Productive functions and forest resources Protective functions of forest resources Socio-economic functions Legal, policy and institutional framework. This consensus on common thematic areas or criteria effectively provides a common, implicit definition of sustainable forest management. The seven thematic areas were acknowledged by the international forest community at the fourth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests and the 16th session of the Committee on Forestry.
Great attention has been given to the design of the MOFEP experiment and to coordination of the numerous associated research studies.
Initiated inMOFEP includes coordinated research studies examining vegetation dynamics, down wood, fungi, birds, small mammals, herpetofauna, invertebrates, and genetics. Soil, geolandforms, ecological landtypes, and climate at the sites are also studied.
This study embraces the following ideas: This research must deal with large landscapes. We must be concerned with long time frames.
Consider where and when to create disturbance. We have enough knowledge to start managing ecosystems. We must synthesize the result of research that address many different ecosystem attributes and processes.
Ecosystem modeling is necessary for synthesis. We must facilitate cooperation and collaboration.
Researchers must share research sites. We must collaborate on real landscapes. We must remember that people are part of the ecosystem.
Please explore the links to the left to learn more about the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project.If you define a forest as a cluster of trees, you're missing many nuances in this vitally important type of ecosystem.
Expand your forest definition to include the many environments trees can occupy, from tropical rainforests to subarctic boreal forests and savanna and woodland ecosystems. The foot-tall Kelp Forest exhibit is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world, providing a diver's-eye-view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels, rockfish and a host of other fishes.
Forest ecosystem. The entire assemblage of organisms (trees, shrubs, herbs, bacteria, fungi, and animals, including people) together with their environmental substrate (the surrounding air, soil, water, organic debris, and rocks), interacting inside a defined boundary.
Forest Ecosystems is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific communications from any discipline that can provide interesting contributions about the structure and dynamics of "natural" and "domesticated" forest ecosystems, and their services to people.
The journal welcomes innovative science as well as application oriented work that will enhance understanding of woody plant communities.
What's an amphibian? What's a mammal? Learn how to classify these animals and more in this animated game featuring American forest animals. Toggle message bar.
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