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Forest Context and Policies in Portugal: Present and Future Challenges

Offers a full integration of the issues related to forest and landscape dynamics with economic analyses
Also the relationships between forest, society and environment are enhanced and discussed
Emphasis on the current multi-functional role of Portuguese forest and its intrinsic value, foreseeing the future in a context of a sustainable forest management
A comprehensive state of the art, raising important questions about future forest policies in the European Union context and the ongoing climate changes

Series: World Forests Series Volume: 19

By: Fernando Reboredo (Editor)

260 pages, 61 colour & 26 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Aug 2014 | #216679 | ISBN-13: 9783319084541
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About this book

Forest Context and Policies in Portugal provides an up-to-date analysis of the Portuguese forests and forestry sector, including its history, its total economic value, current threats and opportunities and future challenges, namely the need to incorporate more planning and technology in forest management practices. The methodological approach of analysing the forestry sector in terms of its total economic value, and the use of this new perspective to correctly perceive the forest sector and to base development strategies is unique.

Also, the use of new methods and technologies in the Portuguese forestry sector will be an opportunity to share these experiences with a wider international audience. For example, fire incidence during the summer has almost no parallel in the Western World, implying that Portuguese forest landscapes function as a "natural lab of wildfires" from which much can be learned globally. Thus, the outcomes of the fire management policies adopted might represent important lessons for Mediterranean basin countries.


Contents

Preface
Foreword

1. Evolution of Forest Cover in Portugal - from the Miocene to the Present; Fernando Reboredo, Joao Pais
2. The Portuguese Forest Based Chains: Sector Analysis; Graca Louro et al.
3. Drought Effects on Portuguese Forest Cover; Fernanda Pessoa et al.
4. Forest Fires in Portugal: Dynamics, Causes and Policies; Paulo Mateus, Paulo M. Fernandes
5. Pests and Diseases in Portuguese Forestry - Current and New Threats; Manuela Branco et al.
6. Forest Planning in Portugal; Joao Pinho
7. Spatial Characterization of Maritime Pine Productivity in Portugal; Cristina Santos, Jose A. Almeida
8. Forest Policies in a Changing International Context; Franciso Rego et al.

Index


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