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Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics

Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics
Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and Water Management

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Sir Charles Pereira, R. Drigo, C. A. S. Hall, J.-Y. Ko, E. A. Serrão, I. S. Thompson, J. Schweithelm, D. Kaimowitz, B. Aylward, D. Murdiyarso, W. G. Deutsch, A. L. Busby, J. L. Orprecio, J. P. Bago-Labis, E. Y. Cequiña, J. Callaghan, M. Bonell, J. Callaghan, G. Connor, G. Mahé, E. Servat, J. Maley, J. M. Roberts, J. H. C. Gash, M. Tani, L. A. Bruijnzeel, I. Douglas, J.-L. Guyot, J. Proctor, A. Hooijer, F. N. Scatena, E. O. Planos-Gutierrez, J. Schellekens, N. A. Chappell, W. Tych, Z. Yusop, N. Abdul Rahim, B. Kasran, A. Malmer, M. Van Noordwijk, H. Grip, J. M. Fritsch, M. H. Costa, D. Hölscher, J. Mackensen, D. F. Scott, J. S. Wallace, A. Young, C. K. Ong, A. A. Held, E. Rodriguez, Z. W. Kundzewicz, A. J. Robson, C. Barnes, S.Yu. Schreider, A. J. Jakeman, K. Bidin, M. D. Sherlock, J. W. Lancaster, J. M. Buttle, J. J. McDonnell, B. Yu, N. M. Connolly, R. G. Pearson, D. S. Cassells, L .A. Bruijnzeel, H. C. Thang, N. Chappell, L. S. Hamilton, W. R. S. Critchley, D. A. Gilmour, D. Lamb
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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521829533

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  • This comprehensive review of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests covers the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, as well as optimum strategies for managing them. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a complete range of people-water-land use issues.

    • Comprehensive volume on this topic
    • Published in the prestigious International Hydrology Series in association with the International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO
    • Contributions from a wide number of disciplines
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    "Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is a welcome addition and an important tool to fill the many existing gaps."
    Nelson L. Dias, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

    "...it succeeds in bringing together a breadth of research on the many scientific and policy-related fields related to forest hydrology and tropical land use issues that is not found elsewhere." Ecoscience Mark Johnson, Cornell University

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521829533
    • length: 944 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 283 x 52 mm
    • weight: 2.81kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. Current Trends and Perspectives on People/Land-use/Water Issues:
    1. Trends and patterns of tropical land use change
    2. The myth of efficiency through market economics: a biophysical analysis of tropical economies, especially with respect to energy, forests and water
    3. Impacts of land cover change in the Brazilian Amazon: a resource manager's perspective
    4. Forest people and changing tropical forestland use in tropical Asia
    5. People in tropical forests: problem or solution?
    6. Useful myths and intractable truths: the politics of the link between forests and water in Central America
    7. Land use, hydrological function and economic valuation
    8. Water resources management policy responses to land cover change in Southeast Asian river basins
    9. Community-based hydrological and water quality assessments: a case study from the Philippines
    Part II. Hydrological Processes in Undisturbed Forest:
    10. An overview of the meteorology and climatology of the humid tropics
    11. Synoptic and mesoscale rain producing systems in the humid tropics
    12. Climatic variability in the tropics
    13. Controls on evaporation in lowland tropical rain forest
    14. Runoff generation in tropical forests
    15. Erosion and sediment yield in the humid tropics
    16. Rain forest mineral nutrition: the 'black box' and a glimpse inside it
    17. Hydrology of tropical wetland forests: recent research results from Sarawak peatswamps
    18. Tropical montane cloud forest: a unique hydrological case
    Part III. Forest Disturbance, Conversion and Recovery:
    19. Natural disturbances and the hydrology of humid tropical forests
    20. Spatially-significant effects of selective tropical forestry on water, nutrient and sediment flows: a modelling-supported review
    21. Effects of shifting cultivation and forest fire
    22. Soil and water impacts during forest conversion and stabilisation to new land use
    23. Large-scale hydrological impacts of tropical forest conversion
    24. Forest recovery in the humid tropics: changes in vegetation structure, nutrient pools and the hydrological cycle
    25. The hydrological impacts of reforestation of grasslands and of degraded forest in the tropics
    26. The potential of agroforestry for sustainable land and water management
    Part IV. New Methods for Evaluating Effects of Land-Use Change:
    27. Remote sensing tools in tropical forest hydrology: new sensors
    28. Detecting change in river flow series
    29. How to choose an appropriate catchment model
    30. The disaggregation of monthly streamflow for ungauged sub-catchments of a gauged irrigated catchment in Northern Thailand
    31. Parsimonious spatial representation of tropical soils within dynamic rainfall-runoff model
    32. Isotope tracers in catchment hydrology in the humid tropics
    33. Process-based erosion modelling: promises and progress
    34. Impacts of forest conversion on the ecology of streams in the humid tropics
    Part V. Critical Appraisals of Best Management Practices:
    35. Controlling catchment impacts of timber harvesting
    36. Minimising the hydrological impact of forest harvesting in Malaysia's rain forests
    37. Red flags of warning in land clearing
    38. From nature to nurture: soil and water management for rainfed steeplands in the humid tropics
    Conclusion: Forests-Water-People – an emerging view.

  • Editors

    M. Bonell, UNESCO, Paris

    L. A. Bruijnzeel, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

    Contributors

    Sir Charles Pereira, R. Drigo, C. A. S. Hall, J.-Y. Ko, E. A. Serrão, I. S. Thompson, J. Schweithelm, D. Kaimowitz, B. Aylward, D. Murdiyarso, W. G. Deutsch, A. L. Busby, J. L. Orprecio, J. P. Bago-Labis, E. Y. Cequiña, J. Callaghan, M. Bonell, J. Callaghan, G. Connor, G. Mahé, E. Servat, J. Maley, J. M. Roberts, J. H. C. Gash, M. Tani, L. A. Bruijnzeel, I. Douglas, J.-L. Guyot, J. Proctor, A. Hooijer, F. N. Scatena, E. O. Planos-Gutierrez, J. Schellekens, N. A. Chappell, W. Tych, Z. Yusop, N. Abdul Rahim, B. Kasran, A. Malmer, M. Van Noordwijk, H. Grip, J. M. Fritsch, M. H. Costa, D. Hölscher, J. Mackensen, D. F. Scott, J. S. Wallace, A. Young, C. K. Ong, A. A. Held, E. Rodriguez, Z. W. Kundzewicz, A. J. Robson, C. Barnes, S.Yu. Schreider, A. J. Jakeman, K. Bidin, M. D. Sherlock, J. W. Lancaster, J. M. Buttle, J. J. McDonnell, B. Yu, N. M. Connolly, R. G. Pearson, D. S. Cassells, L .A. Bruijnzeel, H. C. Thang, N. Chappell, L. S. Hamilton, W. R. S. Critchley, D. A. Gilmour, D. Lamb

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