Alberta Research Council (ARC) delivers innovative technologies, products and applied research to save your business money and make you more competitive in a global market. ARC partners with industry to identify key issues and to define specific technology needs. ARC's multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and state of the art facilities provide support in the areas of: - sustainable management of forest ecosystems - R&D and commercialization of new forest products and processes - improved pulping and papermaking processes
Aleza Lake Research Forest is a 9000 ha university-based outdoor research facility and working forest 60 km east of Prince George, BC . The mandate of the Research Forest is to provide research and education facilities and opportunities to the University of Northern BC, the University of BC faculties or institutes, other universities, government agencies, private sector research, schools and other educational groups with regards to ecosystem and resource management studies within the wet sub-boreal spruce biogeoclimatic zone.
The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) is a large-scale international interdisciplinary experiment in the northern boreal forests of Canada. Its goal is to improve our understanding of the boreal forests -- how they interact with the atmosphere, how much CO2 they can store, and how climate change will affect them. BOREAS wants to learn to use satellite data to monitor the forests, and to improve computer simulation and weather models so scientists can anticipate the effects of global change.
Canadian Forest Service - The Canadian Forest Service's (CFS) mission: "To promote the sustainable development of Canada's forests and competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector for the well-being of present and future generations of Canadians." // La mission du Service canadien des forêts (SCF) : «Promouvoir le développement durable des forêts canadiennes et la compétitivité du secteur canadien des forêts pour garantir le mieux-être des Canadiens d'aujourd'hui »
- Atlantic Forestry Centre
- Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
- Centre de foresterie des Laurentides
- Northern Forestry Centre
- Pacific Forestry Centre
- Great Lakes Centre
Canadian Journal of Forest Research publishes in English and French, and has been ranked as one of the top three journals in its field for the past decade by the Institute for Scientific Information, Inc. (ISI). Over 65% of the articles published are from international sources. The journal offers research articles in silviculture, ecophysiology, forest ecology, biotechnology, forest genetics and tree improvement, tree physiology, forest entomology and pathology, land management and classification, harvesting, wood processing, pollution effects, forest economics, and other forest-related topics. // La Revue canadienne de recherche forestière, qui publie des manuscrits en français et en anglais, a été classée parmi les trois premières de sa discipline pour les 10 dernières années par l'Institute for Scientific Information, Inc. (ISI). Plus de 65% des articles publiés sont d'origine internationale. La Revue offre des articles dans le domaine de la sylviculture, l'écophysiologie, l'écologie forestière, la biotechnologie, la génétique et l'amélioration des arbres, la physiologie des arbres, la pathologie et l'entomologie forestière, la gestion et la classification des terres, la coupe des arbres, le traitement du bois, la pollution, l'économie forestière et autres sujets
Carrefour recherche et développement forestier de la Côte-Nord - Le Carrefour recherche et développement forestier de la Côte-Nord est un lieu de concertation qui vise à promouvoir l'acquisition de connaissances sur le milieu forestier par la recherche et l'innovation en aménagement forestier.
Centre for Enhanced Forest Management at the University of Alberta provides opportunities for collaborative research in the development and testing of innovative forestry practices which link genetics, silviculture, protection, growth and yield, and management for enhancing wood production and other values (including watershed, recreation, wildlife, and biodiversity).
CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research (Bogor, Indonesia). CIFOR was established under the CGIAR system in response to global concerns about the social, environmental and economic consequences of loss and degradation of forests. CIFOR's Mission is to contribute to the sustained well-being of people in developing countries, particularly in the tropics, through collaborative strategic and applied research and related activities in forest systems and forestry, and by promoting the transfer of appropriate new technologies and the adoption of new methods of social organization, for national development.
The Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research (CNFER) is a research unit of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, located at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. CNFER has close links with both the Faculty of Forestry and Department of Biology at Lakehead University, and many CNFER scientists have adjunct status at the University to supervise Graduate students. CNFER is multi-disciplinary research unit, with a mandate to study the effects of forestry practices on boreal aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Current Results is British Columbias natural resources research digest. This online newsletter brings you convenient summaries of newly-published research findings. It covers all aspects of BCs natural environment and forestry including ecology, wildlife, silviculture, tree functioning, economics, hydrology, fisheries and much more. Hundreds of science summaries are also available in a searchable archive.
The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) is a national network which brings often independent environmental monitoring and research activities together in an ecological framework to facilitate cooperation and a holistic approach to ecological enquiry and ecosystem understanding. The network connects the Ecological Science Cooperatives (ESCs) operating across the country. It is highly decentralized and acts as a coordinating body, facilitating communications among participants and providing strategic direction.
FORAC - Research Consortium in E-Business in the Forest Products Industry. FORAC provides forest product companies with international-calibre, multidisciplinary expertise in the development of concepts, methodologies and management tools that maximise the potential of Web-based resources.
FORAC - Consortium de recherche sur les affaires électroniques dans l'industrie des produits forestiers. FORAC offre aux entreprises de l'industrie des produits forestiers une expertise de recherche multidisciplinaire de calibre internationale en développant des concepts, des méthodologies et des outils de gestion misant sur le potentiel des technologies de l'Internet.
FPInnovations brings together FERIC, Forintek, Paprican, and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of Natural Resources Canada, to create the worlds largest private, not-for-profit forest research institute. With over 600 employees spread across Canada, FPInnovations unites the individual strengths of each of these internationally recognized forest research and development institutes into a single, greater force.
- FERIC develops and helps implement innovative and safe forest operational solutions covering the vast range of engineering, human, operational and environmental aspects of forestry and wildland fire operations.
- Forintek is Canada's national wood products research institute. Our role is to support the forest products industry in optimizing manufacturing processes, extracting higher value products from the available resource and meeting customer's expectations of performance, durability and affordability.
- Paprican is a leading not-for-profit research and technology institute that provides valuable technology transfer and cost-competitive research to the pulp and paper industry
The Forestry Research Partnership is a cooperative initiative between Tembec Inc., the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Canadian Forest Service, and the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, Ontario. The Partnership's goals include the identification, development and implementation of economically sustainable, and scientifically defensible leading edge forestry practices that will allow for both the maintenance and enhancement of an economically viable supply of quality wood fibre to Tembec mills, while maintaining forest ecosystem health and stability.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - IDRC is a Canadian crown agency committed to building a sustainable and equitable world. IDRC funds research in the developing world that enables the people of the South to find solutions to their own pressing development problems.
The International Model Forest Network has been inspired by the success of the Canadian Model Forest Network, a program announced in 1990 to enhance the sustainable management of Canadian forests. At each site, local partnerships are created among groups representing industry, environmentalists, community associations, indigenous peoples, and other relevant interests, who work together to define and implement a shared vision of sustainable forest management. Since 1992, this uniquely Canadian approach to the development of responsible forestry practices has gained international exceptance.
John Prince Research Forest (JPRF) encompasses 13 032 ha of crown land in North Central BC, 50 km north of Fort St. James. The forest is situated between Tezzeron (Chuzghun) and Pinchi (Tesgha) lakes in the traditional territory of the Tl'azt'en First Nation. The research forest was established in 1999 as a result of many years of planning by the University of Northern British Columbia and the Tl'azt'en First Nation. The landscape exhibits diverse forest types and land management history and has a wide range of natural resource values and environmental
Sustainable Forest Management Network, one of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence, provides interdisciplinary research on the management of the forests of Canada. We focus on integrated and directed research in developing new planning and management tools for industry, as well as policy insights and improved institutions for government, to assist in ensuring that Canada's forests are managed sustainably.
The Tropenbos Foundation was established in July 1988 in order to continue and expand the international Tropenbos Programme, which was set up by the government of the Netherlands in 1986.
University of Alberta - Research in Renewable Resources: The depth and diversity of the research interests of the members of the Department of Renewable Resources creates a powerful and exciting research environment. We have also developed partnerships with the other departments at the University of Alberta, with colleagues at other universities, with provincial and federal governments and with industry. This all contributes to achieving our goal of "Excellence in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge about natural and managed ecosystems."
Research at the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management is one of the leading natural resources research centres in Canada. We have particular strength in the areas of soils and watershed management, forest biology and genetics, forest management, fish and wildlife ecology, wood science and technology and the natural resource social sciences.
WINDHORSE FARM - Ecologist Jim Drescher introduces the inter-relationships of this working 150 acre family-farm/woodlot operation in rural Nova Scotia. The site also includes an area for discussing issues related to sustainable forestry practices.