Forests in Landscapes - ecosystems approaches to sustainability

Edited by Jeffrey A Sayer and Stewart Maginnis 
Earthscan  August 2005  

Hardback  280 pp  ISBN 9781844071951      £95.00
Part of the Earthscan Forestry Library

Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. Forests in Landscapes reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades. Case studies from Europe, Canada, the United States, Russia, Australia, the Congo and Central America provide a wealth of international examples of innovative practices. Cross-cutting chapters examine the political ecology and economics of forest management, and review the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests.

A concluding chapter draws out the key lessons of changes in forest management in recent decades and sets out some thoughts for the future.

This book is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with forests as sources of people's livelihoods and as part of rural landscapes.


  • New Challenges for Forest Management
  • The Political Ecology of Ecosystem Forestry
  • The Macroeconomics of Sustainable Forestry
  • Norms, Standards and Locally Adapted Forest Management
  • Poor Farmers and Fragmented Forests in Central America
  • Empowering the Forest Dependent Poor in India
  • Ecosystem Solutions in the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada
  • Forest Transitions in Russia
  • Wildlife, Logging and Livelihoods in the Congo Basin
  • History, Governance and Changing Forest Values in Europe
  • Australian Forestry
  • Information Needs for Ecosystem Forestry
  • Forests in Landscapes: Expanding Horizons for Ecosystem Forestry
  • Annexes,
  • Bibliography,
  • Index
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