Towards Forest Sustainability

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A collection of practical essays by some of the world’s leading forest ecologists and managers.

Towards Forest Sustainability is a collection of practical essays by some of the world’s leading forest ecologists and managers from the United States of America, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. The authors describe the changes that have taken place in forest management – highlighting what worked, what didn’t, and the lessons that have been learned. + Full description

This unique set of essays documents the drivers of the change in the logging industry and the resulting outcomes. It provides real-world insights from an international perspective into government policy, industry concerns, and conservation and biodiversity issues.

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“Overall, this is an excellent and inexpensive introduction to the major issues involved in moving towards sustainable forest management.”
Doland Nichols, Southern Cross University (Austral Ecology v.29, 2004)


ePDF | May 2003
ISBN: 9780643098466
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Participants at the Forestry Roundtable Meeting

Challenges to temperate forest stewardship—focusing on the future
Jerry F. Franklin

Are forests different as a policy challenge?
Stephen Dovers

Towards ecological forestry in Tasmania
J. E. Hickey and M. J. Brown

Intergrating wildlife conservation and wood products in Victorian montane ash forests
David Lindenmayer

The role of large mammals in US forests
Michael Soulé

Resolving forest management issues in British Columbia
Fred Bunnell and Laurie Kremsater

Finnish forestry in transition—finding ways to sustainable forest management
Jari Niemelä

The role of science in the changing forestry scene in the USA
David Perry

Forest biodiversity management—the Swedish model
Per Angelstam

Sustainable forest management in New Zealand
David Norton

A new forest and wood industry policy framework for Australia
Judy Clark

Transitions to ecological sustainability in forests—a synthesis David Lindenmayer and Jerry Franklin

References and bibliography


Professor Jerry Franklin is widely regarded as the world’s leading forest ecologist. An advisor on forest policy to President Clinton, he was the leader of several major policy studies and initiatives that resulted in comprehensive changes to forest management in Washington State, Oregon, California and British Columbia. He has published widely in many fields including 350 major papers and books.

Associate Professor David Lindenmayer is a world-recognised expert in the field of conservation biology. Winner of the prestigious Eureka Prize for his risk-assessment study on the endangered Leadbeater’s possum, he has been active in forest research and management issues for the past 20 years and has published eight books and more than 290 papers.