Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Proceedings of the Symposium held on October 7–10, 1991

  • Helmut Lieth
  • Martina Lohmann

Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Contributions to the problem of restoration and rehabilitation of disturbed areas

  3. Ecologically sound suggestions for management and aspects of nature conservation in tropical forestry

  4. Political aspects of timber harvest in the tropics and evaluation of the discussions at the symposium

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-269

About this book


The destruction of the tropical forests proceeds Nobody at the symposium believed that the rapidly. We all know that this has global ecologi­ tropical forest area would remain untouched. cal and economical consequences. The problem The population explosion takes care of that argu­ is of such magnitude that it can only be com­ ment. The two main problem areas before us are pared to warfare. The destruction of tropical first the wise utilization of that portion of the forests is not only detrimental to the global forest which will be used - especially the intro­ ecology but also poses a serious threat to the duction of planned forestry in such areas, and people living in this area. Furthermore the over­ second, the development of a good plan for utilization of such a valuable resource poses a nature conservation in the tropics. serious threat to the next generations. The papers presented at the symposium will Apart from the problem generated for the most certainly not solve all the problems but we people in those regions and on earth in general hope they contribute to the very much needed, there is a moral obligation to preserve the vast continued discussion of possible solutions which biological diversity in the tropical forests. We must be implemented in the near future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Lieth
    • 1
  • Martina Lohmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.OsnabrückGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4198-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2896-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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