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Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

Edited by: Shashi Kant , Janaki R. R. Alavalapati

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415623247
eBook ISBN: 9780203105290
Adobe ISBN: 9781136253294

10.4324/9780203105290
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It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil erosion and controlling water supplies, as well as providing non-timber forest products and supporting the livelihoods of many local people. 

This handbook provides a detailed, comprehensive and broad coverage of forest economics, including traditional forest economics of timber production, economics of environmental role of forests, and recent developments in forest economics. The chapters are grouped into six parts: fundamental topics in forest resource economics; economics of forest ecosystems; economics of forests, climate change, and bioenergy; economics of risk, uncertainty, and natural disturbances; economics of forest property rights and certification; and emerging issues and developments. Written by leading environmental, forest, and natural resource economists, the book represents a definitive reference volume for students of economics, environment, forestry and natural resource economics and management.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Evolving Forest Resource Economic Thought Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Faustmann Approach and the Catallaxy in Forestry Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Generalized Faustmann Formula Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Temporal Aspects in Forest Economics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Forest Ownership, Policy and Economics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Timber Pricing Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Forest Taxation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  International Trade in Forest Resources Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Choice Experiments and Valuing Forest Attributes Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Economics of Old-Growth Forests Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Valuation of Open Spaces in Urban Environments Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Hunting Leases Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Economics of Agroforestry Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Payment for Ecosystem Services Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Forests and Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Economics of Forest Carbon Sequestration Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Economic Supply of Carbon Storage through Management of Uneven-Aged Forests Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Economics of Forest Biomass-Based Energy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Economics of REDD+ Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Risk and Uncertainty in Forest Resources Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Modeling Natural Risks in Forest Decision Models by Means of Survival Functions Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Real Option Analysis in Forest Management Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Economics and Planning of Biodiversity Conservation Under Uncertainty of Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Economic Analysis of Biological Invasions in Forests Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Economic Implications of Forest Tenures Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Economics of the Evolution of the Amazon Frontier Download PDF
Chapter  27:  China’s Forestland Tenure Reforms Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Economics of Conservation Easements Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Economics of Forest Certification and Corporate Social Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Forestry and the New Institutional Economics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Political Economy of Forestry Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Game Theoretic Modeling in Forest Economics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Forest Resources Accounting Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Forest Policy Modelling in an Economy-Wide Framework Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Twelve Unresolved Questions for Forest Economics – And Two Crucial Recommendations for Forest Policy Analysis Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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