Scientific Summary No. 62, 2009
The 15th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2009 aimed at enhancing the discussion of methodological traditions in contrast to pragmatic solutions and the exploration of cultural and political influences on planning and decision making processes in all parts of the world. Here are some of the forest-related issues that were discussed: community forestry and the economic contribution of forestry to the poor; collaborative planning in forestry; understanding private forest owners; the complexity of decision making in developing countries; cross-cultural cooperation; implementation of sustainable forest management.
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- Arguments for More Social Science in Forestry
By Ulrike Pröbstl, Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 6.01.00 – Forest recreation, landscape and nature conservation
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