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Main Title Tropical Forest Ecology The Basis for Conservation and Management / [electronic resource] :
Author Montagnini, Florencia.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jordan, Carl F.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QH545.F67
ISBN 9783540272441
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Endangered ecosystems. ; Landscape ecology. ; Forests and forestry. ; Environmental management. ; Social sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation XI, 295 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Importance of Tropical Forests -- Characteristics of Tropical Forests -- Classification of Tropical Forests -- Deforestation in the Tropics -- Management of Tropical Forests -- Plantations and Agroforestry Systems -- Approaches for Implementing Sustainable Management Techniques -- Conclusions. Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be supported by adequate policies to promote and maintain specific activities at local and regional scales. Here, a multi-disciplinary approach is presented to better the understanding of tropical forest ecology, as a necessary step in developing adequate strategies for conservation and management. The authors have long experience in both academic and practical matters related to tropical forest ecology and management.