Forestry Sciences

The Economics of Forest Disturbances

Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species

Editors: Holmes, Thomas P., Prestemon, Jeffrey P., Abt, Karen L. (Eds.)

  • Evaluates the economic aspects of natural forest disturbances
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Contains rigorous empirical analyses within a policy oriented focus
  • Integrates economics and ecology of disturbances
  • Provides systematic analysis of different sources of forest disturbances in a unified framework
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About this book

This book provides a unique, state-of-the-art review of both traditional and emerging themes in the economics of natural forest disturbances. Although natural disturbances such as wildfire, hurricanes and pests have long been recognized as important factors influencing the structure and health of forests, recent and dramatic increases in the costs and damages associated with forest disturbances necessitates a new evaluation of these processes. The authors show that neo-classical economic principles can be integrated with ecosystem analysis and modern econometric methods to uncover the causes and consequences of natural forest disturbances. The chapters encompass modern areas of concern in forest economics and policy, including temporal and spatial dynamics of economic-ecologic systems, risk-reducing mitigation and adaptation strategies, and the valuation of impacts on market and non-market resources. These topics are developed with case studies demonstrating rigorous empirical analysis with a policy-oriented focus. The book is intended for forest policy analysts and decision-makers, risk managers, forest economists and graduate students studying natural resource economics.

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From the reviews:

“The book gives a comprehensive account of an example of acute threats to a national forest resource … by well designed and rational technological, administrative and fiscal counter–measures and supporting policies. … book is a well-written assemblage of interesting and informative texts. … this quasi insider report of members of a forest service trying to cope with an enormous and complex challenge to scientific research, sustainable development and practical implementation is sufficiently thought provoking and stimulating, and interesting enough to make reading worthwhile.” (Eberhard F. Bruenig, International Forestry Review, Vol. 11 (1), 2009)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Economics of Forest Disturbance

    Holmes, Thomas P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Forest Economics, Natural Disturbances and the New Ecology

    Holmes, Thomas P. (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Natural Disturbance Production Functions

    Prestemon, Jeffrey P. (et al.)

    Pages 35-58

  • Statistical Analysis of Large Wildfires

    Holmes, Thomas P. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • The Production of Large and Small Wildfires

    Butry, David T. (et al.)

    Pages 79-106

Buy this book

eBook $249.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4370-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $319.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4369-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $319.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7115-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Forest Disturbances
Book Subtitle
Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species
Editors
  • Thomas P. Holmes
  • Jeffrey P. Prestemon
  • Karen L. Abt
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
79
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4370-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4370-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4369-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7115-6
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 420
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