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Management of natural forests of dry tropical zones

R. Bellefontaine

Management of natural forests of dry tropical zones

by R. Bellefontaine

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tropics.
    • Subjects:
    • Forest management -- Tropics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-318).

      Statementby R. Bellefontaine, A. Gaston and Y. Petrucci ; with the collaboration, for the case studies, of Cyrille Kaboré ... [et al.]
      SeriesFAO conservation guide ;, 32
      ContributionsGaston, A., Petrucci, Y.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD247 .B45 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 318 p. :
      Number of Pages318
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4014378M
      ISBN 109251039704
      LC Control Number2001381884
      OCLC/WorldCa47037188

      Climate: Seasonally dry tropical forests generally occur in the same tropical wet and dry climate type (Koeppen’s Aw) associated with tropical savannas. In Asia, the forest regions are under the influence of the monsoon, One long dry season lasts from November to April in the tropical monsoon climate type (Am). Deforestation has been and remains a serious issue in Fiji's tropical dry forest regions and is the largest contributor to why only small patches of dry forest remain in Fiji. Historically, the removal of dry forest occurred over years ago when the first native Polynesians and Melanesians began to inhabit the islands of Fiji.

      Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests seeks to address this shortcoming by bringing together a range of experts in diverse fields including biology, ecology, biogeography, and biogeochemistry, to review, synthesize, and explain the current state of our collective knowledge on the ecology and conservation of seasonally dry tropical forests. Tropical dry. Tropical dry forests are characteristic of areas in the tropics affected by seasonal drought. The seasonality of rainfall is usually reflected in the deciduousness of the forest canopy, with most trees being leafless for several months of the year. north of the main zone of boreal forest, The management of forests is often.

      Guanacaste Conservation Area is an administrative area which is managed by the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC) of Costa Rica for conservation in the northwestern part of Costa contains three national parks, as well as wildlife refuges and other nature area contains the Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site, which . Tropical dry forests are the second-most-important forest type in the world covering approximately 42% of tropical and sub-tropical forest area. The main features of these forests are their deciduousness, a prolonged dry period extending months, and little annual precipitation of , mm. Tropical dry forests are found in five of the.


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Management of natural forests of dry tropical zones by R. Bellefontaine Download PDF EPUB FB2

It is a collection of information as possible to better record existing expertise, experience, know-how and trends in dry tropical zone forest management.

The first part of the book is about forests in the tropical zones and the issues raised by their management. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bellefontaine, R.

Management of natural forests of dry tropical zones. Rome ; [Great Britain]: Food and. A guide on the management of natural forests in tropical dry zones, in particular West Africa's semi-arid region, was compiled for all those involved in the management, conservation and sustainable development of forests, on which many people in Africa, Asia and Latin America depend.

It includes a review of relevant issues, the nature and diversity of these forest Cited by: Technical aspects of forest development schemes implemented under DES. Controlled management of Tientiergou ‘Oriented’ forest management at Degma.

Conclusions and future development prospects for the forest management schemes in Niger. Other Projects: India, Brazil and Other Dry Tropical Forest Management Projects. Jennifer Powers gives tropical dry forests long overdue attention in her new book about these undervalued cousins of tropical rain “tropical.” Lush green forests full of bromeliads and dripping with water come to mind.

Dry. But as a matter of fact, many of the world's tropical forests go for months of every year without water. Prolonged seasonal drought affects most of the tropics, including vast areas presently or recently dominated by 'dry forests'.

These forests have received scant attention, despite the fact that humans have used and changed them more than rain forests.

This volume reviews the available information, often making contrasts with wetter forests. The world's dry forest heterogeneity 3/5(1). Natural forest management, together with conservation and reforestation, is viewed as the main management option for the tropical dry forest areas.

In spite of its importance, this option has received little attention or promotion from the governmental forestry sector. Mangrove Forests also fall within this broad category, as do most of the Tropical Coniferous Forests of Central America.

iv) Tropical Dry - Tropical dry Forests are characteristic of areas in the tropics affected by seasonal drought. Such seasonal climates characterise much of the tropics, but less than 4 million km2 of tropical dry Forests remain. local industries. Earlier books on the dry forests and woodlands focused on the Miombo woodlands of southern Africa, but this book covers the entire area of the dry forests in sub-Saharan Africa.

The value of the book is the link it provides between the available resources of the dry forests and woodlands, and the use and management of their. Under threat from natural and human disturbance, tropical dry forests are the most endangered ecosystem in the tropics, yet they rarely receive the scientific or conservation attention they deserve.

In a comprehensive overview, Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management examines new approaches for data sampling and.

Long-term population dynamics of small mammals in tropical dry forests, effects of unusual climate events, and implications for management and conservation Edgard D. Mason-Romo, Gerardo Ceballos, Mauricio Lima, Angelina Martínez-Yrízar.

Tropical dry forests present a very seasonal phenology shaped by a long and severe dry season. Growth and reproduction are limited mostly by a short wet season that also limits the possibilities of seed germination, seedling establishment, regeneration and the process of natural dry forest succession (Opler et al., ).

Tropical Deciduous Forest 3. Mediterranean Forests 4. Temperate Broad-leaved Deciduous and Mixed Forest 5. Warm Temperate Broad-leaved Deciduous Forest 6. Coniferous Forest. Forest Type # 1. Equatorial Moist Evergreen or Rainforest: Location: This evergreen hardwood forest is the natural vegetation of low-latitude high precipitation zone.

The tropical regions are the regions of the Earth near the equator and between the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. This tropical region is also referred to as the tropical zone or the torrid zone.

The word Tropical specifically means places near the is also sometimes used in a general sense for a tropical. Gabon's goal is to reachforest-related jobs in the next decade, up from ab now.

If forestry's contribution to national income can grow to. These forests have received scant attention, despite the fact that humans have used and changed them more than rain forests.

This volume reviews the available information, often making contrasts with wetter forests. The world's dry forest heterogeneity of structure and function is shown regionally. The structure and composition of a tropical dry forest landscape after land clearance: Azuero Peninsula, Panama (English) Abstract.

Characterization of preexisting flora is an essential preliminary step for successful land rehabilitation projects. This descriptive study was undertaken in a fragmented dry tropical forest region in Panama. Tropical Forests Sean C Thomas,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jennifer L Baltzer,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tropical forests, while occupying only one-tenth of the world’s land area, are disproportionately important in terms of global biogeochemical cycles and as home to.

Institute of Tropical Forestry, Jardín Botánico Sur, Ceiba Street, Río Piedras, PR The Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the principle of multiple use management of the Nation’s forest resources for sustained yields of wood, water, forage, wildlife, and recreation.

Forests (ISSN ) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of forestry and forest ecology published monthly online by MDPI. Open Access —free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.; High Visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Ei Compendex, GeoBase, Scopus and other databases.

Gerald Cubitt. Tropical seasonal forests receive high amounts of annual rainfall distributed unevenly throughout the year. Monsoons of the Indian Ocean region characteristically create climatic situations of heavy and continual rainfall during spring and summer, followed by a distinct dry season in fall and winter.

The canopy of a monsoon rainforest is not as dense as that of. Types of Natural Vegetation. source. The following are the principal types of natural vegetation in India: (1) Tropical Evergreen Rain Forests, (2) Deciduous or Monsoon Type of Forests, (3) Dry Deciduous Forests and Scrubs, (4) Semi Desert and Desert Vegetation, (5) Tidal or Mangrove Forests and.Succession and management of tropical dry forests in the Americas: Review and new perspectives.