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Global forest fragmentation.

Book cover for Global forest fragmentation.


This book with 10 chapters (following an Introduction) covers the major questions of forest fragmentation as general questions affecting the world's forest biodiversity, ecosystem function and ecosystem services. These are not merely case studies from particular places in the world, confirming what we already know. Rather, these are carefully selected topics that provide a broad overview of the ma...


Chapter 11 (Page no: 158)

Future forests: fantasy or façade? A synthesis.

Reversing global forest fragmentation requires substantial changes in the way as a society we value and use forest land. We summarize here the challenges to reversing forest fragmentation and provide a synthesis of the major topics covered in this book. We follow this with an optimistic view of the many approaches that can be used to ensure that forest fragmentation is reduced with examples ranging from small-scale community ecological restoration in Scotland to large-scale ecological restoration in Sumatra. These inspirational projects provide hope for the future of global forest landscapes, but we still require changes in perception at multiple levels from individuals living in rural and still largely forested areas to global companies that incentivize large-scale land conversion. We hope that the pages of this book will go some way to ensuring the long-term persistence of forest landscapes that sustain a rich and fruitful habitat for generations to come.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Global forest fragmentation: introduction. Author(s): Kettle, C. J. Koh, L. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) The history of deforestation and forest fragmentation: a global perspective. Author(s): Bhagwat, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 20) Contemporary drivers of habitat fragmentation. Author(s): Laurance, W. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Forest fragmentation and biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes. Author(s): Döbert, T. F. Webber, B. L. Barnes, A. D. Dickinson, K. J. M. Didham, R. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Forest fragmentation genetics: what can genetics tell us about forest fragmentation? Author(s): Finger, A. Radespiel, U. Habel, J. C. Kettle, C. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Forest fragmentation and climate change. Author(s): Corlett, R. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 79) Forest islands in an agricultural sea. Author(s): Klein, A. M. Boreux, V. Bauhus, J. Chappell, M. J. Fischer, J. Philpott, S. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 96) Forest fragmentation and ecosystem function. Author(s): Peh, K. S. H. Lin YangChen Luke, S. H. Foster, W. A. Turner, E. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 115) Beyond the mirror: tropical forest fragmentation and its impact on rural livelihoods. Author(s): Garcia, C. A. Feintrenie, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 132) Governance failures and the fragmentation of tropical forests. Author(s): Barr, C. Barney, K. Laird, S. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642031
  • Record Number
  • 20143317946