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Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993

Author: D.S. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400916852

Category: Science

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Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993
2012-12-06 By D.S. Edwards

Research to calculate the total economic value of the forests has involved estimating the direct use value of forest products, the indirect values from environmental benefits and services, and option and existence values.

Author: D.S. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400916852

Category: Science

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Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993
2012-12-06 By D.S. Edwards

Bruenig, E.F. and Csomos, S. (1993) Geographic information systems in rainforest ecosystem research: the Sarawak pilot model. In: Edwards, D.S., Booth, W.E. and Choy, S.C. (eds) (1993) Tropical Rainforest ResearchCurrent Issues.

Author: Eberhard F Bruenig

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780641409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

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This new edition of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests applies the large body of knowledge, experience and tradition available to those who study tropical rainforests. Revised and updated in light of developments in science, technology, economics, politics, etc. and their effects on tropical forests, it describes the principles of integrated conservation and management that lead to sustainability, identifying the unifying phenomena that regulate the processes within the rainforest and that are fundamental to the ecosystem viability. Features of the natural forest and the socio-cultural ecosystems which can be mimicked in the design of self-sustaining forests are also discussed. A holistic approach to the management and conservation of rainforests is developed throughout the book. The focus on South-East Asian forestry will be widened to include Africa and Latin America. Recent controversial issues such as biofuels and carbon credits with respect to tropical forests and their inhabitants will be discussed. This book is a substantial contribution to the literature, it is a valuable resource for all those concerned with rainforests.
2016-12-07 By Eberhard F Bruenig

Vegetation changes along gradients of long - term soil development in the Hawaiian montane rainforest zone . Vegetatio , 120 , 1–20 . ... In Tropical Rainforest ResearchCurrent Issues . Proceedings of the Conference held in Bandar ...

Author: Yves Basset

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521820006

Category: Science

Page: 474

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2003-01-23 By Yves Basset

Brown, N. D. 1996 A gradient of seedling growth from the centre of a tropical rain forest canopy gap. Forest Ecol. Mgmt 82,239-244. ... In Tropical rainforest research: current issues (ed. D. S. Edwards, W. E. Booth & S. C. Choy), pp.

Author: D. M. Newbery

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781860942433

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Views on the dynamics of tropical forests are changing rapidly with the recognition that their environment is variable on the decadal to century scale. Fluctuating climatic conditions partly determine tropical forest structure, species composition and dynamics. Tropical communities are also highly contingent in space and time with respect to site and historical factors. Tropical forests have experienced to some degree this disturbance regime in the past, but climatologists are now predicting increasingly frequent extreme events in the new century. The combination of increasing deforestation and land-use conversion by man plus an increasingly variable environment means a situation that could be very difficult to manage.
2000 By D. M. Newbery

Douglass , I. , Sutton , K. , King , V.T. , McMorrow , J.M. , Parnwell , M. and Taylor , D. ( 1995 ) Tropical Forests , Communities and Environmental Change in Borneo , Final Report to Economic and Social Research Council .

Author: Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415129338

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalists, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. Ostensibly green activities - plantation forestry, eco-tourism, hydro-electricity - are revealed as guises used by elites to promote their own political and economic interests. Highlighting fatal flaws in presently exclusive economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for sustainable development nor the process of environmental change itself can be understood without reference to political processes.

In: EdwardsDS, Booth WE, Choy SC (eds), Tropical rainforest researchcurrent issues. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dodrecht,pp 357–366 Coates BJ, Bishop KD, Gardner D (1997). A field guide to the birds of Wallacea.

Author: Gerhard Gerold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662082379

Category: Nature

Page: 533

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Southeast Asia constitutes one of the world's most extended rainforest regions. It is characterized by a high degree of biodiversity and contains a large variety of endemic species. Moreover, these forests provide a number of important and sin gular ecosystem services, like erosion protection and provision of high quality wa ter, which cannot be replaced by alternative ecosystems. However, various forms of encroachment, mostly those made by human interventions, seriously threaten the continuance of rainforests in this area. There is ample evidence that the rainforest resources, apart from large scale commercial logging, are exposed to danger particularly from its margin areas. These areas, which are characterized by intensive man-nature interaction, have been identified as extremely fragile systems. The dynamic equilibrium that bal ances human needs and interventions on the one hand, and natural regeneration capacity on the other, is at stake. The decrease of rainforest resources is, to a sub stantial degree, connected with the destabilization of these systems. Accordingly, the search for measures and processes, which prevent destabilization and promote stability is regarded as imperative. This refers to both the human and the natural part of the forest margin ecosystem.
2013-06-29 By Gerhard Gerold

Distributional ecology of freshwater fishes in tropical rainforest streams of Borneo. In: Edwards, D.S., Booth, W.E and Choy, S.C. (eds). Tropical Rainforest Research- Current Issues. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Netherlands. pp: 377-386 ...

Author: W. Lestari

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783865370006

Category: Fish communities

Page: 103

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2004 By W. Lestari

Soil ScienceSociety of America Journal Booth, W. E. (1996) Comparative morphology and physiology of gap and understorey seedling leavesfrom amixed dipterocarp forest,in Tropical Rainforest Research: Current Issues,(edsD.

Author: F.B. Goldsmith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401149129

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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The international perspective for this book is the unprecedented level of concern over deforestation, recognized by the meeting of world leaders at the 1992 Earth Summit, in Rio do Janeiro, and culminating in the appoint ment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF), under the auspices of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. The wide range of issues covered by the authors in this volume reflects the breadth of the interna tional debate, from national policies and activist campaigning, through eco nomic and social objectives, to the sustainable management of forest and soil resources. Since the conservation campaigns of the 1980s, the focus of international concern has widened from tropical rain forests to all forest formations, in all regions, with increased recognition of global values and common responsibil ities. However, while forest cover in some temperate countries is increasing, irrational deforestation, at historically unprecedented levels of damage to biodiversity and to other environmental values, remains most acute in tropi cal countries, where the need to use the natural resources for sustainable development is greatest, and the capability weakest. While accepting the urgency of the situation, and the need for greater coherence of action at a global level, the 1997 report of the IPF to the UN Commission emphasized the powers and responsibilities of national governments, and the importance of National Forest Programmes, but with the fuller participation of local communities, and with enhanced access to international assistance.
2012-12-06 By F.B. Goldsmith

Institute of Environmental Studies , University of Leiden , Aragon , L.V. 2001. " Communal Violence in Poso ... in War and Tropical Forests : Conservation in Areas of Armed Conflict . ... Tropical Rainforest Research - Current Issues .

Author: R. F. Ellen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453123

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The 1990s have seen a growing interest in the role of local ecological knowledge in the context of sustainable development, and particularly in providing a set of responses to which populations may resort in times of political, economic and environmental instability. The period 1996-2003 in island southeast Asia represents a critical test case for understanding how this might work. The key issues explored in this book are the creation, erosion and transmission of ecological knowledge, and hybridization between traditional and scientifically-based knowledge, amongst populations facing environmental stress (e.g. 1997 El Niño), political conflict and economic hazards. The book will also evaluate positive examples of how traditional knowledge has enabled local populations to cope with these kinds of insecurity.
2007 By R. F. Ellen