Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests. About 30% of Earths land surface is covered by forests.
Related jounals: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Biology and Fertility of Soils,
New Forests,Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry.