Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. Chapter 9. Section 9-1. What are the major threats to forest ecosystems?. 2 types of forests. Two major types based on their age and structure:
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Weak trees removed monoculture tree plantation
Years of growth
Fig. 9-3a, p. 176
(a) Selective cutting services
Fig. 9-6a, p. 179
(b) Clear-cutting services
Fig. 9-6b, p. 179
(c) Strip cutting services
Cut 1 year ago
Cut 3–10 years ago
Fig. 9-6c, p. 179
The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico, and lived in old forests along rivers.
Section 9-2 degradation of tropical forestsHow should we manage and sustain forests?
Section 9-3 sustainablyHow should we manage and sustain grasslands?
Section 9-4 sustainablyHow should we manage and sustain parks and nature reserves?
Section 9-5 sustainablyWhat is the ecosystem approach to sustaining biodiversity?
Know this term!
Section 9-6 damagedHow can we help to sustain aquatic biodiversity?