Priorities for international forest research

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Conference publication

Publication details

Sayer, JA, Byron, N, Dykstra, D & Vanclay, JK 1997, 'Priorities for international forest research', paper presented to Proceedings of Eleventh World Forestry Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 13-22 October.


The world is moving towards knowledge-based societies. Economies are globalizing. The global public goods value of forests is being recognized at the same time that the traditional role of state forest agencies in production forestry is being taken over by multi-national corporations. At the same time emerging technolgies are greatly enhancing our ablility to assess and monitor forest attributes.