The forest-based sector and research – some thoughts on relevance and future prospects

We are 14 years into the 21st century. Forest sciences and research, a multifaceted combination of a number of academic disciplines, have existed and developed over several decades. In this note, I first discuss some current societal challenges or “drivers”, then how this relates to forestry and forest industries (the forest-based sector – FBS) as a profession and business. This is followed by a simple check to what degree we researchers (within forest economics and management planning) have dealt with these topics recently. Finally, I give some ideas for research priorities, with emphasis on the area of forest economics and management. The viewpoint is from Norway, a forest-rich country, with a fairly specialised or concentrated forest industry, currently facing large structural changes.


Editor(s):
Roos, A.
Lönnstedt, L.
Nord, T.
Gong, P.
Stendahl, M.
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/199232
Published in:
Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics, 2014
Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics
Number 45
Page range:
10-20
Total Pages:
11

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