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BOOK REVIEWS: Toward Forest Sustainability

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A major issue facing forestry these days is whether forests can be actively managed while supporting diversity and maintaining their natural range of ecological processes and functions. In other words, can forests be managed sustainably? This book contains a collection of essays written by participants of a sustainable forestry roundtable held in 2002 in Marysville, Victoria, Australia. Although much of the conference focused on Australia's montane ash forests, the purpose of the book is to share the wisdom and experience of experts from countries throughout the temperate regions of the world as their countries struggle to learn how to manage forests more sustainably in the face of changing political and environmental pressures. Some of the contributors will be very familiar to readers who have followed the sustainable-forest management debates in North America, including Jerry Franklin, Michael Soulé, David Perry, and Frank Bunnell. Other contributors may not be as familiar to the North American audience, but will certainly be recognized by those who have followed the international sustainable-forestry debate. These include, among others, David Lindenmayer and Per Angelstam.
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Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Book Review

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry Department of Forestry Mississippi State University Mississippi State MS 39762-9681

Publication date: 2004-12-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
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