Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge (Hardcover)
Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)
Island Press, 9781597264785, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 22, 2009
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Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date, scientific, and practical information on the management of cork oak woodlands and the cultural systems that depend on cork oak.
In addition, Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge offers ten site profiles written by local experts that present an in-depth vision of cork oak woodlands across a range of biophysical, historical, and cultural contexts, with sixteen pages of full-color photos that illustrate the tree, agro-silvopastoral systems, products, resident biodiversity, and more.
Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge is an important book for anyone interested in the future of cork oak woodlands, or in the management of cultural landscapes and their associated land-use systems. In a changing world full of risks and surprises, it represents an excellent example of a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to studying, managing, and restoring an ecosystem, and will serve as a guide for other studies of this kind.
About the Author
João S. Pereira is a professor of ecology and president of the Scientific Council of the Technical University of Lisbon.
Juli G. Pausas is an ecologist of the Spanish National Research Council CIDE,
CSIC). His research focuses on ecology and evolution of Mediterranean plants.
Praise For Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge: Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)…
— J.R. McNeill
— Jeff Sayer
— Fernando Valladares
— Francis E. Putz
— International Journal of Environmental Studies