International perspectives on the evolution of systemic silviculture

Marco Marchetti


To guarantee the sustainability of environmental services from forests has long been the main purpose of multifunctionality in forestry and in general for landscape assessment, even before the recent requests coming from the economy of biodiversity and ecosystems. In the last decades, the evolution of SFM and its efforts towards different functions and values have been influenced by politic processes at world level. The peak has recently been achieved with the importance of forests and other wooded lands in the international processes, nowadays both in environment and development issues. The criteria and proposals of systemic silviculture can help answer the requirements of Good Practices, Governance and Government of the sector, combining economics and well being. The paper prospects upcoming international processes and discusses silviculture’s potentiality in the perspective of  ustainability and of the ecosystem approach.


Suistanable Forest Management; ecosystem approach; international processes

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