Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability

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Overview

'This book demonstrates that [ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management] are neither alternative methods of forest management nor are they simply complicated ways of saying the same thing. They are both emerging concepts for more integrated and holistic ways of managing forests within larger landscapes in ways that optimize benefits to all stakeholders'.

Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. Forests in landscapes reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades. Case studies from Europe, Canada, the United States, Russia, Australia, the Congo and Central America provide a wealth of international examples of innovative practices. Cross-cutting chapters examine the political ecology and economics of forest management, and review the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests.

A concluding chapter draws out the key lessons of changes in forest management in recent decades and sets out some thoughts for the future. This book is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with forests and land use. It contains lessons for all those concerned with forests as sources of people's livelihoods and as part of rural landscapes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844071951
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Earthscan Forest Library Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 257
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Sayer is Senior Associate of WWF International's Forests for Life Programme, was Founding Director General of CIFOR (1993 - 2001) and is editor of The Earthscan Reader in Forestry and Development and The Earthscan Forestry Library. Stewart Maginnis has worked in forestry in both Europe and the developing world and now heads the Forest Conservation Programme of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Achim Steiner   Ian Johnson     vii
Preface   Jeffrey A. Sayer   Stewart Maginnis     xi
Acknowledgements     xi
Acronyms and Abbreviations     xiii
New Challenges for Forest Management   Jeffrey A. Sayer   Stewart Maginnis     1
Economics Issues in Ecosystem Approaches to Forest Management   Roger Sedjo   Josh Bishop   Jeffrey A. Sayer     17
Information Needs for Ecosystem Forestry   Robert C. Szaro   Per Angelstam   Douglas Sheil     31
Global Standards and Locally Adapted Forestry: The Problems of Biodiversity Indicators   Bryan Finegan     47
Changing Forest Values in Europe   Per Angelstam   Elena Kapylova   Horst Korn   Marius Lazdinis   Jeffrey A. Sayer   Victor Teplyakov   Johan Tornblom     59
Empowering the Forest-Dependent Poor in India   Sushil Saigal   Kinsuk Mitra   Pankaj Lal     75
Balancing Conflicting Values: Ecosystem Solutions in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada   Richard W. Haynes   Robert C. Szaro   Dennis P. Dykstra     101
Wildlife, Loggers andLivelihoods in the Congo Basin   Jeffrey A. Sayer   Cleto Ndikumagenge   Bruce Campbell   Leonard Usongo     115
Poor Farmers and Fragmented Forests in Central America   Jose Joaquin Campos Arce   Roger Villalobos   Bastiaan Louman     129
Australian Forestry: "Beyond One Tenure-One Use"   Ian Ferguson     147
The Political Ecology of the Ecosystem Approach for Forests   Tim Forsyth     165
Forests in Landscapes: Expanding Horizons for Ecosystem Forestry   Jeffrey A. Sayer   Stewart Maginnis     177
References     193
Annexes     227
CBD Principles of the Ecosystem Approach     229
FSC Principles and Criteria     232
Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management as adopted by the MCPFE Expert Level Meeting 7-8 October 2002, Vienna, Austria     243
List of Contributors     248
Index     251
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