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Forest quality : assessing forests at a landscape scale

Author: Nigel Dudley
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006.
Series: Earthscan forestry library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are being replaced by plantations or by intensively managed forests. Around the world forests are becoming younger and less  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Forest quality.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006
(DLC) 2006029026
(OCoLC)71266462
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Dudley
ISBN: 9781849771375 1849771375 142941216X 9781429412162
OCLC Number: 74811478
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 186 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; Acknowledgements; Preface; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Part 1 Measuring Forest Quality; Chapter 1 What is Forest Quality?; Chapter 2 Why Assess Forest Quality at a Landscape Scale?; Chapter 3 Who Should Assess Forest Quality?; Chapter 4 How to Assess Forest Quality at a Landscape Scale; Part 2 Criteria of Forest Quality; Chapter 5 Forest Authenticity and Prioritizing Conservation; Chapter 6 Environmental Benefits of Forest Quality; Chapter 7 Social and Economic Benefits of Forest Quality; Part 3 Case Studies.
Series Title: Earthscan forestry library.
Responsibility: Nigel Dudley [and others].

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Discusses forest quality as a useful fresh concept in forest conservation and management. This book uses three main assessment criteria: authenticity; environmental benefits; and, social and economic  Read more...

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