Setting Conservation Targets for Managed Forest Landscapes. Paperback

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Setting Conservation Targets for Managed Forest Landscapes. Paperback Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 426 Illustrations and other contents: 45 Halftones, unspecified ISBN: 9780521700726 Categories: , ,

Forests host a disproportionate share of the world’s biodiversity. They are increasingly being seen as a refuge for genetic diversity, native species, natural structures, and ecological processes. Yet, intensive forestry threatens their value for biodiversity. The authors present concepts, approaches and case studies illustrating how biodiversity conservation can be integrated into forest management planning. They address ecological patterns and processes taking place at the scale of landscapes, or forest mosaics. This book is intended for students and researchers in conservation biology and natural resource management, as well as forest land managers and policy makers. It presents examples from many forest regions and a variety of organisms. With contributions from researchers that are familiar with forest management and forest managers working in partnership with researchers, this book provides insight and concrete tools to help shape the future of forest landscapes worldwide.

• Chapter authors have extensive experience of the realities of forest management and harvest planning • Covers a broad range of forest types and organisms from many different parts of the world • Written in non-technical language, with practical examples, giving a range of perspectives.

Weight0.69 kg
'The volume offers a good starting point for those wanting to understand the technical aspects of setting conservation targets in forest ecosystems.' Conservation Biology "The volume is a good starting point for those wanting to understand the technical aspects of setting conservation targets in forest ecosystems." Andrew T. Knight, Conservation Biology

Author Biography

Marc-Andre Villard is a Professor of Biology at Universite de Moncton, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Landscape Conservation. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union and co-editor of the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology. Bengt Gunnar Jonsson is a Professor of Plant Ecology at Mid Sweden University. He has been an active part of several national conservation projects initiated by the Swedish Forest Agency and the Swedish EPA, and acted as scientific advisor within the Convention on Biological Diversity.