This book presents the main technological characteristics of 283 tropical and 17 temperate tree species most frequently encountered in Europe together with their main uses. Timber industry operators, producers and consumers alike, are the main users. This atlas serves as an educational reference tool for teaching and training in the area of forestry and tropical timber.
This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.
Mycorrhizae are formed by microscopic fungi which work wonders in horticulture by working in symbiosis with plant roots. The scientific and practical interest of these symbioses for all plants has been demonstrated clearly in horticulture, agriculture, forestry and the environment. This new edition aims to make people understand the biology of mycorrhizae and how to take advantage of them in a great many aspects of plant cultivation and protection whilst maintaining natural balances.
Après un état des lieux des écosystèmes forestiers tropicaux et de l’environnement institutionnel, ce Mémento aborde les questions et les concepts incontournables pour s’orienter vers une gestion durable des forêts, face aux menaces actuelles et futures. Il détaille l’ensemble des principes, méthodes, outils et préconise de bonnes pratiques de gestion forestière.
This work sets out the main ecological, social, economic and political issues of tropical forests. Local, national or international action instruments are recommended for each issue. This book guides the reader towards understanding of solutions frequently clubbed together under the term “sustainable forest management”. It includes FAO 2015 data on the state of tropical forests and will appeal to anyone curious to find out more about the issues of natural resources.
How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
This educational work explains the formation and functions of wood in the tree and addresses anatomy as an identification tool. Numerous illustrations complete the precise description of cell and parietal structures of coniferous and deciduous woody species. The examples chosen correspond above all to the French forest species but the bases of the anatomy of wood are the same for all wood anywhere in the world.
Although the French standard uses girth, this cubage table for wood blocks or logs is based on diameter, to take account of the consistent and justified use of diameter in French-speaking tropical countries.
What mysteries and still unexplained resources do mushrooms hide? An original work that explains the complex functioning of mushrooms and unveils their surprising virtues, damage caused and their omnipresence in our everyday life. Mushrooms are in fact used in food processing and medicine and for agriculture and the environment.
A number of terrestrial green plants live in intimate, mutualist association with root-based fungi as mixed organs called mycorrhizae. This work is the first in-depth, exhaustive summary on the topic in French. It outlines the most recent fundamental research and its practical applications in agronomy, horticulture, forestry and protection of natural spaces.