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Cover for The effects of environmental changes on weathering, gravitational rock deformation, and landslides.

The effects of climatic change on the processes of weathering, slow and long-term gravitational deformation of rocks, and rapid landslides are discussed. Weathering processes, which result in landslide materials, create weathering profiles during variable time periods ranging from tens of years to...

Author(s)
Chigira, M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Application of criteria and indicators to support sustainable forest management: some key issues.

This paper contains discussions on: (1) the background to the development of criteria and indicators (C&I); (2) sustainable forest management; (3) the benefits that could be derived from the application of C&I; (4) scale issues and the application of C&I at the lowest management unit...

Author(s)
Raison, R. J.; Flinn, D. W.; Brown, A. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy inflation, capacity constraints: can criteria and indicators bridge the gap?

This chapter discusses the context for the further development of criteria and indicators (C&I) and proposes how to maximize their use. This chapter also proposes a shift in emphasis from setting goals in terms of forest area or forestry practice, towards goal setting in terms of the security...

Author(s)
Bass, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Between voodoo science and adaptive management: the role and research needs for indicators of sustainable forest management.

In this chapter, it is argued that indicators need not be reductionist, indeed they can be holistic and pluralistic and a whole system of indicators can be greater than the sum of its parts. The role of indicators as communication devices, arranged in a network involving complex interactions and...

Author(s)
Prabhu, R.; Ruitenbeek, H. J.; Boyle, T. J. B.; Colfer, C. J. P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Representing the future: a framework for evaluating the utility of indicators in the search for sustainable forest management.

The debate about sustainability of forest land management, coalesced by the Brundtland Commission report in 1987 but triggered by growing concerns about the impact of human activity on the environment, serves the important functions of requiring society to think about the future, consider its...

Author(s)
McCool, S. F.; Stankey, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for SFM indicators as tools in political and economic contexts: actual and potential roles.

The situation of society and of forests has considerably changed within recent decades and these changes have some major implications for information requirements. The concept of sustainable forest management (SFM) has gained global political attention as the key to balance preservation and...

Author(s)
Rametsteiner, E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Legal frameworks in criteria and indicator approaches.

Currently, over 100 countries are involved in developing national-level criteria and indicators (C&I). C&I are also used for certification purposes. The concept of legal framework varies in different C&I approaches, but is usually addressed in relatively broad terms. Legal frameworks...

Author(s)
Eeronheimo, O.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Collaborative action and technology transfer as means of strengthening the implementation of national-level criteria and indicators.

Interest in the development and use of criteria and indicators as essential tools for sustainable forest management has grown rapidly. At present, some 150 countries have or are developing and implementing their own set of such tools, at regional, national and/or forest unit levels, within the...

Author(s)
Castañeda, F.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inventory and forecasting productive capacity for natural forests.

The productive capacity of natural forests can be monitored against three common indicators: area of forest available for timber production; extent to which harvested areas are regenerated; and level of harvesting for wood and non-wood products compared with the sustainable level. These indicators...

Author(s)
Penny, R.; Brack, C.; Gadow, K. von; Lund, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indicators to guide management for multiple forest use.

Within the lifetime of the latest generation of trees, important changes have occurred in the utilization of many forests, as well as in their physical and chemical environment - especially if they are growing in polluted areas. Current management for forest production and nature conservation often ...

Author(s)
Beese, F. O.; Ludwig, B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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