Voicing interests and concerns: challenges for forest research

Voicing interests and concerns: challenges for forest research

Forest research has to change in response to the increased interest of society in the management of forestland. The president and the vice president of IUFRO, the Assistant Director-General for Forestry in the FAO and the Past Director-General of CIFOR discuss key issues. IUFRO should become a clearing house for forest research and expertise. Research has to recognize that the culture of forestry has become a culture of conflict. More interdisciplinary and policy research should be added to the strong bio-physical sciences in forestry. It needs science to exploit the comparative advantages of local and larger-scale forest management and also needs science to bridge the gaps between the traditional and modern pools of knowledge and experience

Authors: Burley, J.; Seppala, R.; El-Lakany, H.; Sayer, J.A.; Krott, M.

Topic: research policy,research institutes,interdisciplinary research,indigenous knowledge,forestry,organization of research

Publication Year: 2001

ISSN: 1389-9341

Source: Forest Policy and Economics 2(1): 79-88


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