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The management of forests for multiple purposes coupled with a varying socioeconomic profile of forest users can result in attitudinal differences towards forest management. This study examines the attitudes of rural people in South Africa towards the management of tribal forests. Attitude towards ...

Author(s)
Ofoegbu, C.; Chirwa, P. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 2019, 38, 4, pp 396-411
Abstract

In South Africa, forests can play an important role in achieving the broader goals of climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, national policies on climate change mitigation and adaptation seem to narrow the potential contributions of the forest sector to climate protection targets. This...

Author(s)
Ofoegbu, C.; Speranza, C. I.
Publisher
Commonwealth Forestry Association, Craven Arms, UK
Citation
International Forestry Review, 2021, 23, 2, pp 168-181
Abstract

Forest cover change analyses have an essential role in forest management. Thus, this study adopted Landsat satellite imagery to assess the decadal spatiotemporal forest cover changes that occurred between 1989 and 2019 and predicted the 2029 land cover distribution of the Nkandla forest reserve,...

Author(s)
Gyamfi-Ampadu, E.; Gebreslasie, M.; Mendoza-Ponce, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 2022, 41, 10, pp 959-982
Abstract

Efficient and cost-effective re-establishment practices are important parts of any sustainable forest re-establishment programme. Re-establishment activities include residue management (post-harvest slash), preparation of a planting position, planting, fertilisation and vegetation management. In...

Author(s)
Ramantswana, M.; Brink, M.; Little, K.; Spinelli, R.; Chirwa, P.
Publisher
NISC - Taylor & Francis, Grahamstown, South Africa
Citation
Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 2021, 83, 1, pp 79-87
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Understanding the diversity and complexity of stand structure is important for managing the biodiversity of forest ecosystem, and stand structural diversity is essential for evaluating forest management activities. Based on the relationship of adjacent trees, a quantitative method of stand...

Author(s)
Zhao ZhongHua; Hui GangYing; Liu WenZhen; Hu YanBo; Zhang GongQiao
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2022, 13, 2,
Abstract

Forest management in many developing nations aims to balance the needs of resource users and the ecological integrity of indigenous forests, in terms of both biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, particularly carbon sequestration. While South Africa has legislated management policies to ...

Author(s)
Leaver, J.; Cherry, M. I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2020, 241,
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Author(s)
Little, K. M.
Publisher
Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Citation
Coppice forests in Europe, 2018, pp 326-330
Abstract

The intensive nature of management practices in the exotic monoculture plantations of South Africa requires reliable decision support systems. Recent socio-economic developments, the need for optimal forest productivity, as well as increasing awareness of broader ecosystem values and environmental...

Author(s)
Louw, J. H.
Publisher
NISC - Taylor & Francis, Grahamstown, South Africa
Citation
Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 2016, 78, 2, pp 81-95
AbstractFull Text

These proceedings contain 8 papers on forest and sustainable development. Topics covered include: (1) forest ecosystem services for sustainable development in a protected area; (2) multicriteria decision making techniques for improved and sustainable road forest engineering; (3) spatial planning...

Author(s)
Borz, S. A.; Curtu, A. L.; Muşat, E. C.
Publisher
Transilvania University Press, Braşov, Romania
Citation
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium "Forest and sustainable development", Braşov, Romania, 16 October 2020, 2021, pp 1-113
Abstract

Land use change, coupled with rapid human population growth, has increased ecosystem degradation, giving rise to ecosystem restoration initiatives worldwide. We conducted an assessment and reflection using a feedback framework for strategic adaptive management in three woodland restoration...

Author(s)
Moyo, H.; Slotow, R.; Rouget, M.; Mugwedi, L.; Douwes, E.; Tsvuura, Z.; Tshabalala, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
South African Journal of Botany, 2021, 139, pp 352-361

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