Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests

J. Bauhus, P.J. van der Meer, M. Kanninen

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This is the first book to examine explicitly the non-timber goods and services provided by plantation forests, including soil, water and biodiversity conservation, as well as carbon sequestration and the provision of local livelihoods. The authors show that, if we require a higher provision of ecosystem goods and services from both temperate and tropical plantations, new approaches to their management are required. These include policies, methods for valuing the services, the practices of small landholders, landscape approaches to optimise delivery of goods and services, and technical issues about how to achieve suitable solutions at the scale of forest stands. While providing original theoretical insights, the book also gives guidance for plantation managers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners and community advocates, who seek to promote or strengthen the multiple-use of forest plantations for improved benefits for society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, Great Brittain
Number of pages254
ISBN (Electronic)9781849776417
ISBN (Print)9781849711685
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameEarthscan forest library


  • forest plantations
  • non-wood forest products
  • multiple use
  • biodiversity
  • carbon sequestration
  • water conservation
  • forest policy
  • ecosystem services

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    Bauhus, J., van der Meer, P. J., & Kanninen, M. (2010). Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests. (Earthscan forest library). Earthscan.