Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization: Sustainable Use and Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9789048153206,9789401763974 | 1999 | English | pdf | 366/365 pages | 11.2 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: R. Michael Martin (auth.), Atsushi Yoshimoto, Kiyoshi Yukutake (eds.) | Edition: 1
This book is a collection of papers presented at the international symposium on forest sector analysis held in Miyazaki, Japan, in 1998. It is structured with three themes: understanding global forest sector issues, discussing the contribution of modeling efforts to forest sector analysis, and discussing the role of Japanese forest policy in a global sense. The most important features are the case studies using various types of forest sector models. From a modeling perspective, changes in modeling efforts include more detail of spatial and multiple market levels, intergenerational welfare concerns, non-market valuation issues, and explicit treatment of the uncertainty inherent in both the policy process and in the biophysical systems. The reader of this book will benefit not only from presentation of forest utilization issues in different nations, but also from the interrelatedness of the theory and application of forest sector modeling.