Part I Global overview and policies: global prospects on deforestation and forest transition, M. Palo. Part II Forest transition: south-north challenges in global forestry, A. Mather; deforestation and forest transition - theory and evidence in China, Yaoqi Zhang from deforestation to reforestation in New England, United States, A.S.P. Pfaff; forest plantations in the South - environmental-economic evaluation, A. Niskanen. Part III Underlying causes of deforestation; modelling causes of deforestation with 477 subnational units, M. Palo, E. Lehto, J. Uusivuori; demographic and ecological factors in FAO tropical deforestation Modelling, R. Scotti; causes of Brazilian Amazon deforestation, E.J. Reis, F.A. Blanco; deforestation and forest policies in Indonesia, B.D. Nasendi; deforestation and agricultural expansion in Mhonda Area, Tanzania, G.C. Monela, B. Solberg; socio-cultural history of deforestation in Africa, A. Siiriainen.