Forestry Flavours of the Month

The Changing Face of World Forestry

by Alastair Fraser


Formats

Softcover
$18.24
Hardcover
$30.51
E-Book
$4.99
Softcover
$18.24

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781524628925
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781524628901
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781524628918

About the Book

Forestry touches on all aspects of human welfare in one way or another, which is why foresters need to play an active role in determining our collective agenda. Alastair Fraser, a lifelong forester and the co-founder of LTS International, a forestry consulting company, explains how forestry changes with political cycles and how foresters can promote healthy forests at all times. He explores critical issues such as: • forests and their connection to coal; • forest’s role in combatting floods and climate change; • illegal logging in Indonesia, Laos, and elsewhere; • tactics to promote sustainable forestry management; • plantations as a solution to tropical deforestation. From pulping in Sweden and Brazil, paper mills in Greece and India, agroforestry in the Philippines, “pink” disease in India and oil bearing trees of Vietnam, no topic is off limits. Based on the author’s life as a forester in dozens of countries, this account shows the breadth of forestry and makes a convincing case that forestry management needs to focus on managing change and achieving sustainability. Whether you’re preparing to become a forester, already in the field, or involved with conservation, the environment or government, you’ll be driven to action with Forestry Flavours of the Month.


About the Author

Alastair Fraser was a professional forester in the United Kingdom and dozens of other countries for fifty-five years before retiring. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from Aberdeen University and a doctorate from Edinburgh University, where he studied the interaction between climate and forests. He is the co-founder of LTS International, a forestry consulting company, and is also the author of the textbook Making Forest Policy Work.