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Management of fuel to minimize crown fire hazard is a key challenge in Atlantic forests, particularly for pine species. However, a better understanding of effectiveness of silvicultural treatments, especially forest pruning, for hazard reduction is required. Here we evaluate pruning and thinning as...

Authors
Hevia, A.; Crabiffosse, A.; Álvarez-González, J. G.; Ruiz-González, A. D.; Majada, J.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Journal of Environmental Management, 2018, 205, pp 9-17
Abstract

This paper presents the results of research conducted between 2009 and 2014 in the village of Khanda Sharol in the state of Rajasthan, India. Our research objective was to determine how the livelihoods of village residents have been affected by the intensification of forest use, and the resulting...

Authors
Natcher, D.; Vijayalakshmi Kalagnanam; Ramesh Rawal; Johnston, M.; Al-Mamun, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Publication
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2018, 25, 1, pp 47-55
Abstract

Background: Zoonotic tungiasis caused by Tunga penetrans remains a serious public and animal health problem among endemic villages in Uganda and many sub Saharan African countries. Studies on human and animal tungiasis-related knowledge and treatment practices in endemic communities have never been...

Authors
Mutebi, F.; Krücken, J.; Samson-Himmelstjerna, G. von; Waiswa, C.; Mencke, N.; Eneku, W.; Andrew, T.; Feldmeier, H.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Acta Tropica, 2018, 177, pp 81-88
News Article

As the main cause of deforestation, illegal logging has been notoriously difficult to monitor due to inadequate forest policies, legislation and weak...

Date
August 2017
Authors
Stephanie Cole
CAB ReviewFull Text

Variants of Indigenous forest management reflect distinct historical and political-economic contexts. Indigenous forest management was largely unrecorded in the colonial period and, in the present, can range from industrial to ecosystem-based forest management, autonomous management and rentier...

Date
May 2017
Subjects
forest management; forest policy; forests; indigenous people; land use; non-wood forest products; tenure systems; wood products
Authors
Bulkan, J.
Miscellaneous

European forests and the forest-based sector play a central role in a bioeconomy: they provide material (wood and non-wood), bioenergy and a wealth of other regulating and cultural ecosystem services. These demands need to be properly balanced, and many targets have to be tackled simultaneously....

Authors
Wolfslehner, B.; Linser, S.; Pülzl, H.; Bastrup-Birk, A.; Camia, A.; Marchetti, M.
Publisher
European Forest Institute
Publication
Forest bioeconomy - a new scope for sustainability indicators, 2016, pp 31 pp.
AbstractFull Text

Studying the life-cycle of wood products can help understand the cradle-to-grave total energy and its potential environmental impact starting with extraction of materials from the earth to the end of life. Calculation of the carbon footprint of timber and wood products considers all activities...

Authors
Lin JiunnCheng; Chen YiHung; Wang PeiJung; Chen SingJyun; Wu MengShan
Publisher
Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
Publication
Taiwan Journal of Forest Science, 2017, 32, 3, pp 191-201

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