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Forest Research

A Directory of Forest Research Institutions in America

Center for Field Research at Earthwatch Institute was established in 1973 to develop research program for Earthwatch Institute by encouraging and evaluating proposals from scholars and scientists. A private nonprofit organization, CFR is served by an international advisory board of respected scientific and humanities scholars. The Center's role is to create a public offering of significant research that addresses scientific, environmental, and public policy problems and issues.

Center for Forest Business - The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business integrates pioneering academic research and sound financial methods to provide education and service to forest industry, investors and landowners throughout the world.

Center for Urban Forest Research - PSW Research Station, USDA Forest Service - Our research demonstrates new ways in which trees add value to communities. We convert our results into real dollars and cents in order to stimulate more investment in trees. Using our research results, we create new methods and strategies for managing and caring for community forests to help managers optimize the benefits and investment value of their community forest.

Forest Productivity Cooperative is an international partnership committed to creating innovative solutions to enhance forest productivity and value through the sustainable management of site resources. The partnership is lead by forestry faculty at North Carolina State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the Universidad de ConcepciĆ³n. Team members have expertise in silviculture, forest nutrition, ecophysiology, soils, plant community ecology, growth and yield modeling, process-based models, remote sensing, spatial analysis and GIS, and statistics.

Fire and Environmental Reseach Applications Team - The FERA team conducts research into fire and air quality issues. We are part of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, located in Seattle, WA and Corvallis, OR.

Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs.

Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry - Human interactions with urban natural resources are varied and include many stakeholders. This site highlights research on public perceptions of urban forest settings, valuation of metro nature services, and includes policy applications.

Pacific Northwest Ecosystem Research Consortium will focus on development of transferable methods for evaluation of ecosystem management alternatives to strengthen linkages between ecosystem research activities and ecosystem management applications in the Pacific Northwest.

Renewable Bioproducts Institute - at Georgia Tech builds on nearly a century of lignocellulosics research to advance business opportunities based on renewable resources for today and tomorrow.

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute - This site provides information on research and activities in urban forestry. SelecTree and urban wood as well as the CA Big trees sites are located here.

USDA Forest Products Laboratory - The long-term health of our Nation's forests depends on sound conservation practices, including utilization. The Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, uses science and technology to conserve and extend our Nation's forest resources.