Tropical deforestation

a socio-economic approach
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LC ClassificationsSD418.3.T76 J46 2009
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24462450M
ISBN 139781849710299, 9781849710114, 9781844079308
LC Control Number2009040530

Tropical forests are home to half the Earth's species, and their trees are an immense standing reservoir of carbon. Deforestation will have increasingly serious consequences for biodiversity, Tropical deforestation book, and : Rebecca Lindsey.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library, London, UK. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Agricultural technologies and tropical deforestation / edited by enand itz.

Based on papers presented at a workshop held inTurrialba, Costa Rica, Mar. In his book The History of Deforestation, the author Michael Williams says that "It is a common misconception that deforestation is a recent occurrence, gaining momentum in the tropical regions of the world since about " According to Williams, deforestation came into existence probably some half-a-million years ago, when humans began to.

While many studies of tropical deforestation neglect the indigenous people of the forests, this book illuminates the insights local people have into conservation of their ecosystems, the effects of habitation on those ecosystems, and the impact of development and natural resource depletion on their by: Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction nd Edition by T.C.

Whitmore (Editor), J.A. Sayer (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Format: Paperback. I celand’s Christmas advert about palm oil’s links with deforestation was the damage done in a short book, Mistaking Plantations for Indonesia’s Tropical Forest.

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As the trees came down. While many studies of Tropical deforestation book deforestation neglect the indigenous people of the Tropical deforestation book, this book illuminates the insights local people have into conservation of their ecosystems, the effects of habitation on those ecosystems, and the impact of development and natural resource depletion on.

In Tropical Forests, Rudel draws upon hundreds of these studies to develop a broader perspective on the problem of deforestation. Through a meta-analysis, Rudel identifies the forces that have driven forest cover change since and spells out their implications for efforts to conserve biodiversity and expedite sustainable development in the.

Tropical Deforestation. NASA Facts Sheet (FSGSFC). The clearing of tropical forests across the Earth has been occuring on a large scale basis for many centuries. This process, known as deforestation, involves the cutting down, burning, and damaging of forests.

Tropical Deforestation - A Socio-Economic Approach offers a new perspective on the economic imperatives which encourage indigenous populations to encroach upon their own forests, and shows how action against deforestation must form part of a wider movement to improve both the living conditions of the local inhabitants and the durability of Cited by: Most animal and plant species inhabit tropical forests.

Hence the interest in the effects of tropical forest clearance on biological diversity. The book provides a conservationist's perception of how fast tropical forests are being lost and what the consequences are for biological diversity.

Tropical Deforestation November he clearing of tropical forests across the Earth has been occuring on a large scale basis for many centuries.

This process, known as deforestation, involves the cutting down, burning, and damaging of forests.

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The loss of tropical rainforest is more profound than merely destruction of beautiful areas. If the File Size: 2MB. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xviii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Contents: Threats to Biological Diversity: A Biological Perspective on Tropical Forests / Matt Moran --A Changing Landscape: A Geographical Perspective on Tropical Deforestation / Mark A.

Cochrane --The Sweet Earth: A Biogeochemistry Perspective of. Controlling Tropical Deforestation is essential reading for policy makers, agronomists, foresters, conservationists and development professionals. To general readers and students on introductory courses at schools and universities it also offers the first concise but comprehensive overview of the causes, scale and consequences of :   Hans M.

Gregersen; Book Reviews: Tropical Deforestation: The Human Dimension, Forest Science, Vol Issue 4, 1 NovemberPages –, r: Hans M. Gregersen. What is deforestation. Step 1: Go to the ArcGIS Online map, Tropical Deforestation, and explore the map.

The squares and patches within Brazil represent fragmented forests and areas of deforestation. (T/F) Step 2: Click the left yellow marker to display a pop-up the image in the window.

Deforestation in the tropics Date: Febru Source: Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research - UFZ Summary: Tropical forests around the world play a. Beef production is the top driver of deforestation in the world’s tropical forests. The forest conversion it generates more than doubles that generated by the production of soy, palm oil, and wood products (the second, third, and fourth biggest drivers) combined.

Beef also drives conversion of non-forest landscapes, from grasslands to savannas. EO: Tropical Deforestation NASA’s Earth Observatory article explains why deforestation happens, deforestation rates, the connection between deforestation and global processes, as well as what happens to land after deforestation.

Forest Stewardship Council. 1 Deforestation: Causes, Effects and Control Strategies Sumit Chakravarty 1, S. Ghosh 2, C. Suresh 2, A. Dey 1 and Gopal Shukla 3 1Department of Forestry 2Pomology & Post Harvest Technology, Faculty of Horticulture Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari 3ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Center, Plandu Ranchi India 1.

IntroductFile Size: KB. Causes of Deforestation: Direct Causes People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Although tropical forests are largely confined to developing countries, they aren’t just meeting local or national needs; economic globalization means that the needs and wants of the global population are bearing down on them as : Rebecca Lindsey.

Tropical deforestation, fires and emissions: measurement and monitoring. Tropical deforestation as a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon emissions associated with forest fires in Brazil. Monitoring tropical deforestation for emerging carbon markets. How to reduce deforestation emissions for carbon credit: compensated reduction.

The rapid destruction of tropical forests is one of the most pressing environmental problems of our time, but the international community and national governments are unable to formulate effective policy responses without a clear understanding of the causes of deforestation.

This comprehensive and coherent account presents the 'state of the art' econometric analysis of tropical deforestation. Deforestation and forest degradation represent a significant fraction of the annual worldwide human-induced emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the main source of biodiversity losses and the destruction of millions of people's homes.

Despite local/regional causes, its consequences are global. This book provides a general view about deforestation dynamics around the world Cited by: 5. Deforestation, clearing or thinning of forests by humans to make the land available for other uses. Deforestation is a major driver of terrestrial habitat loss and habitat fragmentation and contributes to global warming.

Learn about historical and modern deforestation and its effects. Similar Items. Beyond tropical deforestation from tropical deforestation to forest cover dynamics and forest development / Published: () At loggerheads.

agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in the tropical forests / by: Chomitz, Kenneth M. Published: (). The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation.

Tropical forests provide many ecosystem and climatic services. This Review provides a synthesis of the effects of tropical deforestation on climate and implications for agriculture, both in the.

Tropical Deforestation introduces readers to the important concepts for understanding the environmental challenges and consequences of the deforestation.

Contributions from scientists and academics in the social sciences and humanities provide readers with an initial "tool kit" for understanding the concepts central to their disciplinary. Tropical deforestation as a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions from tropical forest deforestation: applying compensated reduction in Ghana YAW B.

OSAFO climate relationships, as the appearance of this book, and most particularly the diverse list ofCited by:. differing proposals to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) have been put forward to the UNFCCC, which has resulted in some confusion.

This non-partisan guide to the proposals is intended to accelerate understanding. The Little REDD File Size: 1MB.Saving the Tropical Forests is a source book on the causes and effects of tropical deforestation.

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Andrew Revkin.The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc.

and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy.