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Sustainable Forest Management: From Concept to Practice

Series: The Earthscan Forest Library (formerly The Earthscan Forestry Library)

By: John L Innes(Editor), Anna V Tikina(Editor)

416 pages, 444 colour & 61 b/w illustrations, 29 tables


Paperback | Dec 2016 | #239507 | ISBN-13: 9781844077243
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Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice worldwide. Early chapters concentrate on conceptual aspects, relating sustainable forestry management to international policy. In particular, they consider the concept of criteria and indicators and how this has determined the practice of forest management, taken here to be the management of forested lands and of all ecosystems present on such lands. Later chapters are more practical in focus, concentrating on the management of the many values associated with forests. Overall Sustainable Forest Management provides a major new synthesis which will serve as a textbook for undergraduates of forestry as well as those from related disciplines such as ecology or geography who are taking a course in forests or natural resource management.

"[...] as an overview of a complex, global topic, this book points to the things that need to be considered in sustainable forest management and will find a place in libraries and course"
– Peter Thomas, BES Bulletin, Volume 48(4), December 2017

"Sustainable Forest Management provides a unique and up-to-date synthesis of the state of knowledge on sustainable forest management from a variety of environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance perspectives. Highly recommended as an interdisciplinary teaching text for university courses in environmental sciences, particularly in forestry, ecology, geography."
– John A. Parrotta, Vice President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations

"A broad, well-researched and up-to-date introduction to many aspects of sustainable forestry. The book covers a wide range of topics that address both ecological and social perspectives on managing these critical resources."
– Marc McDill, Associate Professor of Forest Management, Penn State University, USA

"This book provides expert guidance for students on how the many dimensions of sustainable forest management, ranging from the maintenance of ecosystem health, biodiversity and soils to providing income and spiritual values, can be addressed in a comprehensive approach."
– Jürgen Bauhus, Professor of Silviculture, Freiburg University, Germany

"Today's students need to be selective and devote their precious reading time to the very best books. Therefore, my recommendation to all forest students is simple: This is a book you must read!"
– Björn Hånell, Professor of Silviculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

"Writing and editing this book must have been a considerable undertaking and its publication is to be welcomed [...] it should prove to be an invaluable source of reference – and not only for students. Non-foresters engaged in forest policy discussions would benefit from at least skimming it, by reading all the chapter summaries and delving deeper into topics that interest them. And forestry professionals will benefit from refreshing their knowledge in areas with which they are less familiar – as well as pondering the judgements made about subjects in which they too are experts!"
– David Henderson-Howat in International Forestry Review (2017)


1. Sustainable Forest Management: From Concept to Practice
      John L. Innes
2. Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management
      John L. Innes
3. Forest Biodiversity
      Fred Bunnell
4. Productivity of Forest Ecosystems
      Juan A. Blanco, Yueh-Hsin Lo, Clive Welham, and Bruce Larson
5. Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality
      Richard Hamelin and John L. Innes
6. Maintenance of Soils
      John L. Innes
7. Water and Watersheds
      R. Dan Moore, Roy C. Sidle, Brett Eaton, Gomi Takahashi and David Wilford
8. Forests and Carbon
      John L. Innes
9. The Changing Socio-economic Contributions of Forestry
      Harry Nelson, Ngaio Hotte, and Robert Kozak
10. Social, Cultural, and Spiritual (SCS) Needs and Values
      Janette Bulkan
11. Public Participation in Forest Land-Use Decision-Making
      Howard Harshaw and Hosny El-Lakany
12. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) from an International Perspective
      Hosny El-Lakany
13. Addressing Social, Economic and Environmental Objectives and Values through Decision Support Systems
      Craig R. Nitschke, Anne-Hélène Mathey, Patrick O. Waeber
14. Assessing the Quality of Forest Management
      Anna V. Tikina
15. Adaptive Management: a Case Study of How Some of the Principles of SFM can be Applied in Practice
      Fred Bunnell
16. Conclusions
      John L. Innes

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John L. Innes is Forest Renewal BC Chair in Forest Management and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Anna V. Tikina is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management and a consultant specializing in Sustainable Forest Management and International Environmental Governance at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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