Forestry Sciences

Challenges and Opportunities for the World's Forests in the 21st Century

Editors: Fenning, Trevor (Ed.)

  • This book tackles the enormously important and complex issues facing the world’s forests today, posed by climate change, conservation objectives, sustainable development needs, and the growing demand for affordable energy, along with analyses of the difficulties and opportunities that these present
  • Contains contributions from numerous internationally recognised experts in these fields
  • These articles are explicitly intended to be accessible to a wide range of users from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, who may need to gain a rapid understanding of the key issues and opportunities facing the world’s forests over the coming century, as well as for the rich contribution that forests themselves can make for dealing with these issues
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About this book

This book addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by the world’s forests posed by climate change, conservation objectives, and sustainable development needs including bioenergy, outlining the research and other efforts that are needed to understand these issues, along with the options and difficulties for dealing with them. It contains sections on sustainable forestry & conservation; forest resources worldwide; forests, forestry and climate change; the economics of forestry; tree breeding & commercial forestry; biotechnological approaches; genomic studies with forest trees; bio-energy, lignin & wood; and forest science, including ecological studies. The chapters are contributed by prominent organisations or individuals with an established record of achievement in these areas, and present their ideas on these topics with the aim of providing a ready source of information and guidance on these topics for politicians, policy makers and scientists for many years to come.

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“This work can serve as a textbook for a capstone class for forestry majors and is also a useful reference for graduate students, active forest science researchers, and forest management practitioners. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fenning, Trevor

    Pages 1-19

  • A Burning Issue: Tropical Forests and the Health of Global Ecosystems

    McMahon, Paul

    Pages 23-35

  • Silviculture of Planted Forests Managed for Multi-functional Objectives: Lessons from Chinese and British Experiences

    Mason, W. L. (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Forests for All? Considering the Conservation Implications of Human-Species Interactions in the Context of Multifunctional Forestry

    Marzano, Mariella (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

  • Human Engagement with Forest Environments: Implications for Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Bell, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7076-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7075-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0221-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges and Opportunities for the World's Forests in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Trevor Fenning
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7076-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7076-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7075-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0221-6
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 838
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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