C. Parasite-Host (+, - ).- D. Plant-Herbivore (-, +).- E. Pattern and Expectation.- F. Research Problems.- 6: Patterns of Interaction in Mixed Forest Stand Dynamics.- A. Historical Review.- B. Role of Presuppositions in Study Design and Analysis.- C. Example Mixed Stand Dynamics.- D. Controlling Interactions by Thinning.- E. Geometrizing Silviculture.- F. Research Problems.- III: Synthesis.- 7: Haskell's Coordinate System in Synthesis.- A. Synthesis in General.- B. Integrative Principles.- C. Forms of Scientific Synthesis.- D. Haskell's Coordinate System and the Mathematical Form of Synthesis.- E. Discussion.- F. Research Problems.- 8: "Interaction" in a System of Concepts.- A. Valence of "Interaction".- B. A cummulative level structure.- C. "Interaction" and Concept Maps.- D. Summary.- E. Research Problems.- IV: Structure Evolution.- 9 : A Theory of Indirect Effects and Implications for the Natural Selection of Community Structures.- A. Community, Structure, Natural Selection.- B. The Set, the Operator, the Structure.- C . A Theory of Indirect Interactions.- D. Discussion of Theorems.- E. Natural Selection Levels in Community Interaction Structure Evolution.- F . Community Interaction Structure Evolution.- G . Summary.- H . Research Problems.- 10: Natural Selection of Interaction Structures in Communities With Many Populations.- A. Representing Structure Analysis Results.- B. Interaction Structure Analysis Methods.- C . Interpreting the Analysis.- D. Toward a New Exclusion Principle.- E. Discussion.- F. Summary.- G . Research Problems.- V : Decision-making.- 11: A Clarification and Extension of Multiple Use.- A. `Multiple use' , "Multiple use" , Multiple use.- B. Analyzing of "Multiple use".- C. Extending the Concept of Multiple Use.- D. Research Problems.- 12: Conservation Traditions.- A. Economic Efficiency Tradition.- B. Ecologic Tradition.- C. Biocentric Tradition.- D. Summary.- E. Research Problems.- 13 : Toward a Synthesis of Conservation Traditions.- A. The Central Problem.- B. Biocentric-Ecologic.- C. Ecologic-Economic.- D. Biocentric-Ecologic-Economic.- E. Observations.- F . Research Problems.- Literature Cited.
Series Title: Forestry sciences, 19.
Responsibility: by Rolfe A. Leary.


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