Synopses & Reviews
This book addresses the urgent and complex threats and challenges to the world's forests posed by the four great problems of the age: climate change, conservation objectives and sustainable development needs, and the growing demand for affordable energy.
This book addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by the world's forests posed by climate change, conservation objectives, and sustainable development needs including bioenergy,
Table of Contents
Foreword; Yvo de Boer Introduction; Trevor Fenning PART 1. Sustainable Forestry & Conservation Objectives 1. A Burning Issue: Tropical Forests and the Health of Global Ecosystems; Paul McMahon 2. Transforming plantation forests to meet multifunctional objectives: lessons from British and Chinese experience; Bill Mason & Jiaojun Zhu 3. Forests for all? Considering the conservation implications of human-species interactions in the context of multifunctional forestry; Mariella Marzano, Chris Quine & Norman Dandy 4. Human engagement with forest environments - implications for physical and mental health and wellbeing; Simon Bell & Catharine Ward Thompson 5. Sustainable Forest Management in China: Achievements in the Past and Challenges Ahead; Li Nuyun 6. The Value of Forest: An Ecological Economic Examination of People's Perspective; Debal Deb PART 2. Forest Resources Worldwide 7. Global trends and outlook for forest resources; Adrian Whiteman 8. Save the Forests : Use more wood; Wink Sutton PART 3. Forests, Forestry and Climate Change 9. Forests in the global carbon cycle; David Schimel 10. Forests, Forestry and Climate Change; John Grace, James Morison & Mike Perks 11. Insect invasions and climate change in forest ecosystems; Patrick Tobin, Brian Aukema & Dylan Parry PART 4. The Economics of Forestry 12. How cost-effective is forestry for climate change mitigation?; Gregory Valatin & Colin Price 13. Additionality of climate change mitigation activities; Gregory Valatin 14. Different Economic Approaches to Forest Management; David South PART 5. Tree Breeding & Commercial Forestry 15. A Roadmap to Eucalyptus Breeding for Clonal Forestry; Gabriel Dehon S.P. Rezende, Marcos Deon V. de Resende & Teotônio F. de Assis16. Conifer Somatic Embryogenesis and Multi-varietal Forestry; Yill-Sung Park 17. Modern Advances in Tree Breeding; Yousry El-Kassaby, Fikret Isik & Ross W.Whetten 18. A reality check in population management; Heidi Dungey, Alvin Yanchuk & Richard Burdon 19. Seed orchards and aspects on supporting tree breeding; Dag Lindgren PART 6. Biotechnological approaches 20. Biosafety considerations in the context of deployment of GM trees; Hely Häggman, Suvi sutela, Christain Walter and Matthias Fladung 21. Scientific research related to genetically modified trees; Armand Séguin, Denis Lachance, Annabelle Déjardin, Jean-Charles Leplé & Gilles Pilate 22. Forest Biotechnology Futures; Kevan Gartland & Jill Gartland 23. Research and Application of Transgenic Poplar in China; Jianjun Hu, Lijuan Wang, Donghui Yan & Meng-Zhu Lu PART 7. Genomic studies with forest trees 24. Genome resequencing in Populus: Revealing large-scale genome variation and implications on specialized-trait genomics; Wellington Muchero, Jessy Labbé, Priya Ranjan, Stephen DiFazio & Gerald A. Tuskan 25. Comparative and evolutionary genomics of forest trees; Andrew Groover & Stefan Jansson PART 8. Bio-energy, lignin and wood 26. Willows as a potential source of renewable fuels and diverse products; Angela Karp, Michael Ray, Nicholas Brereton and Richard J. Murphy 27. Woodfuel production in the UK - unlocking the existing resource and growing for the future; Ian Tubby 28. Bioenergy opportunities from forests in New Zealand; Peter Hall & Michael Jack 29. Creating the wood supply of the future; Barry Gardiner & John Moore PART 9. Forest Science, including ecological studies30. Planning for the future: Community genetics applications for forest biodiversity and policy; Adam Wymore, Helen Bothwell, Zacchaeus Compson, Louis Lamit, Faith Walker, Scott Woolbright and Thomas Whitham 31. The long reach of biogenic emissions in the atmosphere; Sanford Sillman 32. Ecological aspects of host-insect interactions on the example of Quercus robur and Tortrix viridana; Hilke Schroeder & Riziero Tiberi 33. Forests have survived climate changes and epidemics in the past.