P.A. Thomas and J. Packham: Ecology of woodlands and forests: Description, dynamics, and diversity [book review]
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Landscape Ecology. 23(6): 755-756.
Thomas and Packham’s Ecology of Woodlands and Forests is a welcome addition to the current selection of general forest ecology texts. This wide-ranging book provides an account of forest structure worldwide, surveys the evolution of forest communities, discusses important ecological relationships among forest organisms, and describes a range of positive and negative human impacts on forests. The authors accomplish this daunting task by providing examples throughout the narrative of variations in life-history strategies and ecosystem properties, and compare these features across ecosystems and throughout geologic time. This approach serves the book well, particularly in its aim to be an introductory text.
Royo, A.A. 2008. P.A. Thomas and J. Packham: Ecology of woodlands and forests: Description, dynamics, and diversity [book review]