Forest Essays

  • Forest Degradation

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    the world’s forests are vanishing even though the forests cover a total of 4 billion hectares worldwide which can be represented as 31% of the total land area. It was also recorded that the world lost amount of 8.3 million hectares per year of forest between 1990 and 2000. Although the rate of loss has moderately slowed in the following decade up to 2010, the loss is still excessive with amount of 6.2 million hectares per year. The loss was mainly caused by deforestation and forest degradation that

  • Essay On Forest Management

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    Sustainable forest management requires three major criteria which are the maintenance of ecological processes within the forest (soil formation, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles), maintenance of biodiversity of forest, improving the net social benefits derived from the mixture of forest uses within the constraints by considering the future. Forest provides habitats for more than half of the fauna and flora on the Earth (SCBD, 2001). Forest biome plays

  • Tropical Rain Forest Essay

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    The tropical rain forest is one of the major vegetation types of the globe (Richards, 2006; Whitmore, 1998). It occupies a total area of 1818.43 million hectares, representing 47% of the total land area occupied by all forest types of the world (FAO, 2003). The tropical rain forest is the most diverse of all terrestrial ecosystems, containing more plant and animal species than any other biome (Turner, 2001). In spite of this diversity, most species are locally endemic or rare and patchily distributed

  • Forest Transition Theory Essay

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    higher value ascribed on forests by the general public and the government, or the government’s expanded capacity to implement forest protection. Given the hypothetical relationship, income levels in most developing countries are well below the threshold levels at which deforestation decreases (Angelsen and Kaimomitz, 1999). The forest transition theory started with the work of Mather (1992), a professor from Aberdeen University, who proposed that initially, a country’s forest cover goes through a

  • Forest Acres Research Paper

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    Forest Acres is a community located in Richland County of Columbia, South Carolina. It is a community that was incorporated in the year 1935 near the waters of Dent’s Pond, now known as Forest Lake, due to John Hughes Cooper and James Henry Hammond both having real estate interests in the area. After Cooper purchased Dent’s Pond (Forest Lake) and 1,700 acres of land, Hammond purchased 67 acres from Cooper on Quinine Hill; developing it into a suburban area for local businessmen who worked in the

  • Amazon Forest Research Paper

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    If we continue cutting down forests then soon we will no longer have any forests. It is extremely unfortunate how over 50% of the world forests have been cut down. As a result animals are loosing their habituate and species are going extinct. Not only are animals effected but even humans and the rest of the environment. Rain forests and other forests produce most oxygen that we need. By cutting down the trees for our own needs we are selfishly and slowly killing the world, but there are ways people

  • Forest Fire Pros And Cons

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    “Forests are vital for sustainable development and human wellbeing” said Dr. Emily B. Schultz, Associate Professor of Forestry. Nevertheless the decline of forests over the world last decade has led to grave imbalance of earth's green lung. Undoubtedly, one of the major threats behind the forest‘s cover has been forest fires. This essay paper will give you a glimpse about forest fire. It includes defining what forest fire is, then the causes and impacts will mentioned from environmental, economic

  • The Effect Of Forest Fires In California

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    Although the world has to many different natural disasters, forest fires seems to happen quite often in California. Forest fires are uncontrolled blazes fueled by dry underbrush, wind, and weather. In the matter of seconds. wildfires can burn acres of land and destroy everything in their paths. For a wildfire to burn there needs to be three conditions present, fire fighters call it fuel, oxygen, and a heat sources the “The fire triangle.” Any type of fuel is flammable material circling a fire,

  • Old Growth Forest Research Paper

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    Old growth forests are rare to come by, especially in the United States. The Camillus Unique Forest Area, located in northeastern New York, has many characteristics of an old growth forest. It is unclear how old the forest actually is, as the tree species that reside there have a life span of 100-200 years. This could mean that the forest is thousands of years old, with hundreds of generations of these species, or only a few hundred years old, with the first generation just reaching maturity. Either

  • Forest Floor Layer Research Paper

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    Lastly, is the forest floor layer. This layer is dark, humid and full of many dead leaves, branches and dead plants. The forest floor is generally clear of vegetation with slight or no winds and rains reaching there. The forest floor is dark due to the deep darkness created by 100 feet of canopy plants above that are preventing the sunlight from entering the forest. It is estimated that only two percentage of the sunlight actually reaches the floor. The forest layer holds the significant to the proper

  • Changes In Surroundings: Have You Ever See A Forest?

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    Changes in Surroundings Have you ever seen a forest? All the living things and the nonliving things surrounding an organism make up its environment. A living thing’s environment is all the things around it. Plants and animals are part of the environment. You can see many living things in the forest. All these trees are living things. You can see many nonliving things too. The soil is a nonliving thing. A deer is a living thing. Any living thing is called an organism. Rocks are nonliving things.

  • Pacific Northwest Deforestation

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    101-1998 Environmental Impact of deforestation In the Pacific Northwest The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack

  • Kennesaw State Arboretum: Difference Between Age And Size Of Wood Trees

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    and hardwood trees in 2 different areas of the forest, upslope and downslope, collecting tree data with at least 25cm circumference and 10 ft. tall in 5 different plots of 100 m2. The data describes the hypothesis that if the upslope and downslope parts of the forest differ in age, then the size of the eldest hardwood trees of the upslope and downslope will differ. If the upslope and downslope parts of the forest are different ages, then the forest will differ in proportion of mature hardwood relative

  • Tropical Deforestation Summary

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    by NASA Earth Observatory it discusses Tropical rain forests, Sub-tropical forests, Mediterranean forests, Temperate forests, Coniferous forests, Montana and Plantation forest and how they are a vital storehouse of biodiversity, sustaining millions of different animals, birds, algae and fish species. The problem of tropical deforestation is now recognized as a very serious and important issue throughout the globe. No matter what type of forest it is they are being cut down to make more room for the

  • Fertebrate Primates: Tropical Rainforest

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    Tropical rain forests, which are found in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, have warm, humid climate and heavy seasonal rainfall (Supriatna et al. 1996; Umapathy et al. 2003). The rainy season lasts from about September to May, with average monthly rainfall between 140 and 300 mm (5.5 and 11.8 in) and from June through August or September there is less rainfall received in Southeast Asia (Lucas & Corlett 1991; Yeager 1996; Umapathy et al. 2003). Besides, tropical rain forests are home to world’s

  • The Negative Effects Of Reforestation

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    Introduction: Description: Deforestation is defined as the permanent destruction of forests in order to make land available for other uses. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 18 million acres of forest are lost each year. This equals to approximately 36 football fields of forest being cleared each minute. Though deforestation occurs all over the world, it’s the tropical forests which are being particularly targeted. Due to this countries such as Indonesia,

  • Deforestation In The Amazon Rainforests

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    cutting down of trees, or the permanent destruction of forests. Deforestation is a world problem but is majorly found in South American countries like Brazil. The deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest first began in 1970. The rate of deforestation has only increased rapidly since then. Rain forests cover over 30% of Earth’s land. They provide massive amounts of oxygen and store carbon dioxide. Every second one and a half acres of forest is being cut down. The rate of deforestation per minute

  • Brief Overview Of The Kodkod In Southern Chile

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    and the temperate deciduous forests of Southern Andean. Now that I stated this fact, the biome the Kodkod usually lives in is the deciduous forest. Most of deciduous forests have five zones, Tree Stratum zone, small tree and sapling zone, shrub zone, herb zone, and ground zone.The Kodkod will go from zone to zone but usually stay in the trees to relax or get away from predators. The main forests the Kodkod is usually found at is the Valdivian and Araucaria forests of Chile. The Kodkod likes the

  • Importance Of Biome In Michigan

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    coniferous forest, deciduous forest, as well as the savanna. Most of lower Michigan is considered to be deciduous forest because it consists of a lot of deciduous trees. To be a deciduous tree it means that in fall they lose their leaves and go dormant in the winter. The northern lower peninsula as well as the upper peninsula is considered to be coniferous forest which means that they have long cold winters as well as short cool summers. Grand Rapids is considered to be a deciduous forest. What makes

  • Claw Sun Bear

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    Does the claw length of the sun bear, Herlarctos malayanus, influence the diet and overall ability to climb in different parts of the forest? Introduction The sun bear, Herlarctos malayanus, is a native to the Southeast Asian tropical forest; this includes the semi evergreen forests, the mixed deciduous forests, and the montane evergreen forests. The sun bear is a small species of bear, with short fur, a long tongue, and long claws. The prominent trait of this species is the long claws as it allows