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Cover for Figments of fire and forest: shifting cultivation policy in the Philippines and Indonesia.

This chapter first presents two images portraying daily life on the forest frontier in two different countries (Philippines and Indonesia). The stories reveal rapidly changing land-use patterns, social networks and livelihood strategies. They tell of two people confronted with complex and...

Author(s)
Ploeg, J. van der; Persoon, G. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulating the yield of goods and services from forests: developing tools to support management decisions and policy development for multiple objective forest management.

Growth and yield models have been developed for many tropical countries with the intention of supporting management decisions relating to the yield of timber from forests. These tools have, however, largely failed to deliver significant improvements in management practice. Forest managers and...

Author(s)
Gardingen, P. R. van
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996936)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book
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Cover for Global changes, mangrove forests and implications for hazards along continental shorelines.

Coastal zones are becoming more hazardous due to increased population and greater susceptibility to flooding and salinization, as a result of compaction and subsidence, surface sealing and loss of buffer zones between the coast and settled areas. These conditions are exacerbated in the developing...

Author(s)
Taylor, D.; Sanderson, P. G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
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 The impact of rubber on the forest landscape in Borneo.

Historical development and the adoption of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in swidden agricultural systems and its effect on the forest landscape in Borneo (Malaysia and Indonesia) are discussed. Firstly, it is argued that, as long as there was no pressure for land, swidden-fallow farmers who grew rice ...

Author(s)
Jong, W. de
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing movements of water, solutes and soil: from plot to landscape scale.

This paper focuses on the biophysical aspects of lateral water movement and its consequences for the movement of solutes and soil. Different types and arrangements of land use affecting these types of lateral flow are considered. The effects of spatial variation, belts of trees, short rotations,...

Author(s)
Ranieri, S. B. L.; Stirzaker, R.; Suprayogo, D.; Purwanto, E.; Willigen, P. de; Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The potential impact of global change on surface erosion from forest lands in Asia.

The potential impacts of global change on forest cover throughout tropical Asia as well as influence of these changes on surface erosion by wind and water are discussed. Forests basically play two roles in the global warming phenomenon. First, forests have a passive role as the impact of global...

Author(s)
Lo, K. F. A.; Cai QiangGuo
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
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 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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