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Restoration of Forests : Environmental Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe - Richard M. Gutkowski

Restoration of Forests

Environmental Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe

By: Richard M. Gutkowski (Editor), Tomasz Winnicki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780792346340
Number Of Pages: 462

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In the conflict between logging as a material resource and preservation the forests are becoming depleted throughout the world and this depletion is aggravated by the effects of air pollution. The concept of utilization is thus now being expanded to include vital societal values.
These issues are nowhere more acute than in Central and Eastern Europe, where obsolete, poorly maintained industrial plant is common. Air pollutant levels are so high that one area has been called the Black Triangle. Timber is required in this region as a building material and logging for fuelwood is practised, giving rise to a complex linkage between industry, energy supply, deforestation, agriculture, value-added forestry products and economic development. This book presents current information on national and regional issues relating to environmental threats to forest land, focusing on: ecology, environment and science; forest ownership and management; forest product utilization; government and public agency roles.
The recommendations, action items and the human network needed for regional-level implementation are detailed in `situation', `position' and `state of the art' papers. The final objective is to develop a plan of action to help abate the negative impacts while sustaining or expanding the forests, the economy and the energy sufficiency of the region.

Directorate and Staff for the ARW
Opening Presentationp. 3
Report of the Joint Study Tourp. 11
Central European Hot Spots of Air Pollutionp. 15
Forest Depletion in Europe: Extent, Causes and Interpretationsp. 37
Options for Power Generation and Emission Control Technologiesp. 55
Forestry Area Recovery and Restructuring - Experience From Sherwood Forestp. 69
Increasing Public Awareness of the Contribution of Forestry and Wood Utilization to Ecologyp. 77
Sustainable Economy of Forestry and Value Added Utilization of Forests: The only chance to save the forests of the worldp. 97
Evaluating the Risk of Air Pollution to Forests in Central and Eastern Europep. 121
Forests and Air Pollution in the Czech Republicp. 133
Environmental Factors and State of Ukrainian Forests: Monitoring and Impact Assessmentp. 151
Air Pollution Impacts on Forest Trees and Biological Aspects of the Environment Optimization in Belarusp. 161
Forest Accessibility and Sustainable Developmentp. 179
Forests of Ukraine and Improvements of Forest Managementp. 195
The Role of Forest Tree Breeding for the 21st Centuryp. 205
Management of Forest Ecosystems in the Krkonose National Park, Black Triangle Region, Czech Republicp. 215
Management and Utilization of Damaged Forests in Central and Eastern Europep. 227
Wood Products In Structures and Society - A Task for an Interdisciplinary Scientific Approachp. 239
Harmonization of Forest Resource Utilization and Housing Development in Polandp. 251
Timber Bridge Construction - A Value Added Use of Forest Productsp. 271
The Relationship Between Forest Raw Material and the Construction of Slovenian Hay Rackp. 293
The Lithuanian Trends for Forest Utilizationp. 301
Research and Development Goals for Wood Technology in Austriap. 315
Building with Timber, A Possible Contribution to Solve Eastern Europe's Economical and Ecological Problems?p. 319
Socio-Economic Challenges of Central and Eastern Europe's Forestry Needsp. 333
A Perspective on Issues Impacting the Profitable and Sustainable Utilization of Forest Ecosystem Resourcesp. 345
Economic and Financial Situation in Russian Forestry at the Transition Periodp. 357
Perspectives for the Future of Sustainable Development in Woodprocessing and Manufacturing : some new solution in technology for better and cheaper utilization of wood resourcesp. 365
The Bavarian Program for Using Renewable Energies - The biomass network: new source of energy on the treshold to commercial viabilityp. 373
Excursion with Furst Thurn und Taxis Forestry Forstamt Thiergartenp. 389
Environmental Factors in Forest Depletionp. 395
Forest Growth, Expansion and Managementp. 399
Forest Utilization for Raw Materials and Value Added Productsp. 401
Socio-economic Considerations for Forest Resourcesp. 409
Joint Working Group Reportsp. 413
Joint Meeting of Working Group Leaders-Reportp. 427
Final Report of The Whole Delegationp. 433
Summary Observations and Conclusionsp. 439
Closing Remarksp. 445
List of Contributorsp. 447
Subject Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780792346340
ISBN-10: 0792346343
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 1.87