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Co-benefits of Sustainable Forestry: Ecological Studies of a Certified Bornean Rain Forest

Monograph

Series: Ecological Research Monographs

By: Kanehiro Kitayama (Editor)

173 pages, 24 colour & 25 b/w illustrations, 22 colour tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #200933 | ISBN-13: 9784431541400
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About this book

Tropical rain forests are increasingly expected to serve for climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation amid global climate change and increasing human demands for land. Natural production forests that are legally designated to produce timber occur widely in the Southeast Asian tropics. Synergizing timber production, climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation in such tropical production forests is one of the most realistic means to resolve these contemporary global problems. Next-generation sustainable forest management is being practiced in the natural tropical rain forest of a model site in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, while earlier sustainable management practices have generally failed, leading to extensive deforestation and forest degradation elsewhere in the tropics. Ecologists have examined co-benefits of sustainable forestry in the model forest in terms of forest regeneration, carbon sequestration and biodiversity in comparison to a forest managed by destructive conventional methods. Taxonomic groups studied have included trees, decomposers, soil microbes, insects and mammals. A wide array of field methods and technology has been used including count plots, sensor cameras, and satellite remote-sensing.

This book is a compilation of the results of those thorough ecological investigations and elucidates ecological processes of tropical rain forests after logging. The book furnishes useful information for foresters and conservation NGOs, and it also provides baseline information for biologists and ecologists. A further aim is to examine the environmental effects of a forest certification scheme as the model forest has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Taken as a whole, this book proves that the desired synergy is possible.


Contents

- Chapter 1 Management history of the model site, the Deramakot and Tangkulap Forest Reserves by Robert C. Ong, Forest Research Centre, Sabah, Malaysia (silviculture and natural forest management in tropical rain forests, modeling for sustainable forest management) and Andreas Langner, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (remote sensing analyses of tropical rain forests)
- Chapter 2 The application of satellite remote sensing for classifying forest degradation and deriving above-ground biomass estimates by Andreas Langner, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (remote sensing analyses of tropical rain forests) and Kanehiro Kitayama, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests)
- Chapter 3 Management effects on tree species diversity and dipterocarp regeneration by Nobuo Imai, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (ecology of tropical rain forests), Tatsuyuki Seino, Experimental Forests, Tsukuba University (forest ecology), Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kagoshima University (forest ecology), Masaaki Takyu, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture (forest ecology), Jupiri Titin, Forest Research Centre, Sabah, Malaysia (soil sciences) and Kanehiro Kitayama, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests)
- Chapter 4 Effects of reduced-impact logging on decomposers in the Deramakot Forest Reserve in Borneo by Motohiro Hasegawa, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (soil faunal ecology), Arthur Y. C. Chung, Forest Research Centre, Sabah, Malaysia (entomology of tropical rain forests), Tomohiro Yoshida, School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (soil faunal ecology), Tsutomu Hattori, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (mycology), Masahiro Sueyoshi, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (entomology), Masamichi T. Ito, Faculty of Economics, Surugadai University (soil faunal ecology) and Satoshi Kita, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (soil microbial ecology)
- Chapter 5 Co-benefits of sustainable forest management for mammalian biodiversity by Hiromitsu Samejima, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (pollination ecology of tropical rain forests, biodiversity science of tropical rain forests), Peter Lagan, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah, Malaysia (sustainable forest management) and Kanehiro Kitayama, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests)
- Chapter 6 Guidelines for establishing conservation areas in sustainable forest management -Developing models to understand habitat suitability for orangutans- by Masaaki Takyu, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture (forest ecology), Hisashi Matsubayashi, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture (animal ecology of tropical rain forests),Nobuhiko Wakamatsu, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture (vegetation ecology), Etsuko Nakazono, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture (remote sensing analyses)
- Chapter 7 Co-benefits of sustainable forest management for carbon sequestration by Nobuo Imai, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (ecology of tropical rain forests), Jupiri Titin, Forest Research Centre, Sabah, Malaysia (soil sciences), Satoshi Kita, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (soil microbial ecology), Robert C. Ong, Forest Research Centre, Sabah, Malaysia (silviculture and natural forest management in tropical rain forests, modeling for sustainable forest management) and Kanehiro Kitayama, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests)
- Chapter 8 Synthesesby Kanehiro Kitayama, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests)


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