© 1998

Assessment of Biodiversity for Improved Forest Planning

Proceedings of the Conference on Assessment of Biodiversity for Improved Planning, 7–11 October 1996, held in Monte Verità, Switzerland

  • Peter Bachmann
  • Michael Köhl
  • Risto Päivinen

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. International Cooperatives on Monitoring Forest Biodiversity

  3. Information Needs, Economic and Policy Consequences of Biodiversity Oriented Forest Management

  4. Quantification of Forest Diversity

About this book


The `Global Biodiversity Strategy' signed in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, and the resolutions at the Ministerial Conferences on the Protection of Forests in Europe in Strasbourg, 1990, and Helsinki, 1993, commit the signatory states to monitor nationally the state of biodiversity and to sustain the characteristic natural variation in the country. Sustainability and long-term planning are the two terms best describing the philosophy of traditional forest management practices. However, the traditional planning techniques are not primarily developed to maintain sustainability of biodiversity.
The gap between the international commitments and the practices in forest assessment and management is obvious. This publication presents experience in methodology for assessing and monitoring the variation of ecosystems and habitats in relation to biodiversity conservation and for integrating biodiversity in regional planning of forest management and land use. The state of the art in the field of natural resource assessments with special reference to forest biodiversity is reviewed, progress in integrating data on biodiversity in forest management planning is presented and the information needs regarding biodiversity conservation and the question to what degree assessment methods for forest biodiversity can be simplified for practical applications are discussed.
The book is intended for researchers and practitioners in the field of forest and environmental planning and environmental policies.


Forestry biodiversity forest rose sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Bachmann
    • 1
  • Michael Köhl
    • 2
  • Risto Päivinen
    • 3
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyETH ZentrumZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dresden University of TechnologyTharandtGermany
  3. 3.European Forest InstituteJoensuuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Assessment of Biodiversity for Improved Forest Planning
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Conference on Assessment of Biodiversity for Improved Planning, 7–11 October 1996, held in Monte Verità, Switzerland
  • Editors Peter Bachmann
    Michael Köhl
    Risto Päivinen
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4872-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4962-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9006-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 422
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry
    Environmental Management
    Forestry Management
    Environment, general
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