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The World of Northern Evergreens
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The World of Northern Evergreens

E. C. Pielou

Abstract

Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These forests are far from being a uniform environment; close inspection reveals that the conifers that thrive there—pines, larches, spruces, hemlocks, firs, Douglas-firs, arborvitaes, false-cypresses, junipers, and yews—support a varied and complex ecosystem. This book introduces the biology of the northern forests and covers in detail this unique and threatened northern world and the species that make it the ... More

Keywords: global warming, North America, northern forests, conifers, forest ecosystem, fungi, soil, woodlice, bats, invasive insects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801477409
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. C. Pielou, author