Plantation Forests and Biodiversity Oxymoron or Opportunity

Plantation Forests and Biodiversity  Oxymoron or Opportunity Author Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
ISBN-10 9048128072
Release 2010-07-23
Pages 296
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This book brings together a selection of original research articles that address biodiversity and conservation in plantation forests. Although such forests are perhaps the poor cousins of the species richer natural and semi-natural forests, they can still make a significant contribution to biodiversity conservation. This is particularly the case in regions that have lost much of their natural forest cover. Comparatively few studies have previously attempted to examine the biota associated with plantation forests and, as a result, some conservation needs and opportunities highlighted here have not been adequately recognised. Conversely, plantations have sometimes been a direct cause of natural habitat loss, and greater awareness is required to avoid this with future afforestation projects. The contributions in this volume provide new information about a wide range of taxa from lichens to primates, from various temperate and tropical regions around the world, in the context of plantation forestry, combined with suggestions for forest management at both stand and landscape levels, to improve biodiversity conservation. The findings are equally of interest to the scientific community, policy makers and forest managers. The topical examples of applied conservation issues will make the volume also highly valuable for use in conservation biology courses. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 17 No. 5 (2008).

Conservation Biology for All

Conservation Biology for All Author Navjot S. Sodhi
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215330270
Release 2010-01-07
Pages 344
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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.

Greening REDD

Greening REDD Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D030830880
Release 2010
Pages 33
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Species Management

Species Management Author Scottish Natural Heritage (Agency)
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822038172771
Release 2010
Pages 572
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This is the latest book in the Natural Heritage of Scotland series from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The book contains the papers read at SNH's 2008 conference on the subject and provides the reader with valuable, high quality, up-to-date information and research on the subject, interspersed with stunning full colour images. The long-term aim for all species management is for thriving and self-sustaining, self-regulating populations of native species throughout their natural ranges. The challenge is to achieve this in the face of increasing pressures from developments, exploitation, habitat loss and climate change.This book explores the challenges and solutions to species management for species conservation, the control of invasive non-native species, resolving conflicts of interest between native species, and the sustainable use of species, with contributions from a range of international experts including scientists, conservationists and managers.

REDD plus and Biodiversity

REDD plus and Biodiversity Author Convention sur la diversité biologique
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03276340T
Release 2011
Pages 65
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Managing Scotland s Environment

Managing Scotland s Environment Author Charles Warren
ISBN-10 0748624902
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 490
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Scotland's natural environment is its most treasured asset and the subject of its most vociferous debates. Charles Warren tackles land reform, the future of farming, public access, conservation of moorland and birds of prey, the place of forestry, and the control of alien species and red deer, taking up the integration of conservation with social and economic objectives.

Non wood News

Non wood News Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01163041Z
Release 2009
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Adaptation of forests and people to climate change

Adaptation of forests and people to climate change Author Risto Seppälä
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02938154Z
Release 2009
Pages 224
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722686
Release 2009
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Unasylva Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01159655C
Release 2008
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Books in Print 2009 2010

Books in Print 2009 2010 Author
ISBN-10 0835250199
Release 2009
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Protist Diversity and Geographical Distribution

Protist Diversity and Geographical Distribution Author W. Foissner
ISBN-10 9789048128013
Release 2009-07-24
Pages 211
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Conservation and biodiversity of protists The conservation of biodiversity is not just an issue of plants and vertebrates. It is the scarcely visible invertebrates and myriads of other microscopic organisms that are crucial to the maintenance of ecological processes on which all larger organisms and the composition of the atmosphere ultimately depend. Biodiversity and Conservation endeavours to take an holistic view of biodiversity, and when the opportunity arises to issue collections of papers dealing with too-often neglected groups of organisms. The protists, essentially eukaryotes that cannot be classi?ed in the kingdoms of animals, fungi, or plants, include some of the lea- known groups of organisms on earth. They are generally treated as a separate kingdom, commonly named Protista (or Protoctista) in textbooks, but in reality they are a mixture of organisms with disparate a?nities. Some authors have hypothesized that the numbers of protists are not especially large, and that many have extraordinarily wide distributions. However, the p- ture that unfolds from the latest studies discussed in this issue is di?erent. There are many species with wide ranges, and proportionately more cosmopolitan species than in macroorganism groups, as a result of their long evolutionary histories, but there are also de?nite patterns and geographical restrictions to be found. Further, some protists are linked to host organisms as mutualists or parasites and necessarily con?ned to the distributions of their hosts.

Traditional Forest Related Knowledge

Traditional Forest Related Knowledge Author John A. Parrotta
ISBN-10 9400721447
Release 2011-10-14
Pages 622
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Exploring a topic of vital and ongoing importance, Traditional Forest Knowledge examines the history, current status and trends in the development and application of traditional forest knowledge by local and indigenous communities worldwide. It considers the interplay between traditional beliefs and practices and formal forest science and interrogates the often uneasy relationship between these different knowledge systems. The contents also highlight efforts to conserve and promote traditional forest management practices that balance the environmental, economic and social objectives of forest management. It places these efforts in the context of recent trends towards the devolution of forest management authority in many parts of the world. The book includes regional chapters covering North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. As well as relating the general factors mentioned above to these specific areas, these chapters cover issues of special regional significance, such as the importance of traditional knowledge and practices for food security, economic development and cultural identity. Other chapters examine topics ranging from key policy issues to the significant programs of regional and international organisations, and from research ethics and best practices for scientific study of traditional knowledge to the adaptation of traditional forest knowledge to climate change and globalisation.

Biology of Marine Fungi

Biology of Marine Fungi Author Chandralata Raghukumar
ISBN-10 9783642233418
Release 2012-01-07
Pages 336
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The diversity, ecological role and biotechnological applications of marine fungi have been addressed in numerous scientific publications in the last few years. This enormous spurt of information has led to a dire need among students and professionals alike for a source, which contains comprehensive reviews of various aspects of marine fungi. This book addresses this need, especially since it is written by reputed marine mycologists. The latest information on topics including molecular taxonomy and phylogeny, ecology of fungi in different marine habitats such as deep sea, corals, dead- sea, fungi in extreme marine environments and their biotechnological applications is reviewed. The book presents a comprehensive source of information and analysis aimed at marine fungi for researchers, teachers and students of marine mycology.

Heartwood and Tree Exudates

Heartwood and Tree Exudates Author William E. Hillis
ISBN-10 9783642725340
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 268
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Why prepare a treatise on Heartwood and Tree Exudates? Why consider both topics together? What approach should be taken in their treatment? The exudates were one of the earliest items of trade between family, tribal, and racial groupings in prehistoric times. They became used extensively as items for the manufacture of implements and as commercial goods for illumination, for cosmetic, religious and magical purposes. Later heartwood from various trees entered intra and international trade for prestigious and religious buildings (when cedars were used), for the furniture (e.g., ebony, mahogany) of the nobility, for boats and vehicles. Consideration of their relevance to anthropology, and to the origin of technological developments in different primitive cultures, would satisfy a personal life-long interest. Attention to such a topic is urgently needed now that the development and destruction of land and forests is increasing and wiping out the traces of earlier people to meet the demands of the rapidly enlarging populations of today. The latter represents an even more urgent need. Increasingly, mankind will depend on renewable,resources produced at low energy cost. Forest products are one of these and the greater demands for them will require their growth and utilization with reduced loss and waste.

The ecology of woodland creation

The ecology of woodland creation Author Richard Ferris-Kaan
ISBN-10 0471954845
Release 1995-06-16
Pages 244
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Opportunities exist for tree planting on better quality land, often arable land taken out of agricultural production, and areas on the urban fringe in many industrialised countries, where the proportion of wooded land is small and of a fragmented nature. With concerns about worldwide loss of biodiversity, planners and practitioners are increasingly required to design, establish and manage more diverse woodlands for multiple objectives. Although much has been written about techniques for successful tree establishment, little attention has been paid to the many ecological factors which influence the development of new woodland. The Ecology of Woodland Creation is a comprehensive book which tackles important ecological issues including the ethics of woodland creation, the types of woodland, species considerations, the influence of new woodlands on the diversity and distribution of plant and animal species, and how ecological principles can be integrated with the planning process. Following on from a highly successful Symposium of the British Ecological Society s Forest Ecology Group, this book is an invaluable source of practical information for professionals and students of ecology, conservation, land-use planning and forestry.

Forest Landscape Restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration Author John Stanturf
ISBN-10 9789400753266
Release 2012-11-28
Pages 330
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Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.