Forest fragmentation will inevitably continue over the coming years, especially in developing economies. This book provides a cutting edge review of the multi-disciplinary sciences related to studies of global forest fragmentation. It specifically addresses cross-cutting themes from both an ecological and a social sciences perspective. The ultimate goal of Global Forest Fragmentation is to provide a detailed scientific base to support future forest landscape management and planning to meet global environmental and societal needs.
Chapter 1: Global Forest Fragmentation: Introduction
Chapter 2: The history of deforestation and forest fragmentation: a global perspective
Chapter 3: Contemporary drivers of habitat fragmentation
Chapter 4: Forest fragmentation and biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes
Chapter 5: Forest Fragmentation Genetics: What can genetics tell us about forest fragmentation?
Chapter 6: Forest Fragmentation and Climate Change
Chapter 7: Forest islands in an agricultural sea
Chapter 8: Forest fragmentation and ecosystem function
Chapter 9: Beyond the mirror: Tropical forest fragmentation and its impact on rural livelihoods.
Chapter 10: Governance Failures and the Fragmentation of Tropical Forests
Chapter 11: Future Forests, Fantasy or Façade
Chris J Kettle and Lian Pin Koh are both at ETH Zurich.