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The Earthscan Forest Library


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This series brings together a wide collection of volumes addressing diverse aspects of forests and forestry and draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives. Titles cover the full range of forest science and include the biology, ecology, biodiversity, restoration, management (including silviculture and timber production), geography and environment (including climate change), socio-economics, anthropology, policy, law and governance. The series aims to demonstrate the important role of forests in nature, peoples’ livelihoods and in contributing to broader sustainable development goals. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, policy-makers and concerned members of civil society. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Adaptive Collaborative Management in Forest Landscapes Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society

Adaptive Collaborative Management in Forest Landscapes: Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Ravi Prabhu, Anne M. Larson
November 30, 2021

This book examines the value of Adaptive Collaborative Management for facilitating learning and collaboration with local communities and beyond, utilising detailed studies of forest landscapes and communities. Many forest management proposals are based on top-down strategies, such as the Million ...

Masculinities in Forests Representations of Diversity

Masculinities in Forests: Representations of Diversity

1st Edition

By Carol J. Pierce Colfer
September 21, 2020

Masculinities in Forests: Representations of Diversity demonstrates the wide variability in ideas about, and practice of, masculinity in different forests, and how these relate to forest management. While forestry is widely considered a masculine domain, a significant portion of the ...

Forest Conservation and Sustainability in Indonesia A Political Economy Study of International Governance Failure

Forest Conservation and Sustainability in Indonesia: A Political Economy Study of International Governance Failure

1st Edition

By Bernice Maxton-Lee
April 07, 2020

Despite carefully constructed conservation interventions, deforestation in Indonesia is not being stopped. This book identifies why large-scale international forest conservation has failed to reduce deforestation in Indonesia and considers why key stakeholders have not responded as expected to ...

Community Forestry in Nepal Adapting to a Changing World

Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Thwaites, Robert Fisher, Mohan Poudel
July 29, 2019

Community forestry focuses on the link between forest resources and livelihoods and contributes to forest conservation and reforestation. It is widespread in Nepal, with a very high proportion of the rural population involved, and is widely recognized as one of the most successful examples of ...

Forest Governance and Management Across Time Developing a New Forest Social Contract

Forest Governance and Management Across Time: Developing a New Forest Social Contract

1st Edition

By Erland Mårald, Camilla Sandstrom, Annika Nordin, and Others
June 04, 2019

The influence of the past, and of the future on current-time tradeoffs in the forest arena are particularly relevant given the long-term successions in forest landscapes and the hundred years’ rotations in forestry. Historically established path dependencies and conflicts determine our present ...

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management: Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

1st Edition

Edited By William H. Butler, Courtney A. Schultz
January 16, 2019

This book assesses the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and identifies lessons learned for governance and policy through this new and innovative approach to collaborative forest management. Unlike anything else in US public land management, the CFLRP is a nationwide ...

Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production Divergence and Resource Use Resilience

Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production: Divergence and Resource Use Resilience

1st Edition

By Russell Warman
December 13, 2018

Timber sourcing is shifting from extraction from natural forests to forms of cultivation that are increasingly agricultural in nature. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the socio-political, biophysical and discursive dimensions of this divergence of wood production from ...

The Forest Certification Handbook

The Forest Certification Handbook

2nd Edition

By Ruth Nussbaum, Markku Simula
October 18, 2018

First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second...

Evidence-based Conservation Lessons from the Lower Mekong

Evidence-based Conservation: Lessons from the Lower Mekong

1st Edition

Edited By Terry C.H. Sunderland, Jeffrey Sayer, Hoang Thi Minh Ha
September 18, 2018

There is a considerable gap between the science of conservation biology and the design and execution of biodiversity conservation projects in the field. Science is often failing to inform the practice of conservation, which remains largely experience-based. The main reason is the poor accessibility...

Forest Landscape Restoration Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation

Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation

1st Edition

Edited By Stephanie Mansourian, John Parrotta
August 06, 2018

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes. The aim of this book is to explore options to better integrate the diverse dimensions - spatial, disciplinary, sectoral, and scientific ...

Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

1st Edition

By Benno Pokorny
December 18, 2017

The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry, ...

Large-scale Forest Restoration

Large-scale Forest Restoration

1st Edition

By David Lamb
October 12, 2017

Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation ...

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