The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

1st Edition

Edited by Sergio A. Molina-Murillo, Carlos Rojas Alvarado

CRC Press

247 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498751056
pub: 2016-02-17
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This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits the existence of forests to the use of forest resources in a modern human context, this book summarizes the interaction between humans and forest ecosystems. Designed for readers from a broad range of disciplines and interests including those from environmental sciences, environmental economics, sociology, anthropology, biology, forestry and human ecology and other related disciplines, the book evokes interest in the development of an integrated approach towards forest ecosystems and natural resources in the context of sustainability.

Table of Contents


Sergio A. Molina-Murillo and Carlos Rojas

Forests in a Changing World

John Markham and Mauricio Fernández

Primary Production, Energy and Forest Growth

Gerardo Avalos

Forest Carbon Sequestration and Global Change

Achim Häger and Luitgard Schwendenmann

Forest Ecosystems and Civilization: An Overview of the Footprint of Modernity in the Exploitation-Conservation Relationship

Anthony Goebel Mc Dermott

The Economy of Forests

Sergio A. Molina-Murillo and Timothy M. Smith

Silviculture and Forest Management

Adrian A. Monge Monge

Challenges to Forest Conservation

J. Edgardo Arévalo and Richard J. Ladle

Forests, Sustainability and Progress: Safeguarding the Multiple Dimensions of Forests through Sustainable Practices

Robin R. Sears


Carlos Rojas, Adam W. Rollins and Sergio A. Molina-Murillo

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry