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Forest Environments in the Mekong River Basin

  • Haruo Sawada
  • Makoto Araki
  • Nick A. Chappell
  • James V. LaFrankie
  • Akira Shimizu
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Forest Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nick A. Chappell, Mark Sherlock, Kawi Bidin, Ray Macdonald, Yani Najman, Gemma Davies
      Pages 3-23
    3. Kanokporn Boochabun, Sukanya Vongtanaboon, Apichat Sukrarasmi, Nipon Tangtham
      Pages 24-35
    4. Shinji Sawano, Norifumi Hotta, Hikaru Komatsu, Masakazu Suzuki, Tomoko Yayama
      Pages 36-44
    5. Tomonori Kume, Hideki Takizawa, Natsuko Yoshifuji, Nobuaki Tanaka, Katsunori Tanaka, Chatchai Tantasirin et al.
      Pages 45-55
    6. Koichiro Kuraji, Kowit Punyatrong, Issara Sirisaiyard, Chatchai Tantasirin, Nobuaki Tanaka
      Pages 67-74
    7. Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro, Akira Shimizu, Naoki Kabeya, Yoshio Tsuboyama, Tayoko Kubota, Toshio Abe et al.
      Pages 75-86
    8. Koji Tamai, Akira Shimizu, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro, Naoki Kabeya, Sophal Chann, Nang Keth
      Pages 87-96
    9. Kenichi Daikoku, Shigeaki Hattori, Aiko Deguchi, Yuji Fujita, Makoto Araki, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro
      Pages 97-111
    10. Makoto Araki, Akira Shimizu, Jumpei Toriyama, Eriko Ito, Naoki Kabeya, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro et al.
      Pages 112-124
    11. Naoki Kabeya, Akira Shimizu, Sophal Chann, Yoshio Tsuboyama, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro, Nang Keth et al.
      Pages 125-134
    12. Akira Shimizu, Naoki Kabeya, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro, Tayoko Kubota, Yoshio Tsuboyama, Eriko Ito et al.
      Pages 135-146
  3. Forest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Naoyuki Furuya, Hideki Saito, Sam Preap, Bora Tith, Makara Meas
      Pages 149-158
    3. Hideki Saito, Yoshito Sawada, Naoyuki Furuya, Sam Preap
      Pages 159-167
    4. Taro Sasaki, Supaporn Worrapornpan, Sunan Seesang
      Pages 179-186
  4. Forest Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About these proceedings


Deforestation and forest degradation have continued over a long period of time, and the deterioration of forest environment management services is becoming one of the biggest concerns in the world. Especially in large continental river basins, sel? sh political attitudes and individual interests in some regions predispose other regions to problems downstream and bring about international issues. The Mekong is just such a river basin and its water is the most important resource, interdependent with the forest conditions in the region. The lives of millions of people are sustained by the water of the Mekong River, and mutual understanding on water resource mana- ment is essential in this region. Consequently, appropriate environment management to control water resources is required of each country along with scienti? c knowledge of forest management, including forest hydrology. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was established in 1995 to jointly manage shared water resources and develop the economic potential of the river by the gove- ments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. However, very limited operational forest management for water resources is being conducted based on reliable sources of information. International cooperation in science and technology has progressed in Southeast Asia. One such activity, the research project “Changes of Water Cycle in the Mekong River Basin” (CWCM), has been conducted by the Forestry Administration (FA) of Cambodia, the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) of Japan, and several universities, since 2002.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Haruo Sawada
    • 1
  • Makoto Araki
    • 1
  • Nick A. Chappell
    • 2
  • James V. LaFrankie
    • 3
  • Akira Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Lancaster Environment CentreLancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  3. 3.Center for Tropical Forest Science, Smithsonian Tropical Research InstituteNational Institute of EducationJurongSingapore

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