Wildlife, Fire & Future Climate: A Forest Ecosystem Analysis

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The conservation of Earth's forest ecosystems is one of the great environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. All of Earth's ecosystems now face the spectre of the accelerated greenhouse effect and rates of change in climatic regimes that have hitherto been unknown. In addition, multiple use forestry - where forests are managed to provide for both a supply of wood and the conservation of biodiversity - can change the floristic composition and vegetation structure of forests with significant implications for wildlife habitat.

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About the author (2002)

David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on forests, wildlife and fire projects for more than 30 years, and published more than 960 scientific articles and 38 books on these and other topics. He is widely regarded as one of the world s leading ecologists and conservation scientists. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science, an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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