forest management Books

  • Sustainable Forest Management

    There is a strong movement towards uneven-aged forest management based on the idea that such stands increase or at least maintain soil fertility, increase biodiversity, and improve stand resilience. This shift in forest management practice renders existing yield tables increasingly unreliable. Among potential alternatives are tree growth models, ...

  • Decision Support for Forest Management

    The goal of Kangas, Kangas and Kurttila's Decision Support for Forest Management is to provide students and researchers with a toolbox of methods for approaching the different planning situations that may arise in practice. It draws together a wide range of methods used in planning forest management regimes and presents a systematic overview of ...

  • Forest Diversity and Management

    Natural forests with thousands of years of ecological continuity are unrivalled as the treasure store of terrestrial biodiversity on Earth. And while there is currently no fully comprehensive inventory of the biota associated with any given forest, it is reasonable to assume that in conserving natural forests we can conserve the myriads of unnamed ...

  • Compatible Forest Management

    Public debate has stimulated interest in finding greater compatibility among forest management regimes. The debate has often portrayed management choices as tradeoffs between biophysical and socioeconomic components of ecosystems. Here we focus on specific management strategies and emphasize broad goals such as biodiversity, wood production and ...

  • Forests and Insects

    This book covers the full breadth of forest entomology. It combines the work of forest entomologists working on the impact and management of forest pests with those involved in diversity assessment and conservation of insects in forests. Forests and Insects demonstrates that both these disciplines demand an understanding of population and ...

  • Beech Forests

    This volume compares the beech forests of eastern Asia, North America and Europe. Beech forests are important in each of these three regions. No other book covers beech on this scale. The author has personally studied beech forests in each region, and his large body of data is the starting point for comparison. For such a world-wide ...

  • Contaminated Forests

    Concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere have increased dramatically over the last century and many of these changes are attributable to anthropogenic activities. The influence of acid rain has been well studied, but there has been no extensive exploration of other pollutants, such as toxic chemicals, heavy metals and radionuclides. ...

  • Forest Strategy

    Michael Gane’s ground-breaking Forest Strategy combines detailed analysis of the forest sector with modern strategic management principles to develop a vision for sustainable forest management which is both practical and theoretically robust.In the past, lack of understanding at the nexus between the forest sector on the one hand and strategic ...

  • Municipal Forest Management in Latin America

    This book offers the result of extensive research into the issue in six Latin American countries : Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras & Guatemala. The different chapters reveal important forest management experinces promoted by the municipal governments in varied regional, national and local contexts. It is our hope that this ...

  • Communities and forest management in western Europe

    Fourth in the series, this profile explores the diverse and changing nature of Community Involvement in Forest Management (CIFM) in Western Europe. It provides some comparative European-level data on important social institutions which shape patterns of community involvement in forestry, and it briefly examines different national contexts. Through ...

  • Communities and forest management in South Asia

    Second in the series, this Regional Profile focuses on five South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This Profile seeks to explain why and how some of the earth’s poorest people have been able to establish effective management systems over millions of hectares of nationalized forestlands, facilitating their ...

  • Managing forests as common property (En )

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe purpose of this study is to bring together available information about the role of common property as a system of governance and its present relevance to forest management and use, to review the historical record of common property systems that have disappeared or survived, to examine the experience of selected ...

  • Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management

    Forests provide goods and services essential to human societies and the natural environment, but they are disappearing faster today than ever before. What should forestry do in the information era? How can we use computer technologies to better manage forests in a sustainable manner? Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management provides ...

  • Restoration of Forests

    In the conflict between logging as a material resource and preservation the forests are becoming depleted throughout the world and this depletion is aggravated by the effects of air pollution. The concept of utilization is thus now being expanded to include vital societal values. These issues are nowhere more acute than in Central and ...

  • Changing Forests

    Drawing on ethnographic and archival research, “Changing Forests” explores how the indigenous Lenca community of La Campa, Honduras, has conserved and transformed their communal forests through the experiences of colonialism, opposition to state-controlled logging, and the recent adoption of export-oriented coffee production. It merges political ...

  • Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management

    Almost half of all life on earth may exist in the world's forest canopies. They may also play a vital role in maintaining the planet's climate, yet they remain largely unexplored owing to difficulties of access. They are renowned for their great diversity and role in forest functioning, yet there are still great gaps in the understanding of ...

  • Forests, Farmers and the State: Participatory Forest Management in the Ivory Coast

    This paper presents a historical analysis of development in policy and social practice relating to forest management and conservation, against the economic and social transformations undergone by the Ivory Coast this century. In particular it seeks to assess the most recent experiments in involvement of small farmers in rehabilitation ...

  • The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management

    The Complex Forest systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). An alternative to positivist approaches to development and conservation that assume predictability in forest management, ACM acknowledges the complexity and unpredictability ...

  • Local Institutions and Adaptive Forest Management in Ghana

    Examines the existing pattern of forest management and policy at the local level in the tropical high forest zone of Ghana. It looks at institutions of local government and traditional authority which are linked to forest use; district Forestry Department activities; concession-holders and other timber harvesters; and the nature of relationships ...

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