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Book
v, 154 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 28 cm.
Book
xvii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Plantation Forests: Global Perspectives 2. Quantifying and Valuing Goods and Services Provided by Plantation Forests 3. Managing Forest Plantations for Carbon Sequestration Today and in the Future 4. Planted Forests and Water 5. Silvicultural Options to Enhance and Use Forest Plantation Biodiversity 6. Smallholder Plantations in the Tropics - Local People between Outgrower Schemes and Reforestation Programs 7. Policies to Enhance the Provision of Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantations 8. Ecosystem Goods and Services - The Key for Sustainable Plantations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711685 20160604
Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do not appear to invite people for recreation and other direct uses. Yet as this book clearly shows, they can play a vital role in the provision of ecosystem services, when compared to agriculture and other forms of land use or when natural forests have been degraded. This is the first book to examine explicitly the non-timber goods and services provided by plantation forests, including soil, water and biodiversity conservation, as well as carbon sequestration and the provision of local livelihoods. The authors show that, if we require a higher provision of ecosystem goods and services from both temperate and tropical plantations, new approaches to their management are required. These include policies, methods for valuing the services, the practices of small landholders, landscape approaches to optimise delivery of goods and services, and technical issues about how to achieve suitable solutions at the scale of forest stands. While providing original theoretical insights, the book also gives guidance for plantation managers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners and community advocates, who seek to promote or strengthen the multiple-use of forest plantations for improved benefits for society. Published with CIFOR.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849711685 20160604
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xiv, 361 p., 1 folded leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Until recently, natural resource management of such commodities as timber and wildlife was driven largely by the desire to exploit these resources. Since the 1960s, however, ecologists have warned that this approach to natural resource management could have unforseen consequences because it ignored how ecosystems function within the landscape. Federal agencies that oversee forest and wildlife resources have begun to implement different schemes of ecosystem management, clarify the key elements of sound ecosystem management and offer prescriptions for implementing them. The authors discuss definitions of ecosystem management, sustainability of ecological systems, landscape ecology, resource management at different scales and in an ecosystem context, advances in computer technology that facilitate classification schemes for ecosystems, ecosystem restoration, biological diversity and public concerns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300069020 20160528
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Book
vi, 98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 257 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword * Preface * New Challenges for Forest Management * Economics Issues in Ecosystem Approaches to Forest Management * Information Needs for Ecosystem Forestry * Global Standards and Locally Adapted Forestry: The Problems of Biodiversity Indicators * Changing Forest Values in Europe * Empowering the Forest-Dependent Poor in India * Balancing Conflicting Values: Ecosystem Solutions in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada * Wildlife, Loggers and Livelihoods in the Congo Basin * Poor Farmers and Fragmented Forests in Central America * Australian Forestry: 'Beyond One Tenure-One Use' * The Political Ecology of the Ecosystem Approach for Forests * Forests in Landscapes: Expanding Horizons for Ecosystem Forestry * Annexes, Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844071951 20160528
'At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical solutions on the ground' - Claude Martin, WWF International. 'For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting to be turned into something useful. This book demonstrates that forests in fact have multiple values, and managing them as ecosystems will bring more benefits to a greater cross-section of the public' - Jeffrey A. McNeeley, Chief Scientist, IUCN. 'This book demonstrates that [ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management] are neither alternative methods of forest management nor are they simply complicated ways of saying the same thing. They are both emerging concepts for more integrated and holistic ways of managing forests within larger landscapes in ways that optimize benefits to all stakeholders' - Achim Steiner and Ian Johnson, From the Foreword. Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. "Forests in Landscapes" reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades. Case studies from Europe, Canada, the United States, Russia, Australia, the Congo and Central America provide a wealth of international examples of innovative practices. Cross-cutting chapters examine the political ecology and economics of forest management, and review the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests. A concluding chapter draws out the key lessons of changes in forest management in recent decades and sets out some thoughts for the future. This book is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with forests and land use. It contains lessons for all those concerned with forests as sources of people's livelihoods and as part of rural landscapes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844071951 20160528
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Book
5 v. in 16 : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • v. 1. Execuive summary / Ricjard Everett ... [et. al.]
  • v. 3. pt. [5]. Biotic and abiotic processes of eastside ecosystems : the effects of management on soil and properties, processes and productivity / Alan E. Harvey ... [et al.].
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Book
47 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Book
iv, 201, iii, 218 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
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iv, 201, iii, 218 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xi, 71 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
This publication examines the numerous and complex connections between the global forest products industry and the global carbon cycle, with the objective of characterizing the carbon footprint of the sector. The study considers six types of industry impact: carbon sequestration and storage in forests and forest products; emissions from manufacturing facilities or from electricity producers supplying these facilities; other emissions attributable to product manufacturing; emissions from product transport and use; emissions associated with end-of-life management; and emissions avoided elsewhere in society owing to the forest products industry. Globally, the impact of the industry on carbon in forests cannot be described quantitatively because of the lack of data in many parts of the world and the complexity of the industry's raw material supply chain. Data from some countries, however, suggest that sustainable forest management practices can be effective in keeping forest carbon stocks stable over time. Some of the carbon removed from the forest remains stored in forest products, providing significant benefits.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251065600 20160604
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