Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Sustainable Forest Management - Current Research

Edited by Jorge Martin Garcia and Julio Javier Diez Casero, ISBN 978-953-51-0621-0, 468 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 23, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1128
Edited Volume

Sustainable forest management (SFM) is not a new concept. However, its popularity has increased in the last few decades because of public concern about the dramatic decrease in forest resources. The implementation of SFM is generally achieved using criteria and indicators (C&I) and several countries have established their own sets of C&I. This book summarises some of the recent research carried out to test the current indicators, to search for new indicators and to develop new decision-making tools. The book collects original research studies on carbon and forest resources, forest health, biodiversity and productive, protective and socioeconomic functions. These studies should shed light on the current research carried out to provide forest managers with useful tools for choosing between different management strategies or improving indicators of SFM.