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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Forestry and Environmental Change

Forestry and Environmental Change

Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions
IUFRO Research Series

Edited by J Innes, University of British Columbia, Canada, G Hickey, University of British Columbia, Canada, H Hoen, Agricultural Univeristy of Norway, Norway

October 2005 / Hardback / 256 Pages / 9780851990026 £75.00 / €95.00 / $140.00
With 10% online discount: £67.50 / €85.50 / $126.00
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Main Description

Considerable emphasis has been placed on the interactions between environmental change and forests in recent years. Reports have been produced detailing scenarios of forest development associated with particular changes in climate. Similarly, scenarios have been produced looking at likely trends in air quality. However, many studies have failed to recognize that some of the biggest changes for forests are related to the socioeconomicenvironment rather that the physical environment. This book considers the interactions between forestry and environmental (climatic) change, from social and economic perspectives.

  • 1: The importance for forestry of changes in the socio-economic environment, J L Innes and H F Hoen
  • 2: The emerging role of forest quality in setting perspectives in forest management, N Dudley, Equilibrium Consultants, UK
  • 3: Making value compromises in an efficient economy: efficiency as value dialogue, M Farmer, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and A Randall, Ohio State University, USA
  • 4: An intergenerational perspective on effects of environmental changes: Discounting the future's viewpoint, C Price, University of Wales, UK
  • 5: Deforestation processes in temperate and tropical forests - an economic perspective, O Hofstad, Agricultural University of Norway, Norway
  • 6: The application of forest zoning as an alternative to multiple use forestry, C R Nitschke, University of British Columbia, Canada, and J L Innes
  • 7: Capital management - the forests in countries in transition - welfare impacts, P Csóka, Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, Hungary
  • 8: Certification of forest management and wood products, J L Innes and G M Hickey
  • 9: How will new large-scale nature reserves in temperate and boreal forests affect the global structural wood products sector? J M Perez-Garcia, University of Washington, USA
  • 10: The establishment of large-scale reserves in temperate and boreal forests: some experiences of the US and prospects for Finland, R A Sedjo, Resources for the Future, Washington, USA
  • 11: The new planning approach and criteria used for sustainable forest management in Turkey, Ü Asan, University of Istanbul, Turkey
  • 12: Application of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management to a GIS-based multiple criteria decision making approach for forest conservation planning in the Kinabalu Region, Sabah, Malaysia, M H Phua and M Minowa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 13: Social revolutions in forest management, J Romm, University of California, USA
  • 14: Recent developments in decision analysis for forest management, G A Mendoza, University of Illinois, USA

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