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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: December 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521123983

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  • Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is a comprehensive review of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them. The book brings together leading specialists in such diverse fields as tropical anthropology and human geography, environmental economics, climatology and meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, plant and aquatic ecology, forestry and conservation agronomy. The editors have supplemented the individual contributions with invaluable overviews of the main sections and provide key pointers for future research. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a whole range of people-water-land use issues, managers and practitioners will learn more about the implications of ongoing and planned forest conversion, while scientists and students will appreciate a unique review of the literature.

    • 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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    Review of the hardback: 'Bonell and Bruijnzeel completed a challenging and commendable achievement in organising these well-researched reviews on forests, water, and people of the humid tropics. The book will serve for many policy makers, managers, and scientists as a desk reference, and fit in alongside other classic publications of the Cambridge University Press International Hydrology Series. … the book is a great resource, providing a collection of reviews on watershed management in tropical forests.' Hydrological Processes

    Review of the hardback: '… a rich compendium of papers: 9 on hydrological process in undisturbed forests; 8 dealing with forest disturbance, conversion and recovery; and 8 describing methods for detecting and evaluating effects of land use change. Specialists in a wide range of fields ... will find contributions in their own field and in other fields with relevance to theirs.' European Tropical Forest Research Network News

    Review of the hardback: '… it draws its contents from worldwide experiences and is organised by both broad and open-minded editors who are honestly putting together the best existing knowledge …'. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

    Review of the hardback: 'Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is a comprehensive review of topical knowledge on humid tropical forest hydrological functioning … This is an impressive book. You get a real sense of the nature and breadth of the field, the importance of both empirical and conceptual approaches, the practical applications and the multidisciplinarity of managing those systems. … there is a real 'take home message' to the book, which is the need of holistic approaches to tropical land and water management with a focus on local community involvement. … excellent and very well-written … there is something in Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics for everyone.' Progress in Physical Geography

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    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521123983
    • dimensions: 250 x 325 x 70 mm
    • weight: 2.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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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