Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene

Science, Policy, and Practice

edited by V. Alaric Sample, R. Patrick Bixler, and Char Miller

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“[This volume] addresses a very urgent issue . . . [and] needs to be read by everyone who is engaged in forest conservation and management.”

—Ian Spellerberg, Lincoln University

​"[W]​ell researched and written by authors who represent the transdisciplinary nature of research on climate change impacts and policy in the context of forest environments.​ . . . a great addition to a reading list in an environmental management course or as a standalone reader for a university course on forest conservation. The extensive bibliography also serves as an excellent reference on this topic.​"​


"[A] valuable resource reader. Its breadth and diversity of chapters would serve well as a source of selected readings in undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars on the topic." 


"Environmental historians studying recent fire and water policies, and federal forestry institutions will find useful essays but also tough questions about their place in this new human age." 

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Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene provides thought-provoking insight into the ongoing environmental and climatological crises that climate change is generating and raises critical questions about how public and and private land managers in North America’s will adapt to the climatological disruptions that are already transforming the ecological structures of these forests.

In this pathbreaking anthology, a team of leading environmental researchers probes the central dilemmas that ecologists, forest land managers, state and federal agencies, and grassroots organizations are confronting—and will continue to confront—in the coming century. In each chapter they examine strategies that are currently being tested across the country as scientists, citizen-scientists, policy makers, academics, and activists work to grasp their options and opportunities for a future that will be shaped by ongoing environmental upheaval.

Successful adaptation to the challenges of climate change requires a transdisciplinary perspective. Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene provides a compelling set of arguments and case studies that underscores the need for innovative policies and energetic actions. The book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and professionals in environmental science, forestry, and ecology.

Contributors: Craig D. Allen, Mark Anderson, Susan Beecher, R. Travis Belote,  Timothy J. Brown, Anne A. Carlson, Tim Caro, Grace K. Charles, Dave Cleaves, Dena J. Clink, Ayesha Dinshaw, R. Kasten Dumroese, Jonas Epstein, Alexander M. Evans, Todd Gartner, Jessica E. Halofsky, Nels Johnson, Linda A. Joyce, Paige Lewis, Laura Falk McCarthy, Heather McGray, Constance I. Millar, James Mulligan, Chadwick Dearing Oliver, David L. Peterson, Will Price, Janine M. Rice, Jason Riggio, Tania Schoennagel, Mark L. Shaffer, Curt Stager, Scott L. Stephens, Thomas W. Swetnam, Gary M. Tabor, Christopher Topik, Monica G. Turner, Thomas T. Veblen, Alexandra M. Weill, Anthony L. Westerling, Carolyn Whitesell, Mary I. Williams


Los Angeles Times interview with Char Miller: "California's fire problem: Is it mostly a people problem?"
Southern California Public Radio interview with Char Miller: "Expert: 'Blue Cut Fire is the new normal'"
Char Miller consulted by the Los Angeles Times, San Bernardino Sun, Wall Street Journal, and BBC News (Spanish)
ABC interview with Char Miller: "Why did the Blue Cut fire grow so quickly?"
Press release from Pitzer College

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V. Alaric Sample is president of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation in Washington, DC, and a fellow of the Society of American Foresters. He is author of numerous research papers, articles, and books on topics in national and international forest policy. 

R. Patrick Bixler is a research fellow with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, and a senior fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. His work focuses on the intersection of ecology, economy, and governance in both large intact landscapes and urban contexts. He has published research on issues of land and water management, biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, residential development, and urban resilience

Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of twenty-nine books and a regular contributor of essays, commentary, and reviews to professional journals, newspapers, and online media.

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  • Paperback Price: $34.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-521-5
  • Ebook Price: $27.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $14.00
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-459-1
  • Publication Month: August
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Pages: 320
  • Illustrations: 29 figures
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by V. Alaric Sample, R. Patrick Bixler, and Char Miller
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-458-4
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