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Dictionary of Natural Resource Management
Julian Dunster   Katherine Dunster  

380 Pages

North American rights only


About the Book

• Winner, 1997 Communications and Research Award, Landscape Architecture Magazine
• Shortlisted, 1997 Award for Planning Excellence, Canadian Institute of Planners

The most up-to-date and comprehensive reference work available, 'Dictionary of Natural Resource Management' provides a single source of definitions of natural resource management terms. It includes more than 6,000 entries, many of them illustrated and annotated, and a detailed set of appendices covering conversion factors, geological time scales, and classifications of organisms.

The body of the dictionary encompasses terminology from the traditional fields of forestry, silviculture, pest management, forest fire control, geology, pedology, engineering, and planning. In addition, there are terms from the emerging disciplines of landscape ecology, conservation biology, conflict resolution, and sustainable development planning.

The field of natural resource management is expanding, attracting individuals and ideas from a wide array of disciplines. For effective communication to take place, it is increasingly important to know the exact meanings attached to terms used. The Dictionary of Natural Resources Management addresses this need.

About the Author(s)

Julian Dunster is a registered professional forester, planner, and certified arborist. He is an environmental consultant for many government agencies and private companies in B.C. and elsewhere. He has a Ph.D. in regional planning and
resource management.

Katherine Dunster is a registered professional biologist and landscape architect. She has studied landscape architecture and recreation education and has a Ph.D. in biogeography and plant ecology.

Table of Contents




1. Classification of Organisms
2. Geological Time Scales
3. Conversion Tables and Other Measurements


The Dunsters have created a reference that will be valuable to students, scientists, editors, and other who work in an environmental or natural resource area. Their attention to details makes this work easy to use. It was a pleasant surprise to see the three appendices, which contain information that one often needs in a hurry but can never seem to find right away.

- Environmental Network News

This monumental work is a "must have" addition to the desk of resource management professionals, scientists and administrators.

- William Fullerton, Forest Forum

Julian and Katherine Dunster’s new Dictionary of Natural Resource Management helps bridge the gap between forestry and other fields in natural resource management.

- Canadian Silviculture Magazine

Sample Chapter

A sample chapter of this title is not available at this time. For further information, please email

Related Topics

Environmental Studies

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