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The Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health

Global Perspectives

Editors: Urquhart, Julie, Marzano, Mariella, Potter, Clive (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first book length synthesis of social science approaches to tree health
  • Demonstrates the qualitative and quantitative approaches used in describing the human dimensions of forest and tree health
  • Argues for greater collaboration and funding for inter-country research projects in order to conduct comparative studies that facilitate knowledge exchange
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About this book

This book explores the specifically human dimensions of the problem posed by a new generation of invasive pests and pathogens to tree health worldwide. The growth in global trade and transportation in recent decades, along with climate change, is allowing invasive pests and pathogens to establish in new environments, with profound consequences for the ecosystem services provided by trees and forests, and impacts on human wellbeing. The central theme of the book is to consider the role that social science can play in better understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of such tree disease and pest outbreaks. Contributions include explorations of how pest outbreaks are socially constructed, drawing on the historical, cultural, social and situated contexts of outbreaks; the governance and economics of tree health for informing policy and decision-making; stakeholder engagement and communication tools; along with more philosophical approaches that draw on environmental ethics to consider ‘non-human’ perspectives. Taken together the book makes theoretical, methodological and applied contributions to our understanding of this important subject area and encourages researchers from across the social sciences and humanities to bring their own disciplinary perspectives and expertise to address the complexity that is the human dimensions of forest and tree health.

Chapters 5 and 11 are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. 

About the authors

Julie Urquhart is a Senior Research Fellow at the Countryside & Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, UK.
Mariella Marzano is a Senior Social Scientist in Forest Research at the Northern Research Station, UK.
Clive Potter is Professor of Environmental Policy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, UK.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introducing the Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health

    Pages 1-20

    Urquhart, Julie (et al.)

  • English Tree Populations: Economics, Agency and the Problem of the “Natural”

    Pages 21-45

    Williamson, Tom (et al.)

  • Local Knowledge on Tree Health in Forest Villages in Turkey

    Pages 47-76

    Gürsoy, Akile

  • Mountain Pine Beetles and Ecological Imaginaries: The Social Construction of Forest Insect Disturbance

    Pages 77-107

    Prentice, Elizabeth W. (et al.)

  • Indigenous Biosecurity: Māori Responses to Kauri Dieback and Myrtle Rust in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Pages 109-137

    Lambert, Simon (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook £67.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76956-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £83.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76955-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £84.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08333-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Human Dimensions of Forest and Tree Health
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Julie Urquhart
  • Mariella Marzano
  • Clive Potter
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76956-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76956-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76955-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08333-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 498
Number of Illustrations
38 illustrations in colour
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