Author: Eckehard G. BrockerhoffPublish On: 2010-07-23
That is the topic of this book. This book brings together a selection of original research articles that address biodiversity and conservation in plantation forests.
Author: Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
1 Plantation forests and biodiversity: Oxymoron or opportunity? Forests form the natural vegetation over much of the Earth’s land, and they are critical for the survival of innumerable organisms. The ongoing loss of natural forests, which in some regions may have taken many millennia to develop, is one of the main reasons for the decline of biodiversity. Preventing the further destruction of forests and protecting species and ecosystems within forests have become central issues for environmental agencies, forest managers, and gove- ments. In this di?cult task science has an important role in informing policy and management as to how to go about this. So how do industrial and other pl- tation forests ?t into this? Plantation forests, comprised of rows of planted trees that may be destined for pulp or sawmills after only a few years of growth, appear to have little to c- tribute to the conservation of biodiversity. Yet there is more to this than meets the eye (of the casual observer), and there are indeed numerous opportunities, and often untapped potential, for biodiversity conservation in plantation forestry. With plantation forests expanding at a rate of approximately three million hectares per year, it is crucial to understand how plantations can make a positive contribution to biodiversity conservation and how the potentially negative impacts of this land use can be minimised. That is the topic of this book.
Plantation forests and biodiversity: Oxymoron or opportunity? Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 9. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
287 pp. Brown, C. (2000). The global outlook for future wood supply from
Author: O'Brien, Meghan
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
The global demand for timber is increasing, with prognoses for the EU showing particularly high growth to meet renewable energy targets. However, there are limited options to meet rising timber demands within the EU, and global land competition to meet world food, energy and material needs, as well as to conserve high value nature areas, is increasing. This dissertation addresses the knowledge gap between the pressures of increased land use abroad and the underlying drivers of land use change. It argues that there is a high risk of problem shifting if EU policies to increase timber consumption are not accompanied by a monitoring system that accounts for consumption levels and provides a benchmark for sustainability.
Plantation forests and biodiversity: oxymoron or opportunity? Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 9. Springer, Netherlands. 288 p. Reprinted
from Biodiversity and Conservation. 17: 2008. Burnett, K.M.; Miller, D.J. 2007.
Category: Forest thinning
Since adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) in the early 1990s, there has been a fundamental shift in forest management practices on federal lands in western Oregon and Washington. Commoditydriven clearcut regeneration harvests have given way to thinnings intended to enhance development of late-successional forest habitats and to conserve important aquatic and riparian ecosystems. Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story presents abstracts and peer reviewed papers from a regional conference highlighting more than twenty years of research related to forest thinning in the NWFP area. Presentations from the BLM Density Management and Riparian Buffer Study provide a focal point, with presentations from additional studies providing for a more complete overview of the west-side thinning science. The contributions are organized as five topical themes: The Regional and Landscape Context for Density Management in the Northwest Forest Plan Era; Implementation and Influences of Density Management in the Terrestrial Ecosystem; Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems and their Responses to Thinning and Buffers; Socioeconomics and Operations; and Thinning and Adaptation. Collectively, the contributions summarize many important forest dynamics and ecosystem responses to partial overstory removals. Interactions between aquatic and riparian ecosystem conservation measures and upland harvest are emphasized. Targeting resource management practitioners, decision-makers and researchers, the collected works provide a reference to the current and future roles and issues of density management as a tool for forest ecosystem management.
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara PrasadPublish On: 2020-03-06
The early effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland. Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity?, Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation. Springer. Capra, G.F., Ganga, A., Moore, A.F.,
2017. Songs for ...
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Climate Change and Soil Interactions examines soil system interactions and conservation strategies regarding the effects of climate change. It presents cutting-edge research in soil carbonization, soil biodiversity, and vegetation. As a resource for strategies in maintaining various interactions for eco-sustainability, topical chapters address microbial response and soil health in relation to climate change, as well as soil improvement practices. Understanding soil systems, including their various physical, chemical, and biological interactions, is imperative for regaining the vitality of soil system under changing climatic conditions. This book will address the impact of changing climatic conditions on various beneficial interactions operational in soil systems and recommend suitable strategies for maintaining such interactions. Climate Change and Soil Interactions enables agricultural, ecological, and environmental researchers to obtain up-to-date, state-of-the-art, and authoritative information regarding the impact of changing climatic conditions on various soil interactions and presents information vital to understanding the growing fields of biodiversity, sustainability, and climate change. Addresses several sustainable development goals proposed by the UN as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development Presents a wide variety of relevant information in a unique style corroborated with factual cases, colour images, and case studies from across the globe Recommends suitable strategies for maintaining soil system interactions under changing climatic conditions
Strategies adopted on the supply side (increasing harvest levels, expanding
forest areas and SRC) might influence the appearance of forest landscapes
directly. At the same time, ... Plantation forests and biodiversity: Oxymoron or opportunity? Biodiversity Conservation 17: 925–951. ... Ideas presented and
discussed at a joint EFI Project-Centre conference held 21–23 May 2006 in
Author: John A. Stanturf
Publisher: CRC Press
Humans have influenced the landscapes and forests throughout the temperate and boreal zones for millennia. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition focuses on the negative impact of human activity, and explains the importance of forest restoration as a way to repair habitat, restore forest structure and function, and counteract the lasting effects of humanity. The book offers broad geographic coverage, as well as a combination of review and case study chapters providing social and policy contexts for restoration of specific forest types. This revised edition begins with a historical context for restoration, provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between degradation and restoration, and defines terms within that framework. While building on the first edition, it presents the response of restorationists to the current challenges of interpreting scattered science on forest history, stand development, and natural processes. It combines applicable experience designed to improve present and future ecological and social sustainability. Describes restoration in the context of rapid social, economic, environmental, and climate change Looks toward the future, presenting several completely new topics in forest restoration Covers different starting points for restoration, from non-forest to degraded forest Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition aids in the understanding of the diverse cultural and ecological contexts for restoration of temperate and boreal forests, and the creation of a better foundation of documented knowledge to support future and existing restoration decisions.
Enhancement of forest carbon stocks The REDD-plus activity that has given rise
to the greatest concerns about possible harm to ... The development of plantation forests may lead to the loss of biodiversity that was formerly present. ... Even
plantations of non-native species can offer some support to biodiversity conservation in this way. ... Plantation forests and biodiversity: oxymoron or opportunity?
Nature Data 2008. Bonn , Germany , Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (
BIN ) . ... Lessons from forest decentralization : money , justice and the quest for
good governance in Asia - Pacific . London ... Plantation forests and biodiversity : oxymoron or opportunity ? ... Forestry and forest legal issues in the Central and
Eastern European para el manejo participativo en comunidades de Amazonia .
Diversity and abundance of some ground - dwelling invertebrates in plantation vs
. native forests in Tasmania ... Plantations and biodiversity : oxymoron or opportunity ? ... Australia Burning : Fire Ecology , Policy and Management Issues
Mexico is a big and complex country and no doubt a serious challenge for conservation . ... effort linking conservation groups in the Chicago region to
preserve remaining elements of globally significant biodiversity in the area . ...
agency in charge of the natural resource management : forestry ( concessions ,
natural forest management , plantations , etc . ) ... Also , being in Mexico has
given me the opportunity to interact with Yalies such as Laura Snook and Miguel
Angel Musalem .