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Cover for Conservation and management of tropical rainforests: an integrated approach to sustainability.

This book contains 12 chapters providing details on conservation and management of tropical rain forests. Chapter 1 describes tropical rain forest ecosystem, land cover, habitat, resource; Chapter 2 explores the use of rain forests; Chapter 3 discusses sustainable forestry in rain forests; and...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tropical rainforest ecosystem, land cover, habitat, resource.

This chapter describes tropical rain forests, providing details on its macro- and mesoclimate, soils, soil types and vegetation types, mosaics and catenas. The chapter also discusses the large- and medium-scale dynamic changes of mixed dipterocarp forest at large and medium spatial scales; rooting...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sustainable forestry in rainforests: reality or dream, hope or Chimaera?

This chapter discusses the concept and holistic nature of sustainability in forestry along with the unpredictability and uncertainties in forests. Then, the chapter presents the history of sustainable forestry in tropical rain forests; a short history of rain forest silviculture and management; and ...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Principles and strategies of sustainability.

This chapter describes the ways and principles of mimicking mature primeval forest ecosystems. The chapter also discusses timber management and conservation/preservation as a measure of segregation or integration; and the potential of non-timber or non-wood forest products as sustainable...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rural Nepal: its people, its forests.

This chapter describes the people and forests of rural Nepal. The chapter discusses the importance of forests in people's livelihoods, and the emergence of leasehold and community forestry in the region.

Author(s)
Thierry, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646312)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Forestry in a global context.

This book with eleven chapters explores forestry in a global context. The book contains discussion on the following topics: history of human interaction with forests; forests of the world; environmental value of forests; wood and paper products; bioenergy, innovative biomaterials, non-wood forest...

Author(s)
Sands, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641560)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bioenergy, innovative biomaterials, non-wood forest products.

This chapter describes the important goods and services that forests provide in terms of energy, innovative biomaterials and non-wood products. The chapter initially discusses the use of forests to provide energy for both traditional fuel uses and for modern biofuels. The diverse range of non-wood...

Author(s)
McFarlane, P. N.; Sands, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641560)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sustainable Forest management.

This chapter explores the seven thematic elements of sustainable forest management, including: extent of forest resources; biological diversity; forest health and vitality; productive functions of forest resources; protective functions of forest resources; socio-economic functions; and legal,...

Author(s)
Innes, J. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641560)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Innovation in forest-related territorial goods and services: an introduction.

The study of innovation with regard to territorial services is often complicated by the public or quasipublic good character of many territorial services connected to forestry. Although firm-level innovation can and does occur in relation to territorial goods and services, much innovation occurs...

Author(s)
Slee, B.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Heat and power generation by gasification and combustion.

This chapter examines the potential for industrial energy crops used as feedstocks to produce heat and power in a range of conversion plant technologies and scales. The potential for both crop residues and forest residues is included as their availability will affect the future demand for...

Author(s)
Sims, R. E. H.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter

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