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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

Series: IUFRO Research Series Volume: 7

Edited By: A Brown, D Flinn and J Raison

462 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jan 2001 | #116515 | ISBN: 0851993923
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NHBS Price: £115.00 $145/€137 approx

About this book

There is increasing pressure on the forestry industry to adopt sustainable practices. This book reviews thinking about scientifically based indicators, and sustainable management of natural forests and plantations. Information is applicable to both plantations and natural forests in boreal, temperate and tropical biomes. The contents have been developed from papers presented at a IUFRO conference held in Australia, August 1998.


"Twenty-one contributions from international forestry researchers discuss scientifically based indicators for the sustainable management of natural forests and plantations. The information is applicable to boreal, temperate, and tropical biomes. A sampling of topics includes ecosystem-level forest biodiversity assessments; forecasting productive capacity for natural forests; and catchment and process studies in forest hydrology. The papers were originally presented at a conference held in Melbourne, Australia in August of 1998."--SciTech Book News


Contents

Between voodoo science and adaptive management - the role and research needs for indicators of sustainable forest management; legal frameworks in criteria and indicator approaches; the use of SFM-indicators as tools in political and economic contexts; inventory and forecasting for natural forests; indicators for sustained productive capacity of New Zealand and Australian forests; indicators for a concept of a multifunctional forest use; environmental stress factors affecting forest sustainability; indicators to measure and interpret change in soil properties and processes in forests; indicators of water quality and quality for forest management; the role of forests in the global carbon cycle; biodiversity and sustainable management of forests - species richness; genetic indicators. (Part contents).

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