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Sustainable forestry: from monitoring and modelling to knowledge management and policy science.

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This book reviews the current state-of-the-art within each of the four major themes: science and policy; inventory and monitoring; statistics and modelling; and information and knowledge management, in the context of sustainable forestry. It fosters dialogue across thematic areas concerning both strategic and operational approaches to integrate research on sustainable forestry. It also enhances an...


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The European Union sustainable forest management and climate change mitigation policies from a transition country's perspective.

The European Union (EU) sustainable forest management (SFM) and climate change mitigation policies are examined in terms of the viability of their implementation in transition countries. As examples of countries in transition, Slovakia and Ukraine were compared to better understand the linkages between climate change mitigation potentials involving forestry and the policies and principles of SFM. Developing sustainable forest management practices and linking them to climate change mitigation offer multiple benefits for the transition countries, which possess relatively high potentials of carbon sequestration in terms of physical and economic characteristics. However, the still ongoing process of transition is lagging behind due to slow development of institutions, e.g. low capacities of local government and insufficient public involvement in decision making in forestry. Challenges and prospects for the implementation of sustainable forestry and related climate change mitigation policies in transition economies are analysed. The general conclusion is that for the successful performance of the policies in the countries in transition, the social and economic pillars of sustainable forest management are of particular concern.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Science is endogenous to sustainable forestry - implications for scientists and policymakers. Author(s): Shannon, M. A. Buttoud, G. Päivinen, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Will linking science to policy lead to sustainable forestry? lessons from the federal forests of the United States. Author(s): Johnson, K. N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Participation as a new mode of governance? Scientists and policymakers linked in a double spiral. Author(s): Kouplevatskaya, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Application of criteria and indicators of sustainable resource management in the United States. Author(s): Abee, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 103) Indicators for biodiversity of tropical forests: problems and solutions. Author(s): Rennolls, K. Reynolds, K. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 129) Science-policy consultation as boundary spanning: the interaction of science and politics in two US bioregional assessments. Author(s): Pregernig, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Cluster organization in forestry: supporting information and knowledge transfer in the practice, science and policy of sustainable forest management. Author(s): Mrosek, T. Schulte, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 159) Modelling public support for wildland fire policy. Author(s): Absher, J. D. Vaske, J. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 171) Analysing institutions and public perspectives to identify the future of British forests. Author(s): Nijnik, M. Mather, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 189) Economic conservation - Hill Holt Wood: the three legs of sustainability in practice. Author(s): Lowthrop, N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 199) Measuring sustainability using the US Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. Author(s): Scott, C. T. McWilliams, W. H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 208) Vegetation diversity assessment in Southern Belgium's permanent forest inventory. Author(s): Sanchez, C. Claessens, H. Puissant, T. Lecomte, H. Rondeux, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 224) PractiSFM - an operational multi-resource inventory protocol for sustainable forest management. Author(s): Barrett, F. Somers, M. J. Nieuwenhuis, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 238) The importance of forest stand-level inventory to sustain multiple forest values in the presence of endangered species. Author(s): Johnson, D. L. Johnson, K. N. Hann, D. W.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 257) Forest land change assessment by continuous inventory. Author(s): Corona, P. Pompei, E. Mugnozza, G. S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 269) A study on tree colonization of abandoned land in the Italian Alps: extent and some characteristics of new forest stands in Trentino. Author(s): Natale, F. de Gasparini, P. Carriero, A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 285) Using spatial statistics to improve the primary forestry supply chain. Author(s): Hamann, J. D. Boston, K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 298) Evaluation of commercial airborne LiDAR and SAR products to estimate top height and associated parameters in production forests in Britain. Author(s): Wallington, E. D. Suárez, J. C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 314) Potential contributions of statistics and modelling to sustainable forest management: review and synthesis. Author(s): Rennolls, K. Tomé, M. McRoberts, R. E. Vanclay, J. K. LeMay, V. Guan, B. T. Gertner, G. Z.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 342) Modelling forest ecosystems: the Edinburgh Forest Model. Author(s): Thornley, J. H. M.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 374) Information and knowledge management for sustainable forestry. Author(s): Thomson, A. J. Rauscher, H. M. Schmoldt, D. L. Vacik, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 393) Integrating the DPSIR approach and the analytic network process for the assessment of forest management strategies. Author(s): Vacik, H. Wolfslehner, B. Seidl, R. Lexer, M. J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 412) Establishment Management Information System (EMIS): delivering good practice advice on tree establishment in the uplands of Britain. Author(s): Perks, M. P. Harrison, A. J. Bathgate, S. J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 425) On chatbots and avatars - the virtual forester as a guide to knowledge about sustainable forest management. Author(s): Reinbolz, A. Hanewinkel, M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 439) Information and knowledge management in support of sustainable forestry: a review. Author(s): Rauscher, H. M. Schmoldt, D. L. Vacik, H.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 461) How should we manage knowledge ecosystems? Using adaptive knowledge management. Author(s): Thomson, A. J.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 480) An information retrieval system to support management of Habitats and Rare Priority and Protected Species (HaRPPS) in Britain. Author(s): Ray, D. Broome, A. C.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 497) Decision support for sustainable forestry: enhancing the basic rational model. Author(s): Ekbia, H. R. Reynolds, K. M.