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Title: The application of the ecosystem approach through sustainable forest management: an Italian case study.
Authors: Barbati, Anna
Corona, Piermaria
Portoghesi, Luigi
Iovino, Francesco
Marchetti, Marco
Menguzzato, Giuliano
Keywords: Convention on Biological Diversity;Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy;Forest management on a natural basis;Systemic silviculture
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali
Source: Barbati A., Corona P., Iovino F., Marchetti M., Menguzzato G., 2010 - The application of the ecosystem approach through sustainable forest management: an Italian case study. L'Italia Forestale e Montana, 65 (1): 1-17.
During the last decades adapting silvicultural systems to a changed society, increasingly aware of the multifunctional role of forests, was a much debated issue in Italy. Stemming from this discussion is the systemic silviculture concept, an adaptive forest management tool aimed at cultivating the forest as a self-organizing system and focusing on sustaining its functional efficiency as the best way to enhance forest multi-functionality. This concept has much connection with the Ecosystem Approach defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity as a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way. In the following a case study is presented where the principles of systemic silviculture are implemented in the management of private and common forest properties in the Serre mountains of the Calabria Region (Italy); relationships with the Ecosystem Approach principles are analyzed in order to evaluate to what extent systemic silviculture can be regarded as a means to bring the EA to the implementation level.
ISSN: 0021-2776
DOI: 10.4129/ifm.2010.1.01
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