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]).
Responding to Environmental Issues through Adaptive Collaborative Management From Forest Communities to Global Actors
Forest Conservation and Sustainability in Indonesia A Political Economy Study of International Governance Failure
A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program
Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production Divergence and Resource Use Resilience
The Forest Certification Handbook
By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Ravi Prabhu
March 15, 2023
Focused on forest management and governance, this book examines two decades of experience with Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM), assessing both its uses and improvements needed to address global environmental issues. The volume argues that the activation and the empowerment of local peoples ...
By Jeffrey Wall
June 01, 2022
This volume focuses on the tree, as a cultural and biological form, and examines the concept of folk value and its implications for biocultural conservation. Folk value refers to the value of the more-than-human living world to cultural cohesion and survival, as opposed to individual well-being. ...
By Chris Coggins, Bixia Chen
May 31, 2022
Presenting a thorough examination of the sacred forests of Asia, this volume engages with dynamic new scholarly dialogues on the nature of sacred space, place, landscape, and ecology in the context of the sharply contested ideas of the Anthropocene. Given the vast geographic range of sacred groves...
By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Ravi Prabhu, Anne M. Larson
December 14, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...