Dipterocarp Forest Ecosystems: Towards Sustainable Management

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The Dipterocarp forests of South-East Asia constitute a dominant component of the world's tropical forests. As such, they are intertwined with a Pandora's box of problems that have plagued the world for decades; Over- and underdevelopment, poverty, hunger, population growth, exploitation of natural resources, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, the debt crisis and, of late, climate change. The world community has responded to the crucial role of these forests and the dangers facing them with funds, and a myriad of programmers, projects, institutions, conferences and networks. Apparently neither a lack of knowledge nor finance constrains the dissipation of sustainable management practices: the fate of the world's Dipterocarp forests will certainly depend on the involvement of scientists from many nations and disciplines, but will perhaps ultimately, rest with local policymakers, forest administrators and line foresters. Unfortunately, these two groups rarely share realms, readings or reasoning: practical foresters, invariably very involved with the challenges of day-to-day forest management in remote, isolated environments, may long remain oblivious to scientific developments. Traditionally though they do find solutions to problems, gain deep insights into forest responses and practical constraints, and sometimes even report in semi-obscure publications, which rarely reach the scientific circuit.The editors of the book, both experienced forest and soil scientists and practical forest managers, have attempted to bridge the gap between the realms of forest science and practice in Dipterocarp ecology, management and utilization.
 

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Contents

OHTA S and E SYARIF
29
MALMER
52
KESSLER P J
74
FIALA
102
MARGRAF J and P P MILAN
124
GOLDAMMER J G B SEIBERT and W SCHINDELE
155
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
187
KUNTZ S and F SIEGERT
206
GOUYON
369
REHABILITATION AND REFORESTATION
389
APPANAH S and G WEINLAND
406
WEIDELT H
443
NUSSBAUM R and A L
446
OTSAMO R A OTSAMO and G ADJERS
464
UTILIZATION POTENTIAL OF DIPTEROCARP
479
RICHTER H G and H GOTTWALD
526

ONG PC and M KLEINE
228
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
247
ONG P C P M LAGAN R GLAUNER M KLEINE
274
W J TAY M A PINARDI F E PLITZ
293
MOURACOSTA
308
SORENSEN K M
335
SARDJONO
354
T M and P BAAS
578
SULISTYO BUDI
591
SEIBERT
616
Rattan Distribution Morphology Use and Ecologically Well Adapted
627
INDEX
649
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