Plant Biodiversity

Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation

Author: Abid A Ansari,Sarvajeet Singh Gill,Zahid Khorshid Abbas,M Naeem

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780646941

Category: Nature

Page: 628

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Results of regular monitoring of the species diversity and structure of plant communities is used by conservation biologists to help understand impacts of perturbations caused by humans and other environmental factors on ecosystems worldwide. Changes in plant communities can, for example, be a reflection of increased levels of pollution, a response to long-term climate change, or the result of shifts in land-use practices by the human population. This book presents a series of essays on the application of plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment to help prevent species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and solve problems in biodiversity conservation. It has been written by a large international team of researchers and uses case studies and examples from all over the world, and from a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The book is aimed at any graduate students and researchers with a strong interest in plant biodiversity monitoring and assessment, plant community ecology, biodiversity conservation, and the environmental impacts of human activities on ecosystems.

Resource Assessment of Non-wood Forest Products

Experience and Biometric Principles

Author: Jennifer Ley Gn Wong,Kirsti Thornber,Nell Baker,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251046142

Category: Biometry

Page: 109

View: 370


This publication is intended as reference material for practitioners considering inventory of non-wood forest product (NWFP) resources. Through review and analysis of experience it provides an overview of biometric issues in the design of NWFP inventory in the following areas: a description of the range of approaches used and developed to date and their biometric adequacy; and a suggested method for selecting appropriate biometric methods for resource quantification in different situations and for different products.

Directrices Para la Ordenación de Los Bosques Tropicales

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789253041237


Page: 346

View: 6425


Estas Directrices ofrecen informaci�n t�cnica referente sobre todo a uno de los siete criterios normalmente empleados para la ordenaci�n forestal sostenible: la funci�n productiva del bosque. Se hace especial hincapi� en la producci�n de madera de construcci�n, madera en general y productos maderables procedentes de los ecosistemas forestales, y se estudia la forma de planificar y llevar a cabo, en la pr�ctica y a nivel operativo, la producci�n de madera en los bosques tropicales.