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Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes

1st Edition

Edited by Christine Farcy, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Inazio Martinez de Arano

CRC Press

428 pages | 127 Color Illus. | 4 B/W Illus.

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Forestry today, like many other sectors that traditionally rely on material goods, faces significant global drivers of societal change that are less often addressed than the environmental concerns commonly in the spotlight of scientific, political, and news media. There are three major interconnected issues that are challenging forestry at its foundation: urbanization, tertiarization, and globalization. These issues are at the core of this book.

The urbanization of society, a process in development from the first steps of industrialization, is particularly significant today with the predominance and quick growth rate of the world’s urban population. Ongoing urbanization is creating new perspectives on forestry, inducing changes in its social representation, and changing lifestyles and practices with a tendency toward dematerialization. The process of urbanization is also creating a disconnect and in some ways is leaving behind rurality, the sector of society where forestry has traditionally developed and taken place over centuries.

The second issue covered in this book is the tertiarization of the economy. In society today, the sector of services largely dominates the economy and occupies the major part of the world’s active population. This ongoing process modifies professional modalities and ways of life and opens new doors to forests through the immaterial goods they provide. It also profoundly changes the framework, rules, processes, means of production, exchanges between economic factors, and the processes of innovation.

The third issue is undoubtedly globalization in its economic, political, and social components. Whether it’s through bridging distances, crossing borders, accelerating changes, standardizing practices, leveling hierarchical structures, or pushing for interdependence, globalization impacts everyone, everywhere in multiple ways. Forestry is no exception.

Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes focuses on these global drivers of change from the perspective of their relationships with how society functions. By analyzing them in depth through multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and even transdisciplinary approaches, this book is helping to design the forestry of tomorrow.

Reviews

"I consider the main strength of this book the focus on three main drivers urbanization of the society, tertiarization of the economy and globalization. Starting off from the perceptions and biological variations of forests, this book provide[s] useful insight in different aspects of three important societal drivers that already have major impact on forest management and that will shape policies and management of forests even more so in the future."

~Knut Øistad, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Table of Contents

Section I. SETTING THE SCENE

Introduction

By the Editorial team

What is a Forest?

Paul ARNOULD

Main Milestones in Forestry Evolution

Christine FARCY, Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO and Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES

Main Current Ethical Models on the Scene

Nicole HUYBENS

Section II. URBANIZATION OF THE SOCIETY

Main Findings and Trends of Urbanization

Tahia DEVISSCHER, Lorien NESBITT and Adrina BARDEKJIAN

Urban lifestyles: Forest Needs and Fears

Cecil KONIJNENDIJK van den BOSCH

Toward a Social Representation of Forest by Western Urbanized Societies

Christine FARCY, Sylvie NAIL, Julie MATAGNE, Anne-Marie GRANET, Olivier BAUDRY and Ewald RAMETSTEINER

Human Desertification and Disempowerment of Rural Territories

Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES, Rafael DELGADO-ARTES and Miguel CABRERA-BONET

Dendroculture: Social Imaginations, Art and Culture in Forests

Marti BOADA, Roser MANEJA and Maribel LOZANO

Communicating to Support the Comprehension of Forest-Related Issues by Non-Expert Audiences

Julie MATAGNE and Pierre FASTREZ

Section III. TERTIARIZATION OF THE ECONOMY

Main Findings and Trends of Tertiarization

Maria JOSE MURCIA, Meike SIEGNER and Jennifer DEBOER

Increasing Role of Services: Trends, Drivers and Search for New Perspectives

Païvi PELLI, Annuka NÄYHÄ and Lauri HETEMAKI

Human Health, a Tertiary Product of Forests

Naomie HERPIN-SAUNIER, Ingrid JARVIS and Matilda van den BOSCH

Framing Investments in Forest Services

Patrice HAROU

Motivation of Service Producers

Philippe POLOME

Section IV. GLOBALIZATION

Main Findings and Trends of Globalization

Yemi ADEYEYE, Sarah SRA, Jiadong YE and Louise ADAM

Financialization and the Forestry Sector

Patrick MEYFROIDT

Social and Technological Innovations in Forestry

Laura SECCO, Elena PISANI, Mauro MASIERO and Davide PETTENELLA

Globalization and Employment in Forests and Tree Product Value Chains: Are Women Losing Out?

Jennie DEY de PRYCK, Marlène ELIAS, Bimbika SIJAPATI BASNETT

Fragmented Forest Policy: Asset or Concern?

Pauline PIRLOT

Section V. LESSONS LEARNED

Conclusion and Perspectives

By the Editorial team

About the Editors

Book Title – Forestry in the midst of global changes (ed. by Christine FARCY, Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO and Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES)

Chapter number & title – Editors

Editorial team

Christine FARCY

Earth and Life Institute

Environmental Sciences (ELI-e)

University of Louvain (UCL)

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Holder of a MSc. agricultural Engineer - forest and water at UCL (1994) and a PhD in agricultural sciences and biological engineering at UCL (2005). Currently senior researcher, invited lecturer and international forest policy advisor. Expertise in forestry, national & international forest policy, forest planning, remote sensing, information systems, bridge between social and natural sciences, and science and policy cross-fertilization. Currently chair of the European Forestry Commission of FAO, vice-chair of FAO Committee on Forestry, vice-chair of the board of the European Forest Institute (EFI), vice-chair of the scientific committee of ONF (France), member of the scientific committee of AgroParisTech (France), member of the scientific council of ECOFOR (France). Chair or member of international evaluation panels and reviewer of scientific disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals.

Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO

Mediterranean Regional Office

European Forest Institute (EFI)

Barcelona, Spain

Inazio Martínez de Arano is Head of Office at EFIMED since June 2013. He holds a degree in Ecology (Basque Country University), a post-degree in Landscape management (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and a M.Sc. in Forestry (Universidad Austral de Chile). He has worked in forest research (sustainable forest operations) and has served as President of the Union of forest owners of southern Europe, following policy and market developments in Europe and active at multilateral policy forums (Forest Europe, UNECE COFFI, Silva-Mediterranea, EU’s civil dialogue). His current focus is in understanding the challenges and opportunities for innovating in the Mediterranean bioeconomy.

Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES

Higher Technical School of Agronomic Engineering and the Natural Environment (ETSIAMN)

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Holder of a MSc. Forestry at the University of Freiburg (1985) and a PhD Forestry at Polytechnical University. Forest inventory and management at Deutsche Forstservice GmbH (1988-90), Director of the Catalan Forest Owner's Association and Spanish representative at the CEPF (1992-1998), Associated Professor at the University of Lleida (1994-2000), Leader of the forest policy group at CTFC (1996-99), Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of EFI (1998-2002), Forest consultant SILVAMED S.L. (1999-2003), Professor at the Polytechnical University of Valencia/UPV (2003-2010, 2016-), Vice-dean at the Life Sciences Faculty/UPV (2004-10), Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO (2010-15), Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (2010-15), Co-chair of UNREDD (2014), UN Commissioner General for Expo Milano 2015 (2013-2015), Chair of the Spanish MSc Forestry Board (2016-), Member of the PEFC International Board (2016-).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General