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v, 1,039 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
A summary of the state-of-the-art in boreal forest management, this book provides a progressive vision for all of the world's northern forests. Top forestry scientists and researchers author this selection of chapters based on recent research conducted by the Sustainable Forest Management Network across Canada. A number of case histories are included in this title.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780660187624 20160527
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407 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION Forest Management Questions Remote Sensing Data and Methods Categories of Applications of Remote Sensing Organization of the Book SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT Definition of Sustainable Forest Management Ecosystem Management Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management Information Needs of Forest Managers Role of Remote Sensing ACQUISITION OF IMAGERY Field, Aerial, and Satellite Imagery Data Characteristics Resolution and Scale Aerial Platforms and Sensors Satellite Platforms and Sensors General Limits of Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Data IMAGE CALIBRATION AND PROCESSING Georadiometric Effects and Spectral Response Image Processing Systems and Functionality Image Analysis Support Functions Image Information Extraction Image Understanding FOREST MODELING AND GIS Geographical Information Science Ecosystem Process Models Spatial Pattern Modeling FOREST CLASSIFICATION Information on Forest Classes Classification Systems for Use with Remote Sensing Data Level I Classes Level II Classes Level III Classes FOREST STRUCTURE ESTIMATION Information on Forest Structure Forest Inventory Variables Biomass Volume and Growth Assessment FOREST CHANGE DETECTION Information on Forest Change Harvesting and Silviculture Activity Natural Disturbances Change in Spatial Structure CONCLUSION The Technological Approach - Revisited References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703949 20160528
As remote sensing data and methods have become increasingly complex and varied - and increasingly reliable - so have their uses in forest management. New algorithms have been developed in virtually every aspect of image analysis, from classification to enhancements to estimating parameters. Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Management reviews the literature and provides the tools for understanding and choosing remote sensing solutions for management problems.The book presents methods and operational examples of forest change detection, forest defoliation monitoring, forest classification, and forest growth modeling. The concluding chapters discuss research issues and the future of remote sensing technologies. The author draws a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in remote sensing data and methods applicable to sustainable forest management issues.Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, the author addresses the 'I tried that once, didn't work, so the whole thing is useless' syndrome that has created institutional inertia in some management agencies. We now know the proper processing steps, the most efficient algorithms, what kinds of maps can be generated, and by whom, and what level of confidence managers can invest in the resulting products. We know under what conditions aerial remote sensing missions should be executed, what are the limits, and where investments in equipment and training should be made.This authoritative book explores the remote sensing methods that need to be adopted and adapted to the forest science issues that are emerging through the sustainable forest management approach. This approach is not driven by technology, but by questions about its fundamental processes. Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Management shows you how this technology can be used to answer these questions and achieve the goals of sustainable forest management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703949 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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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
Green Library
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x, 83 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 23 cm.
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viii, 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Ecoforestry focuses on the new paradigm in forestry -- the philosophy, goals, policies, and practices of ecologically and economically sustainable forest use -- including ecoforestry principles and practices; forest ecosystem components and restoration; wood and forest products certification; and current ecoforestry practitioners and techniques. Contributors include James Agee, Herb Hammond, Chris Maser, Nancy Turner, Arne Naess and Gary Snyder.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865713659 20160528
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xxix, 539 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
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xii, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Environmental activism in rural places frequently pits residents whose livelihood depends on resource extraction against those who seek to protect natural spaces and species. While many studies have focused on women who seek to protect the natural environment, few have explored the perspectives of women who seek to maintain resource use. This book goes beyond the dichotomies of "pro" and "anti" environmentalism to tell the stories of these women. Maureen G. Reed uses participatory action research to explain the experiences of women who seek to protect forestry as an industry, a livelihood, a community, and a culture. She links their experiences to policy making by considering the effects of environmental policy changes on the social dynamics of workplaces, households, and communities in forestry towns of British Columbia's temperate rainforest. The result is a critical commentary about the social dimensions of sustainability in rural communities. A powerful and challenging book, Taking Stands provides a crucial understanding of community change in resource-dependent regions, and helps us to better tackle the complexities of gender and activism as they relate to rural sustainability. Social and environmental geographers, feminist scholars, and those engaged in rural studies, environmental sustainability, community planning, and policy making will find it invaluable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774810180 20160528
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