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Applies the ecosystem science of forests to reality and focuses on forestry interventions and their impact, the principles governing how to protect forests and on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forests offer. Case studies are drawn from several different countries and are used to illustrate the key points.
List of contributors Preface to Volume 1 Preface to Volume 2 Acknowledgements 1. History and Impact of Forest ManagementPart 1: Sustaining Forest Influences2. Forest Reserves, Parks and Wilderness: An Australian Perspective3. Forests as Protection from Natural Hazards4. Interventions to enhance the conservation of biodiversityPart 2: Sustainable Wood Production5. assessing Potential Sustainable Wood Yield6. Silvicultural Treatments to Enhance Productivity7. Sustainable Management of Soil and Site8. Management of Pest Threats9. Management of the Disease BurdenPart 3. Sustaining Social Values and Benefits10. Working with Forest Stakeholders11. The New Forest Policy and Joint Forest Management in India12. Trees in the Urban EnvironmentPart 4: Case Studies of Sustainable Management13. The Structure, Functioning and Management of Old Growth Cedar/Hemlock/Fir Forests on Vancouver Island, British Columbia14. The Beech Forests of Haute-Normandie, France15. Restructuring of Plantation Forest, Kielder, UK16. Sustainable Management of the Mountain Ash Forests in the Central Highlands, Victoria, Australia17. Sustainable Management of Malaysian Rain Forest18. Sustainable Plantation Forestry: A Case Study of Wood Production and Environmental Management Strategies in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland Synthesis and Conclusions Index