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Forests in sustainable mountain development

  1. Title statementForests in sustainable mountain development : a state of knowledge report for 2000 / Task Force on Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development ; edited by M.F. Price, Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands Project, Perth, UK and N. Butt, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
    PublicationWallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI Publishing, in association with The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2000.
    Copyright notice date?000
    Phys.des.1 online resource (xxxiii, 590 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
    EditionIUFRO research series ; 5
    Internal Bibliographies/Indexes NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 521-569) and index.
    Notes to AvailabilityAccess limited to subscribing institution.
    Another responsib. Price, Martin F.,
    Butt, N. (Nathalie),
    Another responsib. C.A.B. International,
    International Union of Forestry Research Organizations. Task Force on Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development.
    Subj. Headings Forests and forestry. * Sustainable development. * Mountain ecology. * Research. * Agencies and Organizations. * Laws and Regulations. * Forestry Economics, (New March 2000) * Policy and Planning. * Forests and Forest Trees (Biology and Ecology) * Silviculture and Forest Management. * Forest Products and Industries (General) * Logging and Wood Processing. * Non-wood Forest Products. * Agroforestry and Multipurpose Trees: Community, Farm and Social Forestry. * Land Resources. * Biological Resources (Plant) * Social Psychology and Social Anthropology, (New March 2000) * Recreational Facilities and Management, (New March 2000) * Tourism and Travel. * Rural Sociology, (New March 2000) * Rural Development, (New March 2000) * Plant Ecology.
    Plant Ecology. * Techniques and Methodology. * Agroforestry. * Communities. * Community development. * Conservation. * Environment. * Forest economics. * Forest influences. * Forest policy. * Forest resources. * Forests. * Institutions. * Interactions. * IUFRO. * Legislation. * Lowland areas. * Maps. * Mountain areas. * Mountain forests. * Natural resources. * Non-wood forest products. * Research. * Rural development. * Rural society. * Rural sociology. * Sociology. * Sustainability. * Timbers. * Wood. * World.
    Form, Genre Electronic books.
    Document kindElectronic sources
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    Written by leading international authors, this book presents a comprehensive review of forests in mountain regions, and of their importance for sustainable development. The book has been prepared under the auspices of the IUFRO Task Force on Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development, for the IUFRO Congress held in August 2000. It addresses current issues and initiatives, in particular what is known about an issue or area, its importance, and priorities for future research and action. Key global topics are addressed in general articles, and many specific regional and local issues are described in shorter case studies. The book is relevant to those studying and researching in forestry, geography, development, and environmental and mountain studies. After a foreword (Linking mountain forests conservation with sustainable human development, Mishra, H. R.) the book is arranged in 10 main sections, each with separate papers, some with case studies following them: (1) Mountain forests: location, characteristics and trends, 7 papers, 1 large foldout map of the mountains, and the mountain forests of the world; (2) Mountain communities and their forests, 5 papers; (3) Interdependencies between mountain and lowland populations, 3 papers; (4) Perceiving and assuring the multiple functions of mountain forests, 5 papers; (5) Multiple functions from mountain forests I. Mountain forests: sources of wood, 4 papers; (6) Multiple functions from mountain forests II. Agroforestry and non-timber forest products, 4 papers; (7) Multiple functions from mountain forests III. Diverse societal benefits, 9 papers; (8) Legislation, policies and economic instruments, 4 papers; (9) Institutions for mountain forests, 5 papers; and (10) Research, implementation and communication, 4 papers. The references are all at the end of the book, and a subject index is included. All the papers are noticed separately (with the associated case studies listed) on the CAB ABSTRACTS database.

    Mountain Forests : Location, Characteristics and Trends -- Mountain Communities and Their Forests -- Interdependencies between Mountain and Lowland Populations -- Perceiving and Assuring the Multiple Functions of Mountain Forests -- Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests I. Mountain Forests : Sources of Wood -- Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests II. Agroforestry and Non-timber Forest Products -- Multiple Functions from Mountain Forests III. Diverse Societal Benefits -- Legislation, Policies and Economic Instruments -- Institutions for Mountain Forests -- Research, Implementation and Communication.

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