I visited Ukraine in 2009. Without any doubt, it was one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen in my life. Together with a group of entomologists, we were travelling around Crimea observingContinue reading
How do insect pests interact with other forest disturbances?
Insects are part of our ecosystems and are well integrated in the dynamics of forest landscapes. However, high-intensity episodes, known as outbreaks, can have strong negative impacts to host plants and, consequently to the wholeContinue reading
The complex adaptive ecosystems of Tannourine cedar reserve in Lebanon
An ancient landscape in the east of the Mediterranean that witnessed many changes over the centuries and gained a variety of landscape characteristics as a result of human practices, and natural history. But now andContinue reading
Is the burning of woody biomass climate friendly?
Our newest paper on woody biomass for energy production is now published online in English. The paper is clarifying common misconceptions and is debunking myths about the use of forest biomass. We also discuss ifContinue reading
A step forward in the simulation of Mediterranean forest ecosystems
Modelling the dynamics of Mediterranean forests at large scales is a challenge. But scientists are setting up simulation models to help us better understand future directions of these ecosystems and how to better manage them.Continue reading
Putting Triad Forestry Into Practice: An interview with Christian Messier
This is the fourth report on functional zoning and the triad model of forest management based on interviews with experts in the field. My previous interviews with Dr. Bob Seymour and Dr. Clark Binkley focused onContinue reading
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A team headed by Klaus Puettmann (Oregon State University, USA), Austin Himes (Mississippi State University, USA), and Jürgen Bauhus (Freiburg University, Germany) is investigating the global information base for forest management (specifically silviculture) in theContinue reading
Triad Forest Management at the Heart of Elliot Research Forest
On December 8th, 2020 the Oregon State Land Board voted unanimously to move ahead with transferring ownership of the Elliot State forest (32,000 hectare) to Oregon State University. The decision came after reviewing a proposalContinue reading
Functional Zoning: An interview with Dr. Clark Binkley
This article is the second of a series, based on interviews with some of the most prominent researchers who have dedicated part of their careers to the question of how the forests landscape should beContinue reading
30 years of triad forestry: an interview with Dr. Robert Seymour
Recently, I’ve been meditating on the strengths and weaknesses of intensively managed plantations. I understand firsthand the incredible efficiency of plantation forestry to produce wood fiber; I worked nearly a decade in some of theContinue reading