Silviculture in the Tropics integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered. Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world.
On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. Silviculture in the Tropics is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.
PART I Introduction
PART II Forest Users: Past, Present, Future
PART III New aspects in Tropical Silviculture
PART IV Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Humid Forests
PART V Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Dry Forests
PART VI Silviculture in Azonal (Semi-)natural Forests
PART VII Silviculture in Secondary Forests
PART VIII Planted Forests - Silviculture in Plantations
PART IX Planted Forests - Silvicultural Aspects for Restoration and Reforestation
PART X Conclusions