Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Symposium held on October 7-10, 1991 / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $54.92
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 86%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $54.92   
  • New (1) from $317.50   
  • Used (3) from $54.92   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$317.50
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23385)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

The destruction of the tropical forests continues rapidly. We all know that this has global, ecological and economic consequences. The problem is of such magnitude that it can only be compared to warfare. The destruction of tropical forests is both detrimental to the global ecology as well as posing a serious threat to the people living in these areas. Furthermore, the overutilization of such a valuable resource poses a serious threat to the next generations.
Besides the problem generated for the people in these regions, and for the earth in general, there is a moral obligation to preserve the vast biological diversity in the tropical forests. We have a commitment to all species on earth as well as man and, therefore, need to preserve as many as possible, if not all.
This book discusses the problem from different angles: from forestry, ecology and nature conservation. The two main problem areas are: first the wise utilization of that portion of the forest which will be used - especially the introduction of planned forestry in such areas and second the development of a good plan for nature conservation in the tropics.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792319450
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science Series , #30
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270

Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
1 Written and oral contributions at the symposium
2 Reviewers
3 List of participants at the discussion
1 Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia 5
2 Ecosystem rehabilitation and forest regeneration in the humid tropics: Case studies and management insights 25
3 Biological characters and plasticity of juvenile tree stages to restore degraded tropical forests: A systems framework for site analysis and restoration research 37
4 Soil site factors influencing the reforestation on mining sites in Amazonia 47
5 Restoring Caribbean dry forest: Programme proposition for genetic resource maintenance 53
6 Secondary forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands: The role of plantations as "foster ecosystems" 63
7 The ecology of Zambezian dry evergreen forest with recommendations for conservation management 75
8 Problems associated with raising trees from seeds: The Ethiopian experience 91
9 Mixed species plantations using high value rainforest trees in Australia 101
10 The rehabilitation of the tropical rainforests' ecosystems: Cooperative research between UPM and YNU 109
11 Rehabilitation of tropical forests from countryside to urban areas 119
12 The ITTO-guidelines for the sustainable management of natural and planted tropical forests 137
13 Conversion of exploited natural Dipterocarp forests into semi-natural production forests 145
14 Some effects of selective logging on forest productivity and ecology 155
15 Utilization and protection of the forest belt of Mount Kenya (East Africa) 163
16 Research and development programme for forestry in Sarawak: A pilot model approach towards sustainable forest management and economic development 173
17 Environmentally sound timber harvesting: Logging guidelines, conservation reserves and rehabilitation studies 185
18 Conservation and restoration of montane forest communities in Thailand 193
19 Conservation of some disturbed Indian tropical rain forest eco-systems 203
20 Contribution to environmental action by a timber processing company 213
21 Mitsubishi's unsustainable timber trade: Sarawak 217
22 Future problems and working trends for sustainable management and restoration of tropical forests: Podium discussion 227
23 Challenges in extending development to the Penan community of Sarawak 239
24 Concluding remarks 251
Index of plant and animal names 255
Index of scientific names 257
General index 263
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)