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Tropical Silviculture: New Imperatives: New Systems

J B Lal (Author)
Synopsis Forest management is multi-dimensional. The list of dimensions begins with ‘ecological’, and, perhaps, ends with ‘political’. In various contexts, one or the other dimension assumes greater importance. Neverthless, the silvicultural dimension remains a key dimension in any context. In the last few decades, there have been rapid changes in imperatives in forest management. If timber production was the primary objective in forest management in nineteen-forties, biodiversity conservation is the main concern in nineteen-nineties. Unfortunately, despite regular debate, the silvicultural systems have not changed with the changing objectives. This work is an attempt to initiate search for the new systems. The author’s experience is limited to tropics, so are the discussions in this work.
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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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Title Tropical Silviculture: New Imperatives: New Systems
Author J B Lal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170893003
length iv+137p.