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Precious Forests

Precious Earth

Edited by Miodrag Zlatic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth. They are distributed across the globe. Forests account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth's biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth's plant biomass. Human society and forests influence each other in both positive and negative ways. Forests provide ecosystem services to humans. Forests can also impose costs, affect people's health, and interfere with tourist enjoyment. This publication presents reviews and research results on negative and positive human interference on forests, as well as ecology, management, governance, policy and economic issues. The book consists of four sections with 12 chapters derived from around the world.

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Precious ForestsPrecious EarthEdited by Miodrag Zlatic

Published: September 30th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59827

ISBN: 978-953-51-2175-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5405-1

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

24765 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

75 Dimensions Citations


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1. Proximate and Underlying Causes of Illegal Timber Trade in Uganda

By Nelson Turyahabwe, Willy Kakuru, Martin Asiimwe and Patrick Byakagaba


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2. Realities on Deforestation in Tanzania — Trends, Drivers, Implications and the Way Forward

By Jafari R. Kideghesho


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3. Dynamics of an Urban Forest in Response to Urban Development and Management Initiatives — Case of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

By Kalyani Chatterjea


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4. Japanese Forestation Policies During the 20 Years Following World War II

By Koji Matsushita


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5. Decentralisation of Forest Management — Is it a Panacea to Challenges in Forest Governance in Uganda?

By Nelson Turyahabwe, Patrick Byakagaba and David Mwesigye Tumusiime


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6. Creating Modern Community Conservation Organizations and Institutions to Effect Successful Forest Conservation Change

By Robert H. Horwich, Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Arnab Bose, Mark Fenn and Joydeep Chakraborty


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7. Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of Different Wood Products

By Zdravko Pandur, Marijan Šušnjar, Marko Zorić, Hrvoje Nevečerel and Dubravko Horvat


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8. Forestry Entrepreneurs — Research on High Performance Business Model

By Étienne St-Jean and Luc LeBel


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9. Species Selection and Nursery Technique Adoption for Seedling Establishment in Bangladesh — Towards Enhancing Plantation Programme

By Md. Salim Azad, Biswajit Kumar Sarker and Md. Abdul Matin


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10. Integrating Wildlife Conservation with Commercial Silviculture — Demography of the Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), a Migrant Bird of Conservation Concern in Southern Pine Forests, USA

By Donata R. Henry, Darren A. Miller and Thomas W. Sherry


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11. Possibilities and Perspectives of Agroforestry in Chhattisgarh

By M.K. Jhariya, S.S. Bargali and Abhishek Raj


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12. An Approach for Assessing Changes of Forest Land Use, Their Drivers, and Their Impact to Society and Environment

By Mats Sandewall and Mersha Gebrehiwot


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