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Main Title Regreening the Bare Hills Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region / [electronic resource] :
Author Lamb, David.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Place Published Dordrecht
Year Published 2011
Subject Added Ent Life sciences.; Ecology.; Applied Ecology.; Landscape ecology.; Forests and forestry.; Nature Conservation.
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Collation XXII, 550 p. online resource.
Contents Notes Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. Deforestation and its Consequences in the Asia-Pacific region -- 2.Forest and Land Degradation in the Asia-Pacific Region -- 3. Reforestation, Conservation and Livelihoods -- 4. Different Types of Reforestation -- 5. Natural Regeneration and Secondary Forests -- 6. Monocultural Plantations -- 7. Mixed-species Plantings -- 8. Ecological Restoration -- 9. Income for Farmers from Tree-planting -- 10. Assisting Farmers to Undertake Reforestation -- 11. Reforestation at a Landscape Scale -- 12. Developing Institutions to Support Reforestation.-13. Conclusions -- Glossary of terms -- Index. In Regreening the Bare Hills: Tropical Forest Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region, David Lamb explores how reforestation might be carried out both to conserve biological diversity and to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor. While both issues have attracted considerable attention in recent years, this book takes a significant step, by integrating ecological and silvicultural knowledge within the context of the social and economic issues that can determine the success or failure of tropical forest landscape restoration. Describing new approaches to the reforestation of degraded lands in the Asia-Pacific tropics, the book reviews current approaches to reforestation throughout the region, paying particular attention to those which incorporate native species - including in multi-species plantations. It presents case studies from across the Asia-Pacific region and discusses how the silvicultural methods needed to manage these 'new' plantations will differ from conventional methods. It also explores how reforestation might be made more attractive to smallholders and how trade-offs between production and conservation are most easily made at a landscape scale. The book concludes with a discussion of how future forest restoration may be affected by some current ecological and socio-economic trends now underway. The book represents a valuable resource for reforestation managers and policy makers wishing to promote these new silvicultural approaches, as well as for conservationists, development experts and researchers with an interest in forest restoration. Combining a theoretical-research perspective with practical aspects of restoration, the book will be equally valuable to practitioners and academics, while the lessons drawn from these discussions will have relevance elsewhere throughout the tropics.
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent World Forests, 8
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2011
Series Title Untraced World Forests, 8
BIB Level m
Medium computer
ISBN 9789048198702
OCLC Time Stamp 20130725202335
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 04142nam a22005295i 45