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    Felix Fuders, Pablo J. Donoso, editors.
    Summary: This book proposes strategies for improving the resilience and conservation of temperate forests in South America, such that these forests can provide ecosystem services in a sustainable way. As such it contributes to the design of a resilient human-forest model that takes into account the multiculturalism of local communities, in many cases including aspects of ecological economics, development economics and territorial development planning that are related to indigenous peoples or first nations. Further, it provides proposals for public and territorial policies that improve the state of conservation of native forests and forest ecosystems, based on a critical analysis of the economic factors that lead to the degradation of forest ecosystems in South America today. This edition was conceived by members of the Transdisciplinary Research Center for Social and Ecological Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management in South America at the Universidad Austral de Chile. It includes contributions by distinguished researchers from around the world, combining the fields of economics, ecology, biology, anthropology, sociology and statistics. It is not, however, simply a collection of works written by authors from different disciplines, but rather each chapter is in itself transdisciplinary. This approach makes the book a unique contribution to enhancing social, managerial and political approaches to forestry management, helping to protect forest ecosystem services and make them more sustainable. This, in turn, will benefit local communities and society as a whole, by reducing the negative externalities of forestry management and enhancing future opportunities.

    Part 1. General thoughts on transdisciplinarity, economics and ecology
    Chapter 1. Towards a transdisciplinary ecological economics: a cognitive approach
    Chapter 2. The 'Tragedy of the Commons' and the role of the money interest rate
    Chapter 3. Allocative efficiency and property rights in ecological economics: why we need to distinguish between man-made capital and natural resources
    Part 2. Chile
    Chapter 4. Subsidizing green deserts in southern Chile
    between fast growth and sustainability of Forest Management
    Chapter 5. Land use as a socio-ecological system: developing a transdisciplinary approach to studies of land use change in south-central Chile
    Chapter 6. Between extractivism and conservation: tree plantations, forest reserves, and peasant territorialities in Los Ríos, Chile
    Chapter 7. Land tenure insecurity and forest conservation in Chile: the case of the Mapuche Huilliche indigenous communities in the coastal range rainforests of Mapu Lahual
    Chapter 8. Towards a New Forest Model for Chile: managing forest ecosystems to increase their social, ecological and economic benefits
    Chapter 9. On ecosystem dynamics for the conservation of wetlands and forest
    Part 3. Brazil
    Chapter 10. Transdisciplinary case study approaches to the ecological restoration of rainforest ecosystems
    Chapter 11. Forest governance in Brazil and Chile: institutions and practices in the implementation of sustainable management of native forests
    Chapter 12. Municipal private natural heritage reserves: uses and attributions of Natural Protected Areas in the city of Curitiba (PR)
    Chapter 13. Understanding adoption and design of incentive-based forest conservation policies: a case study of the SISA Program in Acre, Brazil
    Digital Access Springer 2020