Category: International Forestry

agroforestry
International Forestry

Agroforestry in Europe

During my forest education I never had chance to become familiar with agroforestry, until I started my internship at European Forest Institute. Agroforestry is quite large topic, so in this post I would like to explain in a short way what really is agroforestry, where is used, who is responsible for collecting source data and where data related with this topic are stored. Maybe this post would be an inspiration for some forestry student who is not sure which subject to choose for bachelor’s orContinue reading

International Forestry, Science

Becoming a real Forestry and Environmental Engineer (Part 1)

In this post, I would like to present my Master thesis, something different that we talk about in this blog. I worked for one year in a hydrological restoration project. Besides, it will be presented at the International Symposium on Soil and Water Bioengineering in a Changing Climate which will be in GLASGOW,  on 7-8 SEPTEMBER. This Symposium will be a meeting inside the Life+ Project ECOMED.

Puszcza Białowieska
International Forestry, National Parks

Białowieża Forest in Poland – TRUE STORY!

The European Commission, a managing institution of the European Union, has reported Poland this month to the European Court of Justice, and has asked the court to impose measures requiring the Polish government to suspend logging in the Bialowieza Forest, which is one of the last areas of primeval forest in Europe. In this post, I would like to present you my opinion about the recent conflict in the Białowieża Forest in Poland. I would like to present actors in the conflict, and discuss why thisContinue reading

forest inventory Table Mountains
International Forestry, National Parks, Science

Forest stands volume estimation by using Finnish Multi-Source National Forest Inventory

During my internship at European Forest Institute in Finland I had a chance to become familiar with Finnish method of forest stands volume estimation. The Finnish way of forest inventory was quite innovative in relation to the method which have been used in Poland, so I thought that it could be nice subject for the master thesis.

narkodeforestacja
International Forestry, Science

Narco-deforestation : what is it and why forests are unseen victim of drugs?

One of the unseen victims of cocaine and marihuana uses are forests. There is even a term created to name the impact of drugs on forests and it is called “narco-deforestation”.  It happens not only in developing countries, but developed as well. In this post, I will present you two cases, where narco-deforestation takes place. Definitely, you will be suprised! 

forestry in SE U.S.
International Forestry

There ain’t no free lunch in forestry – an interview with Bob Izlar

During the 2017 Timberland Investment Conference, I interviewed Mr. Bob Izlar, the Director of University of Georgia (UGA) Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. Mr. Izlar tell us more about Forest Business Program at UGA, its main idea, potential opportunities after graduation, and in general about the demise of many world class forestry schools since mid-1970s.