Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation Through Sustainable Management? (Biology and Resource Management Series)

Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation Through Sustainable Management? (Biology and Resource Management Series)

By: Marianne Schmink (editor), Frances E. Putz (editor), Daniel J. Zarin (editor), Janaki Alavalapati (editor)Hardback

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Neotropical forests sustain a wealth of biodiversity, provide a wide range of ecosystem services and products, and support the livelihoods of millions of people. But is forest management a viable conservation strategy in the tropics? Supporters of sustainable forest management have promoted it as a solution to problems of both biodiversity protection and economic stagnation. Detractors insist that any conservation strategy short of fully protected status is a waste of resources and that forest management actually hastens deforestation. By focusing on a set of critical issues and case studies, this book explores the territory between these positions, highlighting the major factors that contribute to or detract from the chances of achieving forest conservation through sustainable management.

About Author

Daniel J. Zarin is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, where he is Director of the Working Forests in the Tropics Program. Janaki R. R. Alavalapati is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida. Francis E. Putz is a Professor of Botany at the University of Florida and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research.A Marianne Schmink is Professor of Latin American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Florida, where she is Director of the Tropical Conservation and Development program.


List of Contributors Foreword, by Hon. Jorge Viana Acknowledgments 1. Neotropical Working Forests: Concepts and Realities, by Daniel J. Zarin Part I. Industrial Forestry as a Tropical Conservation Strategy 2. Are You a Conservationist or a Logging Advocate?, by Francis E. Putz 3. National Forests in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities and Challenges, by Adalberto Verissimo and Paulo Barreto 4. Sustainability of Selective Logging of Upland Forests in the Brazilian Amazon: Carbon Budgets and Remote Sensing as Tools for Evaluation of Logging Effects, by Michael Keller, Gregory P. Asner, Natalino Silva and Michael Palace 5. Forest Science and the BOLFOR Experience: Lessons Learned about Natural Forest Management in Bolivia, by Francis E. Putz, Michelle A. Pinard, Todd.S. Fredericksen, and Marielos Pena-Claros 6. The Business of Forest Certification, by Joshua C. Dickinson, John M. Forgach, and Thomas E. Wilson Part II. Working Forests and Community Development in Latin America 7. Communities, Forests, Markets, and Conservation, by Mariane Schmink 8. Making Markets Work for Forest Communities, by Sara J. Scherr, Andy White, and David Kaimowitz 9. Inside the Polygon: Emerging Community Tenure Systems and Forest Resource Extraction, by Thomas Ankersen and Grenville Barnes 10. Aiming for Sustainable Community Forest Management: The Experiences of Two Communities in Mexico and Honduras, by Catherine Tucker 11. Community Forestry for Small-Scale Furniture Production in the Brazilian Amazon, by David McGrath, Charles Peters, and Antonio Jose Mota Bentes 12. Community Forestry as a Strategy for Sustainable Management: Perspectives from Quintana Roo, by David Bray 13. Carbon Sequestration Potential through Forestry Activities in Tropical Mexico, by Bernardus de Jong 14. Axing the Trees, Growing the Forest: Smallholder Timber Production in the Amazon Varzea, by Robin Sears and Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez Part III. Working Forest Paradoxes 15. Neotropical Working Forests: For What and For Whom?, by Janaki Alavalapati and Daniel J. Zarin 16. On Defying Nature's End, by Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, Aaron Bruner, Russell A. Mittermeier, Keith Alger, Clau 17. Selective Logging, Forest Fragmentation and Fire Disturbance: Implications of Interaction, by Mark A. Cochrane, David L. Skole, Eraldo A. T. Matricardi, Christopher Barber, and Walter Chomentowski 18. Limited or Unlimited Wants in the Presence of Limited Means? Inquiries into the Role of Satiation in Affecting Deforestation, by Arild Angelsen and Martin K. Luckert 19. From Staple to Fashion Food: Shifting Cycles and Shifting Opportunities in the development of the Acai Palm Fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) Economy in the Amazon Estuary, by Eduardo S. Brondizio 20. The Homogeocene in Puerto Rico, by Ariel E. Lugo Part IV. Envisioning a Future for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management 21. Conventional Wisdom about Sustainable Forest Management and a Pro-Poor Forest Agenda, by David Kaimowitz 22. Governing the Amazon Timber Industry, by Daniel Nepstad, Ane Alencar, Ana Cristina Barros, Eirivelthon Lima, Elsa Mendoza Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780231129060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780231129060
  • ISBN10: 0231129068

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