The Forests Handbook, Volume 1: An Overview of Forest Science

The Forests Handbook, Volume 1: An Overview of Forest Science

Editor(s): Julian Evans

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632048212

Online ISBN: 9780470757062

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757062

About this Book

The future of the world's forests is at the forefront of environmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects of deforestation and climate change are highlighting the need both to conserve and manage existing forests and woodland through sustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by an international team of both scientists and practitioners, presents an integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying our present understanding of forest science to management practices, as a basis for achieving sustainability.

Volume One presents an overview of the world's forests; their locations and what they are like, the science of how they operate as complex ecosystems and how they interact with their environment. Volume Two applies this science to reality; it focuses on forestry interventions and their impact, the principles governing how to protect forests and on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forests offer. Case studies are drawn from several different countries and are used to illustrate the key points.

Development specialists, forest managers and those involved with land and land-use will find this handbook a valuable and comprehensive overview of forest science and forestry practice. Researchers and students of forestry, biology, ecology and geography will find it equally accessible and useful.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Forest Resources and Types

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  2. Part 2: Biological and Ecological Processes

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  3. Part 3: Environmental Interactions

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    2. Chapter 7

      Forest Soils (pages 157–187)

      Peter M. Attiwill and Christopher J. Weston

  4. Part 4: Social and Human Interface

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    2. Chapter 13

      Trees in the Urban Environment (pages 347–361)

      Kjell Nilsson, Thomas B. Randrup and Barbara M. Wandall

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