The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world's forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
Four key themes are addressed: the effect of globalization on forests (including future trade flows); plantations as the primary source of forest products and its consequences, including plant breeding and forest health; the effect of new products such as bio-products and markets on forests; and the emergence of forest ecosystem services and their impact on the landscape and human communities. These four themes are examined in detail to map out the impacts of these trends for forests throughout the world and at multiple scales, and how forest research needs to be adapted to address these trends. Overall, the volume provides a major synthesis of current thinking and knowledge on the topic for advanced students, as well as policy-makers and professionals in the forest sector.
William Nikolakis is a lawyer and a Research Fellow in the Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. John Innes is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author or editor of several books on sustainable forestry, forest policy and forest health, and co-ordinator of the Task Force "Resources for the Future" for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
1. Resources for the Future John Innes and William Nikolakis 2. Forces Shaping the Globe's Forests and Forest Use David Cohen 3. Thoughts on Transforming the Forest Sector: The Potential (and Reality) of the Bio-economy Don Roberts and William Nikolakis 4. Globalization and its Implications to Forest Health Andrew Liebhold and Michael Wingfield 5. The Consumer-Country Response to Illegal Logging and the International Trade in Illegal Timber Duncan Brack 6. Voluntary Zero Net Deforestation: The Implications of Demand-Side Retail Sustainability for Global Forests Jane Lister and Peter Dauvergne 7. IKEA: A Furniture Company's View on Wood Anders Hildeman and Mattias Carlsson 8. Roots of Recognition and Contested Claims: Opportunities and Challenges for Pro-Community Forest Tenure Reform since 2002 Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque, Jenny Springer, Andy White, and D. Bryson Ogden 9. Future Directions for Plantations: Investment Options and Product Markets Rob de Fegely 10. New Generation Plantations: What Future Role Towards Sustainability? Luis Neves Silva 11. Commercialization of Forestry Genetic Research: From Promise to Practice Mike May 12. Can European Forests Meet the Demands of the Bio-economy in the Future? Wood Supply alongside Environmental Services Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Kees Hendriks and Geerten Hengeveld 13. Bamboo and Rattan Production and the Implications of Globalization J. Coosje Hoogendoorn and Andrew Benton 14. What is needed to Make Markets for Forest Ecosystem Services a Reality? David Brand and Devyani Singh 15. Lessons in the Design of Payments for Environmental Services: Theory and Experience Sven Wunder, Harry Nelson and William Nikolakis