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CABI Publishing are pleased to offer a 20% discount on all Forestry titles to members of the Commonwealth Forestry Association


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Recent Forestry Books


Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management
Edited by M R Mosquera-Losada, and A Riguerio, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and J McAdam, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
December 2005   432 pages   HB   ISBN 1 84593 001 0

Special Discount Price: £60.00 (Normal Price: £75.00)



Researchers in agroforestry, plant and soil science, ecology and land management.



Agroforestry and silvopasture are ancient yet sustainable ways of managing forestland. They increase productivity in the short, medium and long terms, compared with forestland, and have a higher level of biodiversity than farmland. This book, containing over 125 papers presented at an international conference held in Spain in April 2004, examines the productivity and quality of silvopastoral systems and outlines successful ways of managing forestry and agronomic areas. It examines the ecological benefits of silvopastoral systems and their cultural, economic, and social implications. The final section of the book evaluates these systems within a global context.



Land Use Changes in Tropical Watersheds: Evidence, Causes and Remedies
Edited by G E Shively, Purdue University, USA, and I Coxhead, University of Wisconsin, USA
December 2005   208 pages   HB   ISBN 0 85199 912 3

Special Discount Price: £40.00 (Normal Price: £49.95)



Students and researchers in natural resource economics, soil, water, land use and development studies.



This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from a rich, decade-long collection of economic, social and environmental data on the Manupali upland watershed in the southern Philippines. Through this detailed case study the book documents forces leading to land use changes, in particular the potential impacts of institutional evolution and policy reforms, and highlights interrelationships between biological, economic, and social phenomena. It is the result of a long-term project from the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).



Forestry and Environmental Change: Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions
IUFRO Series, No . 11
Edited by J L Innes, University of British Columbia, Canada, G Hickey, University of British Columbia, Canada, H F Hoen, Agricultural Univeristy of Norway, Norway
October 2005         256 pages              HB          ISBN  0 85199 002 9  

Special discount price: £40.00  (Normal price £49.95)



Advanced students and researchers in forestry, climate change and natural resource economics.


Drawing on a host of international case-studies, this detailed book examines the interactions between forestry and environmental change, from a social, economic and political perspective. It presents novel insights into little-studied topics such as the influence of forest reserves on timber prices, the relationship between forestry and aboriginal populations, the certification of forest management and wood products, and the issues facing forests in transition countries. It also brings together the latest thinking on a wide range of topics including deforestation in temperate and tropical forests, the application of forest zoning as an alternative to multiple use forestry, capital management, establishment of large-scale reserves in temperate and boreal forests and social revolutions in forest management.



The Measurement of Roundwood: Methodologies and Conversion Ratios
M A Fonseca, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Trade and Timber Branch, Geneva, Switzerland
October 2005         288 pages              HB          ISBN 0 85199 079 7  

Special discount price: £44.00  (Normal price: £55.00)



Advanced students, researchers and practitioners in forestry and forest products industries.



This book provides a comprehensive guide to the various methods by which roundwood and the products of roundwood are measured around the world. It presents and compares many different log scaling methods in terms of procedures and conversion ratios. Topics covered include grading logs, log manufacturing quality, statistical sampling methods and methods for determining log yard inventories and mill log usage volume. Detailed tables of data, covering characteristics, and log weight to volume ratios, are presented for the main commercial timber species of the world. The drivers of roundwood product recovery are also discussed and illustrated with numerous graphs and tables.



Forestry in a Global Context

by R Sands, New Zealand School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

August 2005   272 pages   PB   ISBN 0 85199 089 4

Special Discount Price: £20.00  (Normal Price £25.00)


Readership: Students of forestry and related disciplines such as conservation, geography, plant science and socioeconomics.



This introductory textbook sets world forestry in the context of social, environmental, historical, economic and conservation issues. It explores how people relate to forests and how forests have been used from the time of hunter-gatherers up to the present day. Using extensive case-studies, it introduces students to a host of essential forestry topics including: the development of forests, grassland and humans from the Devonian through to the Age of Agriculture; the factors determining the distribution of forests; the classification of forest types; the value and benefits of the forest; and the products of the forest and their associated trade. It also examines the issues of sustainable forest management, current patterns of deforestation and reforestation, and future challenges facing our forests.



Rust Diseases of Willow and Poplar

Edited by M H Pei, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK, and A R McCracken, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

July 2005   288 pages   HB   ISBN 0 85199 999 9

Special discount price: £60.00  (Normal Price: £75.00)


Readership: Researchers and advanced students in forestry and plant pathology.


This book provides a comprehensive review of over two decades of extensive study of the rust diseases affecting willow and poplar. It provides insights into the population biology of Melampsora rusts in Europe, China, India and Chile, the genetics of their resistance, and their interaction with their hosts. The book offers information essential to the development of effective and sustainable disease control measures including the use of willow genotype mixtures and biological control agents.


Valuing Mediterranean Forests: Towards Total Economic Value

Edited by M Merlo and L Croitoru, University of Padua, Italy
April 2005              448 pages                HB        ISBN 0 85199 997 2                

Special discount price: £60.00 (Normal price £75.00) 

Readership: Students, practitioners and policy-makers in forestry, environmental and natural resource economics.

Description: This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic value of Mediterranean forests, including not only the more obvious benefits (e.g. timber), but also the less commonly-measured public goods (e.g. tourism and conservation) that these forests provide. It brings together forest valuations at the national level from eighteen Mediterranean countries, based on extensive local data collection, and thus allows comprehensive analyses within countries as well as comparative analyses across countries. The book explores the research findings in the context of the institutions and policies that affect Mediterranean forests and proposes new policy approaches for improving forest policies and management at the national, regional and local levels.



Mycorrhizas: Anatomy and Cell Biology

R L Peterson, University of Guelph, Canada, H B Massicotte, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, L H Melville, University of Guelph, Canada
August 2004         196 pages              PB           ISBN: 0 85199 901 8

Special discount price: £32.00 (Normal price £40.00)


Readership: Plant and soil science, forestry and mycology


Not available from CABI in Canada



Symbiotic relations between roots and fungi (mycorrhizas) are the most prevalent symbiotic systems on earth. For example, mycorrhizas increase nutrient uptake from soil, assist in the biocontrol of pathogenic fungi and nematodes, and have a positive effect on the establishment of plant communities. Mycorrhizal associations can be found in all ecosystems and in important forest and crop species. This book provides a summary of all the mycorrhizal categories from a morphological and anatomical perspective.


Forest Biodiversity: Lessons from History for Conservation
Edited by O Honnay, K Verheyen, B Bossuyt and M Hermy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Laboratory for Forest, Nature and Landscape Research, Leuven, Belgium

IUFRO Research Series No.10

March 2004           230 Pages              HB          ISBN: 085199802X
Special discount price: £48.00 (Normal price £60.00)


Readership: Forestry, ecology, conservation and environmental history.



This book develops this field of interest by focusing on the diverse impact of forest history in general, and of forest continuity, fragmentation and past management in particular, on the diversity and distribution of species. The implications for the conservation of biodiversity in forests are also addressed. Chapters have been developed from papers presented at a conference held in Leuven in January 2003. The emphasis is on temperate forests in Europe and North America, but the information may also be applicable to other regions or biomes.



Biodiversity of West African Forests: An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species
Edited by L Poorter and F Bongers, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, F N Kouamé, University of Cocody, Coté d'Ivoire and W D Hawthorne, Oxford Forestry Institute, University of Oxford, UK

January 2004         528 Pages              HB          ISBN: 0851997341
Special discount price: £68.00 (Normal price £85.00)


Readership: This book will appeal to researchers working in forestry, biodiversity, plant ecology and conservation.


The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated

position, they harbour a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant species. This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyses the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It also includes an atlas with ecological profiles of rare plant species and large timber species.



Forests at the Land–Atmosphere Interface
Edited by M Mencuccini, J Moncrieff, K McNaughton and J Grace of Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

December 2003     304 Pages              HB          ISBN: 0851996779
Special discount price: £48.00 (Normal price £60.00)


Readership: Researchers in forestry, ecology, environmental sciences and natural resources.


Forest ecosystems exist at the interface between the land and the atmosphere. Understanding the properties of this planetary boundary layer is very important for a number of related disciplines. This book presents an overview of topics that are of significance at this interface, starting at the scale of intra-leaf organelles, ranging to higher levels of organisation such as communities and ecosystems. It covers topics such as stomatal functioning, large scale processes, radiation modelling, forest meteorology and carbon sequestration. Based on proceedings of a conference to mark the retirement of Professor Paul Jarvis from the University of Edinburgh, the book contains contributions from leading international scientists.


Modelling Forest Systems
A Amaro, Instituto Superior de Gestao, Lisbon, Portugal, D Reed, Michigan Technological University, USA and P Soares, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

August 2003         432 Pages              HB          ISBN: 0851996930
Special discount price: £60.00 (Normal price £75.00)


Readership: Researchers in forestry, ecology and the environmental sciences.


There are many theoretical approaches to modelling forest systems, but not all of them have valid practical applications. This book reviews current thinking on various models and explores a variety of areas and approaches. The papers in this book have been selected and developed from those presented at a workshop held in Portugal in June 2002. The topics covered include: forest reality and modelling strategies; mathematical approaches and reasoning; estimation processes models; validation and decision under uncertainty and model archives and metadata.



Trees, Crops and Soil Fertility: Concepts and Research Methods
Edited by G Schroth, National Institute for Research in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil and F L Sinclair, School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

February 2003       448 Pages              HB          ISBN: 0851995934
Special discount price: £52.00 (Normal price £65.00)


Readership: Advanced students and researchers - forestry, crop sciences, ecology and soil science.


Successful agroforestry requires an understanding of the complex relationship between trees, crops and soils. This book provides a review of both economic and biophysical aspects of soil use and research in agroforestry, with an emphasis on nutrient-poor forest and savanna soils. Key topics covered include the economics of soil fertility management, cycling of water, nutrients and organic matter, soil structure, and soil biological processes. The book combines synthetic overviews of research results and a review of methods used in research.



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