Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resources Management 

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students in forestry and natural resources. It introduces state-of-the-art applications for several of the most important computer technologies in terms of data acquisition, data manipulation, basic programming techniques, and other related computer and Internet concepts and applications. This book consists of six parts and 19 chapters.
Intro to Computing Applications in Forestry & Natural Resour
Intro to Computing Applications in Forestry & Natural Resour
Jingxin Wang, Editor
Format: Textbook. 378 Pages. 28 Color and 144 B/W Illustrations.
Published September 1, 2017 by CRC Press.
ISBN 9781138626300
Member price: 109.95

Table of Contents

1. Sustainable Forest Management: From Concept to Practice
John L. Innes

2. Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management
John L. Innes

3. Forest Biodiversity
Fred Bunnell

4. Productivity of Forest Ecosystems
Juan A. Blanco, Yueh-Hsin Lo, Clive Welham, and Bruce Larson

5. Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality
Richard Hamelin and John L. Innes

6. Maintenance of Soils
John L. Innes

7. Water and Watersheds
R. Dan Moore, Roy C. Sidle, Brett Eaton, Gomi Takahashi and David Wilford

8. Forests and Carbon
John L. Innes

9. The Changing Socio-economic Contributions of Forestry
Harry Nelson, Ngaio Hotte, and Robert Kozak

10. Social, Cultural, and Spiritual (SCS) Needs and Values
Janette Bulkan

11. Public Participation in Forest Land-Use Decision-Making
Howard Harshaw and Hosny El-Lakany

12. Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) from an International Perspective
Hosny El-Lakany

13. Addressing Social, Economic and Environmental Objectives and Values through Decision Support Systems
Craig R. Nitschke, Anne-Hélène Mathey, Patrick O. Waeber

14. Assessing the Quality of Forest Management
Anna V. Tikina

15. Adaptive Management: a Case Study of How Some of the Principles of SFM can be Applied in Practice
Fred Bunnell

16. Conclusions
John L. Innes