forestry research Books

  • Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

    Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, ...

  • Concepts in Mycorrhizal Research

    Mycorrhiza will be the focus of research and study for the coming decade. Successful survival and maintenance of plant cover is mostly dependent on mycorrhization. During the last decade about ten books have appeared on various aspects of mycorrhiza, including two on methodology. The present book has been compiled to give a complete and ...

  • Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

    This volume addresses the acute challenges of sustainable forestry with emphasis on the developing countries. Sustainability is analyzed from its diametrically opposite deforestation point of view. A multilevel approach is adopted to take into account that the causes of deforestation occur at the local, national and international levels. ...

  • Forestry Nursery Manual: Production of Bareroot Seedlings

    The Forest Nursery Manual - a joint effort between the Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Division of State and Private Forestry - presents state-of-the art information about current bareroot-nursery practices and research. The Manual emphasizes all stages of seeding production from ...

  • Forests and People : Research that Makes a Difference

    Ten years ago, a group of forward thinking men and women created the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to promote a different type of forestry research-research that would find solutions to the challenges facing our forests and those who use or depend on them.  Forests and People : Research that makes a difference highlights some ...

  • Production, Privatisation and Preservation in Papua New Guinea Forestry

    Papua New Guinea's forests represent an enormous timber resource and a globally significant storehouse of carbon and biological diversity. The future of this resource has been the focus of heated debate in recent years. Positions are polarised on a range of issues, from basic questions such as whether any further logging should be allowed in Papua ...

  • Forestry 2005 Spring Special: Bundle on Policy and Partnerships

    Bundle of one each, (9276IIED & 9132IIED) Save $US18 and customer only pays for postage on one item. Policy that Works for Forests and People: Real prospects for governance and livelihoods Poor forestry policy has led to a pattern of common problems across many countries including the loss of natural forests and lack of access for poor people. ...

  • Private Sector Forestry: A Review of Instruments for Ensuring Sustainability

    The private sector is an increasingly dominant player in the production of wood, and the market is the main way in which wood products are distributed. Yet, for other forest goods and services such as non-timber forest products, biodiversity, and carbon storage, markets are often not effective. Worse, government and policy failures mean that the ...

  • Non-wood forest products for rural income and sustainable forestry - vol 7 (En )

    Series: Non-Wood Forest Products This publication documents the importance of non-wood forest products for rural income and sustainable forestry. It suggests general principles and approaches for developing non-wood forest resources and their sustainable utilisation and covers nine interrelated aspects: resource assessment and development; ...

  • Marker-assisted selection. Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish (En)

    In the light of continuing research and technology development, the process of producing improved varieties, clones, breeds and stains of agriculturally important species is continuously becoming more accurate, reliable and efficient. Today, molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS) is the core technology involved for increasing the rate of ...

  • Cross-sectoral policy impacts between forestry and other sectors (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe international dialogue on forests since the 1990s has pointed to the role of policies in other sectors besides forestry as among the means of achieving sustainable forest management. This publication is meant to assist countries in developing linkages between sustainable forest management and other sectors and in ...

  • Multiple Use of Forests and Other Natural Resources

    This volume comprises eighteen papers dealing with the theory and application of modern decision-making and management planning of multiple use of forestry and other natural resources in the landscape. Generally, an economic approach is used as implemented by operations research methods, but broader contexts are applied too, e.g. ecosystem ...

  • Ecophysiology of Short Rotation Forest Crops

    This book has been compiled as a result of collaboration within the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Agreement. The aim of the book is to review the state of the art with respect to research and practical implications in order to aid the development of the technology for short rotation forestry production. ...

  • State of the World’s Forests 2009

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world’s population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World’s Forests looks forward, with the theme “Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future”. Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, ...

  • Modern Trends in Applied Terrestrial Ecology

    This volume brings together some of the foremost leaders in the field of terrestrial ecology. Chapter topics include soil structure and function, economics of biodiversity, crop growth and development, ethnobotany and conservation. The volume is a must-ready for professionals and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, ecology, vegetation ...

  • Population Genetics of Forest Trees

    This volume contains 19 invited papers from the International Symposium on POPULATION Genetics of Forest Trees which was held in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, July 31-August 2, 1990. The papers summarize and review the contributions of biochemical genetic markers to the understanding of population genetic structure and evolutionary biology of ...

  • Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere

    The first book devoted to the complex interactions between trace elements, soils, plants, and microorganisms in the rhizosphere, Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere brings together the experimental, investigative, and modeling branches of rhizosphere research. Written by an international team of authors, it provides a comprehensive overview of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Getting the Private Sector to Work for the Public Good

    Within the space of two decades, China’s forestry sector has been transformed. As part of its broader “socialist market experiment”, China has negotiated a shift in responsibility for forest utilisation and management away from the state towards the private sector. While reform has progressed step-by-step, the cumulative change has been dramatic. ...

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