Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge: Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration

Aronson, J., J. Pereira and J. Pausas

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This book provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date, scientific and practical information on the management of cork oak woodlands and the cultural systems that depend on cork oak. It 1) considers ecological, genetic, economic, and historical perspectives surrounding cork oak trees, cork oak woodlands, and cork-based products, 2) presents scientific information regarding restoration and management, 3) offers a suite of techniques for the practice of restoring cork oak woodlands, 4) presents cost-benefit analyses of cork oak woodlands and the manufacture and trade of cork products, and 5) looks at challenges for the future, including ecoregional planning options, threats posed by climate and land-use changes, and modeling techniques that can help guide decision making.

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