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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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Forecasting Forest Futures A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values

Forecasting Forest Futures: A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values

1st Edition

By Hamish Kimmins, Juan A. Blanco, Brad Seely, Clive Welham, Kim Scoullar
July 28, 2010

Modelling is an important tool for understanding the complexity of forest ecosystems and the variety of interactions of ecosystem components, processes and values. This book describes the hybrid approach to modelling forest ecosystems and their possible response to natural and management-induced ...

Forests for People Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

1st Edition

Edited By Anne M. Larson, Deborah Barry, Ganga Ram Dahal, Carol J. Pierce Colfer
February 24, 2010

Who has rights to forests and forest resources? In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them. This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially ...

Logjam Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Governance

Logjam: Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Governance

1st Edition

By David Humphreys
October 28, 2008

Winner of the International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award 2008 for the best book on international environmental problems. This pioneering study examines the impacts of neoliberal global governance on forests and provides an exhaustive overview of international forest ...

Illegal Logging Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade

Illegal Logging: Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade

1st Edition

By Luca Tacconi
October 07, 2008

'This book carefully blends conceptual insights with extensive empirical evidence to navigate the reader through an issue that is still poorly understood [and is] a valuable reference for the development practitioner to understand the fundamental causes of illegal logging, its myriad consequences ...

The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook

The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook

1st Edition

Edited By Jenny Rietbergen-McCracken, Stewart Maginnis, Alastair Sarre
June 30, 2008

'This book has been written by a team of experts from a wide variety of institutions... The result is by far the most comprehensive and easy to understand treatment of FLR yet written.' ACHIM STEINER (DIRECTOR GENERAL, IUCN) AND MANOEL SOBRAL FILHO (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ITTO), FROM THE PREFACE ...

Forests in Landscapes Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited By Jeffrey Sayer, Stewart Maginnis, Michelle Laurie
October 01, 2007

�At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical solutions on the ground� CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL �For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting to be turned into ...

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook: A Practical Guide for Tropical Forest Managers on Implementing New Standards

2nd Edition

By Sophie Higman, James Mayers, Stephen Bass, Neil Judd, Ruth Nussbaum
December 01, 2004

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing international standards for sustainable forest management, this fully updated ...

Policy That Works for Forests and People Real Prospects for Governance and Livelihoods

Policy That Works for Forests and People: Real Prospects for Governance and Livelihoods

1st Edition

By James Mayers, Stephen Bass
July 01, 2004

Since its original publication by the International Institute for Environment and Development in 1999, Policy That Works for Forests and People has been recognised as the most authoritative study to date of policy processes that affect forests and people. Providing a thorough analysis of the issues...

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