Preface. Part One: Contributions to the Problem of Restoration and Rehabilitation of Disturbed Areas. Introduction. 1. Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia; A. Miyawaki. 2. Ecosystem rehabilitation and forest regeneration in the humid tropics: Case studies and management insights; M. Clusener Godt, M. Hadley. 3. Biological characters and plasticity of juvenile tree stages to restore degraded tropical forests: A systems framework for site analysis and restoration research; G. Maury-Lechon. 4. Soil site factors influencing the reforestation on mining sites in Amazonia; J.B.S. Ferraz. 5. Restoring Caribbean dry forest: Programme proposition for genetic resource maintenance; B.J. Brown, G.J. Ray. 6. Secondary forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands: The role of plantations as `foster ecosystems'; J.A. Parrotta. 7. The ecology of Zambezian dry evergreen forest with recommendations for conservation management; F.P. Malaisse. 8. Problems associated with raising trees from seeds: The Ethiopian experience; D. Teketay. 9. Mixed species plantations using high value rainforest trees in Australia; D. Lamb, P. Lawrence. 10. The rehabilitation of the tropical rainforests' ecosystems: Cooperative research between UPM and YNU; A. Bin Said. 11. Rehabilitation of tropical forests from countryside to urban areas; K. Fujiwara. Part Two: Ecological Sound Suggestions for Management and Aspects of Nature Conservation in Tropical Forestry. Introduction. 12. The ITTO-guidelines for the sustainable management of natural and plantedtropical forests; E.F. Bruenig. 13. Conversion of exploited natural Dipterocarp forests into semi-natural production forests; J. Huss, M. Sutisna. 14. Some effects of selective logging on forest productivity and ecology; H.-J. Weidelt. 15. Utilization and protection of the forest belt of Mount Kenya (East Africa); J.R. Rheker. 16. Research and development programme for forestry in Serawak: A pilot model approach towards sustainable forest management and economic development; E.F. Bruenig. 17. Environmentally sound timber harvesting: Logging guidelines, conservation reserves and rehabilitation studies; J.K. Vanclay. 18. Conservation and restoration of montane forest communities in Thailand; W.L. Werner, T. Santisuk. 19. Conservation of some disturbed Indian tropical rain forest ecosystems; R.K. Ambasht. Part Three: Political Aspects of Timber Harvest in the tropics and evaluation of the Discussions at the Symposium. Introduction. 20. Contribution to environmental action by a timber processing company; K. Mori. 21. Mitsubishi's unsustainable timber trade: Sarawak; E. Wakker. 22. Future problems and working trends for sustainable management and restoration of tropical forests: Podium discussion; M. Lohmann, H. Lieth. 23. Challenges in extending development to the Penan community of Sarawak; H. Solhee, J. Langub. 24. Concluding remarks; W. Haber. Index of plant and animal names. Index of scientific names. General index.