Forest Conservation: Methods, Management and Challenges


Pedro Eisenlohr (Editor)
State University of Mato Grosso (UNEMAT), Brasil

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: TEC003040

Forest Conservation: Methods, Management and Challenges offers to readers the opportunity to understand, consider and plan strategies that aim to conserve forest ecosystems around 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 the Earth’s 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Rare Tree Species as Surrogates for Biodiversity in Conservation Decision-Making: What Are They and How to Select and Use Them?
(Everton A. Maciel and Fernando R. Martins, Graduate Program in Plant Biology, State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in Woody Ecosystems: Biotechnology and Bioprospecting of Native Species from Monte Desert, Patagonia
(Patricia Boeri, Lucrecia Piñuel, Daniela Dalzotto, Daniel Barrio, Maite Romero Alves, Marianelén Cedrés Gazo and Sandra Elizabeth Sharry, Laboratorio de Tecnología de Alimentos y Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro-Sede Atlántica, Viedma, Río Negro, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 3. Forests and Brazilian Reptiles: Challenges for Conservation
(André Felipe Barreto-Lima and Melina Soledad Simoncini, André Felipe Barreto-Lima
Graduate Program in Ecology, University of Brasilia, Brasília, DF, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Prioritization of Areas for Permanent Preservation for Forest Recovery Aiming Landscape Connectivity
(Emanuelle Brugnara, Vinícius de Freitas Silgueiro and Julio Cesar Wojciechowski, Instituto Centro de Vida, Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5. Conservation of Aleppo Pine Forest for Post Flood and Fire Plantings
(Abdelaziz Ayari, Institut National de Recherche en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts, Department of Ecologie Forestière, Tunis, Tunisia)

Chapter 6. Linking Agroforestry to REDD+ Activities in the Amazon: Implications for Biodiversity and Carbon Conservation
(Pedro Manuel Villa, Sebastião Venâncio Martins, Silvio Nolasco de Oliveira Neto, Alice Cristina Rodrigues and Lucieta Guerreiro Martorano, Department of Botany, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Forest Conservation and Its Challenges in Tropical Africa
(Tsegaye Tagesse Gatiso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz, Leipzig, Germany)

Chapter 8. Large Dams in the Amazon: Disconnecting the Social and Natural System
(Elineide Eugênio Marques and Adriana Malvasio, Federal University of Tocantins, Palmas, TO, Brazil)

Chapter 9. Selection and Propagation of Native Tree Species for Improving Ecological Restoration
(Sebastián Pablo Galarco, Maite Romero Alves, Patricia Boeri, Luciano Roussy, Marina Adema, Blanca Villarreal, María Valentina Briones, María de los Ángeles Basiglio Cordal, Tatiana Cinquetti, Diego Iván Ramilo and Sandra Elizabeth Sharry, Wood Research Laboratory, School of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 10. Concepts and Methods in Environmental Suitability Modeling, an Important Tool for Forest Conservation
(João Carlos Pires-Oliveira, Leandro José-Silva, Diogo Souza Bezerra da Rocha and Pedro V. Eisenlohr, Laboratory of Ecology, State University of Mato Grosso, Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil, and others)


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