FIA Support for Forest Inventories in Central and South America

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) continue to provide support for forest inventory activities in other countries. On March 26 and 27, the SRS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) office in Knoxville, Tennessee hosted Dr. Dionicio Alvarado Rosales, Professor of Forest Pathology, Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, Mexico, who met with…  More 

International Student Visitor Arrives in Auburn for Forest Service Internship

Wellington Cardoso, an undergraduate student from Brazil, arrived in Auburn, Alabama, this past January to begin an internship with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station. “Cardoso will play a major role in studying a biomass harvesting operation,” says Dana Mitchell, project leader of the Forest Operations research unit, which is hosting Cardoso. The operation…  More 

A Southern Forester in Rome

Since the 1940s, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has coordinated a global Forest Resource Assessment every 5 to 10 years. The assessments describe the world’s forests and how they are changing, and include information about the health and diversity of each country’s forests, as well as their productivity, ecological value, and other…  More 

International Water Conference Inspires Flow of Ideas

Increasing demands for water combined with changes in climate pose great challenges to both water quantity and quality, especially in “mega cities” where millions of people depend on a clean and adequate water supply. A U.S. Forest Service scientist is lending his expertise to help decision makers ensure sustainable water supplies for people, as well…  More 

New Books on Forest Landscape Restoration

Two new books link natural and social sciences U.S. Forest Service scientists made significant contributions to two related books recently published by Springer:  Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences and A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest landscape Restoration. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientist John Stanturf served as lead editor on both books,…  More 

Supporting Forest Inventory Further South

  Peruvian and Colombian stakeholder study tour in Knoxville, TN A group of nine forest inventory stakeholders from Peru and Colombia visited the Southern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) research unit (SRS FIA) in Knoxville, TN, from May 14 to 17.  Accompanying them were personnel from the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station…  More 

Combatting Illegal Logging in Peru

In Peru, the USDA Forest Service is currently collaborating with the Government and counterparts to enhance forest sector governance and promote legal trade in timber products.The work is vital in helping the country to comply with the obligations detailed in the Environment Chapter and Annex on Forest Sector Governance  (the Annex) of the US-Peru Trade…  More