Forest health from different perspectives

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Abstract

Forest health is an increasingly important concept in natural resource management. However, definition of forest health is difficult and dependent on human perspective. From a utilitarian perspective, forest health has been defined by the production of forest conditions which directly satisfy human needs. From an ecosystem-centered perspective, forest health has been defined by resilience, recurrence, persistence and biophysical processes which lead to sustainable ecological conditions. Definitions and understanding of forest health are also dependent on spatial scale, with increasing ambiguity associated with increasing land area and numbers of trees. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeneral Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pages5-13
Number of pages9
EditionRM-GTR-267
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Kolb, T. E., Wagner, M. R., & Covington, W. W. (1995). Forest health from different perspectives. In General Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (RM-GTR-267 ed., pp. 5-13)

Forest health from different perspectives. / Kolb, Thomas E; Wagner, M. R.; Covington, Wallace W.

General Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. RM-GTR-267. ed. 1995. p. 5-13.

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Kolb, TE, Wagner, MR & Covington, WW 1995, Forest health from different perspectives. in General Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. RM-GTR-267 edn, pp. 5-13.
Kolb TE, Wagner MR, Covington WW. Forest health from different perspectives. In General Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. RM-GTR-267 ed. 1995. p. 5-13
Kolb, Thomas E ; Wagner, M. R. ; Covington, Wallace W. / Forest health from different perspectives. General Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. RM-GTR-267. ed. 1995. pp. 5-13
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