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Tropical Forestry Handbook

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  • Discusses natural resources management in a changing environment induced by climate change

  • Provides proven methods & promising concepts to solve many challenges prevailing in the tropics

  • Presents the most comprehensive yet concise work on tropical forestry

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This book provides a cross-section of all outstanding experience in all fields of tropical forestry under a drastically changing environment induced by climate change. It sheds light on the existing know-how and presents it in a concise and efficient way for the scientist and professional in charge of planning, implementing and evaluating forest resources. The Tropical Forestry Handbook provides proven and/or promising alternative concepts which can be applied to solve organizational, administrative and technical challenges prevailing in the tropics. Presented are state of the art methods in all fields concerning tropical forestry. Emphasis is given to methods which are adapted to- and which safeguard - environmental conditions.

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Table of contents (103 entries)

  1. The Global Forestry Sector

  2. Basic Sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, La Libertad, El Salvador

    Laslo Pancel

  • Center for Wood Science, Institute of World Forestry, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Michael Köhl

About the editors

Dr. Laszlo Pancel, is working for the German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and director of the program of the REDD/CCAD-GIZ in El Salvador.

Professor Michael Köhl is working at the University of Hamburg, at the Institute of World Forestry (Center for Wood Sciences) in Germany.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Tropical Forestry Handbook

  • Editors: Laslo Pancel, Michael Köhl

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-54600-6Published: 05 July 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-54601-3Published: 21 June 2016

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: LX, 3633

  • Number of Illustrations: 311 b/w illustrations, 794 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Forestry

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