TY - CHAP A1 - Nikolay Strigul ED1 - Jorge Martin Garcia ED2 - Julio Javier Diez Casero Y1 - 2012-05-23 PY - 2012 T1 - Individual-Based Models and Scaling Methods for Ecological Forestry: Implications of Tree Phenotypic Plasticity 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. 20 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29590 DO - 10.5772/29590 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-26 ER -