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Publisher Comments:

Global interest in forest conservation, biodiversity preservation, and non-timber values has risen while pressures on the forest as a source of income and employment have also increased. These demands are often conflicting, making forest planning, allocation, and policy formation very complex. This volume explores theoretical and applied issues surrounding forest resource allocation. The book is divided into three sections: (1) Tropical Forests: Environment, Economics and Trade, (2) Non-Timber Valuation: Theory and Application, and (3) Ecosystem Management. The first section focuses on tropical forests, reflecting the fact that global environmental concerns surrounding these regions are often in conflict with local economic objectives. The chapters in this section examine mechanisms for capturing or optimizing total (timber and non-timber) economic value from tropical forests and the implications of forest policy on global trade in forest products and production from tropical forest regions. The second section examines non-timber values. These values, particularly existence or passive use values, are important in planning and policy decisions. However, these non-timber valuation techniques are also very controversial. This section examines theoretical advances in non-timber valuation and presents case studies employing state of the art techniques. The third section considers ecosystem management, a concept that promotes the use of forest harvesting practices that mimic natural disturbance patterns. The impact of ecosystem management on timber and non-timber values is largely unknown. The chapters in this section explore these issues from theoretical and applied perspectives. Overall, the book will be of interest to readers in forestry and environmental economics.

Synopsis:

This volume brings together enviromental concerns about deforestation and economic concerns about forest resouces. It covers both theoretical and empirical issues. Part I focuses on developing countries, with case studies from Malawi, Nepal, Costa Rica and Malaysia. Part II examines policy options and Part III, impacts on the environment, while the final section looks at dynamic issues in resource allocation. Authors from the US, Canada, UK and Sweden examine topical issues and the book is aimed at advanced students and research workers in ecological and environmental economics, as well as forestry economics and policy.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Acknowledgements


Preface


1. Pluralism and Pragmatism in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development, E.N. Castle


SECTION 1 — Tropical Forests: Environment, Economics and Trade


2. Global Environmental Value and the Tropical Forests: Demonstration and Capture, D. Pearce


3. Local Timber Production and Global Trade: The Environmental Implications of Forestry Trade, R.A. Sedjo


4. Can Tropical Forests be Saved by Harvesting Non-Timber Products? A Case Study for Ecuador, D. Southgate, M. Coles-Ritchie and P. Salazar-Canelos


5. Conflicts Between Trade and Sustainable Forestry Policies in the Philippines, H.W. Wisdom


SECTION 2 — Non-Timber Valuation: Theory and Application


6. Measuring General Public Preservation Values for Forest Resources: Evidence from Contingent Valuation Surveys, J.B. Loomis


7. Citizens, Consumers and Contingent Valuation: Clarification and the Expression of Citizen Values and Issue-Opinions, R.K. Blamey


8. Moral Responsibility Effects in Valuation of WTA for Public and Private Goods by the Method of Paired Comparison, G.L. Peterson, T.C. Brown, D.W. McCollum, P.A. Bell, A.A. Birjulin and A. Clarke


9. Integrating Cognitive Psychology into the Contingent Valuation Method to Explore the Trade-Offs Between Non-Market Costs and Benefits of Alternative Afforestation Programmes in Ireland, W.G. Hutchinson, S.M. Chilton and J. Davis


10. Valuing Tropical Rainforest Protection Using the Contingent Valuation Method, R.A. Kramer, E. Mercer and N. Sharma


11. The Safe Minimum Standard Approach: An Alternative to Measuring Non-Use Values for Environmental Assets?, R.P. Berrens


SECTION 3 — Ecosystem Management


12. An Economic-Ecological Model for Ecosystem Management, R. Mendelsohn


13. Application of a Bioeconomic Strategic Planning Model to an Industrial Forest in Saskatchewan


14. Incentives for Managing Landscapes to Meet Non-Timber Goals: Lessons from the Washington Landscape Management Project, B. Lippke


15. Perspectives on Educating Forestry Professionals in an Environmentally Conscious Age, J.C. Nautiyal


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780851989822
Publisher:
CABI Publishing
Location:
Wallingford :
Editor:
White
Editor:
Adamowicz, Wiktor L.
Editor:
Luckert, M. K.
Author:
W. E. Phillips
Author:
Boxall, P.
Author:
White, William
Author:
W. A. White
Author:
Phillips, William E.
Author:
Luckert, M. K.
Author:
W. L. Adamowicz
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Forest policy
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
CABI Publishing
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 illus.
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.49x6.39x.93 in. 1.36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume brings together enviromental concerns about deforestation and economic concerns about forest resouces. It covers both theoretical and empirical issues. Part I focuses on developing countries, with case studies from Malawi, Nepal, Costa Rica and Malaysia. Part II examines policy options and Part III, impacts on the environment, while the final section looks at dynamic issues in resource allocation. Authors from the US, Canada, UK and Sweden examine topical issues and the book is aimed at advanced students and research workers in ecological and environmental economics, as well as forestry economics and policy.
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