forester Articles

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Thailand's disappearing forests: the challenge to tropical forest conservation

    Despite the ever-increasing concern about their conservation, tropical forests in Thailand are undergoing depletion and degradation, because the government pursued a policy of increasing national revenue through commercial logging and forest encroachment for the expansion of commercial agriculture until the end of 1980s. The pace of deforestation was further accelerated by the ever-growing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: Forest Lawn

    Built in the 1920's, Forest Lawn's Hall of Crucifixion/Resurrection has become a major tourist attraction. The Hall is notable for its 70-foot-high ornate plaster ceiling and 200-foot wide paintings - mounted on hidden tracks and presented in sequence during daily presentations. The Museum houses famous paintings, valuable jewels, coins, and artifacts.Ellis has designed and administered several ...

  • A Model for Communal Forest Management

    Guna Yala, an autonomous indigenous territory inside Panama, is one of the most unusual places on the planet, where the Guna people have preserved their way of life and the forest around them thanks in large part to their exceptional land rights and sovereignty. At first glance, life on Guna Yala’s dozens of inhabited Caribbean islands seems idyllic — a place without cars, with little ...


    By Ensia

  • Crystal Ball in the Rain Forest

    Where do you expect to find Crystal Ball? Does an image come to mind of a cubicle housing a busy financial analyst constructing scenarios on a billion-dollar company’s performance in coming quarters? That’s undoubtedly accurate. But incomplete. The tool that allows its users to see into multiple versions of the future and make smart choices will find a home anywhere there’s uncertainty. One ...


    By Oracle

  • Safeguarding the forest case study

    The Aberdares region contains a rich diversity of vegetation. There are several ancient forests in the region like Kereita Forest which is at the core of the project area; this forest is at the southern-most end of the Aberdare range and several kilometres from Kimende, the local centre of population and shopping centre. This forest is credited with the largest scale of destruction related to ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Forests health condition is improving

    The trees health condition in Norwegian forests have improved for most of the country. The tendency from previous years are continuing. The exception is the territory Østlandet (south-east of Norway) where there have been a decline for spruce. The national Monitoring Programme for Forest Damages are performed by Skogforsk, NIJOS and ...

  • Forests, health and climate change

    Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health services for ...

  • European forest types

    Exectutive Summary The European forest types — Categories and types for sustainable forest management reporting and policy presents the findings of a study carried out by an international consortium of experts aimed at providing the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) with an user‑friendly forest types classification. The primary goal of the scheme is to ...

  • Forest Fires in Europe 2005

    The European Union is supporting since the Eighties the efforts implemented by Member States to fight forest fires in all their stages: prevention, suppression and restoration. That’s because forest fires can severely affect all the functions developed by the forests of the Community from the economic, ecologic and social point of view; they can also better and more effectively be counteracted ...


  • Shrinking forests: The many costs

    In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 'ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered by rampant deforestation, killed nearly 340 people,' according to news reports. Fifteen years earlier, in 1989, the government of Thailand announced a nationwide ban on tree cutting following severe flooding and the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Protecting and restoring forests

    Protecting the earth’s nearly 4 billion hectares of remaining forests and replanting those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health, an important foundation for the new economy. Reducing rainfall runoff and the associated flooding and soil erosion, recycling rainfall inland, and restoring aquifer recharge depend on simultaneously reducing pressure on forests and on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global Forest Watch: dynamic new platform to protect forests worldwide

    On Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and ...

  • Press Advisory: Global Forest Watch to provide unprecedented monitoring of forests worldwide

    On February 20, the World Resources Institute (WRI) will launch Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. Created by WRI, Google, and more than 40 partners, GFW unites satellite technology, open data, and crowd sourcing to guarantee ...

  • Forest biotechnology: an extension of tree improvement

    Forest genetics as a science has existed since the 1940s. With the depiction of the structure of DNA in 1953 by Watson and Crick, some forest geneticists were inspired to apply this knowledge to trees. Since that time the science of molecular biology has evolved considerably. This paper summarises the applications of biotechnology to trees, the traits and trials for genetically engineered trees, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa

    Recent distressing trends in climate change, population explosion and deforestation have inspired this paper, which completes the existing literature by providing empirical justification to hypothetical initiatives on the impact of population growth on forest sustainability in Africa. Using three instruments of forest exploitation, the study shows how rural, agricultural and national population ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 lessons for sustaining global forests

    As the old adage suggests, it is important to see the forests for more than just the trees. While an estimated 500 million people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods, the entire world depends on them for food, water, clean air, and vital medicines. Forests also absorb ...

  • Regeneration of teak forests under joint forest management in Gujarat

    In order to understand the impact of JFM in Gujarat, a study was conducted in three divisions viz., Baria, Rajpipala and Sabarkantha covering 24 villages. Vegetation parameters such as species richness, density of trees, basal areas, Shanon Weiner's diversity index, woody biomass and MAI were observed and compared with control plots in a non-JFM village. Stem density, species richness, species ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing Forest Governance - The Governance of Forests Initiative Indicator Framework

    This publication presents a revised version of the Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) Indicator Framework, a comprehensive menu of indicators that can be used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in forest governance. It updates the original GFI Indicator Framework based on several years of ...

  • Global Forest watch - join the movement

    We know remarkably little about what is happening to forests. Businesses currently have no way of determining whether or how much the soy, palm oil, or pulp and paper they use contribute to deforestation. So companies like Unilever and Nestlé, which ...

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