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The Earthscan Forest Library: The Earthscan Forest Library


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This series brings together a wide collection of volumes addressing diverse aspects of forests and forestry and draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives. Titles cover the full range of forest science and include the biology, ecology, biodiversity, restoration, management (including silviculture and timber production), geography and environment (including climate change), socio-economics, anthropology, policy, law and governance. The series aims to demonstrate the important role of forests in nature, peoples’ livelihoods and in contributing to broader sustainable development goals. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, policy-makers and concerned members of civil society.

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Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World

Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Thwaites, Robert Fisher, Mohan Poudel
September 14, 2019

Community forestry focuses on the link between forest resources and livelihoods and contributes to forest conservation and reforestation. It is widespread in Nepal, with a very high proportion of the rural population involved, and is widely recognized as one of the most successful examples of...

Forest Governance and Management Across Time: Developing a New Forest Social Contract

Forest Governance and Management Across Time: Developing a New Forest Social Contract

1st Edition

Erland Mårald, Camilla Sandstrom, Annika Nordin, and Others
June 05, 2019

The influence of the past, and of the future on current-time tradeoffs in the forest arena are particularly relevant given the long-term successions in forest landscapes and the hundred years’ rotations in forestry. Historically established path dependencies and conflicts determine our present...

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management: Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management: Policy and Practice insights from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

1st Edition

William H. Butler, Courtney A. Schultz
January 16, 2019

This book assesses the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and identifies lessons learned for governance and policy through this new and innovative approach to collaborative forest management. Unlike anything else in US public land management, the CFLRP is a nationwide...

Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production: Divergence and Resource Use Resilience

Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production: Divergence and Resource Use Resilience

1st Edition

Russell Warman
December 17, 2018

Timber sourcing is shifting from extraction from natural forests to forms of cultivation that are increasingly agricultural in nature. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the socio-political, biophysical and discursive dimensions of this divergence of wood production from...

The Forest Certification Handbook

The Forest Certification Handbook

2nd Edition

Ruth Nussbaum, Markku Simula
October 18, 2018

First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second...

Evidence-based Conservation: Lessons from the Lower Mekong

Evidence-based Conservation: Lessons from the Lower Mekong

1st Edition

Terry C.H. Sunderland, Jeffrey Sayer, Hoang Thi Minh Ha
September 18, 2018

There is a considerable gap between the science of conservation biology and the design and execution of biodiversity conservation projects in the field. Science is often failing to inform the practice of conservation, which remains largely experience-based. The main reason is the poor accessibility...

Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation

Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation

1st Edition

Stephanie Mansourian, John Parrotta
August 16, 2018

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes. The aim of this book is to explore options to better integrate the diverse dimensions - spatial, disciplinary, sectoral, and scientific...

Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

1st Edition

Benno Pokorny
November 30, 2017

The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry,...

Large-scale Forest Restoration

Large-scale Forest Restoration

1st Edition

David Lamb
October 12, 2017

Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation...

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America: An ecosystem service perspective

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America: An ecosystem service perspective

1st Edition

Aline Chiabai
June 30, 2017

The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial...

Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Bruce Prideaux
June 29, 2017

Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. As the term is used in this book,...

Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

William Nikolakis, John Innes
June 16, 2017

The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world’s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).&...

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