Impacts of Fire and Human Activities on Forest Ecosystems in the Tropics 3rd International Symposium on Asian Tropical Forest Management
(IFFN No. 22 – April 2000, p. 107)
Tropical forests are a favourable environment for much of the Earth’s plant and animal life, and contribute to stabilizing the global environment. However, despite repeated warnings in recent decades, the tropical forests continue to shrink and suffer further degradation each year. There are two major causes: forest fires and human activity, including unsuitable forestry practices. Forest fires and human activity affect not only the biota of the forest, but also the neighboring aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments, and it will therefore require the cooperation of many academic disciplines to develop new methods of forest management. Exchange of information on these topics is vital.
This volume is a compilation of the papers presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Asian Tropical Forest Management “Impacts of Fire and Human Activities on Forest Ecosystems in the Tropics”. The symposium was held by The Tropical Rain Forest Research Center of Mulawarman University (PUSREHUT-UNMUL) in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20-23 September 1999 as an activity of a cooperative research project between Indonesia and Japan. The symposium was supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture and by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Fire Ecology Research Group of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Freiburg University, and the Rehabilitation Research Group at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) kindly collaborated in preparing and conducting the symposium.
Suhartoyo, H. and T. Toma (eds.) 1999. Impacts of fire and human activities on forest ecosystems in the tropics. Proc. Third International Symposium of Tropical Forest Management, Samarinda, 20-23 September 1999. Tropical Forest Research Center Mulawarman University and Japan International Cooperation Agency, Samarinda, Indonesia. PUSREHUT Spec. Pub. No. 8, 630 p.