This thesis presents the results of a study to examine long-term forest dynamics in the high-altitude mountains of West-Central Mexico. Vegetation dynamics on temporal scales ranging from 102 to 103 years were reconstructed in order to provide essential information on the temporal variability of ecological patterns and processes in these forests; information that is of direct relevance for their current and future conser ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Figueroa Rangel, Blanca.;|
|Subject||Mexico Quaternary Forest dynamics Forest ecology Forests and forestry Environmental aspects Human ecology History Paleoecology Paleontology|
The broad aim of this research is to further our understanding of the incorporation of nature into socio-political processes of transition within countries at war. The concomitant capitalist production of nature and construction of political power is examined through the case of forest exploitation in Cambodia. The thesis draws on political ecology, sociological theories of power, and political economic theories of commodity chains to explain ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Le Billon, Philippe.;|
|Subject||Cambodia Political aspects Forests and forestry|
This study develops and tests a method of intervention designed to incorporate the concept of sustainable development into management strategies for the natural tropical forest, in the particular case of forest exploitation by small-scale local sawmilling enterprises. Sustainable development is defined as a development process that satisfies jointly the goals of the biological, social and economic spheres of forest management. A review of orth ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Hall, John Edward.;|
|Subject||Africa, East Forests and forestry Sustainable development|
Commensurate with the increase in the planting rate of broadleaf species is the need to investigate forest management that uses mixtures of species and ages. Reliable data for woodland of this type is exceedingly rare and the need to advise managers is immediate. Management and investment decisions can be examined with models of forest growth and economics.
PART 1 Forest growth models.
Many models have been reviewed and the most ap ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Spilsbury, M. J.;|
|Subject||Great Britain Computer simulation Forests and forestry Forest management|