Forestry Books

  • 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 ...

  • Modelling Forest Development

    The key to successful timber management is a proper understanding of growth processes, and one of the objectives of modelling forest development is to provide the tools that enable foresters to compare alternative silvicultural treatments. In a managed woodland, the most important periodic disturbances are the thinning operations, which are ...

  • In vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    This third volume on In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter contains some introductory material on the selected plant, the techniques used most successfully for haploid production (anther culture, microspore culture, and ovary culture), the factors that influence the success of these techniques, the ...

  • World Forests from Deforestation to Transition?

    This book addresses global and subnational issues concerning the world's forests, societies, and environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. Cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, it is essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science ...

  • Fire management - global assessment 2006. A thematic study prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersFire management is an essential part of sustainable forest management. This publication complements the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) as an in-depth thematic study on the incidence, impact and management of forest fires in different regions of the world. It was developed from 12 regional papers ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2005 (En)

    Series: State of the World's ForestsThe sixth edition of 'State of the World's Forests' presents a global picture of the forest sector and the latest information on activities and developments. Contributions highlight challenges and opportunities related to some of today's key emerging issues. The theme of the 2005 edition - 'realizing the ...

  • Forestry Outlook Study for Africa. Regional report - opportunities and challenges towards 2020 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThis regional report on the Forestry Outlook Study for Africa provides an overview of the potentials and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to Africa's sustainable development, taking into account the policy and institutional, demographic, economic, technological and environmental changes. ...

  • Caribbean Sea/Colombia & Venezuela, Central America & Mexico Giwa Regional assessment 3b, 3c

    This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Colombia & Venezuela and Central America & Mexico sub-systems – located in GIWA region 3, the Caribbean Sea. The regional team identified habitat and community modification as the priority concern of both sub-systems. In the Colombia & Venezuela sub-system, coastal ...

  • Urban and peri-urban forestry. Case studies in developing countries (En )

    Series: Non-series TitlesWith the occurring demographic shifts, causing rapid and uncontrolled urbanization in many parts of the developing world, the issue of urban development is likely to become a focal one in the coming decade. Urban forestry has an important potential role in meeting the needs of the urban population and in addressing the ...

  • Sampling Techniques for Forest Inventories

    Sound forest management planning requires cost-efficient approaches to optimally utilize given resources. Emphasizing the mathematical and statistical features of forest sampling to assess classical dendrometrical quantities, Sampling Techniques for Forest Inventories presents the statistical concepts and tools needed to conduct a modern forest ...

  • Conserving biological diversity in managed tropical forests : proceedings of a workshop held at the IUCN General Assembly, Perth, Australia, 30 Novemb

    At the meeting of the International Tropical Timber Organization held in Bali in 1990, ITTO adopted the target of ensuring that all tropical timber marketed internationally should, by the year 2000, come from forests that are managed sustainably. This study is an attempt to determine whether the member countries of the ITTO have a legal and ...

  • Hidden forestry revealed: Characteristics, constraints and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in Ghana

    This report reviews the status of SMFEs in Ghana. It provides information on the various issues confronting the sub-sector and identifies mechanisms for harnessing the potential of SMFEs to effectively contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable forest management in ...

  • Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Through the use of satellite data, photographs, graphics and site-specific case studies, this 160-page atlas highlights environmental change in Kenya. It looks at the country's mountains, forests, water bodies and national parks, chronicling the evolution of the country's environment over the last few decades and the ecological challenges and ...

  • Tropical Rain Forests: A Wider Perspective

    The book evolved out of succesful masters level courses in Conservation and Environmental Economics taught for several years at University College London. The wide range of contributing authors and their individual specialisms reflect the broad spectrum of disciplines covered, making the book truly comprehensive and interdisciplinary. ...

  • An Introduction to Agroforestry

    This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and ...

  • Physiological Plant Ecology

    From the reviews of the 3rd edition: 'The textbook of Walter Larcher (...) belongs certainly to the most successful manuals that ever existed.' (Photosynthetica, Czech Republic)'(...) it continues to be one of the major texts in the field of ecophysiology.'(Plant Growth Regulation, The Netherlands) 'This book is really a must reading for those ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization

    This book is a collection of papers presented at the international symposium on forest sector analysis held in Miyazaki, Japan, in 1998. It is structured with three themes: understanding global forest sector issues, discussing the contribution of modeling efforts to forest sector analysis, and discussing the role of Japanese forest policy in ...

  • Analysis of stakeholder power and responsibilities in community involvement in forest management in eastern and southern Africa

    The regions of Eastern and Southern Africa, embracing the countries of Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia(land), Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa display a great richness and diversity of cultures and peoples, geographical features and ...

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