This book offers to a wide readership the opportunity to understand, consider and plan strategies that aim to conserve forest ecosystems across the world.
This book presents ten chapters written by renowned researchers from Brazil, Argentina, Tunisia and Germany, offering to the scientific community as well as to human society as a whole important concepts, methods and gaps that we need to fill if we wish to preserve Earths forests.The authors begin this collection by demonstrating how rare tree species could be a surrogate for biodiversity in conservation decision-making (Chapter One).
Sustainable management of biodiversity in woody ecosystems is the theme of Chapter Two, followed by an interesting synthesis and discussion on challenges for conservation of forests and Brazilian reptiles (Chapter Three).
Prioritization of areas for permanent preservation for forest recovery aiming at landscape connectivity (Chapter Four), conservation of Aleppo pine forests for post flood and fire plantings (Chapter Five), agroforestry and its connections to REDD+ activities in the Amazon (Chapter Six), forest conservation and its challenges in tropical Africa (Chapter Seven), large dams in the Amazon and their effects on the fauna (Chapter Eight) and selection and propagation of native tree species for improving ecological restoration (Chapter Nine) are themes deeply addressed in the next contributions, including interesting case studies.
This book ends with an approach to environmental suitability modeling and its potential to support conservation decisions and ecological restoration programs in virtually any part of the world (Chapter Ten).Forest Conservation: Methods, Management and Challenges is an important tool for students, researchers, decision-makers, governmental and non-governmental agencies that are interested in preserving different forest types in order to assure biodiversity conservation for current and future generations.