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Sustainable Forest Management

Current Research


Jorge Martín García

University of Extremadura, Spain

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.

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Sustainable Forest ManagementCurrent ResearchEdited by Julio J. Diez

Published: May 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1128

ISBN: 978-953-51-0621-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5297-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

45642 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

58 Web of Science Citations

100 Dimensions Citations


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1. Sustainable Forest Management: An Introduction and Overview

By Jorge Martín-García and Julio Javier Diez


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2. The Quality of Detailed Land Cover Maps in Highly Bio-Diverse Areas: Lessons Learned from the Mexican Experience

By Stéphane Couturier


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3. Sustainable Management of Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio) Forests Through Group Selection System

By Pablo M. López Bernal, Guillermo E. Defossé, Pamela C. Quinteros and José O. Bava


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4. Remote Monitoring for Forest Management in the Brazilian Amazon

By André Monteiro and Carlos Souza Jr.


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5. Case Study of the Effects of the Japanese Verified Emissions Reduction (J-VER) System on Joint Forest Production of Timber and Carbon Sequestration

By Tohru Nakajima


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6. Cambial Cell Production and Structure of Xylem and Phloem as an Indicator of Tree Vitality: A Review

By Jožica Gričar


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7. Evaluating Abiotic Factors Related to Forest Diseases: Tool for Sustainable Forest Management

By Ludmila La Manna


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8. A Common-Pool Resource Approach to Forest Health: The Case of the Southern Pine Beetle

By John Schelhas and Joseph Molnar


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9. Ecological Consequences of Increased Biomass Removal for Bioenergy from Boreal Forests

By Nicholas Clarke


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10. Soil Compaction - Impact of Harvesters' and Forwarders' Passages on Plant Growth

By Roman Gebauer, Jindřich Neruda, Radomír Ulrich and Milena Martinková


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11. Close-to-Nature Forest Management: The Danish Approach to Sustainable Forestry

By Jørgen Bo Larsen


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12. Ecological and Environmental Role of Deadwood in Managed and Unmanaged Forests

By Alessandro Paletto, Fabrizio Ferretti, Isabella De Meo, Paolo Cantiani and Marco Focacci


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13. Multiple Services from Alpine Forests and Policies for Local Development

By Ilaria Goio, Geremia Gios, Rocco Scolozzi and Alessandro Gretter


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14. Economic Valuation of Watershed Services for Sustainable Forest Management: Insights from Mexico

By G. Perez-Verdin, J.J. Navar-Chaidez, Y-S. Kim and R. Silva-Flores


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15. Market-Based Approaches Toward the Development of Urban Forest Carbon Projects in the United States

By Neelam C. Poudyal, Jacek P. Siry and J. M. Bowker


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16. Implementation of the U.S. Legal, Institutional, and Economic Criterion and Indicators for the 2010 Montreal Process for Sustainable Forest Management

By Frederick Cubbage, Kathleen McGinley, Steverson Moffat, Liwei Lin and Guy Robertson


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17. How Timber Harvesting and Biodiversity Are Managed in Uneven-Aged Forests: A Cluster-Sample Econometric Approach

By Max Bruciamacchie, Serge Garcia and Anne Stenger


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18. Models to Implement a Sustainable Forest Management - An Overview of the ModisPinaster Model

By Teresa Fonseca, Bernard Parresol, Carlos Marques and François de Coligny


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19. The Effect of Harvesting on Mangrove Forest Structure and the Use of Matrix Modelling to Determine Sustainable Harvesting Practices in South Africa

By Anusha Rajkaran and Janine B. Adams


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20. Individual-Based Models and Scaling Methods for Ecological Forestry: Implications of Tree Phenotypic Plasticity

By Nikolay Strigul


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21. Decision Support Systems for Forestry in Galicia (Spain): SaDDriade

By Manuel Francisco Marey-Pérez, Luis Franco-Vázquez, and Carlos José Álvarez-López


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22. Application of Multi-Criteria Methods in Natural Resource Management - A Focus on Forestry

By Mario Šporčić


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23. A Decision-Support Model for Regulating Black Spruce Site Occupancy Through Density Management

By P. F. Newton


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