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'Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management'. Papers presented at a IUFRO/CIFOR/FAO conference 'Sustainable forest management: fostering stakeholder input to advance development of scientifically based indicators' held in Melbourne, Australia, August 1998.

Book cover for 'Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management'. Papers  presented at a IUFRO/CIFOR/FAO conference 'Sustainable forest management: fostering stakeholder input to advance development of scientifically based indicators' held in Melbourne, Australia, August 1998.

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The book contains the peer-reviewed, revised and edited invited keynote, overview and review papers presented at a IUFRO/CIFOR/FAO conference for each of the seven generic sustainability criteria for forest management. The sustainability criteria covered are: (i) social and economic functions and conditions; (ii) legal and institutional frameworks; (iii) productive capacity; (iv) ecosystem health ...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 183)

Indicators for sustained productive capacity of New Zealand and Australian plantation forests.

Australia and New Zealand are committed to the concept of sustainable forest management. Extensive portions of native forest in each country are managed primarily for conservation purposes. Substantial investment has been made in both countries to establish planted production forests, which together comprise 54% of the global Pinus radiata estate. Financial criteria will determine the extent of planted production forest in the future; but environmental legislation has been enacted to sustain the productive capacity of existing ecosystems. Indicators of forest ecosystem productive capacity should include assessments of trends in growth and yield over time, and be linked to changes in site quality. Detecting change in forest productive capacity due to changes in site quality between rotations remains difficult due to confounding effects of silviculture, genetic stocks, disease and insects, and climate variability and change. Additional site-specific technical information and predictive models are required to develop indicators of sustainable forest management practices for environmental monitoring in plantations at the management unit level. Cost-effective monitoring will involve application of indicators at varying spatial and temporal scales.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) Application of criteria and indicators to support sustainable forest management: some key issues. Author(s): Raison, R. J. Flinn, D. W. Brown, A. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Policy inflation, capacity constraints: can criteria and indicators bridge the gap? Author(s): Bass, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Between voodoo science and adaptive management: the role and research needs for indicators of sustainable forest management. Author(s): Prabhu, R. Ruitenbeek, H. J. Boyle, T. J. B. Colfer, C. J. P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) 'Whose forest is this, anyway?' Criteria and indicators on access to resources. Author(s): Colfer, C. J. P. Salim, A. Tiani, A. M. Tchikangwa, B. Sardjono, M. A. Prabhu, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) Representing the future: a framework for evaluating the utility of indicators in the search for sustainable forest management. Author(s): McCool, S. F. Stankey, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) SFM indicators as tools in political and economic contexts: actual and potential roles. Author(s): Rametsteiner, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 131) Legal frameworks in criteria and indicator approaches. Author(s): Eeronheimo, O.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Collaborative action and technology transfer as means of strengthening the implementation of national-level criteria and indicators. Author(s): CastaƱeda, F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 165) Inventory and forecasting productive capacity for natural forests. Author(s): Penny, R. Brack, C. Gadow, K. von Lund, G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 199) Indicators to guide management for multiple forest use. Author(s): Beese, F. O. Ludwig, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 215) Impacts of environmental stress on forest health: the need for more accurate indicators. Author(s): Innes, J. L. Karnosky, D. F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 231) Guiding concepts for the application of indicators to interpret change in soil properties and processes in forests. Author(s): Raison, R. J. Rab, M. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 259) Catchment and process studies in forest hydrology: implications for indicators of sustainable forest management. Author(s): Roberts, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 311) The role of forests in the global carbon cycle. Author(s): Kirschbaum, M. U. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 341) Ecosystem-level forest biodiversity and sustainability assessments for forest management. Author(s): Finegan, B. Palacios, W. Zamora, N. Delgado, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 379) Assessing the success of off-reserve forest management in contributing to biodiversity conservation. Author(s): Kanowski, P. J. Cork, S. J. Lamb, D. Dudley, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 391) Spatial patterns and fragmentation: indicators for conserving biodiversity in forest landscapes. Author(s): Loyn, R. H. McAlpine, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 423) An approach to indicators for sustainable forest management at the sub-national level in European forestry. Author(s): Roman-Amat, B. Hermeline, M. Michon, J. M.