A History of IUFRO Congresses, Forest Research and Russia's Participation
Forests play a crucial role for all peoples in the world and they are important natural resources providing various benefits to people. Russia is a country with large forest area accounting for about 20 percent of the global forest cover and 49 percent of the global boreal and temperate forests. It has more than 17 million hectares of planted forests. The area of forest is stable, making the Russian forestry significant not only at the national level but also at the global level. Therefore, there is a need to manage them properly to achieve sustainable forest management. While there are lots of issues affecting our forests, it should remind us all that the context surrounding forest research and its management is evolving and changing constantly.
This monograph is a history of the establishment, major developments and Congresses of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), and the participation of Russian forest scientists, researchers, managers and specialists in IUFRO activities. Interesting facts and previously unpublished documents and photographs are presented. The book is targeted to university and postgraduate students, teachers, professors, researchers, scientists, forest sector administrators, as well as to those interested in the history of the forest sector in Russia and the world, the development of forest science, international relations and scientific organizations.
Victor K. Teplyakov and Valentin S. Shalaev
A History of IUFRO Congresses, Forest Research and Russia's Participation / Translation of the 2nd Russian edition. John A. Parrotta and Priya Parrotta Natarajan, editors. Seoul: 2017. – 581 pp.
Copyright © 2014, 2015, 2017 by Victor K. Teplyakov and Valentin S. Shalaev
Copyright © 2017 by Elena N. Samoletova and Victor K. Teplyakov, translation
Copyright © 2017 by John A. Parrotta and Priya Parrotta Natarajan, editing