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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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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 ...

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America An ecosystem service perspective

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America: An ecosystem service perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Aline Chiabai
June 30, 2017

The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial ...

Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management Challenges for Sustainable Development

Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited By Bruce Prideaux
June 29, 2017

Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. As the term is used in this book, ...

Forests and Globalization Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited By William Nikolakis, John Innes
June 16, 2017

The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world’s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).&...

Sustainable Forest Management From Concept to Practice

Sustainable Forest Management: From Concept to Practice

1st Edition

Edited By John L. Innes, Anna V. Tikina
December 27, 2016

Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice ...

Forest Quality Assessing Forests at a Landscape Scale

Forest Quality: Assessing Forests at a Landscape Scale

1st Edition

By Nigel Dudley, Rodolphe Schlaepfer, William Jackson, Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Sue Stolton
October 19, 2016

Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are ...

Plantations Privatization Poverty and Power Changing Ownership and Management of State Forests

Plantations Privatization Poverty and Power: Changing Ownership and Management of State Forests

1st Edition

By Michael Garforth, James Mayers
October 19, 2016

Private sector delivery of state services is increasingly common worldwide, and state forest plantation management is no exception. Increasingly governments are transferring rights and responsibilities to the private sector for state-owned plantations. Some claim that this is the road to achieving ...

The Politics of Decentralization Forests, Power and People

The Politics of Decentralization: Forests, Power and People

1st Edition

Edited By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Doris Capistrano
August 26, 2016

Decentralization is sweeping the world and having dramatic and far-reaching impacts on resource management and livelihoods, particularly in forestry. This book is the most up-to-date examination of the themes, experiences and lessons learned from decentralization worldwide. Drawing on research and ...

Gender and Forests Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Marlène Elias
April 11, 2016

This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to...

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