Presents the most comprehensive work on tropical forestry
Discusses natural resources management in a changing environment induced by climate change
Offers state-of-the-art methods and promising alternative concepts to solve problems prevailing in the tropics
This book provides a cross-section of all outstanding experience in all fields of tropical forestry under a drastically changing environment induced by climate change. It sheds light on the existing know-how and presents it in a concise and efficient way for the scientist and professional in charge of planning, implementing and evaluating forest resources. The Tropical Forestry Handbook provides proven and/or promising alternative concepts which can be applied to solve organizational, administrative and technical challenges prevailing in the tropics. Presented are state of the art methods in all fields concerning tropical forestry. Emphasize is given to methods which are adapted to- and which safeguard - environmental conditions.
Accounting Standards in Forest Valuation General.- Allowable cut in forest growth.- Animal Pests Affecting Tropical Forests.- Articles of the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people related to land rights.- Assessment of forest management performance and chain-of-custody.- Bamboo Harvesting Techniques.- Bio deterioration of Wood General.- Biogeography and Ecology of Tropical Fires General.- Bio refinery of Wood General.- Charcoal and Charcoal Making.- Climate Change in the tropics.- Climate Types of water balance in the tropics General.- Compensation payments for Carbon Fixation (REDD).- Compensation payments for Ecosystem Services.- Concept of compensation payments and ecosystems.- Concepts and Definitions in Wildlife Management.- Conversion formulas and tables in tropical forestry.- Description, Analysis and Evaluation of Ecosystem.- Developing and managing a tropical nursery.- Disclosure in Forest Valuation.- Disorders Affecting Tropical Forests.- Ecology of Rangelands.- Economic analysis of deforestation.- Energy Balance and Nutrition of Forest Workers.- Energy Cycle in Tropical Forests.- Examples of Ecological Considerations in Forest Management.- Examples of Forestry Land Evaluation.- Fertilization in Tropical Tree Plantations.- Finishing of Wood.- Fire Management in Tropical Forests.- FLEGT.- Forest Certification Process.- Forest Communities: Reconciling national and international norms and law.- Forest Crime in the Tropics.- Forest Health and Vitality.- Forestry Extension Methods, Channels of Communication.- Forestry Land Use Planning and Management.- Forestry Project Organization General.- General statistics relevant to tropical forestry.- Glued and Composite Wood Products.- Harvest planning in forestry.- Health and Hygiene in Tropical Countries.- Heat Stress in Tropical Forests.- History of Tropical Forestry.- Image Processing of Radar and Lidar in Tropical Forestry.- Impact Monitoring and Evaluation in Watershed Management in the Tropics.- Integrated Pest Management in Tropical Forestry.- Intergovernmental Organizations of Tropical Forestry.- Interpretation of Soil and Foliar Data.- Introduction to Fire Management in Tropical Forests.- Introduction to Forest Law Enforcement.- Introduction to Forest Target Group Indigenous People.- Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP).- Land Evaluation and Forest Land Use Planning.- Land Evaluation for Forestry.- Legal Regulations Regarding Forest Reproductive Material.- Machinery and Equipment in Harvesting.- Mangrove Habitat Biology and Forest Ecology.- Motivation and Work Organization in Forest.- Noise and Vibration in Forest.- Nutrient Storage and Mineral Cycling in Tropical Tree Plantations.- Palms.- Pitfalls and Policies for Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP)s.- Present Requirements to Forestry Sciences General.- Processes of Soil Formation.- Protected areas as a major tropical forest conservation instrument.- Pulp and Paper.- Radiation and Heat.- Rangeland Productivity.- Rehabilitation with Forestations in the Tropics General.- Safety and Accidents in Forestry General.- Sawmilling.- Seed Collection.- Seed Handling, Storage and Distribution.- Silviculture in Tropical Moist Forests.- Socio-economic and Cultural Factors in Forestry Extension.- Socio-economic functions of forests.- Soil Management Techniques Influencing Tree Growth.- Special Issues of Forest Valuation.- Standards and standard setting procedures of forest certification.- State-of-the-Art of Common Tropical Agroforestry Practices.- Stress Grades and Design Properties for Lumber, Round Timber, and Ties.- The Atmospheric Circulation General.- The Production Process in Nursery Management.- The Promise of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and Reality.- The Reproductive Process of Trees.- The Ultimate Challenge to Mankind: Climate Change.- Timber standards based on end use.- Timber trade regulations (Lacy Act, European Timber Regulation, CITES).- Tools for Tree Species Identification in the Tropics.- Tropical Wildlife Ecology.- Use of Geographical Information Technology in Tropical Forestry.- Use of Wildlings.- Valuation Methods for Biological Assets.- Water balance in the tropical regions.- Wood Fastenings.- Yield Regulation in Forestry.- [Many Other Topics].