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Acta Brasiliensis     Open Access  
Advance in Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agrociencia     Open Access  
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Forest Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Silvicultural Research     Open Access  
Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Artvin Coruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Banko Janakari     Open Access  
Bartın Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Bartin Faculty of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BIOFIX Scientific Journal     Open Access  
Bosque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Canadian Journal of Plant Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Central European Forestry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia forestal en México     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colombia Forestal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Forestry Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Landscape Ecology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dissertationes Forestales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eurasian Journal of Forest Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Forest Engineering     Open Access  
European Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Expert Opinion on Environmental Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Folia Forestalia Polonica. Seria A - Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forest Ecology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Forest Ecosystems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Forest Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Forest Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forest@ : Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology     Open Access  
Foresta Veracruzana     Open Access  
Forestry : Journal of Institute of Forestry, Nepal     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Forestry Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forestry Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Forests     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Forests, Trees and Livelihoods     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ghana Journal of Forestry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Forester     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INNOTEC : Revista del Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Forestry Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forest Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Iranian Journal of Forest and Poplar Research     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Environmental Extension     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management     Open Access  
Journal of Forest Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Horticulture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sustainable Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Wood Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Kehutanan Wallacea     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Sosial dan Ekonomi Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pertanian Terpadu     Open Access  
Jurnal Sylva Lestari     Open Access  
La Calera     Open Access  
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Lesnoy Zhurnal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología     Open Access  
Natural Areas Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
New Forests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ormancılık Araştırma Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Peer Community Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Forestry Academy of Sciences of Ukraine     Open Access  
Quebracho. Revista de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Research Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Chapingo. Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Revista de Agricultura Neotropical     Open Access  
Revista Ecologia e Nutrição Florestal - ENFLO     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú     Open Access  
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revue forestière française     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rwanda Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Savannah Journal of Research and Development     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Selbyana     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Silva Balcanica     Open Access  
Small-scale Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Textual : Análisis del Medio Rural Latinoamericano     Open Access  
Trees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Trees, Forests and People     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Wahana Forestra : Jurnal Kehutanan     Open Access  
Wood and Fiber Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

           

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ISSN (Print) 1873-7854 - ISSN (Online) 1873-7617
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  • Evolution of Private Forest Owner’s Cooperation: A Bibliometric
           Network Analysis

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      Abstract: Abstract Forests play an important role in adapting to and mitigating the negative effects of climate change and environmental degradation through sustainable forest management. In Europe and North America, where private forest ownership dominates, private forest owners play a crucial role in achieving diverse policy objectives. Given the importance of private forest owner cooperation to support the sustainable management and the achievement of policy goals, this paper systematically reviewed the international scientific publication on private forest owners (PFOs) cooperation using bibliometric network analysis complemented with a literature review to examine the development over the last two decades (2000–2021) and to determine where the trend of the research has been heading. The analysis provided a general overview of PFOs cooperation and focus more specifically on two main aspects of PFOs cooperation: “Reasons for joining forest owners’ organizations” and “Factors influencing PFOs cooperation”. The data was retrieved from the Scopus database and analysed using the VOSviewer software. The results showed that the number of publications on PFOs’ cooperation is more or less constant and that the most prolific authors’ institutions in this topic area come from the United States, Finland, Sweden and Germany. The keyword cluster analysis showed that there are three topic oriented clusters for both aspects of PFOs’ cooperation – “Reasons for joining forest owners’ organizations” and “Factors influencing PFOs cooperation”, while the trend of keywords showed a change in the perspective of PFOs’ cooperation over time: from cooperation for “timber production and supplying to the market” to cooperation for “multifunctional and sustainable forest management”, “biodiversity conservation” and “climate change mitigation”. The results also showed the influence of forest policy on PFOs cooperation.
      PubDate: 2024-05-31
       
  • Uncovering the Potential for the Sustainable Commercialization of
           Non-Timber Forest Products: Palm Fruits in Pando, Bolivia

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      Abstract: Abstract Palm fruits are important non-timber forest products for rural people's livelihoods in the Amazon region, as many are nutritious foods and have the potential to generate income. However, in Pando, Bolivia, their commercialization is in most cases still underdeveloped. This study aimed to assess the potential of four palm fruits for sustainable commercialization and to identify their related promoting and hindering conditions. The palm fruits studied were açaí (Euterpe precatoria Mart), majo (Oenocarpus bataua Mart), motacu (Attalea phalerata Mart. ex Spreng) and palma real (Mauritia flexuosa L.f.). We gathered data from 14 key informants using semi-structured online interviews, 10 community members using structured interviews, and literature. We analyzed the data with qualitative content analysis and a multi-criteria decision-making method. Açaí has the highest potential due to its high abundance, demand, and specialized institutional support, among others. Majo, with a medium potential, benefited from its similarities with açaí regarding harvesting and processing, but still has technical processing deficiencies. Palma real and motacu had low potential because of low demand and lack of knowledge regarding harvesting and processing. This study demonstrates the importance of considering multidisciplinary factors when assessing sustainable commercialization potentials.
      PubDate: 2024-05-31
       
  • Impact of Nature Reserves on the Rural Household's Livelihood
           Vulnerability In Surrounding Communities: 17 Giant Panda Nature Reserves
           in China As Examples

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      Abstract: Abstract Accurately assessing the impact of the establishment of nature reserves (NRs) on rural households' livelihood vulnerability is of great practical significance for improving their livelihoods in NRs and realizing the coordinated development of conservation and economy. This study examines the effects of nature reserves establishment on the livelihood vulnerability of 380 rural households across 17 giant panda reserves in Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces, utilizing 2-year panel data. Employing the propensity score matching method and panel seemingly unrelated regression model, the research reveals several key findings. First, the establishment of NRs will aggravate rural households’ livelihood risk, weaken rural households’ adaptability, and hence increase rural households' livelihood vulnerability. Second, rural households living in provincial NRs and those within Shaanxi province face greater livelihood vulnerability, especially if the NR is located in the city with lower GDP. Third, community development projects in NRs contribute to reducing rural households’ livelihood vulnerability, among which ecotourism and skills training play a more significant role. According to the above conclusions, establishing robust ecological compensation mechanisms can help to give full play to the geographical advantages of NRs, while the development of eco-agriculture and eco-tourism helps to promote the diversification of rural households’ livelihoods, thereby improving their adaptive capacity and reducing their livelihood vulnerability.
      PubDate: 2024-05-27
       
  • Effects of Climate Change on Native Firewood Explotation of Paraíba
           State, Brazilian Semi-arid Region: A Panel Data Approach (1990–2019)

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper analyzed the effects of climatic variables on firewood exploitation in the municipalities of the state of Paraíba (Brazil) from 1990 to 2019. The climatic data analyzed included total rainfall, mean temperature and firewood production data for the municipalities and mesoregions of the state of Paraíba. Data were sampled from 221 municipalities, according to the classification of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. An empirical regression with a panel data strategy was used. The results show that the mesoregions of the state respond differently to the climatic types. Rainfall has a negative impact because temperature positively affects firewood exploitation. The municipalities belonging to the Sertão and Borborema mesoregions are more strongly impacted by climatic variables and have higher firewood exploitation levels compared to the other mesoregions. Climate drivers are preponderant for firewood exploitation. It is necessary to develop a public policy plan aimed at vulnerability level reduction and greater adaptability to climate change, especially in regions where the economy directly depends on climatic variables, as is the case in most of the study area.
      PubDate: 2024-05-18
       
  • Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change to Explore Forest
           Landowner Perspectives on Water Quality

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      Abstract: Abstract Family forest owners (FFOs) are critical stakeholders in ensuring many conservation outcomes, including improved water quality. In the highly forested Lake Champlain basin of Vermont, FFOs likely play a particularly important role in addressing water quality impairment. This study focused on FFOs’ thinking and decision-making around management practices on their land. Based on a dataset of 28 interviews collected using a semi-structured interview approach, the interviews were qualitatively coded and analyzed using the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change (TTM) framework. Our findings suggest that interviewed landowners were concerned about basin water quality but generally not aware of the connection between watershed health and actions taken on their particular forest parcel. We further describe how three TTM Processes of Change (helping relationships, consciousness raising, and environmental re-evaluation) may influence landowners’ decisions to manage their forests with water quality in mind. Our results suggest pathways for the design and targeting of behavioral change interventions based on the TTM that should inform landowner outreach as well as further research.
      PubDate: 2024-04-19
       
  • An Analysis of the Behavioural Persistence of Tree-growing Farmers in the
           Sudano-Sahelian Region of Cameroon

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      Abstract: Abstract Tree-growing support programs are being implemented widely to enhance farmers’ involvement in land restoration schemes. However, the reasons why farmers will continue to engage in restoration activities when support programs end, considered here as “behavioural persistence” has not been sufficiently explored. Taking the Mogazang landscape of Cameroon as a case study, a mixed methods approach involving farmers surveys, key informant interviews and the review of literature, was applied to investigate the factors that influence the behavioural persistence of tree-growing farmers. Drawing on the concept of behavioural persistence, the findings revealed that farmers decision to continue restoration practices on their farm plots after the end of support programs is influenced by a mix of factors, among which positive attitude and perception of farmers, constant motivation, financial profitability, community influence, played an important role. Findings also showed that farmers behavioural persistence aspects were not adequately addressed during the design of support programs and the inception phase of support programs did not prepare farmers psychologically about post support programs. This empirical investigation of farmers behavioural persistence has provided information that needs to be taken into consideration when assessing the feasibility, including the designing and implementation of planned tree-growing restoration support programs and related policies in Cameroon and other countries.
      PubDate: 2024-04-19
       
  • Glass Half Full or Half Empty' The Contribution of Cacao in Traditional
           Agroforestry Systems to the Income of Indigenous Peoples in the Ecuadorian
           Amazon

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      Abstract: Abstract The chakra is the traditional agroforestry system of the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Over time, it has incorporated cash crops (particularly cacao) as a way to improve the monetary income of indigenous households while preventing them from engaging in unsustainable practices. However, scarce empirical research has been conducted to determine if such a goal has been accomplished. Using data from a household survey (n = 330) conducted among the members of three cacao producer associations, we determined that households producing cacao in the chakra system are poorer and have lower land endowments than other Kichwa populations in the area. Cacao accounts for 42 and 19% of agricultural and total income, respectively, reflecting that, indeed, income from cacao is essential for the livelihoods of the Kichwa people. Multivariate analysis reveals that income from cacao is positively correlated with landholding area, but negatively correlated with the area in forest, probably reflecting that the need for monetary income encourages indigenous households to expand the area of chakra. The results also show that households having off-farm income and receiving social assistance are less dependent on cacao income. Overall, our findings reflect that, while an essential source of monetary income, income from cacao -alone- is not sufficient to meet household needs. Diversifying the basket of products with market value, strengthening research on agroforestry systems, and promoting chakra tourism are proposed as alternatives to increase monetary income and preserving the chakra system.
      PubDate: 2024-03-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-024-09560-8
       
  • Mobile App for Eucalyptus bucking—Value Chain Optimization for
           Smallholders

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      Abstract: Abstract Eucalyptus plantations are a notable source of income for smallholders and private landowners in Thailand. The main uses of eucalyptus are for energy purposes and as pulpwood, sawn timber, and veneer. Among private eucalyptus forest owners there is a need for decision support tools that can help in optimizing tree bucking, according to the available properties of the site and bucking patterns. The precise characterization of plantation properties is key to delivering appropriate timber assortment to markets and optimizing timber value. Our study has developed and tested dynamic and linear programming models for optimizing the tree bucking of eucalyptus trees. To achieve this, tree taper curves for use in volumetric models were defined for optimization. Our results indicate that both the tree spacing and the increment of diameter of breast height are significant factors when estimating profitability. The income would be significantly higher if bucking timber in different assortments were used, instead of the current approach of selling as bulk based on mass. For implementation, we created a free mobile application for android phones (EVO—eucalyptus value chain optimization) to utilize the study results at the grass root-level.
      PubDate: 2024-03-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-024-09563-5
       
  • Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Land Use and Land Cover, and Small-Scale
           Forest Expansion in Northwestern Ethiopian Highlands

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      Abstract: Abstract In the northwestern highlands of Ethiopia, rapid land use land cover (LULC) change and small-scale forest expansion has taken place due to the engagement of small-holder farmers. This study was aimed to understand the trends, magnitudes, drivers of LULC changes, and small-scale forest expansion in three Woredas of the northwestern Ethiopian Highlands, during 1987 to 2020 periods. The study employed a hybrid classification technique to group the images in to LULC classes. Moreover, key informants were used to assess the drivers of LULC change and small-scale forest expansion. The results indicated that small-scale forest increased from 2.5% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2020 in Fagta Lekoma Woredas. An increment of small-scale forest from almost none to 33% was also observed in North Mecha Woredas (1987–2020). Coverage of small-scale forest increased from 0.32% in 2009 to 7.9% in 2020 in Guna Begemidir Woredas. These happened as the expense of cropland and grazing land. Unlike during 1987–2009, cropland showed continuous decline during a period of 2009 and 2020 in all study Woredas. Grasslands significantly diminished by 65.6%, 47.4%, and 40.9% in Fagta Lekoma, North Mecha, and Guna Begemidir Woredas, respectively over the entire study period. In general, the landscapes of the study areas have shown remarkable changes across spatial and temporal differences. The main drivers of the changes in the LULC were associated with the shift of livelihood dependence and demand for various ecosystem services. The LULC changes in the study areas have implications on enhancing forest-based ecosystem services.
      PubDate: 2024-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-024-09561-7
       
  • Factors That Shaped the Forestry Extension System in Japan: Adoption and
           Adaptation of the United States Model After World War II

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      Abstract: Abstract Systems for small-scale forestry are occasionally shaped by adopting models used by other countries. Such adoption is localized and adapted to suit needs and conditions of the country and reflects its specific characteristics instead of being simply copied. In this study, we examine the process of the adoption and adaptation of the forestry extension system in Japan and discuss the meaning of policy transfer across countries and the factors influencing policy development. Although the adoption of the forestry extension system was de facto a direct coercion enforced by the occupying United States (US) government in the early post-war era, in-depth analysis revealed it was a joint effort between Japanese and US foresters. The enthusiasm of foresters in charge of forestry extension enabled them to improve it into an idealized form. This first adaptation phase can be regarded as a very progressive step in view of trends indicated by a previous study. The adoption of the US model inspired and legitimized the new system. Results imply that policy development occurs at the level of the ruler, who sets the direction of the forestry extension, and the level of the practitioner, who is in charge of the extension activities in the field. Moreover, it demonstrates the importance of examining the significance and effectiveness of policy transfers and the adaptation of adopted institutions at each level. However, motivation and perception of practitioners toward their work and allowance for voluntary initiatives given to them is the key to this notion.
      PubDate: 2024-02-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-024-09564-4
       
  • Following up with Forest Inheritors: A Survival Analysis of Recently
           Inherited and Recently Sold Non-Industrial Forest Land in the State of
           Washington, USA

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      Abstract: Abstract A growing body of literature shows that the transfer of forest land from one owner to another in the US is associated with events such as parcelization of forest land and/or the subsequent conversion of the land away from forestry land use. For individuals and families who own forest land, a key driver of ownership transfer is the eventual or actual mortality of forest owners themselves. In the State of Washington as well as the US nationally, studies on forest legacy planning reveal that most forest owners want their children or grandchildren to own their forest properties after they no longer own the forest. In contrast, the same surveys also show that a majority of US forest owners acquired their forest land by purchasing the land from a non-relative. We utilize the Washington State Forestland Database to conduct a non-parametric survival analysis of how long recently inherited forest properties remain fully owned by the new owners (i.e. there is no subsequent sale associated with the property) compared to forest land that was sold. Results show that inherited parcels have a significantly lower survival probability as measured by remaining solely within the ownership of the new owner relative to parcels that were sold within an 8-year period. This study quantifies how the mode of forest transfer influences the duration of the following ownership lifecycle and indicates that stewardship efforts should be tailored for owners who have recently inherited forest lands.
      PubDate: 2024-01-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09559-7
       
  • Influence of Foreign Religion on Customary Management of Natural
           Resources: The Case of Sacred Groves in Sefwi Wiawso Municipality, Ghana

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      Abstract: Abstract The customary management of natural resources in Ghana is hinged on belief system of the African Traditional Religion. Studies have shown the impact of foreign religions on many aspects of Ghanaian society, but less is known on influence of foreign religion on customary management of natural resources. This study examined the influence of foreign religion on conservation of sacred groves in eight communities in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality. The influx of missionary religions, notably Christianity and Islam were identified as an indirect underlying causal agent to declining sacred grove area. Less reverence of traditional beliefs has led to sacred grove clearance for agriculture and settlement in some communities. The study therefore recommends re-enforcement of taboos and awareness creation on conservation value of sacred groves to halt further degradation.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09558-8
       
  • Comparing Motivations, Learning Interests, and Barriers to Expansion Among
           Non-commercial and Commercial Maple Syrup Producers in Wisconsin

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      Abstract: Abstract Maple syrup production can provide significant value to rural economies and contribute to the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems. Producers’ experiences vary based on their type of sugaring operation, so foresters, Extension educators, and equipment suppliers can more effectively support the expansion of maple syrup production if they tailor their outreach to the needs of each type of producer. Drawing on a survey of Wisconsin maple syrup producers (n = 657), this study compares the motivations, confidence in forest management knowledge, interests in learning, interests in new behaviors, desire to expand, and barriers to expansion among three groups of maple syrup producers: non-commercial, small commercial, and large commercial producers. Most producers were motivated by spending time in nature, and as might be expected, commercial producers were more motivated by finances than non-commercial producers. All three groups expressed interest in forest health management. The producers most interested in expansion were those who already sell for income, who are motivated by finances, who have fewer seasons of experience, and are newer woodland owners. Key barriers to expansion included efficient sap collection and a lack of time for non-commercial and small commercial producers, while workforce availability and a lack of capital were key barriers to expansion for both groups of commercial producers. Based on these results, we provide recommendations for audience segmentation strategies to support maple syrup producers through education, marketing, and research.
      PubDate: 2023-11-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09557-9
       
  • Timber Production Opportunities from Private Native Forests in Southern
           Queensland

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      Abstract: Abstract Historically, Queensland’s private native forests have supplied between 40 and 70% of the hardwood resource to the state’s primary processors. Hardwood timber production from state-owned native forests and plantations in Queensland has decreased substantially in recent decades, increasing the hardwood timber industry’s reliance on private native forests. However, timber production opportunities from these forests are poorly understood. This study assessed the future wood supply capacity from private native forests in southern Queensland assuming alternative levels of landowner interest in management for timber production and willingness to invest in silvicultural treatment. Commercial and harvestable private native forests in southern Queensland were classified into six forest types and their spatial distributions were assessed. Potential growth rates for each forest type were estimated based on available literature and expert opinion, and their ability to supply logs to industry with and without silvicultural treatments was projected. Commercial and harvestable private native forests were found to cover an area of approximately 1.9 M ha in southern Queensland, of which spotted gum (693,000 ha) and ironbark (641,500 ha) forest types are most common. The private native forest estate is distributed over 17,665 landholdings (LotPlans), with 17% of these accounting for 66% of the commercial and harvestable resource. Most private native forests have not been actively managed for timber production and are in poor condition. Nevertheless, they presently have the potential to supply between about 150,000 and 250,000 m3 of logs to industry per annum. Silvicultural treatments were found to have the potential to increase the mean annual increment of these forests by a factor of between two and four, indicating substantial opportunities to increase harvestable log volumes in the medium and long-term. Private native forests in southern Queensland could potentially more than compensate for the supply gap left by the declining area of state-owned native forests that are available for timber harvesting. Actual forest management performed and log volumes supplied to market will depend on the forest management decisions of thousands of individual landholders, which are influenced by their heterogeneous management objectives, the policy environment, perceptions of sovereign risk, timber markets and the long payback periods in forestry. An accommodating forest policy environment and landholder willingness to invest in forest management could maintain and potentially increase private hardwood log supply to industry, which would support farm income diversification and regional employment opportunities.
      PubDate: 2023-11-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09550-2
       
  • Non-industrial Private Forest Owners’ Knowledge and Forest Management
           Preferences Regarding Forest Damage in Northern Sweden

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      Abstract: Abstract In northern Sweden, large forest areas are affected by extensive damage caused by moose, fungi, beetle and other biological pests. For non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners this leads to large losses of value, not only in economic terms but also in the form of loss of biodiversity and amenity values. Therefore, several research projects are underway to develop new silvicultural methods and other measures to reduce damage. However, a successful implementation of these will often depend on the willingness and knowledge of the forest owners. The objective of this study was, therefore, to elucidate NIPF owners’ knowledge about forest damage and their preferences regarding forest management alternatives that potentially could mitigate the damage situation. Data were collected through a questionnaire that was distributed to a random sample of 1,177 NIPF owners in northern Sweden, and the response rate was 31% (n = 368). The results show that 19% of the NIPF owners did not know the current damage situation in their own forest. In addition, NIPF owners judged that their knowledge to identify damage themselves is quite limited, except for damage caused by moose. Regarding future management options, many were positive towards avoiding clear-cuts in suitable areas, while many were negative towards implementing alternative tree species such as larch and lodgepole pine. The study concludes that there is a clear need to inform and educate NIPF owners about forest damage, but also that there will be challenges in reaching all types of owners.
      PubDate: 2023-11-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09555-x
       
  • Traditional Farmlands for Tree Species Conservation in Benin

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      Abstract: Abstract Demographic pressure and human activities are having significant impacts on biodiversity conservation. As traditional farmlands have challenges of coupling crop production and conservation of biodiversity, this study assessed traditional farmlands in regard to their typology and impacts on conservation of tree species. A line transect of 26 km was applied for the identification of the farmlands. Tree species were inventoried within each farm. A cluster analysis was performed for the typology; tree species diversity indices and dendrometric parameters were computed and analysed according to farmland groups. Five groups of farmlands were found with the small in size (< 1 ha) having high number of crop species but small number of tree species which dominated the farmlands’ cover. Larger farmlands (≥ 1 ha) have fewer crop species but more tree species with high crown cover. On average, tree species richness varied between 2 and 14 in the four farmland groups, with a relatively low Shannon diversity index (1.15–3.18 bits). Tree density, total height of trees and tree crown cover did not vary significantly between the farmland groups (p > 0.5). However, mean stem diameter varied significantly between farmland groups, with larger farmland groups having greater trees with greater diameter. Tree species conservation strategies within agroforestry systems should mainly target the large farmlands in the Ouémé catchment.
      PubDate: 2023-10-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09556-w
       
  • The Effect of Farmers' Livelihood Capital on Non-agricultural Income Based
           on the Regulatory Effect of Returning Farmland to Forests: A Case Study of
           Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County in China

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      Abstract: Abstract At present, the world's natural resources, ecological environment, and other security issues are becoming increasingly prominent; how to use natural resources to develop the economy and achieve the coordinated development of economic, social and ecological benefits is of great importance. Affected by the rapid population growth and extensive production and lifestyle, China also faces the dilemma of lack of resources and deterioration of the ecological environment. China has proposed a national sustainable development strategy to break through the predicament, including returning farmland to forests. Taking Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County in China as an example, this paper used the multivariate linear regression analysis to explore the effects of five kinds of livelihood capital on non-agricultural income and the impact of farmers' livelihood capital on non-agricultural income with the regulatory implications of returning farmland to forests. The results show that: (1) Human capital, physical capital, financial capital, and social capital all have significant positive effects on nonfarm income, and natural capital, which has a significant negative effect on nonfarm income. Natural resources such as arable land and forest land are the natural capital that farmers depend on for survival, and the foundation must be protected.In terms of human capital, it is important not only to ensure the number of household laborers but also to improve the labor force's mastery of new technologies and skills. The increase in physical capital, such as basic means of production and infrastructure tools, the increase in funds at the disposal of the farm household, and the higher social capital, such as the presence of relatives who are cadres and the degree of interaction with relatives, all contribute to the transition from farm to non-farm and contribute significantly to the income of the farm household. (2) Results on the impact of livelihood capital on non-agricultural income based on the adjustment effect of returning farmland to forests: Except for the impact of social capital on non-agricultural income, the impact of the other four types of capital on non-agricultural income is significant, but the significance level is inconsistent, of which the impact of natural capital and human capital on non-agricultural income is significant at the 1%level, the impact of physical capital on non-agricultural income is significant at the 5% level, and the impact of financial capital on non-agricultural income is significant at the 10% level. The study puts forward suggestions such as increasing the subsidies for the policy of returning farmland to forest, and for the actual characteristics of the region, it is targeted to propose and develop the subsidy standards for returning farmland to forest. At the same time, increasing the subsidies for farmers, improving the ability of farmers to maintain and enhance social relations, increasing the credit support policies for farmers, and continuing to explore new ways to promote farmers' income.
      PubDate: 2023-10-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09554-y
       
  • Forest Operations Using a Combi–Forwarder in Deciduous Forests

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      Abstract: Abstract In the last decade, technological innovation in the forest operations sector has allowed levels of mechanization alternative to agricultural tractors and animal logging. These machines are used to load logs from skid roads and move logs to the next pile, until the load space is fully loaded. Fortunately, in recent years the development of new technological progresses in forestry mechanization created an alternative operation on ground-based system with the use of a combi-forwarder for wood forwarding. These innovative machines have the advantage that only one machine can perform logs bunching and primary transport. Infact, pull stems by the winch from the stump to the road, after they have been cross-cutted by chainsaws, it loads by the forwarder’s crane the logs and transports them to the landing, where they are unloaded with the crane in piles. The aim of the present study was to analyse the operational time consumption, to estimate the productivity of the combi–forwarder with a built-in single-drum winch in beech stands evaluating the forwarding and winching distances, log’s volume transported per turn by the machine, as well as the extracting costs. The study was conducted in low-intensity shelterwood cuttings in beech forest, located in Western Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. The mean productivity of the combi–forwarder was 7.09 m3 PMH− 1 and 6.11 m3 SMH− 1 close to that of the cable skidders and forwarders in similar conditions. The net costs for the studied combi–forwarder were calculated of 25.33 € per productive machine hour and 4.13 € per m3. The variable costs (70%) have a leading role, followed by labour costs (22%) and fixed costs (8%). The use of a combi-forwarders facilitates chainsaw operators, as some of the operations are carried out at the roadside in better working conditions: flat terrain and support of the crosscutting phase. The results from the study are useful to introduce and to integrate the combi–forwarders with shelterwood systems and to achieve economic and environmental efficiency of timber harvesting in deciduous forests.
      PubDate: 2023-10-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09552-0
       
  • Determinants of Smallholders’ Commercial Plantation Establishment:
           

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      Abstract: Abstract Small-scale plantations for commercial purposes bring a variety of benefits, including increased revenue, employment, and improved household livelihood. However, empirical research on the factors that affect smallholders’ decisions to establish commercial plantations is lacking. This study aimed to discover the factors that influence smallholder farmers’ commercial tree-planting decisions in Ethiopia’s central and southern regions. Cross-sectional data were collected from 255 households using structured, semi-structured questionnaires. The Heckman two-stage selection model was used to examine smallholder farmers’ participation in commercial tree planting and land allocated for tree planting. The results of the regression analysis revealed that education level of the household head, distance of the plot from home, distance of the plot to the market, size of livestock holdings, and frequency of contact with extension agents had a significant impact on the probability of participation in commercial tree planting by a household. In addition, the move to tree-based livelihoods was hampered by lack of capital and scarcity of land. Because trees take a long time to generate income for tree planters, it is critical to focus on creating alternative income-generating opportunities for smallholders until the trees reach harvest age.
      PubDate: 2023-10-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09553-z
       
  • Ranking Research and Development Needs of Silvicultural Operations for a
           Plantation Forestry Cooperative

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      Abstract: Abstract Forest Owners Organizations can help small- and medium-scale private landowners stay competitive by conducting and sharing research and development (R&D) activities. This study evaluated R&D needs for silvicultural operations to inform an R&D strategy for the cooperative. Individual and group priorities were collected using the Analytical Hierarchy Process via a web survey and web meeting. Consensus in priorities was followed by an assessment of the cooperative's capacity to carry out in-house research. Two regional managers, eight plantation managers and one R&D/Technology manager participated in one or more stages of the process. Participants ranked most silvicultural operations similarly. However, the variation was largest for harvest residue, seedling, and stump management. Minor regional differences were found but both regions (south and north) had “very high” group consensus indicators (86.2% and 89%, respectively). The group decision ranked R&D in harvest residue management as the highest priority, followed by soil preparation and planting methods. The cooperative's strongest capacity for in-house research was in the execution of the experimental design to address the research questions (implementation). The weakest research capacity was found in terms of harvest residue, seedling, and stump management. Hence, the cooperative is dependent on research institutions. These findings can be used to inform and align the cooperative's R&D strategy, investments, and their research collaborations.
      PubDate: 2023-07-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11842-023-09548-w
       
 
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FORESTS AND FORESTRY (129 journals)                     

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Acta Brasiliensis     Open Access  
Advance in Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agrociencia     Open Access  
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Forest Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Silvicultural Research     Open Access  
Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Artvin Coruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Banko Janakari     Open Access  
Bartın Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Bartin Faculty of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BIOFIX Scientific Journal     Open Access  
Bosque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Canadian Journal of Plant Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Central European Forestry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia forestal en México     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colombia Forestal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Forestry Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Landscape Ecology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dissertationes Forestales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eurasian Journal of Forest Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Forest Engineering     Open Access  
European Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Expert Opinion on Environmental Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Folia Forestalia Polonica. Seria A - Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forest Ecology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Forest Ecosystems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Forest Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Forest Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forest@ : Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology     Open Access  
Foresta Veracruzana     Open Access  
Forestry : Journal of Institute of Forestry, Nepal     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Forestry Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forestry Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Forests     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Forests, Trees and Livelihoods     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ghana Journal of Forestry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Forester     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INNOTEC : Revista del Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Forestry Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forest Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Iranian Journal of Forest and Poplar Research     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Environmental Extension     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management     Open Access  
Journal of Forest Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Horticulture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Sustainable Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Wood Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Kehutanan Wallacea     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Sosial dan Ekonomi Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pertanian Terpadu     Open Access  
Jurnal Sylva Lestari     Open Access  
La Calera     Open Access  
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Lesnoy Zhurnal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología     Open Access  
Natural Areas Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
New Forests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ormancılık Araştırma Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Peer Community Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Forestry Academy of Sciences of Ukraine     Open Access  
Quebracho. Revista de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Research Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Chapingo. Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Revista de Agricultura Neotropical     Open Access  
Revista Ecologia e Nutrição Florestal - ENFLO     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú     Open Access  
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revue forestière française     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rwanda Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Savannah Journal of Research and Development     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Selbyana     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Silva Balcanica     Open Access  
Small-scale Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Textual : Análisis del Medio Rural Latinoamericano     Open Access  
Trees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Trees, Forests and People     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Wahana Forestra : Jurnal Kehutanan     Open Access  
Wood and Fiber Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

           

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