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Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

Series: The Earthscan Forest Library (formerly The Earthscan Forestry Library)

By: Jeffrey A Sayer (Editor), Stewart Maginnis (Editor)

257 pages, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Sep 2007 | #173768 | ISBN-13: 9781844071968
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $38/€35 approx
Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152526 | ISBN: 1844071952
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About this book

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. Forests in Landscapes 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. Published with IUCN and PROFOR

"Thorough, extensively researched, and well written"
- Choice

"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

"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. McNeely, Chief Scientist, IUCN

"A constructive overview of the development of the concept of ecosystem system approaches to sustainable forestry [...] Well worth the time to read [...] will broaden your knowledge of world forestry while sharpening your focus in your own work"
- R. Scott Wallinger, Yale School of Forestry


- New Challenges for Forest Management
- The Political Ecology of Ecosystem Forestry
- The Macroeconomics of Sustainable Forestry
- Norms, Standards and Locally Adapted Forest Management
- Poor Farmers and Fragmented Forests in Central America
- Empowering the Forest Dependent Poor in India
- Ecosystem Solutions in the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada
- Forest Transitions in Russia
- Wildlife, Logging and Livelihoods in the Congo Basin
- History, Governance and Changing Forest Values in Europe
- Australian Forestry
- Information Needs for Ecosystem Forestry
- Forests in Landscapes: Expanding Horizons for Ecosystem Forestry


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Jeffery Sayer is Senior Associate of WWF International's Forests for Life Programme and was Founding Director General of CIFOR (1993-2001). Stewart Maginnis is Head of IUCN's Forest Conservation Programme and former Deputy Director of the International Forest Programme at WWF

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