Forests are valuable in our daily lives, crucial to our nation's ecomony, and integral to the long-term health of the environment. Yet, forestry research has been critically underfunded, and the data generated under current research programs is not enough to meet the diverse needs of our society.
Forestry Research provides a research agenda that should yield the information we need to develop responsible policies for forest use and management. In this consensus of forestry experts, the volume explores:
Forestry Research is an important book of special interest to federal and state policymakers involved in forestry issues, research managers, researchers, faculty, and students in the field.
Table of Contents
|1. Societal Needs and Concerns for the Forest||9-12|
|2. The Gap Between Society's Needs and the Status of Forestry Research||13-26|
|3. Areas of Research||27-49|
|4. Conclusions and Recommendations||50-58|
|Appendix A: Workshop Participants||61-62|
|Appendix B: Research Needs||63-71|
|Appendix C: Biographical Information on Committee Members||72-74|
|Appendix D: Board and Commission Rosters||75-78|
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