Type: Book

Instant Insights: Sustainable forest management


Prof Francis E. Putz



Publication date:

14 June 2022

Length of book:

152 pages

ISBN-13: 9781801464086

Paperback - £37.99
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This collection features five peer-reviewed literature reviews on sustainable forest management.

The first chapter discusses the varying definitions of sustainable forest management (SFM) in tropical landscapes, as well as the trade-offs associated with SFM. The chapter also reviews the spatial scales of assessing SFM and explores expanding the scope of SFM from individual strands to forested landscapes.

The second chapter provides a comprehensive review of the current research undertaken in sustainable forestry. It considers the concept and evolution of sustainable forestry and the challenges which arise as a result of implementing SFM practices.

The third chapter reviews the role and impact of forest certification schemes in the achievement of SFM. The chapter summarises the wealth of research available on the development of forest certification and how individual elements can be optimised to further improve the model.

The fourth chapter discusses the recent history and implementation challenges of SFM across the Congo Basin, including logging concessions, land zones and the processes and institutions required to implement effective SFM policies.

The final chapter analyses the potential trade-offs between ecosystem services and biodiversity in the southern Patagonian forests. The chapter explores the implementation of SFM as a strategy to mitigate these trade-offs at a landscape level.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Defining sustainable forest management (SFM) in the tropics: Francis E. Putz, University of Florida-Gainesville, USA; and Ian D. Thompson, Thompson Forest Ltd.-Kelowna, Canada; 1 Introduction 2 Evolving concepts of sustainability 3 Appropriate scales for assessment of SFM 4 SFM trade-offs at different scales 5 Defining terms in SFM 6 Land-use types in SFM 7 Challenges for SFM in the tropics 8 Ways forward 9 References
Chapter 2 The scope and challenge of sustainable forestry: Philip J. Burton, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; 1 Introduction 2 The natural resilience of forests 3 The evolution of a concept 4 Multiple interpretations of sustainability 5 Challenges in implementing sustainable forestry 6 Boosting the sustainability agenda 7 Conclusions 8 Where to look for further information 9 References
Chapter 3 The role of certification schemes in sustainable forest management (SFM) of tropical forests: James Sandom, formerly Woodmark Scheme/Responsible Forest Programme – Soil Association, UK; 1 Introduction 2 The need for change 3 Responses to the introduction of forest certification 4 The development of forest certification 5 Rates and spread of certification 6 Assessing the impact of forest certification 7 Conclusion 8 Where to look for further information 9 References
Chapter 4 Sustainable forest management (SFM) of tropical moist forests: the Congo Basin: Paolo Omar Cerutti and Robert Nasi, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Kenya and Indonesia; 1 Introduction 2 Logging concessions, the land and management plans 3 Land zoning 4 Sustainable forest management plans 5 From ‘nesting dolls’ to improved policies 6 Improving processes and institutions 7 From theory to practice 8 Conclusions 9 References
Chapter 5 Trade-offs between management and conservation for the provision of ecosystem services in the southern Patagonian forests: Yamina Micaela Rosas, Laboratorio de Recursos Agroforestales, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina; Pablo Luis Peri and Héctor Bahamonde, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (UNPA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina; Juan Manuel Cellini and Marcelo Daniel Barrera, Universidad Nacional de la Plata (UNLP), Argentina; and Alejandro Huertas Herrera, María Vanessa Lencinas and Guillermo Martínez Pastur, Laboratorio de Recursos Agroforestales, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina; 1 Introduction 2 Provision of forest ecosystem services in southern Patagonia 3 Developing strategies of sustainable forest management 4 Forest ecosystem services in a changing world 5 Where to look for further information 6 References