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Silviculture in the Tropics

  • Sven Günter
  • Michael Weber
  • Bernd Stimm
  • Reinhard Mosandl

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Forest Users: Past, Present, Future

  4. New Aspects in Tropical Silviculture

  5. Silviculture in (Semi-)Natural Humid Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Mark S. Ashton, B. M. P. Singhakumara, Nimal Gunatilleke, Savitri Gunatilleke
      Pages 193-213
    3. James Grogan, Marielos Peña-Claros, Sven Günter
      Pages 227-235

About this book


This book integrates the latest global developments in forestry science and practice and their relevance for the sustainable management of tropical forests. The influence of social dimensions on the development of silvicultural concepts is another spotlight. Ecology and silvicultural options form all tropical continents, and forest formations from dry to moist forests and from lowland to mountain forests are covered. Review chapters which guide readers through this complex subject integrate numerous illustrative and quantitative case studies by experts from all over the world. On the basis of a cross-sectional evaluation of the case studies presented, the authors put forward possible silvicultural contributions towards sustainability in a changing world. The book is addressed to a broad readership from forestry and environmental disciplines.


Forstwirtschaft Tropen Waldbau Waldnutzer forest ecology forest user forestry silviculture tropics Ökologie der Wälder

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Günter
    • 1
  • Michael Weber
    • 2
  • Bernd Stimm
    • 3
  • Reinhard Mosandl
    • 4
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichInstitute of SilvicultureFreisingGermany
  2. 2.MünchenGermany
  3. 3.DietramszellGermany
  4. 4.LoichingGermany

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