Managing Forest Ecosystems

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World: a European Perspective

Editors: Spathelf, Peter (Ed.)

  • Introduces new approaches to some of the key issues in Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), including technical developments and participatory processes
  • The book is timely
  • Draws together a range of issues facing SFM from biological, social and economic perspectives
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About this book

With its 250-year history, Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) is now viewed as a model for managing forests worldwide. Yet despite the frequent use of the term there remain many questions concerning its meanings, criteria as well as its practical application.

This book explores the current potential of SFM within the context of the rapid changes occurring in our natural and social environment, and examines the broad range issues – climate change, finance, governance, policy, certification, reduced-impact logging, non-timber products and services and stakeholder participation in land-use decisions – within the context of forest use, functions and conservation.

With contributions from high-level representatives from the World Bank, FAO, IUCN and UNEP, as well as from leading academics – and including case studies from Europe and the tropics – this timely synthesis will provide a valuable reference for advanced students and researchers interested in forest and natural resource management, participatory and extension research, forest ecology and ecosystem services, functions and values, as well as for those involved in forest policy at local, regional and international levels.

 

'Every so often, a discipline should take stock where we are and where we are going. This book is doing that in a very timely manner. As we gain an appreciation of the magnitude and implications of future changes, the authors present views and ideas on a wide range of topics related to sustainable forest management. They provide a much needed overview of challenges in the face of climate and other aspects of global change. The book incorporates recent advances in a variety of fields and provides suggestions for solutions to important management problems that range from theoretical approaches to practical applications.' Klaus J. Puettmann, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

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'Every so often, a discipline should take stock where we are and where we are going. This book is doing that in a very timely manner. As we gain an appreciation of the magnitude and implications of future changes, the authors present views and ideas on a wide range of topics related to sustainable forest management. They provide a much needed overview of challenges in the face of climate and other aspects of global change. The book incorporates recent advances in a variety of fields and provides suggestions for solutions to important management problems that range from theoretical approaches to practical applications.' Klaus J. Puettmann, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

“A book on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) out of the cradle of its concepts and practices raises high expectations. The editor sets … SFM among the target groups of researchers, advisers and managers. The mutually independent chapters 1 – 14 have been written by professionals working in universities, research and consulting agencies in Europe, mostly Germany, FAO, The World Bank (TWB) and IIASA.” (Eberhard F. Bruenig, International Forestry Review, September, 2010)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Some Basic Remarks on Sustainable Forest Management, Environment and Global Ethics

    Ihne, Hartmut (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Sustaining the World’s Forests: Managing Competing Demands for a Vital Resource – The Role of the World Bank

    Dieterle, Gerhard

    Pages 9-32

  • Conservation of Tropical Forests and Climate Change Mitigation

    Ibisch, Pierre L. (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • The State of Europe’s Forests: 2007 – Report of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe

    Köhl, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 53-60

  • Sustainable Forest Management in the Tropics – Still a Long Way to Go?

    Nutto, Leif (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World: a European Perspective
Editors
  • Peter Spathelf
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3301-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3301-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3300-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3119-6
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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