Forest Quality

Assessing Forests at a Landscape Scale

Author: Bill Jackson,Nigel Dudley,William Jackson,Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud,Sue Stolton,Rodolphe Schlaepfer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136565477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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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 diverse, in both species and structure; this has important impacts for biodiversity and also affects many human values. In this groundbreaking text, forest quality is discussed as a useful new concept in forest conservation and management. Three main assessment criteria are used: authenticity; environmental benefits; and social and economic benefits. The book describes a methodology and protocol for collecting and analysing data, and outlines in detail the approach required with each indicator. The authors advocate a landscape approach to assessment and demonstrate how assessment works through a series of case studies that show how this approach can be used in many ways to help forest conservation management. This hands-on manual is for professionals involved in forestry, conservation and resource management worldwide, and contains case study material from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America that demonstrates practical uses of the new 'landscape' approach to forest conservation. Published with IUCN and WWF
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Woodland Conservation and Management

Author: G.F. Peterken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412557309

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 6015

New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of management policies.
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A Woodland Survey Handbook

Author: K. J. Kirby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861394623

Category: Forest conservation

Page: 164

View: 4984

Provides a useful introduction to the survey of woodlands for nature conservation. This book summarises the experience gained from surveys carried out by the Nature Conservancy Council and Nature Conservation Trusts. It emphasises on field surveys using vascular plant records to give a preliminary assessment of a wood's nature conservation value.
Posted in Forest conservation

Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats:

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

Author: Clive Hurford,Michael Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402065651

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 9693

This is the first book to present monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of this illustrated book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project. The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe.
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Soil survey

Author: United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 1809

Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Arboricultural Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arboriculture

Page: N.A

View: 2923

Posted in Arboriculture

Cost action E27

protected forest areas in Europe : analysis and harmonisation (PROFOR): reports of signatory states

Author: James Latham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest management

Page: 413

View: 7495

Posted in Forest management

British Reports, Translations and Theses

Received by the British Library Lending Division, Including Material from the Republic of Ireland

Author: British Library. Lending Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 6391

Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.
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Scottish Forestry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

View: 9791

Posted in Forests and forestry

British Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 532

Posted in Natural history

Pennsylvania Angler

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishing

Page: N.A

View: 6826

Posted in Fishing

Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment

A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Damian Michael,David Lindenmayer,Mason Crane

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098208

Category: Nature

Page: 238

View: 1927

A field guide to identifying the 80 reptile species currently known to occur in the Murray catchment area of New South Wales.
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