forest productivity Books

  • Improvement of Forest Resources for Recyclable Forest Products

    The forests of the earth are not only the source of a wealth of products such as timber, pulp, and charcoal, but are also of great importance in the absorption of carbon dioxide. Therefore, it takes little consideration to understand the dangers of overexploitation caused by economic development and population growth. With an eye on forest ...

  • 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 ...

  • Non-timber forest products from the tropical forests of Africa : a bibliography

    The objective of this bibliography is to provide an overview of available literature (up to January 1997) concerning non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in the tropical forests of Africa. With this publication, the Netherlands Committee for IUCN hopes to facilitate and encourage the work of government institutions, NGOs and others who wish to ...

  • Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests

    These proceedings describe the experimental basis and preliminary results of CIFOR project 'Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantations'. The research, which is underway at 17 sites in seven countries and involve scientists from 16 institutions, focuses on inter-rotation management. This phase between tree harvesting and replanting ...

  • Non-wood forest products from conifers (En )

    Non-Wood Forest ProductsConifers are abundant in the boreal and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but are also important components of many tropical and subtropical forest ecosystems. Many conifer species provide a wide range of non-wood products. Although some services are briefly mentioned, the focus in this volume is on the products ...

  • Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation Volume 1 - Asia

    This book, along with the companion volumes, presents the full set of 61 cases from Asia and Latin America. The reports are organized to present a standard set of information to support comparative analysis, but the authors also included rich detail, idiosyncrasies and analysis of issues and opportunities in their own ...

  • Current Issues in Non-Timber Forest Products Research

    This book contains a number of commissioned background papers presented at the workshop on 'Research on Non-Timber Forest Products (Hot Springs, Zimbabwe Aug/Sept 1995). Bringing together experiences from different regions and professional backgrounds, the book attempts to analyse the complexity of multiple use of forests from a multidimensional ...

  • Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Product Markets

    This volume comprises fifteen papers exploring the consequences of applying modern time-series methods, particularly co-integrated time-series methods, for the analysis of forest economics problems. The methods represent the forefront of econometrics in this area, and the volume is the first of its kind. An introductory paper explains the ...

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are ...

  • Incomes from the Forest

    This paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used to estimate the incomes of people whose livelihoods depend of the forests. This is the key to understanding their well being and the use of the forest. The authors summarise the methodologies used in 10 case studies and use these cases, as well as insights from their own research ...

  • 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 ...

  • Forest Diversity and Function

    One of the central research themes in ecology is evaluating the extent to which biological richness is necessary to sustain the Earth's system and the functioning of individual ecosystems. In this volume, for the first time, the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in forests is thoroughly explored. The text examines the ...

  • Forests in a Market Economy

    This book provides a state-of-the-art review of both classical and emerging themes in forest resource economics. The authors show how neo-classical economic principles can be used to analyze forest policy issues across existing and developing market economies in the United States, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia. The chapters encompass ...

  • Old-Growth Forests

    Many terms often used to describe old-growth forests imply that these forests are less vigorous, less productive and less stable than younger forests. But research in the last two decades has yielded results that challenge the view of old-growth forests being in decline. Given the importance of forests in battling climate change and the fact that ...

  • Forests for the Bay Report

    Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Policy makers and the public are now recognizing the role the Bay’s forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living resources, economic productivity, and the region’s quality of life. The new Chesapeake Bay Agreement signed in ...

  • Tropical Forest Ecology

    Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests, and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be ...

  • Distinguishing community forest products in the market: industrial demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade

    Little evidence links commercial forestry with poverty reduction. But community forest enterprises, especially those that are democratically run, are perceived to have brighter prospects. High hopes that voluntary market mechanisms might help to realise this potential have so far proved unfounded. Forest certification has got to grips with ...

  • Tapping the Green Market : Certification & Management of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Tapping the Green Market explains the use and importance of market-based tools such as certification and eco-labelling for guaranteeing best management practices of NTFPs in the field. Using extensive case studies and global profiles of NTFPs, this book not only furthers our comprehension of certification processes but also broadens our ...

  • Non-timber forest products in Uganda : UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 18

    This report describes a new map-based approach to defining areas best suited for NTFP commercialization. Uganda is used as a case study. As one of the most rapidly growing economies in Africa, its rich natural heritage highlights the conflict between national development efforts and the need for a globally responsible approach to biodiversity ...

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