This book describes 187 species of wood in Madagascar that are or can be used for joinery, cabinet-making, timber or packaging:distribution map, botanical elements, physical and mechanical properties of the wood, natural durability, behaviour on drying and during processing and use and main uses. Audience: wood sector professionals and anyone seeking to find out more about the natural heritage of Madagascar.
The forest is not just a stock of wood or a biodiversity reserve.It is also a leisure area and, as such, is well-frequented. However, although the first two concepts are echoed genuinely within the world of forestry, the idea of opening the forest up to the public is lagging behind in France.
This book describes the most common species found in Guyana forests and the special technical features of marketed timber. An illustrated technical sheet accompanies all 66 construction elements.
This abundantly-illustrated guide addresses the various aspects of tropical wood conservation, from felling in natural or planted tropical forests to the final use for these species, in both tropical and temperate zones.
The advanced age of the forests that serve to protect against natural hazards suggests that they may become unstable in the near future. This illustrated guide should help forest managers renew the plant cover in these forests at a reasonable cost.
Why are forest ecosystems so vulnerable to storms? Why do such events occur? How can we reduce their effects? This book gives the scientific community's answers to those questions.
This handbook is recommended to forest managers and others who may take an interest in conflicts between forest species and ambient vegetation.
This book presents the main genome analysis methods and their major characteristics. Depending on the objective, markers are proposed and their use discussed.
This first synthesis published in French summarises the know-how acquired by Cemagref in the course of a 20-year-long research programme on seed orchard management.