Forest Road Operations in the Tropics

  • John┬áSessions

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pages 9-23
  3. Pages 47-72
  4. Pages 111-123
  5. Pages 125-137
  6. Pages 143-146
  7. Pages 147-147
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-170

About this book


This book brings together information on road planning, location, design, construction and maintenance to support environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of road operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. It is intended as a reference book for the forest engineer and others interested in the planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas. The book covers the various facets of road management from design objectives through practices to control environmental impacts.


Sustainable forest management controlling environmental protection forest forestry transport tropical forests water

Editors and affiliations

  • John┬áSessions
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forest EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46392-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46393-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-9785
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