Co-benefits of Sustainable Forestry: Ecological Studies of a by Robert C. Ong, Andreas Langner, Nobuo Imai (auth.), Kanehiro

By Robert C. Ong, Andreas Langner, Nobuo Imai (auth.), Kanehiro Kitayama (eds.)

Tropical rain forests are more and more anticipated to serve for weather swap mitigation and biodiversity conservation amid worldwide weather switch and extending human calls for for land. common construction forests which are legally special to supply trees ensue commonly within the Southeast Asian tropics. Synergizing trees creation, weather swap mitigation and biodiversity conservation in such tropical creation forests is among the such a lot practical skill to solve those modern international difficulties. Next-generation sustainable woodland administration is being practiced within the normal tropical rain wooded area of a version website in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, whereas past sustainable administration practices have quite often failed, resulting in vast deforestation and woodland degradation somewhere else within the tropics. Ecologists have tested co-benefits of sustainable forestry within the version wooded area by way of woodland regeneration, carbon sequestration and biodiversity compared to a woodland controlled by way of harmful traditional equipment. Taxonomic teams studied have incorporated bushes, decomposers, soil microbes, bugs and mammals. a wide range of box tools and know-how has been used together with count number plots, sensor cameras, and satellite tv for pc remote-sensing. This publication is a compilation of the result of these thorough ecological investigations and elucidates ecological tactics of tropical rain forests after logging. The publication furnishes priceless details for foresters and conservation NGOs, and it additionally offers baseline details for biologists and ecologists. yet another objective is to check the environmental results of a woodland certification scheme because the version woodland has been qualified by means of the wooded area Stewardship Council. Taken as a complete, this e-book proves that the specified synergy is possible.

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Crown cover openness of each sample plot was collected for validation purposes, and two helicopter flights were undertaken in 2010 to derive detailed information of the crown cover condition. 4 Concept of Above-Ground Biomass Model We developed an algorithm to estimate above-ground biomass first by referring to the degradation status of a forest. The following paragraphs give an overview of our approach to estimate the crown cover condition and forest degradation stage, which we correlated with the biomass values measured in the permanent sample plots.

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