Silviculture in the Tropics

  • Sven Günter
  • Michael Weber
  • Bernd Stimm
  • Reinhard Mosandl

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Forest Users: Past, Present, Future

  4. New Aspects in Tropical Silviculture

  5. Silviculture in (Semi-)Natural Humid Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Mark S. Ashton, B. M. P. Singhakumara, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke
      Pages 193-213
    3. James Grogan, Marielos Peña-Claros, Sven Günter
      Pages 227-235
  6. Silviculture in (Semi-)Natural Dry Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Todd S. Fredericksen
      Pages 239-260
    3. Mulugeta Lemenih, Frans Bongers
      Pages 261-272
    4. J. S. Singh, K. D. Singh
      Pages 273-283
  7. Silviculture in Azonal (Semi-)Natural Forests

  8. Silviculture in Secondary Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Shadrach Olufemi Akindele, Jonathan C. Onyekwelu
      Pages 351-367
    3. Joseph Adeola Fuwape
      Pages 369-376
  9. Planted Forests: Silviculture in Plantations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Jonathan C. Onyekwelu, Bernd Stimm, Julian Evans
      Pages 399-454
    3. Thavananthan Sivananthawerl, Ralph Mitlöhner
      Pages 463-472
  10. Planted Forests: Silvicultural Aspects for Restoration and Reforestation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Reinhard Mosandl
      Pages 475-490
    3. Mary Seely, Patrik Klintenberg
      Pages 491-499
    4. Nikolay Aguirre, Ximena Palomeque, Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Sven Günter
      Pages 513-524
  11. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-525
    2. Sven Günter, Michael Weber, Bernd Stimm, Reinhard Mosandl
      Pages 527-546
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 547-559

About this book


This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. 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. On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. The book is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.


Forstwirtschaft Tropen Waldbau Waldnutzer forest ecology forest user forestry silviculture tropics Ökologie der Wälder

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Günter
    • 1
  • Michael Weber
    • 2
  • Bernd Stimm
    • 3
  • Reinhard Mosandl
    • 4
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichInstitute of SilvicultureFreisingGermany
  2. 2.MünchenGermany
  3. 3.DietramszellGermany
  4. 4.LoichingGermany

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