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The natural resources of tropical latitudes such as the Himalayas are related to the wider scope of topographical complexity, community diversity and ecosystem diversity of the area. Forest resource management in South and Southeast Asia encompasses the planning of land use, water and soil management, air quality maintenance and biodiversity conservation. Alongside these factors, contemporary environmental economists also highlight the importance of issues such as ensuring the future sustainability of industries including agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry.

The demand for forest-based resources in South and Southeast Asia shows an ever-growing trend as a result of the countries’ continuing efforts to achieve higher economic growth and improved living standards, whereas the supplies are more or less undiscovered and unexplored. This increasing demand could result in excessive exploitation of resource stocks that would damage the environment’s long-term sustainability and lead to a scarcity of natural resources. There would then be the risk of reaching a point of no return in terms of environmental degradation with time. A significant portion of the impacts transcend national boundaries and this ultimately becomes a global concern. Increasing concern over the complex dimensions of natural resource dynamics has induced the paradigm that global policies focus more on a sustainable and resilient environment in recent times. Hence, efficient and effective natural resource management has become crucial for ensuring sustained development and a better future for the region.

The goal of this Research Topic is to collect scientific research on the issues of forest resource management in South and Southeast Asia. This will ultimately help to develop policies as well as program design and implementation.

We welcome research articles and review papers with the central theme of utilization and management of forest resources in South and Southeast Asia. In addition, the Research Topic will include the following sub-themes:
• Spatial-temporal (GIS) analysis
• Biodiversity conservation
• Community forestry
• Agroforestry
• Land degradation
• Climate change
• Wildlife and its habitat management
• Wetland management and restoration
• Eco-tourism, planning and management.

Keywords: Biodiversity Conservation, Community Forestry, Agroforestry, Land Degradation, Climate change, Spatio-Temporal Analysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The natural resources of tropical latitudes such as the Himalayas are related to the wider scope of topographical complexity, community diversity and ecosystem diversity of the area. Forest resource management in South and Southeast Asia encompasses the planning of land use, water and soil management, air quality maintenance and biodiversity conservation. Alongside these factors, contemporary environmental economists also highlight the importance of issues such as ensuring the future sustainability of industries including agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry.

The demand for forest-based resources in South and Southeast Asia shows an ever-growing trend as a result of the countries’ continuing efforts to achieve higher economic growth and improved living standards, whereas the supplies are more or less undiscovered and unexplored. This increasing demand could result in excessive exploitation of resource stocks that would damage the environment’s long-term sustainability and lead to a scarcity of natural resources. There would then be the risk of reaching a point of no return in terms of environmental degradation with time. A significant portion of the impacts transcend national boundaries and this ultimately becomes a global concern. Increasing concern over the complex dimensions of natural resource dynamics has induced the paradigm that global policies focus more on a sustainable and resilient environment in recent times. Hence, efficient and effective natural resource management has become crucial for ensuring sustained development and a better future for the region.

The goal of this Research Topic is to collect scientific research on the issues of forest resource management in South and Southeast Asia. This will ultimately help to develop policies as well as program design and implementation.

We welcome research articles and review papers with the central theme of utilization and management of forest resources in South and Southeast Asia. In addition, the Research Topic will include the following sub-themes:
• Spatial-temporal (GIS) analysis
• Biodiversity conservation
• Community forestry
• Agroforestry
• Land degradation
• Climate change
• Wildlife and its habitat management
• Wetland management and restoration
• Eco-tourism, planning and management.

Keywords: Biodiversity Conservation, Community Forestry, Agroforestry, Land Degradation, Climate change, Spatio-Temporal Analysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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