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作者 Chidumayo, Emmanuel N
書名 The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa : Managing for Products and Services
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
國際標準書號 9781849776547 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (293 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 The Earthscan Forest Library
The Earthscan Forest Library
附註 Front Cover -- The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword by Dr Coert J Geldenhuys -- Preface -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Dry Forests and Woodlands in Sub-Saharan Africa: Context and Challenges: Emmanuel Chidumayo and Crispen Marunda -- 2. Distribution and Characteristics of African Dry Forests and Woodlands: Jonathan Timberlake, Emmanuel Chidumayo and Louis Sawadogo -- 3. Biodiversity of Plants: Enos Shumba, Emmanuel Chidumayo, Davison Gumbo, Cynthia Kambole and Mwale Chishaleshale -- 4. Contribution of Non-wood Forest Products to Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation: Sheona Shackleton and Davison Gumbo -- 5. Non-wood Forest Products: Description, Use and Management: Sheona Shackleton, Michelle Cocks, Tony Dold, Sarah Kaschula, Keith Mbata, Guni Mickels-Kokwe and Graham von Maltitz -- 6. Timber and Wood Products: Almeida Sitoe, Emmanuel Chidumayo and Mário Alberto -- 7. Woodfuel: Rogers Malimbwi, Emmanuel Chidumayo, Eliakim Zahabu, Stephano Kingazi, Salome Misana, Emmanuel Luoga and Jean Nduwamungu -- 8. Livestock and Wildlife: James Gambiza, Emmanuel Chidumayo, Herbert Prins, Hervé Fritz and Petros Nyathi -- 9. Plantations and Woodlots in Africa's Dry Forests and Woodlands: Shabani Chamshama, Patrice Savadogo and Crispen Marunda -- 10. Environmental Services from the Dry Forests and Woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Crispen Marunda and Henri-Noël Bouda -- 11. Managing Dry Forests and Woodlands for Products and Services: A Prognostic Synthesis: Davison Gumbo and Emmanuel Chidumayo -- Index
The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the continent's population.  This unique book brings together scientific knowledge on this topic from East, West, and Southern Africa and describes the relationships between forests, woodlands, people and their livelihoods. Dry forest is defined as vegetation dominated by woody plants, primarily trees, the canopy of which covers more than 10 per cent of the ground surface, occurring in climates with a dry season of three months or more. This broad definition - wider than those used by many authors - incorporates vegetation types commonly termed woodland, shrubland, thicket, savanna, wooded grassland, as well as dry forest in its strict sense. The book provides a comparative analysis of management experiences from the different geographic regions, emphasizing the need to balance the utilization of dry forests and woodland products between current and future human needs.  Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, but more importantly, the communities that live off these vegetation formations. Thus, the book lays a foundation for improving the management of dry forests and woodlands for the wide range of products and services they provide
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Chidumayo, Emmanuel N. The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa : Managing for Products and Services London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9781849711319
主題 Forests and forestry - Africa, Sub-Saharan
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Alt Author Gumbo, Davison J
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