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The Forests Handbook, 2 Volume Set. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2176388
  • Book
  • May 2007
  • 816 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The future of the world's forests is at the forefront of environmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects of deforestation and climate change are highlighting the need to conserve and manage existing forests and woodland through sustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by an international team of both scientists and practitioners, presents an integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying our present understanding of forest science to management practices, as a basis for achieving sustainability.

Volume One presents an overview of the world's forests; their locations and what they are like, the science of how they operate as complex ecosystems and how they interact with their environment. Volume Two applies this science to reality. It focuses on forestry interventions and their impact, the principles governing protection and on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forests offer. Case studies are drawn from several different countries and are used to illustrate the key points.

Development specialists, forest managers and those involved with land and land-use will find this handbook a valuable and comprehensive overview of forest science and forestry practice. Researchers and students of biology, ecology and geography as well as forestry will find it equally accessible and useful.

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Volume I.

Part 1: Forest Resources and Types.

1. Global Forest Resources - History and Dynamics.

2. Forest Types and Classification.

Part 2: Biological and Ecological Processes.

3. Genetics and Speciation in the World's Forests.

4. Structural Dynamics of Forest Stands and Natural Processes.

5. Biological Interactions and Disturbance - Plants and Animals.

6. Biological Interactions and Disturbance - Invertebrates .

Part 3: Environmental Interactions.

7. Forest Soils.

8. Ecophysiology of Forests.

9. Models for Pure and Mixed Forests.

10. Forests and the Atmosphere.

11. Environmental Stresses to Forests.

12. Forest Hydrology.

Part 4: Social Factors and the Human Interface.

13. Trees in the Urban Environment.

14. The Importance of Social Values.

15. Non-Timber Forest Products and Rural Poverty: An Economic Analysis.

Volume II.

1. History and Impact of Forest Management.

Part 1: Sustaining Forest Influences.

2. Forest Reserves, Parks and Wilderness: An Australian Perspective.

3. Forests as Protection from Natural Hazards.

4. Interventions to enhance the conservation of biodiversity.

Part 2: Sustainable Wood Production.

5. assessing Potential Sustainable Wood Yield.

6. Silvicultural Treatments to Enhance Productivity.

7. Sustainable Management of Soil and Site.

8. Management of Pest Threats.

9. Management of the Disease Burden.

Part 3. Sustaining Social Values and Benefits.

10. Working with Forest Stakeholders.

11. The New Forest Policy and Joint Forest Management in India.

12. Trees in the Urban Environment.

Part 4: Case Studies of Sustainable Management.

13. The Structure, Functioning and Management of Old Growth Cedar/Hemlock/Fir Forests on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

14. The Beech Forests of Haute-Normandie, France.

15. Restructuring of Plantation Forest, Kielder, UK.

16. Sustainable Management of the Mountain Ash Forests in the Central Highlands, Victoria, Australia.

17. Sustainable Management of Malaysian Rain Forest.

18. Sustainable Plantation Forestry: A Case Study of Wood Production and Environmental Management Strategies in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland

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Julian Evans Imperial College at Silwood Park.
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