Foreword. Ecosystem perspectives. Ecological and landscape considerations in forest management - the end of forestry? R. Schlaepfer, C. Elliott. Sustainability in Forestry: Theory and a historical case study; M. Hauhs, H. Lange. Sustained water yield in afforested catchments the South African experience; P.J. Dye, J.M. Bosch. Social and political perspectives. A worker's view on sustainable forestry; J. Bowling. Making Rio work - The vision of sustainable development and its implementation through forest certification; D. Burger. Perceived images of various actors engaged in sustainability discussions; G. Hütte. Timber supply and forest management. Regulation of timber yield for sustainable management of industrial forest plantations - theory and practice; J.P. Roise, et al. Theory and Practice of Yield Regulation Systems for Sustainable Management of Tropical and Subtropical Moist Natural Forests; A.H.W. Seydack. Scenario Planning for Sustainable Forest Management; K. von Gadow, J. Puumalainen.
During its 200-year history the concept of sustainable forest ecosystem management has been the object of scientific and political discussion, with varying degrees of intensity - promoted with vehement fervour during periods of social or economic crisis, and less intensely during periods of stability. This volume, which forms part of the book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents state-of-the-art contributions presented by 9 leading authors from North America, Europe, Australia, and Southern Africa. If technical knowledge is a constraint to the implementation of sustainable management, this book contains a wealth of information which may be useful to students and practitioners alike. The specific target readership includes company management, the legal and policy environment, and forestry administrators. This book's unique feature is its holistic approach which includes ecological, socio-political, and timber supply issues.
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