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Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management? [NOOK Book]

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-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

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-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

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Editorial Reviews

BioScience - Ken Smith

This work should be required reading for foresters, biologists, and social scientists.

Choice

An excellent supplementary text... Recommended.

Choice

An excellent supplementary text... Recommended.

BioScience
This work should be required reading for foresters, biologists, and social scientists.

— Ken Smith

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231503037
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/5/2005
  • Series: Biology and Resource Management Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author


Daniel J. Zarin is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, where he is Director of the Working Forests in the Tropics Program.

Janaki R. R. Alavalapati is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida.

Francis E. Putz is a Professor of Botany at the University of Florida and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research. 

Marianne Schmink is Professor of Latin American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Florida, where she is Director of the Tropical Conservation and Development program.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Neotropical working forests : concepts and realities 1
2 Are you a conservationist or a logging advocate? 15
3 National forests in the Brazilian Amazon : opportunities and challenges 31
4 Sustainability of selective logging of upland forests in the Brazilian Amazon : carbon budgets and remote sensing as tools for evaluating logging effects 41
5 Forest science and the BOLFOR experience : lessons learned about natural forest management in Bolivia 64
6 The business of certification 97
7 Communities, forests, markets, and conservation 119
8 Making markets work for forest communities 130
9 Inside the polygon : emerging community tenure systems and forest resource extraction 156
10 Aiming for sustainable community forest management : the experiences of two communities in Mexico and Honduras 178
11 Community forestry for small-scale furniture production in the Brazilian Amazon 200
12 Community forestry as a strategy for sustainable management : perspectives from Quintana Roo, Mexico 221
13 Carbon sequestration potential through forestry activities in tropical Mexico 238
14 Axing the trees, growing the forest : smallholder timber production on the Amazon Varzea 258
15 Neotropical working forests : for what and for whom? 279
16 On defying nature's end 290
17 Selective logging, forest fragmentation, and fire disturbance : implications of interaction and synergy 310
18 Limited or unlimited wants in the presence of limited means? : the role of satiation in deforestation 325
19 From staple to fashion food : shifting cycles and shifting opportunities in the development of the Acai palm fruit economy in the Amazon estuary 339
20 The homogeocene in Puerto Rico 366
21 Conventional wisdom about sustainable forest management and a pro-poor forest agenda 379
22 Governing the Amazon timber industry 388
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