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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 Involving all local stakeholders and holders of land-use rights in REDD+: indigenous people and/or local communities in Indonesia.

This chapter is a short version of an analysis of indigeneity in the context of Indonesia, an archipelago of nearly 18 000 islands, rich in ethnic diversity, languages and religions, and with a complex pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial history. Recent efforts to reduce emissions from...

Author(s)
Royer, S. de; Visser, L. E.; Noordwijk, M. van; Galudra, G.; Pradhan, U.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water movement: combining local ecological knowledge with that of modellers when scaling up from plot to landscape level.

The current confusion surrounding watershed functions in relation to land use change (specifically deforestation) are analysed, and an analytical framework that can be used to predict relationships between plot-level interventions and landscape-level effects are discussed. Mental models of...

Author(s)
Joshi, L.; Schalenbourg, W.; Johansson, L.; Khasanah, N.; Stefanus, E.; Fagerström, M. H.; Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges for the next decade of research on below-ground interactions in tropical agroecosystems: client-driven solutions at landscape scale.

Three examples are given to illustrate how a better understanding of below-ground interactions is vital if some of the major integrated natural resource management problems are to be solved. The first case is Lake Victoria, surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Two major human interventions are ...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Cadisch, G.; Ong, C. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
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 Soil biodiversity and food webs.

This paper discusses the effects of land use practices and land use change on soil biota (fungi, bacteria, protists and representatives of the majority of terrestrial invertebrate phyla) and the consequences this may have for internal regulation of below-ground biodiversity by representatives...

Author(s)
Susilo, F. X.; Neutel, A. M.; Noordwijk, M. van; Hairiah, K.; Brown, G.; Swift, M. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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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