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Main Title Silviculture in the Tropics [electronic resource] /
Author G√ľnter, Sven.
Other Authors
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Weber, Michael.
Stimm, Bernd.
Mosandl, Reinhard.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH545.F67
ISBN 9783642199868
Subjects Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Landscape ecology ; Forests and forestry ; Trees
Internet Access
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Edition First.
Collation XVI, 560 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
PART I Introduction -- PART II Forest Users: Past, Present, Future -- PART III New aspects in Tropical Silviculture -- PART IV Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Humid Forests -- PART V Silviculture in (Semi-)natural Dry Forests -- PART VI Silviculture in Azonal (Semi-)natural Forests -- PART VII Silviculture in Secondary Forests -- PART VIII Planted Forests - Silviculture in Plantations -- PART IX Planted Forests - Silvicultural Aspects for Restoration and Reforestation -- PART X Conclusions. This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered. Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world. On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. The book is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.