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The Economics of Forest Disturbances: Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species

The Economics of Forest Disturbances: Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species

79, Forestry Sciences
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This unique, state-of-the-art review shows that neo-classical economic principles can be integrated with ecosystem analysis and modern econometric methods to uncover the causes and consequences of natural forest disturbances.
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Section I. The Economics and Ecology of Forest Disturbances1. An Introduction to the Economics of Forest Disturbance
T.P. Holmes, J.P. Prestemon, K.L. Abt
2. Forest Economics, Natural Disturbances and the New Ecology
T.P. Holmes, R.J. Huggett, Jr., J.M. Pye
Section II. Forest Disturbance Processes
3. Natural Disturbance Production Functions
J.P. Prestemon, D.E. Mercer, J.M. Pye
4. Statistical Analysis of Large Wildfires
T.P. Holmes, R.J. Huggett, Jr., A.J. Westerling
5. The Production of Large and Small Wildfires
D.T. Butry, M. Gumpertz, M.G. Genton
6. Climatology for Wildfire Management
A.L. Westerling
7. Wildland Arson Management
J.P. Prestemon, D.T. Butry
Section III. Valuing the Economic Impacts of Forest Disturbances
8. Designing Economic Impact Assessments for USFS Wildfire Programs
K.L. Abt, R.J. Huggett, Jr., T.P. Holmes
9. Timber Salvage Economics
J.P. Prestemon, T.P. Holmes
10. Wildfire and the Economic Value of Wilderness Recreation
J. Englin, T.P. Holmes, J. Lutz
11. Forest Disturbance Impacts on Residential Property Values
R.J. Huggett, Jr., E.A. Murphy, T.P. Holmes
12. Contingent Valuation of Fuel Hazard Reduction Treatments
J.B. Loomis, A. González-Cabán
Section IV. Decision Making in Response to Forest Disturbances
13. Analyzing Trade-offs between Fuels Management, Suppression, and Damages from Wildfire
D.E. Mercer, R.G.Haight, J.P. Prestemon
14. A Review of State and Local Regulation for Wildfire Mitigation
T.K. Haines, C.R. Renner, M.A. Reams
15. Economic Analysis of Federal Wildfire Management Programs
K.M. Gebert, D.E. Calkin, R.J. Huggett, Jr., K.L. Abt
16. Incentives and Wildfire Management in the United States
G.H. Donovan, T.C. Brown, L. Dale
17. Forecasting Wildfire Suppression Expenditures for the United States Forest Service
K.L. Abt, J.P. Prestemon, K. Gebert
18. Toward a Unified Economic Theory of Fire Program Analysis with Strategies for Empirical Modeling
D.B. Rideout, Y. Wei, A.G. Kirsch, S.J. Botti
19. Economic Aspects of Invasive Forest Pest Management
T.P. Holmes, K.P. Bell, B. Byrne, J.S. Wilson
Index
by Peter J. Roussopoulos, Director, Southern Research Station The world and its ecosystems are repeatedly punctuated by natural disturbances, and human societies must learn to manage this reality Often severe and unp- dictable, dynamic natural forces disrupt human welfare and alter the structure and composition of natural systems Over the past century, land management ag- cies within the United States have relied on science to improve the sustainable management of natural resources Forest economics research can help advance this scientifc basis by integrating knowledge of forest disturbance processes with their economic causes and consequences As the twenty-frst century unfolds, people increasingly seek the goods and services provided by forest ecosystems, not only for wood supply, clean water, and leisure pursuits, but also to establish residential communities that are removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life As vividly demonstrated during the past few years, Santa Ana winds can blow wildfres down from the mountains of California, incinerating homes as readily as vegetation in the canyons below Hurricanes can fatten large swaths of forest land, while associated foods create havoc for urban and rural residents alike Less dramatic, but more insidious, trees and forest stands are succumbing to exotic insects and diseases, causing economic losses to private property values (including timber) as well as scenic and recreation values As human demands on public and private forests expand, science-based solutions need to be identifed so that social needs can be balanced with the vagaries of forest disturbance processes

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    Environmental Studies; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General; NATURE / Plants / Trees; SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)

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Autor: Thomas P. Holmes
ISBN-13: 9781402043697
ISBN: 1402043694
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 415
Gewicht: 908 g
Format: 247x167x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Editiert von: Thomas P. Holmes, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Karen L. Abt
RezensionFrom the reviews:"The book gives a comprehensive account of an example of acute threats to a national forest resource. by well designed and rational technological, administrative and fiscal counter-measures and supporting policies. book is a well-written assemblage of interesting and informative texts. this quasi insider report of members of a forest service trying to cope with an enormous and complex challenge to scientific research, sustainable development and practical implementation is sufficiently thought provoking and stimulating, and interesting enough to make reading worthwhile." (Eberhard F. Bruenig, International Forestry Review, Vol. 11 (1), 2009)

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Autor: Thomas P. Holmes
ISBN-13:: 9781402043697
ISBN: 1402043694
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2008
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Gewicht: 908g
Seiten: 415
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2008
Sonstiges: Buch, 247x167x23 mm