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Author: Shigeo Kobayashi
Publisher: CIFOR
Keywords: proceedings, november, bogor, indonesia, workshop, ecosystems, degraded, tropical, forest, rehabilitation
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 9798764706
ISBN-13: 9789798764707

Rehabilitation of degraded tropical forest ecosystems project. Evaluation of forest harvesting and fire impacts on the forest ecosystems.Development of methods to rehabilitate logged-over forests and degraded forest lands. Development of silvicultural techniques on degraded forest lands. Network of the rehabilitation of degraded forest ecosystems.

Author: J. E. Keeley
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: forest, shrubland, ecosystems, american, north, foundations, fire, management, ecological
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437926118
ISBN-13: 9781437926118

Provides an ecological foundation for mgmt. of the diverse ecosystems and fire regimes of N. America, based on scientific principles of fire interactions with vegetation, fuels, and biophysical processes. Detailed discussion of six ecosystems ż ponderosa pine forest (western N. America), chaparral (Calif.), boreal forest (Alaska and Canada), Great Basin sagebrush (inter-mountain West), pine and pine-hardwood forests (Southern Appalachian Mountains), and longleaf pine (Southeastern U.S.) ż illustrates the complexity of fire regimes and that fire mgmt. requires a clear regional focus that reco

Author: Ezzeddine Boutrif
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: food, composition, biodiversity, indicators, consultation, nutrition, expert
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2008-03
ISBN-10: 9251059241
ISBN-13: 9789251059241

Biological diversity is the variety of life on Earth, from the simplest micro-organisms to complex ecosystems such as the rainforests of the Amazon. Biodiversity is important for nutrition and health, and can help to combat micronutrient deficiencies and other forms of malnutrition. Nutrition indicators need to be developed to address the three dimensions of biodiversity - ecosystems, the species they contain and the genetic diversity within species. The indicators will measure the food composition and consumption of cultivars, varieties, breeds and subspecies of commonly consumed foods. This

Author: Deborah M. Finch
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grasslands, symposium, proceedings, western, conservation, disturbance, wildlife, ecosystem
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1998-03
ISBN-10: 0788142046
ISBN-13: 9780788142048

Reviews & synthesizes info. about the structure, function, & components of steppe & desert grassland ecosystems in the western U.S. with special emphasis on the ecological roles & requirements of wildlife species. It is designed to draw attention to some wildlife topics that have been particularly neglected for western grasslands, & represents a cross section of the papers orally presented at the symposium as well as some additional papers solicited afterwards. Those interested in sustaining the ecological health, productivity, & biological diversity of western grassland ecosystems will find t

Author: William J. Brennan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ecosystems, change, climate, thresholds
Number of Pages: 170
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437923623
ISBN-13: 9781437923629

This report addresses and synthesizes the current state of scientific understanding regarding potential abrupt state changes or regime shifts in ecosystems in response to climate change. It provides an overview of what is known about ecological thresholds and where they are likely to occur. The report also identifies those areas where research is most needed to improve knowledge and understand the uncertainties regarding them. It suggests a suite of potential actions that land and resource managers could use to improve the likelihood of success for the resources they manage, even under conditi

Author: Carlos Corvalán
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: synthesis, health, human, ecosystems
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9241563095
ISBN-13: 9789241563093

This report synthesizes the findings from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) global and sub-global assessments of how ecosystem changes do or could affect human health and well-being. Over the past 50 years humans have changed natural ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than any comparable period in human history. The findings provide the strongest evidence so far of the ways in which pressures on ecosystems have resulted in the loss of vital ecosystem services which purify and replenish water soil and air resources essential to health and also keep many diseases in check. Loss of th

Author: Villy Christensen
Publisher: The WorldFish Center
Keywords: ecosystems, aquatic, models, trophic
Number of Pages: 402
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 9711022842
ISBN-13: 9789711022846
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