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Forestry is an important foundation of the global economy. Today, forestry is a human-dominated ecosystem and as such it faces the many challenges that come with recent changes in urbanization and globalization. This book aims to explain human relations with forest resources from social and political points of view, bringing together the economic, social, and scientific concerns. The focus will be on the impacts of the societal processes in forest management practices across the world highlighting differences in cultural backgrounds and political issues. It will provide a contemporary assessment that is highly relevant and unique.

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Book Title - Forestry in the midst of global changes (ed. by Christine FARCY, Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO and Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES) Chapter number & title - Editors Editorial team Christine FARCY Earth and Life Institute Environmental Sciences (ELI-e) University of Louvain (UCL) Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Holder of a MSc. agricultural Engineer - forest and water at UCL (1994) and a PhD in agricultural sciences and biological engineering at UCL (2005). Currently senior researcher, invited lecturer and international forest policy advisor. Expertise in forestry, national & international forest policy, forest planning, remote sensing, information systems, bridge between social and natural sciences, and science and policy cross-fertilization. Currently chair of the European Forestry Commission of FAO, vice-chair of FAO Committee on Forestry, vice-chair of the board of the European Forest Institute (EFI), vice-chair of the scientific committee of ONF (France), member of the scientific committee of AgroParisTech (France), member of the scientific council of ECOFOR (France). Chair or member of international evaluation panels and reviewer of scientific disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals. Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO Mediterranean Regional Office European Forest Institute (EFI) Barcelona, Spain Inazio Martinez de Arano is Head of Office at EFIMED since June 2013. He holds a degree in Ecology (Basque Country University), a post-degree in Landscape management (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and a M.Sc. in Forestry (Universidad Austral de Chile). He has worked in forest research (sustainable forest operations) and has served as President of the Union of forest owners of southern Europe, following policy and market developments in Europe and active at multilateral policy forums (Forest Europe, UNECE COFFI, Silva-Mediterranea, EU's civil dialogue). His current focus is in understanding the challenges and opportunities for innovating in the Mediterranean bioeconomy. Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES Higher Technical School of Agronomic Engineering and the Natural Environment (ETSIAMN) Polytechnic University of Valencia Valencia, Spain Holder of a MSc. Forestry at the University of Freiburg (1985) and a PhD Forestry at Polytechnical University. Forest inventory and management at Deutsche Forstservice GmbH (1988-90), Director of the Catalan Forest Owner's Association and Spanish representative at the CEPF (1992-1998), Associated Professor at the University of Lleida (1994-2000), Leader of the forest policy group at CTFC (1996-99), Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of EFI (1998-2002), Forest consultant SILVAMED S.L. (1999-2003), Professor at the Polytechnical University of Valencia/UPV (2003-2010, 2016-), Vice-dean at the Life Sciences Faculty/UPV (2004-10), Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO (2010-15), Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (2010-15), Co-chair of UNREDD (2014), UN Commissioner General for Expo Milano 2015 (2013-2015), Chair of the Spanish MSc Forestry Board (2016-), Member of the PEFC International Board (2016-).
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November 16th, 2018
Edited by Christine Farcy Edited by Eduardo Rojas-Briales Edited by Inazio Martinez de Arano
127 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
CRC Press
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