Tropical Forests

Tropical Forests

by Thomas K. Rudel
     
 

In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding

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In Tropical Forests, Rudel analyzes hundreds of local studies from the past twenty years to develop a much-needed, global perspective on deforestation. With separate chapters on individual regions, including South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, Rudel's work offers an up-to-date assessment of the world's tropical forests. In the concluding chapter, Rudel considers the implications of these trends and describes policy directions for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development in each region.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231131957
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
0.57(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Theory and method in studying regional deforestation processes11
3Central America and the Caribbean : island and isthmus deforestation33
4The Amazon basin : the breakdown of passive protection51
5West Africa : from cocoa groves in forests to food crops in scrub growth75
6Central Africa : passive protections for rain forests90
7East Africa : sustainable spots surrounded by degrading expanses105
8South Asia : a turning point for forests?122
9Southeast Asia : deforesting the lowlands, afforesting the highlands139
10Through a regional lens : conservation policies in large and small forests155
AppCase studies and accompanying QCAs for each region173

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