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Forests in sustainable mountain development: a state of knowledge report for 2000. Task Force on Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development.

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Written by leading international authors, this book presents a comprehensive review of forests in mountain regions, and of their importance for sustainable development. The book has been prepared under the auspices of the IUFRO Task Force on Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development, for the IUFRO Congress held in August 2000. It addresses current issues and initiatives, in particular what is known about an issue or area, its importance, and priorities for future research and action. Key global topics are addressed in general articles, and many specific regional and local issues are described in shorter case studies. The book is relevant to those studying and researching in forestry, geography, development, and environmental and mountain studies. After a foreword (Linking mountain forests conservation with sustainable human development, Mishra, H. R.) the book is arranged in 10 main sections, each with separate papers, some with case studies following them: (1) Mountain forests: location, characteristics and trends, 7 papers, 1 large foldout map of the mountains, and the mountain forests of the world; (2) Mountain communities and their forests, 5 papers; (3) Interdependencies between mountain and lowland populations, 3 papers; (4) Perceiving and assuring the multiple functions of mountain forests, 5 papers; (5) Multiple functions from mountain forests I. Mountain forests: sources of wood, 4 papers; (6) Multiple functions from mountain forests II. Agroforestry and non-timber forest products, 4 papers; (7) Multiple functions from mountain forests III. Diverse societal benefits, 9 papers; (8) Legislation, policies and economic instruments, 4 papers; (9) Institutions for mountain forests, 5 papers; and (10) Research, implementation and communication, 4 papers. The references are all at the end of the book, and a subject index is included. All the papers are noticed separately (with the associated case studies listed) on the CAB ABSTRACTS database.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 4) Developing a map of the world's mountain forests. Author(s): Kapos, V. Rhind, J. Edwards, M. Price, M. F. Ravilious, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Expansion of European mountain forests. Author(s): Piussi, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Biodiversity of mountain forests. Author(s): Grabherr, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Disturbance in mountain forests. Author(s): Peterson, D. L. Prichard, S. J. McKenzie, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Restoration of Andean forests for conservation and development. Author(s): Sarmiento, F. O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 70) Climate oscillations and extremes. Author(s): Beniston, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) Forest decline, air pollution and other anthropogenic and natural factors. Author(s): Innes, J. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) Mountain peoples. Author(s): Kreutzmann, H. Stadel, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 90) Impacts of population increase and economic change on mountain forests in developing countries. Author(s): Scherr, S. J. Templeton, S. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 103) Mountain women and their forests. Author(s): Atul Punam
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 112) Women's management of mountain forests. Author(s): Gurung, J. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 117) Sacred mountain forests and biodiversity. Author(s): Ramakrishnan, P. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 133) Mountain forests: the responses to UNCED. Author(s): Sène, E. H. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 143) Forestry issues in major Asian watersheds. Author(s): Hofer, T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 155) Sustainably balancing downstream and upstream benefits in European mountain forest communities. Author(s): Zingari, P. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 170) The cultural value of forests. Author(s): Sulli, A. Z.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 176) The importance of empirical research on public perceptions and attitudes towards forests for participatory policy development. Author(s): Zimmermann, W. Schmithüsen, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 181) Traditional knowledge, Western science and environmental ethics in forest management. Author(s): Thomson, A. J. Jimmie, M. N. Turner, N. J. Mitchell, D.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 187) Approaches to multifunctionality in mountain forests. Author(s): Buttoud, G.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 197) Silvicultural problems in subalpine forests in the Alps. Author(s): Schönenberger, W.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 224) Forest operations under mountainous conditions. Author(s): Heinimann, H. R.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 234) Income from mountain timber and wood products. Author(s): Gregersen, H. M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 239) Income from timber: the economics of mountain forestry in Central Europe. Author(s): Sekot, W.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 247) Energy from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain forests. Author(s): Rijal, K.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 270) Agroforestry in sustainable mountain development. Author(s): Atta-Krah, K. Ya Tang
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 287) Improved agroforestry systems for steeplands in the Caribbean. Author(s): McDonald, M. A. Healey, J. R. Stevens, P. A. Prasad, P. V. D.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 300) Income from non-timber forest products. Author(s): Arnold, J. E. M. Pérez, M. R.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 312) The potential of medicinal and aromatic plants for sustainable mountain development in Nepal. Author(s): Shrestha, T. B. Pokharel, S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 330) Recreational uses of mountain forests. Author(s): McCool, S. F. Lachapelle, P. R.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 337) Recreation and landscape management impacts in mountain forests. Author(s): Pröbstl, U.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 346) Income from hunting in mountain forests of the Alps. Author(s): Reimoser, F.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 353) Recreation and tourism in Asian mountain forests. Author(s): Nepal, S. K.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 359) Perceptions of risks in mountain forests. Author(s): Weiss, G.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 366) Risk assessment in high-altitude forest. Author(s): Omura, H.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 370) Mountain forests and their role in providing freshwater resources. Author(s): Liniger, H. Weingartner, R.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 380) Research, planning, and implementation of watershed management. Author(s): Schreier, H.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 390) Tropical montane cloud forests. Author(s): Aldrich, M.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 401) The role of forest and environmental legislation in sustainable land-use practices. Author(s): Schmithüsen, F. Zimmermann, W.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 415) European mountain forest policies - a comparative analysis. Author(s): Ottitsch, A. Weiss, G.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 421) Subsidies for mountain forestry. Author(s): Beck, R. Suda, M.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 429) Certification of mountain forests. Author(s): Thornber, K.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 439) Evaluation of organizational performance in mountain forestry programmes. Author(s): Brechin, S. R.
Chapter: 43 (Page no: 443) Institutions for the collaborative management of mountain forests. Author(s): Dubois, O.
Chapter: 44 (Page no: 452) Leasehold forestry, joint forest management and community forestry as appropriate programmes for mountain development. Author(s): Joshi, A. L.
Chapter: 45 (Page no: 459) Forests as common property in the Swiss Alps. Author(s): Kissling-Näf, I.
Chapter: 46 (Page no: 466) Privatization of mountain forest land in countries in transition: problems and potentials. Author(s): Pettenella, D.
Chapter: 47 (Page no: 479) 'Participatory research' - is this research? Author(s): Branney, P. Hobley, M.
Chapter: 48 (Page no: 487) Participatory monitoring and evaluation for collaborative management of mountain forests. Author(s): Warren, P.
Chapter: 49 (Page no: 501) Extension in mountain forests. Author(s): Johnson, J. E.
Chapter: 50 (Page no: 508) Information and communication systems for sustainable mountain forestry: a brief guide to available mechanisms and resources. Author(s): Pandey, S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands Project, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994468
  • Record Number
  • 20000614040