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View Resource State of the World's Forests 1997

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization provides this book (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only), which "presents information on the current status of the world's forests, major developments over the reporting period (1995-1997), and recent trends and future directions in the forestry sector." SOFO provides information on global forest cover, including estimates for 1995, change from...

http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/
View Resource State of the World's Forests 1999

The latest edition of this biannual publication from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (last reviewed in the May 9, 1997 Scout Report offers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of new developments in forestry and the condition of forests worldwide. SOFO 1999 reports on a number of significant events and developments of 1997-98, including "the latest...

http://www.fao.org/docrep/W9950E/W9950E00.htm
View Resource Forestry Images: The Source for Forest Health and Silviculture Images

Looking for a nice close-up of a bark beetle to show your forestry class? Need a shot of bamboo or acacia for your educational Webpage? Look no further than this handy resource for people teaching forestry, ecology, or similar topics. A joint venture by the US Forest Service and the University of Georgia, Forestry Images holds nearly 4,500 color .jpeg images of forest plants, insects,...

https://www.forestryimages.org/
View Resource Birthplace of American Forestry

Focusing on the work on Carl Alwin Schenck, the noted German forestry expert and professor, this online exhibit and archive created by the North Carolina State Library Special Collections Department (with the assistance of The Biltmore Company and the Forest History Society) offers a broad perspective on the Biltmore Estate Forest in North Carolina and the founding of the first school of forestry...

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/university-archives
View Resource The Alwyn H. Gentry Forest Transect Data Set

The Missouri Botanic Garden has recently made available forest transect data collected from sites around the world by the late Alwyn H. Gentry. As part of a project developed to "ensure that Gentry's ecological data receive maximum use and are readily available to the biological research community," an electronic version of the entire data set (226 transects total) is accessible through this Web...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/gentry/transect.shtml
View Resource State of the World's Forests 2003

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations presents this biannual report on the status of the world's forests. Available as a series of downloadable documents, this comprehensive report addresses recent developments in the forest sector such as agricultural expansion and mangrove conversion, conservation and sustainable development, forestry education and other institutional...

http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/Y7581E/Y7581E00.HTM
View Resource Global Forest Watch

As part of the Forest Frontiers Initiative (described in the September 30, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), the World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched Global Forest Watch, an ambitious, international effort to assemble and provide "objective, quality data" on the state of the world's forests. The site's main function is to introduce viewers to the project, calling attention to...

http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/global-forest-watch
View Resource Silva Fennica Online

METLA, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, has placed online the journal Silva Fennica, covering original, peer-reviewed research articles, review articles, research notes, discussion papers, book reviews, and information related to forest science. Topics mostly pertain to Finland, but the journal targets international participation and readership. Full content of Silva Fennica is available for...

http://www.metla.fi/silvafennica/
View Resource Friends of Trees

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Friends of Trees organization is dedicated to restoring urban forests around the country, with a particular emphasis on the Portland metropolitan area. As their Web site notes, "Trees are an essential part of the urban ecosystem. They help keep our water and air clean, prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat, and make neighborhoods greener, more beautiful places to...

http://www.friendsoftrees.org/
View Resource NASA Earth Observatory: Escape from the Amazon

As part of NASA's Earth Observatory, visitors to the Escape from the Amazon Web site are invited to "Accompany NASA scientists as they explore our world and unravel the mysteries of climate and environmental change." The Escape from the Amazon feature focuses on the buildup of carbon dioxide and its effect on global climate change, and the role that forests play in reversing this trend. Also...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/LBA_Escape/
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