Forestry Principles And Applications

Author: Antony, J R.
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9386237741
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Forestry Principles And Applications from the Author: Antony, J R.. This textbook is written for undergraduates & postgraduates, university & college teachers, scientists and professional foresters. It offers a real-life introduction to the field of forestry and an interdisciplinary overview of the theory behind it. This textbook covers forestry in great depth and the real strength of the book lies in its focus on the context and applications of the field. Thanks to its wide scope, it not only serves as a useful introduction to the field but can also be used to understand how many other key forestry topics have changed in recent years as a consequence of the technology advancement. This textbook will significantly help the students for preparation of UPSC-Civil Service Exam, UPSC-Indian Forest Service Exam, ICFRE & ICAR Scientists/NET Exam, University Entrance Exam for admission to M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes.

Forest Economics

Author: Jagdish Chandra Nautiyal
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
ISBN: 9780921627340
Size: 69.58 MB
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Forest Economics from the Author: Jagdish Chandra Nautiyal. Economics and forest economics. Importance of forests and forest industries to a country. The production function. The concept of demand. The market. Imperfect competition. Trade in forest products. Time preference. Valuation of a forest property. Rent and stumpage. The forest management firm. Optimal economic rotation. Multiple product management. Intensive and extensive management. Principles of economics in land-use planning. Linear programming in forest economics.Non-timber products of forestry. Market failure and government intervention. Uncertainty and economic decisions. Project evaluation.Some public policy issues.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Author: Brenda C. McComb
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420007637
Size: 62.62 MB
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Wildlife Habitat Management from the Author: Brenda C. McComb. In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged into a common framework known as conservation biology and resource professionals began to approach natural resource problems in an interdisciplinary light. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry presents anintegrated reference combining silvicultural and forest planning principles with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. With extensive references and case studies drawn from real situations, this book begins with general concepts such as habitat selection, forest composition, influences on habitat patterns, and the dynamics of disturbance ecology. It considers management approaches for specific habitats including even-aged and uneven-aged systems, riparian areas, and dead wood and highlights those approaches that will conserve and manage biodiversity. The author discusses assessment and prioritization policies, monitoring techniques, and ethical and legal issues that can have worldwide impact. Detailed appendices provide a glossary, scientific names, and tools for measuring and interpreting habitat elements. Writing in a species-specific manner, the author emphasizes the need to consider the potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation and maintains a holistic approach throughout the book. Drawing from the author’s more than 30 years working and teaching in natural resources conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry provides a synopsis of current preservation techniques and establishes a common body of knowledge from which to approach the conservation of biodiversity in the future.

Evapotranspiration

Author: Megh R Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1926895584
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Evapotranspiration from the Author: Megh R Goyal. This book covers topics on the basic models, assessments, and techniques to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for practical applications in agriculture, forestry, and urban science. This simple and thorough guide provides the information and techniques necessary to develop, manage, interpret, and apply evapotranspiration ET data to practical applications. The simplicity of the contents assists technicians in developing ET data for effective water management.

Forest Economics

Author: Daowei Zhang
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774821558
Size: 26.11 MB
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Forest Economics from the Author: Daowei Zhang. A firm grounding in economics is integral to sound forestry policies and practices. This book, a major revision and expansion of Peter H. Pearse's 1990 classic, is an essential textbook for forestry students. Updated and enhanced with advanced empirical presentation of materials, it covers the basic economic principles and concepts and their application to modern forest management and policy issues. Forest Economics reflects the authors' more than fifty years of combined experience in teaching forest economics in the United States and Canada. Its comprehensive and systematic analysis of forest issues makes it an indispensable resource for students and practitioners of forest management, natural resource conservation, and environmental studies.

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Author: Marcus Borengasser
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420012606
Size: 24.50 MB
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Hyperspectral Remote Sensing from the Author: Marcus Borengasser. Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable detection and identification. Presenting the fundamentals of remote sensing at an introductory level, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications explores all major aspects of hyperspectral image acquisition, exploitation, interpretation, and applications. The book begins with several chapters on the basic concepts and underlying principles of remote sensing images. It introduces spectral radiometry concepts, such as radiance, irradiance, flux, and blackbody radiation; covers imaging spectrometers, examining spectral range, full width half maximum (FWHM), resolution, sampling, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and multispectral and hyperspectral sensor systems; and addresses atmospheric interactions. The book then discusses information extraction, with chapters covering the underlying physics principles that lead to the creation of an image and the interpretation of the image's information. The final chapters describe case studies that illustrate the use of hyperspectral remote sensing in agriculture, environmental monitoring, forestry, and geology. After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of how to evaluate different approaches to hyperspectral analyses and to determine which approaches will work for your applications.

Agrometeorology

Author: Harpal S. Mavi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560229728
Size: 14.98 MB
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Agrometeorology from the Author: Harpal S. Mavi. Learn how the climate can affect crop production! Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture is a much-needed reference resource on the practice of merging the science of meteorology with the service of agriculture. Written in a concise, straightforward style, the book presents examples of clinical applications (methods, techniques, models, and services) in varying climates and agricultural systems, documenting up-to-date research literature from around the world. Its systematic approach—different from most books on the subject—makes it an essential tool for teaching, planning, and practical use by working farmers, as it examines topics such as solar radiation, effective rain, drought monitoring, evapotranspiration, and remote sensing. Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture examines the developing discipline that international agencies such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have declared to be an important growth area in university education. A panel of academics, researchers, and practitioners explore the role of agrometeorology in optimum crop growth, from the interactions between meteorological and hydrological factors and agriculture, including horticulture, animal husbandry, and forestry. The book addresses pressing topics of agriculture resource utilization and management, such as regional and land use planning; soil and water conservation; frost; growing degree day; risk analysis of climate hazards; animal parasites; harvest forecasts; crop models; decision support systems (DSS); agroclimatological forecast; and the ecological and economic implications of climate change. Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture also addresses: managing farm water resources environmental temperature planning for frost mitigation photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) thermoperiodism managing the extremes—droughts and floods using computers to manage agricultural systems and much more! The interdisciplinary focus and reader-friendly style of Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture make the book invaluable to scientists, planners, and academics working in the major agricultural sciences, geography, natural resource studies, and meteorology.

Principles Of Environmental Physics

Author: John Monteith
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123869935
Size: 50.66 MB
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Principles Of Environmental Physics from the Author: John Monteith. Principles of Environmental Physics: Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere, 4e, provides a basis for understanding the complex physical interactions of plants and animals with their natural environment. It is the essential reference to provide environmental and ecological scientists and researchers with the physical principles, analytic tools, and data analysis methods they need to solve problems. This book describes the principles by which radiative energy reaches the earth’s surface and reviews the latest knowledge concerning the surface radiation budget. The processes of radiation, convection, conduction, evaporation, and carbon dioxide exchange are analyzed. Many applications of environmental physics principles are reviewed, including the roles of surface albedo and atmospheric aerosols in modifying microclimate and climate, remote sensing of vegetation properties, wind forces on trees and crops, dispersion of pathogens and aerosols, controls of evaporation from vegetation and soil (including implications of changing weather and climate), and interpretation of micrometeorological measurements of carbon dioxide and other trace gas fluxes. Presents a unique synthesis of micrometeorology and ecology in its widest sense Deals quantitatively with the impact of weather on living systems but also with the interactions between organisms and the atmosphere that are a central feature of life on earth Offers numerous worked examples and problems with solutions Provides many examples of laboratory and field measurements and their interpretation Includes an up-to-date bibliography and review of recent micrometeorological applications in forestry, ecology, hydrology, and agriculture

Aerial Photographic Interpretation

Author: Donald R. Lueder
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Aerial Photographic Interpretation from the Author: Donald R. Lueder. Principles and theories of photo interpretation; An explanation of aerial-photographic interpretation; Origin, landform, rock type; Surface-drainage patterns; Erosion features; Gray tones (also use of infrared, camouflage, and color film); Miscellaneous elements; Background - training, experience; Final interpretation; A lexicon of geomorphology and landforms as seen by the aerial photograph; Fluvial landforms; Marine and lacustrine landforms; Glacial landforms; Glaciofluvial landforms; Aeolian landforms; Organic-mineral complexes; Rock types; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to the various fields of earth science; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to engineering; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to engineering; Application of aerial-photographic techniques; Aerial photography and geophysics; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to agricultural surveys; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to forestry, botany, and ecology; Applications of aerial-photographic techniques to urban, regional, and military studies; Some practical considerations and miscellany.