Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry


Mark P. McHenry, PhD (Editor)
School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia

Surendra N. Kulshreshtha, PhD (Editor)
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Silvia Lac, PhD (Editor)
Forestry/Environmental Independent Consultant, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry includes research from selected international authors and institutions that consider land use management to be an important aspect in the context of climate change and development. Our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to the literature to address global climate change in relation to agricultural-forestry ecosystems and development in vulnerable locations. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry book chapters include a wide variety of topics on changes in land use practices, carbon sequestration, forest degradation, as well as polices that affect land use and development.

It also includes a description of the current state of land use, land-use change and forestry in South Asian countries (Chapter 1); an evaluation of biodiversity and peoples’ willingness to pay (Chapter 2); modelling of carbon sequestration in forests (Chapter 3); trade-off analysis in economic and environmental objectives (Chapter 4); use of radar imagery in detecting forest degradation (Chapter 5); assessment of carbon sequestration in woodlots (Chapter 6); solutions for improved survival of ruminants in arid and semi-arid environments and associated carbon sequestration (Chapter 7); policy interventions for land use changes (Chapter 8); accomplishing land use change from subsistence to commercial farming in Mozambique (Chapter 9); and an international and multi-sectoral approach for partnering to achieve positive agricultural developmental land use change (Chapter 10).

Our team of editors, reviewers, and authors are honored to be part of this project; truly an example of international cooperation and articulation within the climate change community. The chapters and authors of Land Use, Land-Use and Forestry were carefully selected through a rigorous peer review process considering publication records, relevant and high quality contributions to this topic, and priming international cooperation. For this book and its contents, the intended audience includes the international climate change community including: contributors to the UNFCCC-IPCC process, policymakers, consultants, project developers, researchers and their institutions.

Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry aims to be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary and international cooperation efforts (policies, cultural practices, new technologies, and adaptation measures), to development of land use policies, governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide and the general public. The editors of Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry believe the book is an effective tool to help the international community progress in understanding and management of land use changes in addressing climate change through international collaboration and cooperation.
(Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Chapter 1
State of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry in South Asia
(Nalaka Geekiyanage, Raghu Bir Bista, Sarath Nissanka, and Sacchidananda Mukherjee, Tropical Forest Resources and Environments, Division of Forest and Biomaterial Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2
Evaluating Biodiversity Values with Choice Experiments: An Application in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
(Huynh Viet Khai, Department of Agricultural, Resource and Environmental Economics, School of Economics and Business Administration, Can Tho University, Vietnam)

Chapter 3
Carbon Sequestration Model using STELLA® for a Forest Ecosystem in Tyrol (Austria)
(Juan Diego Berjón, and Robert Jandl, Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, Austria)

Chapter 4
Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: An Integrated Analysis of Economic-Environmental Trade-Off
(Ahmad Gheidi, and Suren Kulshreshtha, Agricultural Extension and Education, University of Zanjan, Iran. Department of Bioresource Policy Business and Economics, University Saskatchewan, Canada)

Chapter 5
The Potential of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery in Automated Detection of Forest Degradation Features using Visual and Semi-Automated Analyses
(John Agbo Ogbodo, David O. Oke, and Benjamin I Dagba, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. Federal University Dutsin-ma, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 6
Above and Below-Ground Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Acacia Fallows of Ngitiri and Rotational Woodlots in Meatu, Tanzania
(Hilda S. Ngazi, Pantaleo K. Munishi, and Johnson M. Semoka, Agricultural Research Institute Ukiriguru, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania)

Chapter 7
Improved Arid/Semi-Arid Ruminant Survival for Southern and Eastern Sub-Saharan Pastoralists: Biochar/High-Tannin Fodder, Bioenergy, and Carbon Sequestration
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, and Ben O. Onyango, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia, and others)

Chapter 8
Enabling Landscape Interventions: Climate Change Programs – The Case of Ethiopia and Zambia
(Andre Rodrigues Aquino, Neeta Hooda, and Donna Lee, The World Bank, USA)

Chapter 9
Land Use Change from Subsistence to Commercial Farmers in Mozambique
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Emerson Zhou, Roy Murray-Prior, and John Dixon, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia, and others)

Chapter 10
Agricultural Land Use Changes Through Inter-Sectoral and International Engagement: The Interface of Mining and Agriculture in Mozambique
(Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel, Emerson Zhou, Roy Murray-Prior, and John Dixon, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia, and others)



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