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x, 83 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 23 cm.
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ix, 102 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The authors discuss initiative to promote and enhance sustainable forestry in temperate countries. While concerns about tropical deforestation are considerable, temperate forests account for the vast majority of the world's roundwood production and most global trade in wood and paper. Improving forest sustainability in such regions is imperative both economically and environmentally. This text illustrates how far nations have come and how far they still need to go in that effort. The authors describe how temperate nations address forest sustainability, discussing recent developments affecting forestry and trade. Their compilation of international data on forest practices and regulation provides a comparative perspective as they analyze the effect of institutional changes (for example, new laws) on land management. The volume assesses how national forestry industries are adapting to new laws and policies in the face of new realities in production and markets, particularly in the context of international trade and global competition. Sustainability policy and performance are profiled for eight timber-exporting or major wood-using temperate nations: the USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, New Zealand and Chile. The authors also assess the possible effects on each nation of various criteria for sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780915707980 20160528
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viii, 344 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • National report on sustainable forests
  • 2010 / USDA
  • Nontimber forest products in the United States: Montreal process indicators as measures of current conditions and sustainability / USDA.
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xi, 287 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction. 2. Situation and Challenges for Forest Genetics and Breeding. 3. Adaptive Potential of Populations. 4. Genetic Resources and Changing Environment. 5. Sustained Management of Genetic Resources -- The Impact of Forestry. 6. Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. 7. Genetics and Tree Improvement Research: Problems and Prospects. 8. Contribution of Genetics to the Sustained Management of Global Forest Resources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792360117 20160528
During the 4th International Consultation on Forest Genetics and Tree Building, held in 1998 in Beijing, China, leading scientists were invited to review past achievements, to redefine the role of forest genetics and breeding in contemporary forestry, and to set priorities for future research and development. On the basis of the invited presentations, the volume summarizes the state-of-knowledge in various fields, such as the impact of forest management and of changing environmental conditions on genetic resources, and the value of genetic markers as indicators for adaptational potential, as well as the tasks of conservation.Detailed reports from the different continents provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the global situation of forest genetics and tree breeding research. The book offers not only an overview of contemporary trends and expected future developments, but also identifies current main problems in funding and cooperation. It may prove therefore useful not only for scientists, university lecturers and advanced students in the field of forestry, ecology and conservation biology, but also for decision makers and managers in companies and conservation organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792360117 20160528
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140 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
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x, 231 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
This work describes the changes that have taken place in forest management - highlighting what worked, what didn't, and the lessons that have been learned. It documents the drivers of the change in the logging industry and the resulting outcomes, both the good and the bad. It provides real-world insights from an international perspective into government policy, industry concerns, and conservation and biodiversity issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780643068322 20160528
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x, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The forests of British Columbia have become a battleground over sustainable resource development, setting environmentalists against the forest industry and forestry workers and communities. In an effort to broker peace, British Columbia's NDP government launched a number of promising new forest policy initiatives in the 1990s. These policies are analyzed by a group of political scientists who focus on how and why change has occurred. They examine land use, forest practices, tenure, Aboriginal issues, timber supply, pricing, and jobs to find that while environmental values have acquired a more central place in BC forest policy, they have not displaced timber production as the dominant force in policy making. The authors conclude that despite the astonishing level of activism, the government's search for sustainability - whether measured by environmental, social, economic, or political indicators - has ultimately failed. The authors are Benjamin Cashore, Auburn University; George Hoberg, University of British Columbia; Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University; Jeremy Rayner, Malaspina University College; and Jeremy Wilson, University of Victoria.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774808316 20160528
The forests of British Columbia have become a battleground over sustainable resource development. During the 1990s British Columbia's NDP government launched a number of new forestry policy initiatives. This title examines this policy activism, focusing on what change has occured.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774808309 20160528
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xv, 426 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xviii, 361 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • From the contentsList of Figures and Tables.- About the Contributors.- Preface and Acknowledgements.- Theoretical Perspectives on Institutions for Sustainable Forest Management.- Markets and Sustainable Forest Management.- Deforestation, Specialization and Sustainable Forest Management.- Country-Specific Institutional Experiences.- Epilogue.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402034794 20160528
A new economic theory, rather than a new public policy based on old theory, is needed to guide humanity toward sustainability. Institutions are a critical dimension of sustainability and sustainable forest management, and economic analysis of institutional dimension requires an inclusionist rather than an exclusionist approach. This book provides a systematic critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to sustainability. Leading institutional economists discuss theoretical perspectives about appropriate institutions for sustainable forest management, markets for environmental services, deforestation and specialization, and some country experiences about Kyoto Protocol, international trade, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest management in general.The book includes the ideas from old as well as new institutional economics and discusses the main features of Post-Newtonian economics. This book follows a companion book, "Economics, Sustainability, and Natural Resources: Economics of Sustainable Forest Management, Volume 1" of the series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402034794 20160528
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xviii, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables. About the Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Sustainability, Economics, and Forest Management-- Shashi Kant & R. Albert Berry. Part one: Complexity, Ethics, and The Economics of Sustainable Forest Management. 2. Complexity, Muddling Through, and Sustainable Forest Management-- David Colander. 3. Inter-temporal Ethics, Modern Capital Theory and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management-- M. Ali Khan. Part two: Consumer Choice Theory and The Economics of Sustainable Forest Management. 4. Post-Keynesian Consumer Choice Theory for the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management-- Marc Lavoie. 5. Behavioral Economics and Sustainable Forest Management-- Jack L. Knetsch. 6. How Sustainable is Discounting?-- Colin Price. Part three: Social Choice Theory and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management. 7. Intergenerational Equity and the Forest Management Problem-- Tapan Mitra. 8. Can Stock-specific Sustainability Constraints be justified?-- Geir B. Asheim & Wolfgang Buchholz. Part four: Non-linearities, Multiple Equilibria and the Economics of sustainable forest management. 9. Complexities of Dynamic Forest Management Policies-- J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. 10. Non-linearities, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management-- Jeffrey R. Vincent & Matthew D. Potts. 11. Joint Forest Management: Experience and Modeling-- Milindo Chakrabarti, Samar K. Dutta, E. Lance Howe & Jeffrey B. Nugent. Part five: Epilogue. 12. Post-Newtonian Economics and Sustainable Forest Management-- Shashi Kant. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402034657 20160528
The economics of sustainability is much more complex than the neoclassical (Newtonian) economic approach to economic efficiency. Forest resources provide the ideal starting point for the economic analysis of sustainability. This book provides a systematic critique of neoclassical economic approaches and their limitations with respect to sustainability. Leading economists from different streams of economics discuss key economic aspects of sustainability and sustainable forest management including complexity, ethical issues, consumer choice theory, intergenerational equity, non-convexities, and multiple equilibria. This is the book which integrates different streams of economics - complexity theory, behavioral economics, post-Keynesian consumer choice theory, social choice theory, and non-convexities - and suggests the main features of Post-Newtonian economics. This book is followed by a companion book, "Institutions, Sustainability, and Natural Resources: Institutions for Sustainable Forest Management", Volume 2 in the series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402034657 20160528
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ix, 462 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
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2 v. ; 28 cm.
  • v. 1. Forest products manufacturing: factors and trends affecting the working forest
  • v. 2. Toward a sustaining forest: development opportunities for the Maine woods.
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vi, 86 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • Preface An interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and biodiversity of forest ecosystems: an introduction T. Nakashizuka Part 1 Forest utilization and its impacts on biodiversityLegacies of the past in the present-day forest biodiversity: a review of past land-use effects on forest plant species composition and diversity M. Hermy and K. Verheyen Degradation of longicorn beetle (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Disteniidae) fauna caused by conversion from broad-leaved to man-made conifer stands of Cryptomeria japonica (Taxodiaceae) in central Japan S. Makino, H. Goto, M. Hasegawa, K. Okabe, H. Tanaka, T. Inoue, and Isamu Okochi Genetic and reproductive consequences of forest fragmentation for populations of Magnolia obovata Y. Isagi, R. Tateno, Y. Matsuki, A. Hirao, S. Watanabe, and M. Shibata Ecological function losses caused by monotonous land use induce crop raiding by wildlife on the island of Yakushima, southern Japan N. Agetsuma Degradation and loss of forest land and land-use changes in Sarawak, East Malaysia: a study of native land use by the Iban M. Ichikawa Part 2 The basis and practice of sustainable management of forests and biodiversity Sustainable use of tropical forests by reduced-impact logging in Deramakot Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia P. Lagan, S. Mannan, and H. Matsubayashi When is it optimal to exhaust a resource in a fi nite time? K. Akao and Y. H. Farzin Bio-economic resource management under threats of environmental catastrophes Y. Tsur and A. Zemel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431732372 20160528
Biodiversity is decreasing at the fastest rate in the history of the earth, largely as a result of human activity. The sustainable use of ecosystems allowing maintenance of biological diversity is an urgent problem that must be solved. Among terrestrial ecosystems, forests support the richest biological diversity. The interaction of humans and forests has a long history, but recent changes have been the most drastic ever. The rapid decrease and deterioration of forest ecosystems has been caused by social, economic, and ecological factors, which may vary locally but are common globally. The mechanisms causing biodiversity loss through forest utilization and the results of that loss of biodiversity are still virtually unknown, although such knowledge is crucial to developing sustainable management strategies. The work featured in this book presents the results achieved by the RIHN project, together with reports on other international activities and related efforts, as ecologists, forestry scientists, environmental economists, and sociologists share in discussions of the issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431732372 20160528
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xiii, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Examining Non-Timber Forest Product Systems 1. Introduction: The Need to Understand the Ecological Sustainability of Non-Timber Forest Products Harvesting Systems Charlie M. Shackleton, Tamara Ticktin and Ashok K. Pandey 2. Non-Timber Forest Products in Livelihoods Charlie M. Shackleton 3. The Ecological Sustainability of Non-Timber Forest Product Harvest: Principles and Methods Tamara Ticktin 4. The Importance of Environmental History in Evaluating the Sustainability of Non-Timber Forest Product Harvesting Systems Annika C. Dahlberg Part 2: Case Studies of Ecologically Sustainable Non-timber Forest Product Harvest Systems 5. Harvesting of Palm Fruits can be Ecologically Sustainable: A Case of Buriti (Mauritia Flexuosa-- Arecaceae) in Central Brazil Mauricio Bonesso Sampaio and Flavio Antonio Maes dos Santos 6. Harvesting from the Tree of Life: Responsible Commercialization of Baobab in South Africa and Malawi Lucy Welford, Sarah Venter, Christian Dohse and Itai Chibaya 7. The Road to Sustainable Harvests in Wild Honey Collection: Experiences from the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India Anita Varghese, Snehlata Nath, Robert Leo and Sumin George Thomas 8. The Sustainability of Small-Scale Fishery Harvests in the Context of Highly Variable Resources Jaime Aburto, Georgina Cundill and Wolfgang Stotz 9. The Sustainability of Soapberry (Sapindus Laurifolia Vahl) Fruit Harvest by the Soliga Community in South India Siddappa Setty R. 10. Moving from the Ecological Sustainability to the Participatory Management of Janaguba (Himatanthus Drasticus - Apocynaceae) Cristina Baldauf, Christiane E. Correa, Maisa Ciampi-Guillardi, Julia C. Sfair, Damasio D. Pessoa, Raydine C.F. Oliveira, Marilyn F. Machado, Cicero Ikaro Dantas Milfont, Terry C.H. Sunderland and Flavio A.M. dos Santos 11. Sustainable Bark Harvesting of Important Medicinal Tree Species, India Ashok K. Pandey 12. Cork Oak (Quercus Suber L.): A Case of Sustainable Bark Harvesting In Southern Europe Augusta Costa and Graca Oliveira 13. Sustainability of Golden Grass Flower Stalk Harvesting in the Brazilian Savanna Isabel B. Schmidt, Isabel Benedetti Figueiredo and Tamara Ticktin Part 3: Ecological Sustainability in Dynamic Social Contexts 14. Commercialization and Sustainability: When can they Co-Exist? Rachel Wynberg and Jaci van Niekerk 15. Good Governance: A Key Element of Sustainable Non-Timber Forest Product Harvesting Systems Rebecca J. McLain and Steven Lawry 16. Ecologically Sustainable Harvesting of Non-Timber Forest Products: Disarming the Narrative and the Complexity Charlie M. Shackleton, Ashok K. Pandey and Tamara Ticktin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415728591 20160618
There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal or plant products from the forests and other natural and modified ecosystems must be detrimental to the long-term viability of target populations and species. This book challenges this idea and shows that while examples of such negative impacts certainly exist, there are also many examples of sustainable harvesting systems for NTFPs. The chapters review and present coherent and scientifically sound information and case studies on the ecologically sustainable use of NTFPs. They also outline a general interdisciplinary approach for assessing the sustainability of NTFP harvesting systems at different scales. A wide range of case studies is included from Africa, Asia and South America, using plant and animal products for food, crafts, textiles, medicines and cosmetics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415728591 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 v. (various pagings) : maps ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)

16. Sustainable forests [2014]

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4 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Forests, landscapes and conservation / associate editors, Jeffrey Sayer and Douglas Sheil
  • v. 2. Forests and the physical, chemical and biological environment / associate editor, Paul Jarvis
  • v. 3. Forests, people and livelihoods / associate editor Neil Byron
  • v. 4. Forest policy, economics and governance / associate editors Margaret Shannon, Bas Arts, Victor Teplyakov and Gillian Petrokofksy.
This four-volume set is edited by leading experts on the evolving role of forests in providing raw materials and environmental services to meet society's changing needs. It brings together in one collection the major works that have helped to shape thinking on forests as a key sustainable resource. The collection includes classic papers but also assembles more recent publications at the cutting edge of thinking on forests and their sustainable use. The set includes a general introduction and each volume is introduced by a new overview essay, placing the selected materials in context. The breadth of subject matter is considerable, ranging from the management and conservation of forest landscapes, soils, hydrology and tree-atmosphere relations, socio-economic aspects, including the livelihoods of indigenous people, policy and economics, to contemporary issues such as ecosystem services and climate change. Volume I covers forest conservation, now recognized as crucial to the mitigation of climate change, and its overall implications for forest landscapes, as well as forest ecology and biodiversity conservation within forests. Volume II addresses the more technical biological, physical, and chemical aspects of trees and forests and their environment, including physiological aspects and plant-atmosphere, soil and water relationships. Volume III considers the livelihoods of people working or living in forests, including non-timber forest products, rights and tenure and community forestry, as well as on-farm forestry and urban forestry. The final volume provides an overview of policy, governance, legal, and economic aspects of forests and forest management, including the important topics of decentralization and the ownership of forests. The set provides students and teachers, confronted with thousands of journal articles, book chapters and grey literature, with a ready-made selection of-and commentary on-the most important key writings on sustainable forests. It is an essential reference for libraries concerned with geography, environmental studies, ecology, natural resource management, and forestry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078523 20160613
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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781884015168 20160527
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xvi, 80 p. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
The World Bank's Forests Strategy, adopted in October 2002, charts a path for the Bank's proactive engagement in the sector to help attain the goal of poverty reduction without jeopardizing the environmental values intrinsic to sustainability. This strategy replaces the Bank's 1991 Forestry Strategy, and was developed on the basis of the findings of an independent review of the 1991 strategy and a two-year consultative process with development partners and stakeholders around the world. The revised strategy, Sustaining Forests, is built on three guiding pillars: harnessing the potential of forests to reduce poverty, integrating forests into sustainable economic development, and protecting global forest values. Recognizing the key role forests play in contributing to the livelihoods of people living in extreme poverty, government and local ownership of forest policies and interventions are emphasized along with the development of appropriate institutions to ensure good governance and the mainstreaming of forests into national development planning. The strategy also aims to support ecologically, socially and economically sound management of production forests by ensuring good management practices through application of safeguard procedures and independent monitoring and certification. Implementation of the strategy will center on building and strengthening partnerships with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other donor agencies to promote better forest conservation and management at country and global levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821357552 20160528
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x, 50 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
There is an ongoing debate over the future of the Amazon in Brazil. Part of this debate involves the question of whether or not it is possible to ensure development in the region while conserving its immense natural heritage. This report adds to the discussion of land use in the Brazilian Amazon. It analyses the harmful effects of increasing levels of rainfall on agricultural settlement and productivity. The aim of this report is to assist decision-makers, civil society, and the private sector in their attempts to ensure that natural resources will be maintained in such a way that best maximises their social and environmental value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821350317 20160527
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xvii, 378 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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