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Forest and agroecosystem tradeoffs in the humid tropics

Thomas P. Tomich

Forest and agroecosystem tradeoffs in the humid tropics

a crosscutting assessment by the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Consortium (ASB), conducted as a sub-global component of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

by Thomas P. Tomich

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Published by Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forests and forestry -- Tropics.,
  • Forest policy -- Tropics.,
  • Agricultural ecology -- Tropics.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAssessment of ecosystem health and human well-being in tropical forest margins :, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment report covering completion of ASB-MA Pilot Phase (2003) and incorporating ongoing assessment activities (2004-5)
    Statementcoordinating lead authors, Thomas P. Tomich, Cheryl A. Palm ; contributing authors Sandra J. Velarde ... [et al.].
    ContributionsPalm, C. A., Velarde, Sandra J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSD247 .T66 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 163 p. :
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19471675M
    LC Control Number2007381875

    List of success stories shared by ASB partners from across the ASB Consortium, responding to the Terms of Reference for the Evaluation and Impact Assessment: (3) evaluate the relevance and quality of ASB's outputs and the actual and expected impact in the following areas: 1. Knowledge Generation and Use 2. Governance, Incentives, Policy and Practices 3. Research in the Cambridge Geography Department on the nutrient dynamics of agroforestry in the humid tropics began more than twenty years ago. Tim Bayliss-Smith, Bryon Bache and Michael Hands secured EU funding for work in Costa Rica, and there was work elsewhere by graduate students including Michael Whittome in Nigeria, Eureka Adomoko in.

    “The book presents unique strategies for the exploration, management, production, extraction, conversion, quality analysis including the value-chain perspectives of bioenergy production from woody biomass. the book is a well written ‘guideline for biomass production, procurement and energy production for scientists, practitioners, and decision makers who are interested in a Format: Hardcover. • Trade-offs associated with management of agroecosystems range can have negative consequences on the environment. • Trade-offs to management practices may not be consistent across allecosystems due to differences in soils, climate, or other : Tracy Hmielowski.

    Managing agroecosystem NASA AQAST/Harvard University Flickr/Stuart Rankin YouTube/Jeffs Wonderland. temperatures in the litter that reduce pathogens. The reduc-tion in pathogens makes it less likely that diseases or infec-tions will spread to a subsequent flock in the same broilerAuthor: Tracy Hmielowski. Only forest-based trees, herbs, and canopy ants tended to decline with shade cover reduction, whereas species richness of other groups, both forest- and non-forest-based species, remained constant. Other studies have reported a significant reduction in biodiversity along land-use intensification gradients in the tropics (5, 6, 19, 20, 25).


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Forest and agroecosystem tradeoffs in the humid tropics by Thomas P. Tomich Download PDF EPUB FB2

ASB’s assessment, ‘Forest and Agroecosystem Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics’ (known as ‘Tropical Forest Margins'), is the only crosscutting sub-global assessment approved by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA).

Focusing on ecoregions nested within the humid tropical broadleaf forest biome, the. ASB’s assessment, ‘Forest and Agroecosystem Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics’ (known as ‘Tropical Forest Margins'), is the only crosscutting sub-global assessment approved by.

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Agro-forestry and forest laws, policies, and customs Agro-forestry research for the humid tropics Summary of discussion: Principles of agro-forestry. Traditional agro-forestry systems: Prospects for development.

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ASB's assessment, “Forest and Agroecosystem Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics,” focuses on the mosaic of land uses typical of the humid tropical lowlands of Asia, Africa and South America.

Building on a decade of work. ASB’s assessment, “Forest and Agroecosystem Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics” (known as “Tropical Forest Margins”), is the only crosscutting subglobal assessment approved by the MA. Focusing on ecoregions nested within the humid tropical broadleaf forest biome, the aim.

The study area comprises 34 countries spanning the humid tropics, each of which is covered at least 50% by forest biomes [Olson et al., ]. These countries' forests comprise over 80% of forest area in the tropics [Hansen et al., ] and dominate the forest area of Cited by: Timber Plantations In The Humid Tropics Of Africa Fao Forestry Paper 98 Paperback – Septem by B Dupuy (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Author: B Dupuy. Study Area. The study area comprises 34 countries spanning the humid tropics, each of which is covered at least 50% by forest biomes [Olson et al., ].These countries' forests comprise over 80% of forest area in the tropics [Hansen et al., ] and dominate the forest area of the humid by: Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

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Forest and Agroecosystem tradeoffs in the humid tropics. A Crosscutting assessment by the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn consortium (ASB) conducted as a sub-global component of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Only % of the world's humid and sub-humid tropical forests is being managed for sustained timber production (Poore et al., ).

Except large areas of tropical natural forest biome, plantation forestry also plays an important role in the humid and sub-humid tropics. sustainable agriculture in the humid tropics is the rapid decomposition of organic matter (Zech et al. ) due to the high temperatures, large amounts of precipitation, and the lack of stabilizing minerals.

Mean residence times of less than 4 years have been calculated for par­ ticulate organic matter in undisturbed soils of the Vene­File Size: KB. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered.

Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world. Biomass of a man-made forest of timber tree species in the humid tropics of West Java, Indonesia Motoshi Hiratsuka, Takeshi Toma, Nina Mindawati, Ika Heriansyah, Yasushi Morikawa School of Human Sciences.

The forest surface soil bulk densities in major skid trails after 5 and 10 passes of log skidding tractors were compared with those of undisturbed forest soils. Mean surface soil bulk density of the 0 - 15 cm depth surface of plantation forest soils which was g/cm3 was increased to g/cm3 after 5, and to after.

At this time, multiple-use forest management is a "barely operational" concept due to economic, technical, and adiminstrative constraints.

The arrival of investors interested in agro-industrial or mining projects is threatening to the dominant model of timber harvesting, as it has much higher economic returns than sustainable forest management. Natural forest management in the humid tropics: ecological, social and economic considerations.

Author(s): Buschbacher, R. Author Affiliation: Tropical Forestry Program, World Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation, Washington, DCby: Our estimates indicate a 62% acceleration in net deforestation in the humid tropics from the s to the s, contradicting a 25% reduction reported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Forest Resource Assessment.

Net loss of forest cover peaked from to Cited by:. The Second International Colloquium on Hydrology and Water Management in the Humid Tropics, as one of these events, brought together a group of leading researchers and water managers from around the world who work in the humid tropics region or execute research programs related to the hydrology of these regions.InDawkins and Philip published their important book Tropical Moist Forest Silviculture and Management.

A History of Success and Failure. In that book they stated: “The main message from the past is that natural forest management can be done; conservation and production are not incompatible; in fact, in some of the.The figure gives only a rough indication, as the scale does not permit depiction of small forest areas and the density of the forest cover is not represented.

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