Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Peter Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123869021
ISBN 13: 9780123869029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples (mainly graphical) and questions for students to ponder. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. 300 original illustrations including line art, graphs, tables and maps Syllabus-planning assistance for adopting professors so that they can add the content to their course materials via the companion website's question-and-answer material for each chapter Contributors are experienced textbook authors with diverse professional backgrounds in forestry

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780128190029
ISBN 13: 0128190027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128190760
ISBN 13: 9780128190760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Author: Jingxin Wang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1351849344
ISBN 13: 9781351849340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management Book Review:

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students in forestry and natural resources. It introduces state-of-the-art applications for several of the most important computer technologies in terms of data acquisition, data manipulation, basic programming techniques, and other related computer and Internet concepts and applications. This book consists of six parts and 19 chapters.

Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning
Author: Peter Bettinger,Kevin Boston,Jacek P. Siry,Donald L. Grebner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-12-29
ISBN 10: 012809706X
ISBN 13: 9780128097069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Management and Planning Book Review:

Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

Handbook of Forest Resource Economics
Author: Shashi Kant,Janaki Alavalapati
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1136253297
ISBN 13: 9781136253294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Forest Resource Economics Book Review:

It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil erosion and controlling water supplies, as well as providing non-timber forest products and supporting the livelihoods of many local people. This handbook provides a detailed, comprehensive and broad coverage of forest economics, including traditional forest economics of timber production, economics of environmental role of forests, and recent developments in forest economics. The chapters are grouped into six parts: fundamental topics in forest resource economics; economics of forest ecosystems; economics of forests, climate change, and bioenergy; economics of risk, uncertainty, and natural disturbances; economics of forest property rights and certification; and emerging issues and developments. Written by leading environmental, forest, and natural resource economists, the book represents a definitive reference volume for students of economics, environment, forestry and natural resource economics and management.

Forest Plans of North America

Forest Plans of North America
Author: Jacek P. Siry,Peter Bettinger,Krista Merry,Donald L. Grebner,Kevin Boston,Chris Cieszewski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN 10: 0127999310
ISBN 13: 9780127999319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Plans of North America Book Review:

Forest Plans of North America presents case studies of contemporary forest management plans developed for forests owned by federal, state, county, and municipal governments, communities, families, individuals, industry, investment organizations, conservation organizations, and others in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book provides excellent real-life examples of contemporary forest planning processes, the various methods used, and the diversity of objectives and constraints faced by forest owners. Chapters are written by those who have developed the plans, with each contribution following a unified format and allowing a common, clear presentation of the material, along with consistent treatment of various aspects of the plans. This work complements other books published by members of the same editorial team (Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resource Management), which describe the planning process and the various methods one might use to develop a plan, but in general do not, as this work does, illustrate what has specifically been developed by landowners and land managers. This is an in-depth compilation of case studies on the development of forest management plans by the different landowner groups in North America. The book offers students, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public an opportunity to greatly improve their appreciation of forest management and, more importantly, foster an understanding of why our forests today are what they are and what forces and tools may shape their tomorrow. Forest Plans of North America provides a solid supplement to those texts that are used as learning tools for forest management courses. In addition, the work functions as a reference for the types of processes used and issues addressed in the early 21st century for managing land resources. Presents 40-50 case studies of forest plans developed for a wide variety of organizations, groups, and landowners in North America Illustrates plans that have specifically been developed by landowners and land managers Features engaging, clearly written content that is accessible rather than highly technical, while demonstrating the issues and methods involved in the development of the plans Each chapter contains color photographs, maps, and figures

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems
Author: Michael G. Wing,Pete Bettinger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780195426106
ISBN 13: 019542610X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographic Information Systems Book Review:

An introduction to natural resource management, Geographic Information Systems provides students with a look at Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the GIS applications they are likely to encounter in the field. Covering topics such as querying, buffering, clipping, and overlay analysis, Geographic Information Systems also delivers background information on the history of GIS, database creation, editing and acquisition, and map development. It is important to note that this text is not about how to do GIS, but is instead about the potential application of GIS to natural resources management. The applications provided can be extended to any region of the world, although the primary emphasis is on the U.S. and Canada.

Introduction to Forestry Economics

Introduction to Forestry Economics
Author: Peter H. Pearse
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780774803366
ISBN 13: 0774803363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry Economics Book Review:

Offers a good introduction to forestry economics in BC, including markets, supply, demand, pricing, non-market values, land allocation, forest rotations, regulations, property rights and taxes.

Economic Issues In Global Climate Change

Economic Issues In Global Climate Change
Author: John M. Reilly
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 042969539X
ISBN 13: 9780429695391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Issues In Global Climate Change Book Review:

This book provides a snapshot on economic thinking about global change and provides a starting point for researchers for evaluating the economics of global change in the context of agriculture, forestry, and resource issues. It attempts to rectify the scarcity of economic analysis in global change.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management
Author: John L. Innes,Anna V. Tikina
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN 10: 1136456775
ISBN 13: 9781136456770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Forest Management Book Review:

Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice worldwide. Early chapters concentrate on conceptual aspects, relating sustainable forestry management to international policy. In particular, they consider the concept of criteria and indicators and how this has determined the practice of forest management, taken here to be the management of forested lands and of all ecosystems present on such lands. Later chapters are more practical in focus, concentrating on the management of the many values associated with forests. Overall the book provides a major new synthesis which will serve as a textbook for undergraduates of forestry as well as those from related disciplines such as ecology or geography who are taking a course in forests or natural resource management.

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management
Author: Ian Nuberg,Brendan Hugh George,Rowan Reid
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0643092242
ISBN 13: 9780643092242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management Book Review:

In its early days, agroforestry may have been viewed as the domain of the landcare enthusiast. Today, integrating trees and shrubs into productive farming systems is seen as a core principle of sustainable agriculture. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management provides the foundation for an understanding of agroforestry practice in both high and low rainfall zones across Australia. Three major areas are discussed: environmental functions of trees in the landscape (ecosystem mimicry, hydrology, protection of crops, animals and soil, biodiversity, aesthetics); productive functions of trees (timber, firewood, pulp, fodder, integrated multi-products); and the implementation of agroforestry (design, evaluation, establishment, adoption, policy support). The book also includes a DVD that features videos on forest measurement and harvesting; Treesmart, an agroforestry species database; a Farm Forestry Toolbox; a Farm Forestry & Agroforestry Reference Library and many regionally specific agroforestry resources. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management is an essential resource for students in agroforestry courses, as well as a valuable introduction to the field for professionals in related areas. Features Wide coverage of the topic, from a 'principles' perspective Written by leading researchers and practitioners from around Australia, with expertise in agronomy, forestry, natural resource management, community and molecular ecologies, agricultural economics, soil science, hydrology, landscape architecture and rural sociology Comprehensive and integrated treatment of the environmental roles and productive potential of agroforestry across southern Australia Comprehensive and readily useable agroforestry and farm forestry resource base on DVD

Forest Rehabilitation in Vietnam Histories Realities and Future

Forest Rehabilitation in Vietnam  Histories  Realities  and Future
Author: Wil de Jong,Do Dinh Sam,Trieu Van Hung
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9792446524
ISBN 13: 9789792446524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Rehabilitation in Vietnam Histories Realities and Future Book Review:

This report assesses the experiences of forest rehabilitation in Vietnam and draws strategic lessons from these experiences to guide new forest rehabilitation projects. The report highlights lessons from Vietnam's experiences that will be helpful beyond the country border. This report has the following structure: the remainder of chpater one provides the conceptual clarification and theoritical underpinnings for the study and introduces the methodology. Chapter two provides background information and context for the outcomes of forest rehabilitation in Vietnam, including basic information on Vietnam, its forest cover, forestry sector and policies that are relevant to forestry and forest rehabilitation. Chapter three gives an overview of forest rehabilitation in Vietnam from its inception in the 1950s until today, as the country carries out its latest nationwide forest rehabilitation effort, the 5 million hectares reforestation project. Chapter four analyses in detail forest rehabilitation project that were analysed in the field study carried out as part of this study. Chapter five draws lessons from the report.

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa
Author: Dilys Roe,Fred Nelson,Chris Sandbrook
Publsiher: IIED
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1843697556
ISBN 13: 9781843697558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Management of Natural Resources in Africa Book Review:

Provides a pan-African synthesis of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), drawing on multiple authors and a wide range of documented experiences from Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Africa. This title discusses the degree to which CBNRM has met poverty alleviation, economic development and nature conservation objectives.

Global Change and Forest Soils

Global Change and Forest Soils
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN 10: 0444639993
ISBN 13: 9780444639998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Change and Forest Soils Book Review:

Global Change and Forest Soils: Cultivating Stewardship of a Finite Natural Resource, Volume 36, provides a state-of-the-science summary and synthesis of global forest soils that identifies concerns, issues and opportunities for soil adaptation and mitigation as external pressures from global changes arise. Where, how and why some soils are resilient to global change while others are at risk is explored, as are upcoming train wrecks and success stories across boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. Each chapter offers multiple sections written by leading soil scientists who comment on wildfires, climate change and forest harvesting effects, while also introducing examples of current global issues. Readers will find this book to be an integrated, up-to-date assessment on global forest soils. Presents sections on boreal, temperate and tropical soils for a diverse audience Serves as an important reference source for anyone interested in both a big-picture assessment of global soil issues and an in-depth examination of specific environmental topics Provides a unique synthesis of forest soils and their collective ability to respond to global change Offers chapters written by leading soil scientists Prepares readers to meet the daily challenges of drafting multi-resource environmental science and policy documents

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources
Author: Chad P. Dawson,John C. Hendee
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 1478640073
ISBN 13: 9781478640073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources Book Review:

The introductory course in natural resources is broader and more diverse than ever. Today's students need to know how to manage forest, wildlife, watershed, and range resources in a variety of environments and serving the needs of myriad stakeholders. To that end, Chad Dawson has built on the foundation established by him and the late John Hendee to bring Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources thoroughly up to date. The Ninth Edition has been reorganized to better address content—for example, policy and the differences between managing federal, state, and private land—that applies to all resources. While forests continue to be emphasized, more coverage is provided to other resources and to achieving management goals for multiple resources when considering topics like fire and recreation.

REDD on the ground

REDD  on the ground
Author: Erin O Sills,Stibniati S Atmadja,Claudio de Sassi,Amy E Duchelle,Demetrius L Kweka,Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo,William D Sunderlin
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-12-24
ISBN 10: 6021504550
ISBN 13: 9786021504550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

REDD on the ground Book Review:

REDD+ is one of the leading near-term options for global climate change mitigation. More than 300 subnational REDD+ initiatives have been launched across the tropics, responding to both the call for demonstration activities in the Bali Action Plan and the market for voluntary carbon offset credits.

Global Deforestation

Global Deforestation
Author: Christiane Runyan,Paolo D'Odorico
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 1107135265
ISBN 13: 9781107135260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Deforestation Book Review:

A concise but comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of global deforestation for a broad audience of scientists and policymakers.

Decision Making in Natural Resource Management

Decision Making in Natural Resource Management
Author: Michael J. Conroy,James T. Peterson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 0470671742
ISBN 13: 9780470671740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Making in Natural Resource Management Book Review:

This book is intended for use by natural resource managers andscientists, and students in the fields of natural resourcemanagement, ecology, and conservation biology, who are confrontedwith complex and difficult decision making problems. The book takesreaders through the process of developing a structured approach todecision making, by firstly deconstructing decisions into componentparts, which are each fully analyzed and then reassembled to form aworking decision model. The book integrates common-senseideas about problem definitions, such as the need for decisions tobe driven by explicit objectives, with sophisticated approaches formodeling decision influence and incorporating feedback frommonitoring programs into decision making via adaptive management.Numerous worked examples are provided for illustration, along withdetailed case studies illustrating the authors’ experience inapplying structured approaches. There is also a series of detailedtechnical appendices. An accompanying website providescomputer code and data used in the worked examples. Additional resources for this book can be foundat: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/conroy/naturalresourcemanagement"www.wiley.com/go/conroy/naturalresourcemanagement/a.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9966792090
ISBN 13: 9789966792099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa Book Review:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.