The Forests Handbook - Volumes I & II

Edited by J Evans 
Blackwell Publishing  2001  

Volume 2  400 pp  ISBN 9780632048236      £150.00

Volume 1  416 pp  ISBN 9780632048212      £150.00

Two volume set  816pp, 175 illus  ISBN 9780632048182 (set)      £280.00
The future of the world's forests is at the forefront of environmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects of deforestation and climate change are highlighting to need both to conserve and manage exisitng forests through sustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by an international team of scientists and practitioners, presents an integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying our present understanding of forest science to management practices, as a basis for achieving sustainability.

Volume One presents an overview of the world's forests; their locations and what they are like, the science of how they operate as complex ecosystems, and how they interact with their wider environment. Volume Two applies this science to reality; it focuses on forestry interventions and their impact, the principles governing how to protect forests, and on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forests offer


Volume I

Part 1: Forest Resources and Types
1. Global Forest Resources - History and Dynamics
2. Forest Types and Classification

Part 2: Biological and Ecological Processes
3. Genetics and Speciation in the World's Forests
4. Structural Dynamics of Forest Stands and Natural Processes
5. Biological Interactions and Disturbance - Plants and Animals
6. Biological Interactions and Disturbance - Invertebrates

Part 3: Environmental Interactions
7. Forest Soils
8. Ecophysiology of Forests
9. Models for Pure and Mixed Forests
10. Forests and the Atmosphere
11. Environmental Stresses to Forests
12. Forest Hydrology

Part 4: Social Factors and the Human Interface
13. Trees in the Urban Environment
14. The Importance of Social Values
15. Non-Timber Forest Products and Rural Poverty: An Economic Analysis

Volume II

1. History and Impact of Forest Management

Part 1: Sustaining Forest Influences
2. Forest Reserves, Parks and Wilderness: An Australian Perspective
3. Forests as Protection from Natural Hazards
4. Interventions to enhance the conservation of biodiversity

Part 2: Sustainable Wood Production
5. assessing Potential Sustainable Wood Yield
6. Silvicultural Treatments to Enhance Productivity
7. Sustainable Management of Soil and Site
8. Management of Pest Threats
9. Management of the Disease Burden

Part 3. Sustaining Social Values and Benefits
10. Working with Forest Stakeholders
11. The New Forest Policy and Joint Forest Management in India
12. Trees in the Urban Environment

Part 4: Case Studies of Sustainable Management
13. The Structure, Functioning and Management of Old Growth Cedar/Hemlock/Fir Forests on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
14. The Beech Forests of Haute-Normandie, France
15. Restructuring of Plantation Forest, Kielder, UK
16. Sustainable Management of the Mountain Ash Forests in the Central Highlands, Victoria, Australia
17. Sustainable Management of Malaysian Rain Forest
18. Sustainable Plantation Forestry: A Case Study of Wood Production and Environmental Management Strategies in the Usutu Forest, Swaziland

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