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Sustainable Forest Management


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1. Sustainable Forest Management: From Concept to Practice John L. Innes 2. Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management John L. Innes 3. Forest Biodiversity Fred Bunnell 4. Productivity of Forest Ecosystems Juan A. Blanco, Yueh-Hsin Lo, Clive Welham, and Bruce Larson 5. Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality Richard Hamelin and John L. Innes 6. Maintenance of Soils John L. Innes 7. Water and Watersheds R. Dan Moore, Roy C. Sidle, Brett Eaton, Gomi Takahashi and David Wilford 8. Forests and Carbon John L. Innes 9. The Changing Socio-economic Contributions of Forestry Harry Nelson, Ngaio Hotte, and Robert Kozak 10. Social, Cultural, and Spiritual (SCS) Needs and Values Janette Bulkan 11. Public Participation in Forest Land-Use Decision-Making Howard Harshaw and Hosny El-Lakany 12. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) from an International Perspective Hosny El-Lakany 13. Addressing Social, Economic and Environmental Objectives and Values through Decision Support Systems Craig R. Nitschke, Anne-Helene Mathey, Patrick O. Waeber 14. Assessing the Quality of Forest Management Anna V. Tikina 15. Adaptive Management: a Case Study of How Some of the Principles of SFM can be Applied in Practice Fred Bunnell 16. Conclusions John L. Innes

About the Author

John L. Innes is Forest Renewal BC Chair in Forest Management and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Anna V. Tikina is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management and a consultant specializing in Sustainable Forest Management and International Environmental Governance at the University of British Columbia, Canada.


"Sustainable Forest Management provides a unique and up-to-date synthesis of the state of knowledge on sustainable forest management from a variety of environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance perspectives. Highly recommended as an interdisciplinary teaching text for university courses in environmental sciences, particularly in forestry, ecology, geography." - John A. Parrotta, Vice President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations

"A broad, well-researched and up-to-date introduction to many aspects of sustainable forestry. The book covers a wide range of topics that address both ecological and social perspectives on managing these critical resources." - Marc McDill, Associate Professor of Forest Management, Penn State University, USA

"This book provides expert guidance for students on how the many dimensions of sustainable forest management, ranging from the maintenance of ecosystem health, biodiversity and soils to providing income and spiritual values, can be addressed in a comprehensive approach." - Jurgen Bauhus, Professor of Silviculture, Freiburg University, Germany

"Today's students need to be selective and devote their precious reading time to the very best books. Therefore, my recommendation to all forest students is simple: This is a book you must read!" - Bjoern Hanell, Professor of Silviculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

"Writing and editing this book must have been a considerable undertaking and its publication is to be welcomed... it should prove to be an invaluable source of reference - and not only for students. Non-foresters engaged in forest policy discussions would benefit from at least skimming it, by reading all the chapter summaries and delving deeper into topics that interest them. And forestry professionals will benefit from refreshing their knowledge in areas with which they are less familiar - as well as pondering the judgements made about subjects in which they too are experts!" - David Henderson-Howat in International Forestry Review (2017)

"... as an overview of a complex, global topic, this book points to the things that need to be considered in sustainable forest management and will find a place in libraries and courses" - Peter Thomas in British Ecological Society Bulletin (December 2017)

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