Ecological Research Monographs

Co-benefits of Sustainable Forestry

Ecological Studies of a Certified Bornean Rain Forest

Editors: Kitayama, Kanehiro (Ed.)

  • Thorough descriptions of biological communities in a tropical forest after logging
  • A wide array of ecological approaches including ground, airborne, satellite, and modeling
  • Provides support material for the ecological legitimacy of Forest Stewardship Council certification
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About this book

Tropical rain forests are increasingly expected to serve for climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation amid global climate change and increasing human demands for land. Natural production forests that are legally designated to produce timber occur widely in the Southeast Asian tropics. Synergizing timber production, climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation in such tropical production forests is one of the most realistic means to resolve these contemporary global problems. Next-generation sustainable forest management is being practiced in the natural tropical rain forest of a model site in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, while earlier sustainable management practices have generally failed, leading to extensive deforestation and forest degradation elsewhere in the tropics. Ecologists have examined co-benefits of sustainable forestry in the model forest in terms of forest regeneration, carbon sequestration and biodiversity in comparison to a forest managed by destructive conventional methods. Taxonomic groups studied have included trees, decomposers, soil microbes, insects and mammals. A wide array of field methods and technology has been used including count plots, sensor cameras, and satellite remote-sensing. This book is a compilation of the results of those thorough ecological investigations and elucidates ecological processes of tropical rain forests after logging. The book furnishes useful information for foresters and conservation NGOs, and it also provides baseline information for biologists and ecologists. A further aim is to examine the environmental effects of a forest certification scheme as the model forest has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Taken as a whole, this book proves that the desired synergy is possible.

About the authors

Kanehiro Kitayama, Professor of Forest Ecology, School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Ph.D. in Botanical Sciences, University of Hawaii), authors of 75 peer-reviewed original papers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Management History of the Study Sites: The Deramakot and Tangkulap Forest Reserves

    Ong, Robert C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Application of Satellite Remote Sensing for Classifying Forest Degradation and Deriving Above-Ground Biomass Estimates

    Langner, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Management Effects on Tree Species Diversity and Dipterocarp Regeneration

    Imai, Nobuo (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

  • Effects of Reduced-Impact Logging on Decomposers in the Deramakot Forest Reserve

    Hasegawa, Motohiro (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Impacts of Two Different Forest Management Practices on the Abundance of Mammals

    Samejima, Hiromitsu (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

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price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-benefits of Sustainable Forestry
Book Subtitle
Ecological Studies of a Certified Bornean Rain Forest
Editors
  • Kanehiro Kitayama
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54141-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54141-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54140-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54712-9
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 164
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