Questions related to Community Forestry
Values obtained for Evenness of the species distribution, relative abundance of species diversity, and the species richness of a number of identified timber tree species of a forgotten forest for biodiversity estimation applying Shannon-Wiener Index and computing by Excel's data analysis tool show almost the same, only the species richness index is different, then it's my query, parameters like Evenness of the species distribution, relative abundance of species diversity, and the species richness, are these same in the context of forest ecology?
Generally forest ecosystems are often developed on poorly fertile soils where the plant available pools of nutrient cations are frequently very low, but the content of available potassium for a natural terrestrial forest stand shows a very high value of 671.89 kg/ha using the standard method for the soil chemical analysis, is it natural for the soils of a terrestrial forest patch?
We have two types of forest, natural and man-grown forest. Forest is one of the most economical resource that has a big role in maintaining ecological systems. But each trees has got its own productive age after that there is decrease in its productivity. Such trees should be cut for some other uses. The old tree must be compensated with new plantation. In this way it will not only play it's ecological role but will help and support economic activities.
In contrast we have banned tree cutting under the concepts of conservation and preservation. In this way, most of the counties are dependent on man-grown forest and usually growing fast growing trees. That has got negative impacts on Environment. Is there any such study on tree's age and its ecological productivity?
If someone has information, please share.
I am searching for any standard figures showing the amount of fuelwood can be harvested from 1 ha area. My study area is Bangladesh. So data regarding this region will be very helpful. I found one research paper from Nepal indicating 38.81 tons of fuelwood from 1 ha forest area. But it is not clear either its total harvest of the trees or in a sustainable way. I am looking for the data cap of sustainable fuelwood harvest from 1 ha of forest land.
Thanks in advance.
What aspects of forest policies are vital in linking livelihoods, food security and rural development to climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies? See link below.
One of the challenges to reduce size of extensive paddocks (>500 ha) in Paraguay is the high costs of fencing and the need to cut hard wood from forest islets to construct conventional fencing, which leads to deforestation of native woodlands. Cattle ranchers need fencing to protect wetlands (as required by law), or to assure a better use of native grasslands, in rotational schemes. One option in literature is to establish live fences, however this is not easy when the cattle is actively grazing and paddocks cannot be abandoned for 3-5 years. This points to the need of a non-edible tree species that can grow despite current active grazing. What we're looking for is to test different species in a particular productive setting. Any help, articles, or experiences of particular species would be greatly appreciated. We are mostly focused in Tropical and Subtropical areas.
I want to study the management and marketing aspects of rattan, which is one of the non-wood forest products. Participatory management especially initiated by community people for managing rattan and its relation with CAI and MAI which determines to marketing volume of rattan are of major interest.
In my professional work I am thinking to design a market based livelihood alternative program for forest dependent communities in rural areas of Nepal where we have to ensure equitable benefit sharing as a major expected outcome. I would like to know any evidence based research that mentions in what conditions and context market could be responsible and accountable for pro-poor and gender responsive outcomes?
As public agencies mostly want to partner with local people or other community actors for joint projects or collaborative activities, what practical steps conveners or agencies need to win local people trust? what will make them buy into this idea of partnership? I found the article below more useful, any other suggestions?
Rising to the challenge: A framework for optimising value in collaborative natural resource governance. Forest Policy and Economics, 67, 20-29.
We need semi-permanent tags or marks for tropical tree seedings and juveniles. They need to be numbered and last for at least 10 years (3-4 year censuses). The only tags I've been able to find are tree tags, which are a bit big for our purpose. We were looking for something approximately 2x1 cm or similar. We also need to purchase over 2000 of them, so price is a key issue. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. If you have experience with long term plant surveys, other suggestions would be welcomed too.
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forestry extension, in the case of the Philippines, is a non formal education trying to help and educate people. It is like an out of school education but this is still organized and systematic
Collection of Wild medicinal and aromatic plants is rampant resulting in drastic depletion of these resources. Cultivation is a sustainable and economical option to conserve and protect the wild resources. With increasing demand for land for housing and industrial uses, where these plants should be cultivated?
SEM has been under development for decades in human science, but its application in the field of natural science has not been as widespread.