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Forest Management: Classical Approach and Current Imperatives

J B Lal (Author)
Synopsis In Classical Terminology, 'forest management' is related only to sustained production of goods from forests, especially timber. In the modern concept, forest management is a multi-dimensional process, which in addition to sustaining the production of wood and non-wood forest products, aims at maintaining stability of the environment, and ensuring equitable distribution of benefits derived from forest, to various sections of society.  The book covers both the classical approach and modern perceptions in forest management. The book is primarily meant to serve the needs of forestry students, both professional and academic, both it would be substantially useful to serving foresters also. The author has covered the syllabi on forest management prescribed by various professional and academic institutions in totality. It also deals with the modern technology of geo-matics.
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About the author

J B Lal

Dr. J.B. Lal, a former member of Indian Forest Service, is an associate of Indian Forest College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, U.K. In addition, he also holds diploma in "Manpower Management & Planning from the Manchester University, U.K. He has held top forestry positions in the Government of India. He was Director Forest Survey of India, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education and Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management. He has served as a member of National Environmental Council of India, consultant of FAO, SIDA and TCS. Visiting Professor at NFU, China P.R. and Honorary Advisor, Kayu Mas, Indonesia. He is presently Secretary General to Development and Conservation Society (DCRS), an organization engaged in integrating ecology, economics and technology at local evel. He has written four books: this book is his fifth and several technical papers. His major research interest are "integration of ecology with economics in forest management" in general, "use of TEV & EIA as decision-making criteria in forestry" in particular and use of "participative knowledge+ scientific knowledge in forest and other natural resource management

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Bibliographic information

Title Forest Management: Classical Approach and Current Imperatives
Author J B Lal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Natraj Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8181581006
length x+290p., Figures.