Sustainable forestry grants will fund Oregon researchers

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at
Fri Aug 2 04:40:17 EST 2002

>From The Oregonian, July 31, 2002, p E11 (Science)

Sustainable forestry grants will fund Oregon researchers

	The National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry has
awarded a total of $670,000 to four Oregon scientists for work
intended to provide practical information and approaches to
sustainable forestry.
	The four grants account for more than one-third of the amount given
to researchers across the nation.
	The commission is managed by the National Council for Science and 
the Environment.
	The Oregon researchers and their projects:
	- Steven Radosevich, an OSU professor of forest science, will lead a
four-university team to assess lessons learned about managing forests
for biodiverity and sustainability based on practical experiences.
	- Thomas Spies, a courtesy professor at OSU and researcher with the
U.S. Forest Service, will head a team that will evaluate the science
behind forest biodiversity policies, including carbon storage effects
and the role of ecosystem restoration in biodiversity.
	- K. Norman Johnson, an OSU professor of forest resources, will lead
a team, including scientists from the University of Oregon and
University of Washington, in evaluating the needs of systems to
support decisions, and determining what types of decision-support
systems exist in sustainable forestry and biodiversity management and
how they are being applied.
	- Rebecca McLain, a researcher with the Portland-based Institute for
Culture and Ecology, will assess knowledge about the effects on
biodiversity of managing forests to create nontimber products in four
U.S. eco-regions.

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Daniel B. Wheeler

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