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Cover for Forest fires and atmospheric pollution.

Substantial changes are occurring in the ways that forest areas are being used. One major change is the burning of forest lands in an attempt to create additional agricultural lands. The number of human-initiated forest fires has drastically increased in the last few centuries, sometimes creating...

Author(s)
Atmawidjaja, R.; Richards, D. F.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994819)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of the community in relation to the tourism industry: a case study from Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia.

The extent and practice of tourism in and around several villages bordering the national park of Bromo Tengger Semeru (Indonesia) was investigated, and conclusions were drawn about the conflicts between the theory and practice of participatory, community-based ecotourism. The findings reveal that...

Author(s)
Cochrane, J.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993911)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The spread of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> from infective sources in the field and its implications for management of the disease in oil palm.

This chapter presents the results of trials conducted to investigate the efficacy of sanitation in basal stem rot (BSR; Ganoderma sp.) management at Bah Lias Research Station in North Sumatra, Indonesia, over a period of several years. The trials were designed to assess the relative importance of...

Author(s)
Flood, J.; Hasan, Y.; Turner, P. D.; O'Grady, E. B.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In vitro</i> biodegradation of oil-palm stem using macroscopic fungi from South-East Asia: a preliminary investigation.

This chapter describes a preliminary comparison of methods for assessing the biodegradation of oil palm stem (OPS) by macroscopic fungi in vitro as a first step in developing a practical process in vivo. Many of the methods described (enzyme assays, growth assessment, weight loss determination,...

Author(s)
Paterson, R. R. M.; Holderness, M.; Kelley, J.; Miller, R. N. G.; O'Grady, E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> in oil palm in Indonesia: current status and prospective use of antibodies for the detection of infection.

This chapter provides an overview of the economic importance of basal stem rot (Ganoderma sp.) disease of oil palm and the current status of research in Ganoderma, and describes the development of an immunoassay-based detection kit. Specific sections are provided for discussions on the need for the ...

Author(s)
Darmono, T. W.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural intensification, deforestation and the environment: assessing tradeoffs in Sumatra, Indonesia.

The chapter reports on empirical results from study sites on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The area was chosen to represent the lowland humid tropical forest zone in Asia for the global Alternatives to Slash and Burn project (ASB). The 'ASB matrix' of indicators is applied to a series of crop...

Author(s)
Tomich, T. P.; Noordwijk, M. van; Budidarsono, S.; Gillison, A.; Kusumanto, T.; Murdiyarso, D.; Stolle, F.; Fagi, A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patterns of polypore distribution in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Is Wallace's line significant?

The polypore mycota in several Lesser Sunda Islands, southern Indonesia, on both sides of Wallace's line, Bali on the Asian plate, and Lombok and Sumbawa on the Australian plate, have been compared. The results are extrapolated to include known distribution patterns of polypores in temperate and...

Author(s)
Núñez, M.; Suhirman; Stokland, J. N.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'Whose forest is this, anyway?' Criteria and indicators on access to resources.

This chapter provides a brief history of the social component of the Center for International Forestry Research project, 'Assessing Sustainable Forest Management: Testing Criteria and Indicators', with special reference to the issue of security of inter-generational access to resources (SIAR). We...

Author(s)
Colfer, C. J. P.; Salim, A.; Tiani, A. M.; Tchikangwa, B.; Sardjono, M. A.; Prabhu, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree crops as deforestation and reforestation agents: the case of cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire and Sulawesi.

This paper is based on farm surveys and historical reviews of regional cocoa cycles conducted in 1980-1985 and 1997/98 in Côte d'Ivoire and in 1989-1999 in Sulawesi (Indonesia). A qualitative model of cocoa cycles is presented. The adoption of cocoa and new manual techniques of forest clearing and...

Author(s)
Ruf, F.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wallace's Line: implications for conservation and ecotourism in Indonesia.

This chapter provides a brief overview of developments in biogeographic theory as they apply to Indonesia in general and Sulawesi in particular. The implications of the area's complex origins for conservation and ecotourism are discussed. It is suggested that ecotourism based on the rich ecological ...

Author(s)
Ross, S.; Wall, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994338)
Type
Book chapter

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