Woodlands Books

  • 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 ...

  • Contesting Inequality in Access to Forests: Zimbabwe Country Study.

    Inequitable land distribution and anachronistic policies combine to provide the wealthy with incentives for forest land management while the poor are ensnared in a web of contradictory regulations. The state’s control of forestry is now under challenge from alliances in the private sector and civil society. This report describes the initiatives ...

  • Satoyama

    Japan’s traditional and fragile satoyama landscape system was developed over centuries of human life on mountainous island terrain in a monsoon climate. The carefully managed coppice woodlands on the hillsides, the villages strung along the base of the hills, and the carefully tended paddy fields of rural Japan made possible the sustainable ...

  • Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

    Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way in many of the chapters. ...

  • Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

    Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about ...

  • Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

    Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about ...

  • Local Development and Community Management of Woodlands: Experience from Mali

    Malians continue to depend on forests and trees, using them in different but overlapping ways: as a source of household fuel and food, as fodder, bedding and fertiliser in agricultural production, and as a source of revenue and employment. Nationwide, wood is the main source of energy, but it is under increasing pressure as forest reserves dwindle ...

  • The Miombo in Transition

    Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 million hectares and are home to over 40 million people. Miombo products are very important to the livelihoods and basic needs of an additional 15 million urban Africans.Miombo woodlands are the most extensive ...

  • Woodland Conservation and Management

    New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of ...

  • Local-Level Economic Valuation of Savanna Woodland Resources: Village cases from Zimbabwe

    This case study of the Hidden Harvest project aimed to undertake a local-level valuation exercise on wild food and tree based resources, and to assess the applicability of PRA techniques for local level resource valuation. It brought together a range of specialities in a workshop setting in the Hot Springs area of ...

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