Ecosystem Services from Forest Landscapes

Broadscale Considerations

  • Ajith H. Perera
  • Urmas Peterson
  • Guillermo Martínez Pastur
  • Louis R. Iverson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Guillermo Martínez Pastur, Ajith H. Perera, Urmas Peterson, Louis R. Iverson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eugenio Díaz-Pinés, Christian Werner, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl
    Pages 11-27
  4. Marine Elbakidze, Per Angelstam, Lucas Dawson, Alena Shushkova, Vladimir Naumov, Zigmārs Rendenieks et al.
    Pages 57-87
  5. Daniele La Rosa, Davide Geneletti, Marcin Spyra, Christian Albert, Christine Fürst
    Pages 89-126
  6. Per Angelstam, Marine Elbakidze, Anna Lawrence, Michael Manton, Viesturs Melecis, Ajith H. Perera
    Pages 127-167
  7. Mikko Mönkkönen, Daniel Burgas, Kyle Eyvindson, Eric Le Tortorec, Maiju Peura, Tähti Pohjanmies et al.
    Pages 169-219
  8. Lee E. Frelich, Kalev Jõgiste, John A. Stanturf, Kristi Parro, Endijs Baders
    Pages 221-248
  9. Louis R. Iverson, Ajith H. Perera, Guillermo Martínez Pastur, Urmas Peterson
    Pages 249-258
  10. Ajith H. Perera, Urmas Peterson, Guillermo Martínez Pastur, Louis R. Iverson
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


Over the last two decades, the topic of forest ecosystem services has attracted the attention of researchers, land managers, and policy makers around the globe. The services rendered by forest ecosystems range from intrinsic to anthropocentric benefits that are typically grouped as provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural.  The research efforts, assessments, and attempts to manage forest ecosystems for their sustained services are now widely published in scientific literature.  This volume focuses on broad-scale aspects of forest ecosystem services, beyond individual stands to large landscapes. In doing so, it illustrates the conceptual and practical opportunities as well as challenges involved with planning for forest ecosystem services across landscapes, regions, and nations. The goal here is to broaden the scope of land use planning through the adoption of a landscape-scale approach. Even though this approach is complex and involves multiple ecological, social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions, the landscape perspective appears to offer the best opportunity for a sustained provision of forest ecosystem services.


Forest landscape ecology ecosystem services forest sustainability land use planning climate change adaptive management forest management forest disturbance biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajith H. Perera
    • 1
  • Urmas Peterson
    • 2
  • Guillermo Martínez Pastur
    • 3
  • Louis R. Iverson
    • 4
  1. 1.Ontario Forest Research InstituteMinistry of Natural Resources and ForestrySault Ste. MarieCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Forestry and Rural EngineeringEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia
  3. 3.Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC)Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Ushuaia, Tierra del FuegoArgentina
  4. 4.Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Northern Research StationUS Forest ServiceDelawareUSA

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