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Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science Series Volume: 30

By: Helmut Lieth (Editor), Martina Lohmann (Editor)

269 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #26278 | ISBN: 0792319451
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About this book

The destruction of the tropical forests continues rapidly. We all know that this has global, ecological and economic consequences. The problem is of such magnitude that it can only be compared to warfare. The destruction of tropical forests is both detrimental to the global ecology as well as posing a serious threat to the people living in these areas. Furthermore, the overutilization of such a valuable resource poses a serious threat to the next generations.

Besides the problem generated for the people in these regions, and for the earth in general, there is a moral obligation to preserve the vast biological diversity in the tropical forests. We have a commitment to all species on earth as well as man and, therefore, need to preserve as many as possible, if not all.

Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems discusses the problem from different angles: from forestry, ecology and nature conservation. The two main problem areas are: first the wise utilization of that portion of the forest which will be used – especially the introduction of planned forestry in such areas and second the development of a good plan for nature conservation in the tropics.


Contents

Preface

Part One: Contributions to the Problem of Restoration and Rehabilitation of Disturbed Areas
Introduction
1. Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia; A. Miyawaki
2. Ecosystem rehabilitation and forest regeneration in the humid tropics: Case studies and management insights; M. Clüsener Godt, M. Hadley
3. Biological characters and plasticity of juvenile tree stages to restore degraded tropical forests: A systems framework for site analysis and restoration research; G. Maury-Lechon
4. Soil site factors influencing the reforestation on mining sites in Amazonia; J.B.S. Ferraz
5. Restoring Caribbean dry forest: Programme proposition for genetic resource maintenance; B.J. Brown, G.J. Ray
6. Secondary forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands: The role of plantations as `foster ecosystems'; J.A. Parrotta
7. The ecology of Zambezian dry evergreen forest with recommendations for conservation management; F.P. Malaisse
8. Problems associated with raising trees from seeds: The Ethiopian experience; D. Teketay
9. Mixed species plantations using high value rainforest trees in Australia; D. Lamb, P. Lawrence
10. The rehabilitation of the tropical rainforests' ecosystems: Cooperative research between UPM and YNU; A. Bin Said
11. Rehabilitation of tropical forests from countryside to urban areas; K. Fujiwara

Part Two: Ecological Sound Suggestions for Management and Aspects of Nature Conservation in Tropical Forestry
Introduction
12. The ITTO-guidelines for the sustainable management of natural and planted tropical forests; E.F. Bruenig
13. Conversion of exploited natural Dipterocarp forests into semi-natural production forests; J. Huss, M. Sutisna
14. Some effects of selective logging on forest productivity and ecology; H.-J. Weidelt
15. Utilization and protection of the forest belt of Mount Kenya (East Africa); J.R. Rheker
16. Research and development programme for forestry in Serawak: A pilot model approach towards sustainable forest management and economic development; E.F. Bruenig
17. Environmentally sound timber harvesting: Logging guidelines, conservation reserves and rehabilitation studies; J.K. Vanclay
18. Conservation and restoration of montane forest communities in Thailand; W.L. Werner, T. Santisuk
19. Conservation of some disturbed Indian tropical rain forest ecosystems; R.K. Ambasht

Part Three: Political Aspects of Timber Harvest in the tropics and evaluation of the Discussions at the Symposium
Introduction
20. Contribution to environmental action by a timber processing company; K. Mori
21. Mitsubishi's unsustainable timber trade: Sarawak; E. Wakker
22. Future problems and working trends for sustainable management and restoration of tropical forests: Podium discussion; M. Lohmann, H. Lieth
23. Challenges in extending development to the Penan community of Sarawak; H. Solhee, J. Langub
24. Concluding remarks; W. Haber

Index of plant and animal names
Index of scientific names
General index


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