TY - CHAP A1 - Alessandro Paletto A2 - Fabrizio Ferretti A3 - Isabella De Meo A4 - Paolo Cantiani A5 - Marco Focacci ED1 - Jorge Martin Garcia ED2 - Julio Javier Diez Casero Y1 - 2012-05-23 PY - 2012 T1 - Ecological and Environmental Role of Deadwood in Managed and Unmanaged Forests N2 - Sustainable forest management (SFM) is not a new concept. However, its popularity has increased in the last few decades because of public concern about the dramatic decrease in forest resources. The implementation of SFM is generally achieved using criteria and indicators (C&I) and several countries have established their own sets of C&I. This book summarises some of the recent research carried out to test the current indicators, to search for new indicators and to develop new decision-making tools. The book collects original research studies on carbon and forest resources, forest health, biodiversity and productive, protective and socioeconomic functions. These studies should shed light on the current research carried out to provide forest managers with useful tools for choosing between different management strategies or improving indicators of SFM. BT - Sustainable Forest Management SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/24894 DO - 10.5772/24894 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -