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State of the Art in Ethiopian Church Forests and Restoration Options

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  • Covers how church forests conserve biodiversity of important species

  • Highlights the uniqueness of church forests and their use for restoration of nearby degraded landscapes

  • Includes a special chapter on culture of Orthodox Tewohedo community for conserving forests around churches

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Table of contents (17 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ethiopian Church Forests and Restoration Options—An Introduction

    • Mengistie Kindu, Thomas Schneider, Alemayehu Wassie, Mulugeta Lemenih, Demel Teketay, Thomas Knoke
    Pages 1-8
  3. General Overview of Ethiopian Church Forests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Understanding Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in and Surrounding the Ethiopian Church Forests

      • Mengistie Kindu, Degefie Tibebe, Demeke Nigussie, Thomas Schneider, Martin Döllerer, Demel Teketay et al.
      Pages 11-30
    3. Land Use Land Cover Changes and Forest Fragmentation on the Surrounding of Selected Church Forests in Ethiopia

      • Nesibu Yahya, Getachew Kebede, Melaku Getachew, Abeje Eshete
      Pages 31-51
  4. Present Role and Future Challenges of Ethiopian Church Forests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. Soil Carbon Stocks and Dynamics of Church Forests in Northern Ethiopian

      • Dessie Assefa, Abrham Abiyu, Boris Rewald, Hans Sandén, Douglas Godbold
      Pages 69-90
    3. Estimation and Mapping of Asabot Monastery Dry Afromontane Forest Carbon Stock Under Diverse Land-Use Scenarios

      • Tulu Tolla, Teshome Soromessa, Richard P. Dick, Seyoum Leta, Mekuria Argaw, Gudina Legessa et al.
      Pages 91-110
  5. Structure and Diversity of Ethiopian Church Forests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. Floristic Composition, Diversity, Population Structure and Regeneration Status of Woody Species in Four Church Forests in Ethiopia

      • Shiferaw Alem, Nesru Hassen, Mindaye Teshome, Kibruyesfa Sisay, Zelalem Teshager, Nesibu Yahya et al.
      Pages 127-149
    3. Woody Vegetation Composition and Structure of Church Forests in Southeast of Lake Tana, Northwest Ethiopia

      • Ferehiwot Mequanint, Alemayehu Wassie, Shimeles Aynalem, Enyew Adgo, Jan Nyssen, Amaury Frankl et al.
      Pages 171-203
    4. Woody Species Composition, Diversity, Structure and Uses of Selected Church Forests in Central Ethiopia

      • Eguale Tadesse Kifle, Asia Khamzina, Yowhan Son, Florent Noulèkoun, Abdu Abdelkadir, Wubalem Tadesse
      Pages 205-223
  6. Restoration Options to the Surrounding Landscapes of Ethiopian Church Forests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225
    2. Ethiopian Church Forests as Monitoring Towers in Reconstructing Climate Change and Its Impacts and to Make Evidence-Based Climate-Smart Restoration Efforts

      • Mulugeta Mokira, Aster Gebrekirstos, Abrham Abiyu, Kiros Hadgu, Niguse Hagazi, Achim Bräuning
      Pages 287-308

About this book

This book, with contributions from leading academics - and including reviews and case studies from Ethiopian Church forests - provides a valuable reference for advanced students and researchers interested in forest and other natural resource management, ecology and ecosystem services as well as restoration options. 

The book addresses various aspects including a general overview of Ethiopian church forests, the present role and future challenges of church forests. It also discusses their structure and diversity in the context of sustainability and discusses restoration options for surrounding landscapes, under consideration of the circumstances of the land and the needs of surrounding communities.

The intended readership includes natural resource professionals in general as well as forestry professionals in particular (practitioners, policymakers, educators and researchers). The book will provide the reader with a good foundation for understanding Ethiopian forest resources and restoration options of degraded landscape.

Keywords

  • church forests
  • land use
  • land cover
  • restoration
  • biodiversity
  • conservation
  • tree species
  • soil organic carbon
  • diversity index
  • species richness
  • ecosystem services

Editors and Affiliations

  • Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

    Mengistie Kindu, Thomas Schneider

  • Organization for Rehabilitation and Development, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

    Alemayehu Wassie

  • Unique Forestry and Land Use GmbH, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Mulugeta Lemenih

  • Department of Range and Forest Resources, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Gaborone, Botswana

    Demel Teketay

  • Fachgebiet für Waldinventur und nachhaltige Nutzung, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

    Thomas Knoke

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86626-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)