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Timber Production and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Rain Forests : Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management - Andrew Grieser Johns

Timber Production and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Rain Forests

Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management

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Published: 19th August 2004
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Timber production is often the most economic form of land use in areas of tropical forest: forest preservation is rarely so. The area of tropical forest reserved for timber production exceeds that of National Parks and other preserved areas by a ratio of at least 8:1. Although often poorly managed to date, production forests have the potential to support a high percentage of natural forest biodiversity. They have a vital role to play in conservation strategies. This book attempts to bridge the current gap between conservation requirements and commercial interests, indicating the possibilities for integrated management of tropical forests. The aim is to develop a justification and practical approach for the management of production forest as a supplement to totally-protected forest in the conservation of tropical biodiversity.

'... of great interest to people with an interest in tropical forest management and conservation.' Michelle A. Pinard, Commonwealth Forestry Review

Foreword Jeffrey Burley
Preface
Explanatory note
The issues
The history and development of tropical forestry
Changes in the physical environment
Forest regeneration and gap dynamics
Responses of individual animal species
Responses of species assemblages
Using ecological data in forest management planning
Intervention to maintain biodiversity
Field procedures
The future
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521607629
ISBN-10: 0521607620
Series: Cambridge Studies in Applied Ecology and Resource Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 19th August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45