Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do not appear to invite people for recreation and other direct uses. Yet as this book clearly shows, they can play a vital role in the provision of ecosystem services, when compared to agriculture and other forms of land use or when natural forests have been degraded.
This is the first book to examine explicitly the non-timber goods and services provided by plantation forests, including soil, water and biodiversity conservation, as well as carbon sequestration and the provision of local livelihoods. The authors show that, if we require a higher provision of ecosystem goods and services from both temperate and tropical plantations, new approaches to their management are required. These include policies, methods for valuing the services, the practices of small landholders, landscape approaches to optimise delivery of goods and services, and technical issues about how to achieve suitable solutions at the scale of forest stands. While providing original theoretical insights, the book also gives guidance for plantation managers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners and community advocates, who seek to promote or strengthen the multiple-use of forest plantations for improved benefits for society. Published with CIFOR
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Jrgen Bauhus is professor of silviculture at Freiburg University, Germany. Peter van der Meer is a senior scientist in tropical forest ecology and sustainable use of biodiversity at Alterra, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Markku Kanninen is senior scientist at the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), whose headquarters are in Indonesia.Review:
"This publication, produced by a renowned group of forest researchers and academics presents a fresh, balanced and well documented vision concerning the roles, potential benefits and challenges of planted forests, looking at the potential contribution of these valuable resources to the continuous and enhanced flow of ecosystem goods and services... I trust that readers will enjoy the book as much as I did." Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization
"Planted forests provide society with a lot more than just timber - they are a rich source of ecosystem services and this fact needs to be more widely recognised. This book meets that important need." Jeff Sayer, Professor of Development Practice, James Cook University, Australia
"With a detailed glossary which is particularly helpful, the editors have produced an articulate collection of well-referenced chapters from a renowned group of forest researchers and scientists. This book is highly relevant to managing current trends in environmental management and sustenance." ― Jolocam Mbabazi, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 2011
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781849711685_lsuk
Book Description Routledge, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781849711685 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0184923
Book Description Routledge, 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781849711685
Book Description Routledge, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P111849711682
Book Description Earthscan / James & James, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 272 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1849711682
Book Description Routledge, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781849711685
Book Description Routledge, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1849711682
Book Description Routledge, 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781849711685
Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1849711682 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P163562
Book Description Routledge, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1849711682