Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management
To Be Published August 21st 2013 by CRC Press – 612 pages
Sustainability indices are a powerful tool for sustainable forest management worldwide. This book brings together outstanding global results in three areas of application: inventory of the forest variables that determine the main environmental indices, description and design of new environmental indices, and the application of sustainability indices for regional implementations. All these quantitative techniques create the basis for the development of scientific methodologies of participatory sustainable forest management.
Forest Sustainability and Public Participation. Inventory Techniques in Participatory Forest Management. Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Soil Quality Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Functionality Indicators for Sustainable Management. Landscape Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Assessment of Sustainability Based on Individual Preferences. Optimization Methods to Identify the Best Management Plan. Multi-Participant Decision Making. Developing a Computer Based Decision-Making Support System for Participatory Forest Management.