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 swap and extending human calls for for land. average creation forests which are legally precise to supply bushes happen greatly within the Southeast Asian tropics. Synergizing trees creation, weather switch mitigation and biodiversity conservation in such tropical creation forests is among the so much real looking potential to unravel those modern worldwide difficulties. Next-generation sustainable wooded area administration is being practiced within the typical tropical rain woodland of a version website in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, whereas previous sustainable administration practices have as a rule failed, resulting in large deforestation and woodland degradation somewhere else within the tropics. Ecologists have tested co-benefits of sustainable forestry within the version woodland by way of wooded area regeneration, carbon sequestration and biodiversity compared to a wooded area controlled by way of harmful traditional equipment. Taxonomic teams studied have integrated bushes, decomposers, soil microbes, bugs and mammals. a big selection of box tools and expertise 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 methods of tropical rain forests after logging. The ebook furnishes worthy info for foresters and conservation NGOs, and it additionally presents baseline info for biologists and ecologists. an extra target is to envision the environmental results of a wooded area certification scheme because the version wooded area has been qualified through the woodland Stewardship Council. Taken as an entire, this e-book proves that the specified synergy is possible.

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Such uncontrolled logging intensity may thus explain the inconsistent results among the previous studies. To overcome such a problem, we compared tree assemblage among a primary forest and two logged forests with a contrasting logging intensity, that is, reduced-impact logged (moderately logged) forest and conventionally logged (heavily logged) forest. Diversity following disturbances also depends on the spatial scale at which the diversity are measured (Hill and Hamer 2004; Dumbrell et al. 2008).

Since gaining recognition as a well-managed forest, Deramakot has become host to regular educational visits from university students, teachers, and policy makers, as well as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with special interest in forestry. Such recognition has been beneficial for the overall public perception and image of forestry. Visits to Deramakot by key political leaders have given sustainable forest management in Sabah its much-needed political endorsement. The outlook of production forestry depends on how the Sabah Government maintains the relevance of forestry in a changing socioeconomic environment.

2001, 2003; Tangki and Chappell 2008). According to Apan (1997), crown cover density provides important information to identify the successional stages of a forest. The canopy of tropical rain forests becomes more uneven with increasing age and biomass, resulting in higher rates of self-shadowing by emergent trees (Weishampel et al. 2001), which can be detected using optical data. 3 Satellite and Ground Truth Data Used During the Study Being aware of the problem of sensor saturation at a lower biomass value (Lu 2005) as well as the heterogeneous topography of our study area, we decided to use optical 2 The Application of Satellite Remote Sensing for Classifying Forest Degradation...

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