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Forests and forestry -- Statistics

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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 Forest Resources of Europe, CIS, North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand (TBFRA 2000)

Published jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this new 445-page report, known as the Temperate and Boreal Forest Resource Assessment or TBFRA 2000, has been described as "the most comprehensive set of internationally comparable data on the temperate and boreal forests ever issued." Unlike previous reports, which focused on...

http://www.unece.org/forests/fra/pdf/contents.html
View Resource FAO Forestry: Country Profiles

This Web site from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization provides a vast amount of information on forestry and the state of the world's forests. Users can navigate through a forest cover map to select a country of interest. A report including geographic description, forest cover, ecological zones, and forest fire statistics is provided for each nation, along with forest management...

http://www.fao.org/forestry/country/en/
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 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Statistical Database

As anyone who does comparative social science research knows, finding reliable data sources in one place can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there is the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). On the UNECE website, visitors can find data related to macroeconomics, gender, and transport for all of the countries in Europe. First time visitors may want to start by reading the "About...

http://w3.unece.org/PXWeb/en/