Alternatives to Slash and Burn: The Search for an Alternative.

TitleAlternatives to Slash and Burn: The Search for an Alternative.
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsPalm C, Vosti S, Sanchez P, Ericksen P
Number of Pages488
PublisherColumbia University Press
CityNew York
KeywordsASB, carbon, Deforestation, Greenhouse Gases, sustainable management, topical forests
AbstractThis remarkable volume addresses the sustainable management of tropical forests with unstinting sophistication, moving the analysis beyond clichés to the true complexities of the challenge. The worlds tropical forests, in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, are being cut down, at enormous costs to local and global biodiversity and ecosystem services. The carbon released by tropical deforestation is a significant factor in the overall increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. Yet the best bets to deal with the challenge of tropical deforestation remain far from obvious. The studies collected here offer new conceptual tools and a rich compendium of empirical analyses that will be needed to formulate a set of viable responses to this major global challenge.
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Introduction PDF 89KB

Entire Document PDF 28.5MB

 I The Problem and Approach

1. Alternatives to Slash and Burn: Challenge and Approaches of an International Consortium PDF 1.5MB

Pedro A. Sanchez, Cheryl A. Palm, Stephen A. Vosti, Thomas P. Tomich, and Joyce Kasyoki

II Thematic Research

2. Carbon Losses and Sequestration After Land Use Change in the Humid Tropics PDF 2.4MB

Cheryl A. Palm, Meine van Noordwijk, Paul L. Woomer, Julio C. Alegre, Luis Arévalo, Carlos E. Castilla, Divonzil G. Cordeiro, Kurniatun Hairiah, Jean Kotto-Same, Appolinaire Moukam, William J. Parton, Auberto Ricse, Vanda Rodrigues, and Syukur M. Sitompul

3. Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Slash and Burn and Alternative Land Use Practices in Sumatra, Indonesia PDF 704KB

Daniel Murdiyarso, Haruo Tsuruta, Shigehiro Ishizuka, Kurniatun Hairiah, and Cheryl A. Palm

4.The Potential Role of Above-Ground Biodiversity Indicators in Assessing Best-Bet Alternatives to Slash and Burn PDF 647KB

Andrew N. Gillison

5.Below-Ground Biodiversity Assessment: Developing a Key Functional Group Approach in Best-Bet Alternatives to Slash and Burn PDF 647KB

David E. Bignell, Jerome Tondoh, Luc Dibog, Shiou Pin Huang, Fátima Moreira, Dieudonné Nwaga, Beto Pashanasi, Eliane Guimarăes Pereira, Francis-Xavier Susilo, and Michael J. Swift

6. Sustainability of Tropical Land Use Systems After Forest Conversion PDF 1.23MB

Kurniatun Hairiah, Meine van Noordwijk, and Stephan Weise

7. The Forest for the Trees: The Effects of Macroeconomic Factors on Deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia PDF 402KB

Andrea Cattaneo and Nu Nu San 170

III Site-Specific Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

8.  Sustainable Forest Management for Smallholder Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon PDF 911KB

Marcus V. N. d Oliveira, Michael D. Swaine, David F. R. P. Burslem, Evaldo M. Bráz, and Henrique J. B. de Araújo

9.  Permanent Smallholder Rubber Agroforestry Systems in Sumatra, Indonesia PDF 95KB

Gede Wibawa, Sinung Hendratno, and Meine van Noordwijk

10. Coffee, Pastures, and Deforestation in the Western Brazilian Amazon:  A Farm-Level Bioeconomic Model  PDF  194KB

Chantal L. Carpentier, Stephen A. Vosti, and Julie Witcover

11. Smallholder Options for Reclaiming and Using Imperata cylindrical L. (Alang-Alang) Grasslands in Indonesia PDF 183KB

Pratiknyo Purnomosidhi, Kurniatun Hairiah, Subekti Rahayu, and Meine van Noordwijk

IV National Perspectives

12.  The Western Brazilian Amazon PDF 10MB

Judson F. Valentim and Stephen A. Vosti

13.  The Forest Margins of Sumatra, Indonesia PDF  155KB

Soetjipto Partohardjono, Djuber Pasaribu, and Achmad M. Fagi

14.  The Forest Margins of Cameroon PDF 2.86MB

James Gockowski, Jean Tonyé, Chimere Diaw, Stefan Hauser, Jean Kotto-Same, Rosaline Njomgang, Appolinaire Moukam, Dieudonné Nwaga, Téophile Tiki-Manga, Jerome Tondoh, Zac Tschondeau, Stephan Weise, and Louis Zapfack

15.  The Peruvian Amazon: Development Imperatives and Challenges PDF 1.55MB

Douglas White, Manuel Arca, Julio Alegre, David Yanggen, Ricardo Labarta, John C. Weber, Carmen Sotelo-Montes, and Héctor Vidaurre

16.  Northern Thailand: Changing Smallholder Land Use Patterns PDF 4.2MB

Plodprasop Suraswadi, David E. Thomas, Komon Pragtong,Pornchai Preechapanya, and Horst Weyerhaeuser

V Cross-Site Comparisons and Conclusions

        17. Land Use Systems at the Margins of Tropical Moist Forest: Addressing Smallholder Concerns    in Cameroon, Indonesia, and Brazil PDF 851KB

Stephen A. Vosti, James Gockowski, and Thomas P. Tomich

       18.  Balancing Agricultural Development and Environmental Objectives: Assessing Tradeoffs in the Humid Tropics PDF 986KB

Thomas P. Tomich, Andrea Cattaneo, Simon Chater, Helmut J. Geist, James Gockowski, David Kaimowitz, Eric F. Lambin, Jessa Lewis, Ousseynou Ndoye, Cheryl A. Palm, Fred Stolle, William D. Sunderlin, Judson F. Valentim, Meine van Noordwijk, and Stephen A. Vosti

Index PDF 135KB