ERIC Number: ED223472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Our Natural Resources: Basic Research Needs in Forestry and Renewable Natural Resources.
National Task Force on Basic Research in Forestry and Renewable Natural Resources.
This report examines basic research needs in forestry and renewable natural resources and determines benefits to be gained from greater investments in basic research. It was prepared by a group of 17 research scientists, each an accomplished investigator in one or more fields. Each contributor reflected on research needs within his own discipline and on integrating knowledge in his specialty with knowledge in other scientific and social areas. The result is a series of recommendations presented in two parts: a list of challenges in basic research for the 20th century (section VII) and a description of the climate and instructional arrangements for basic research (section VIII), the climate required to meet the challenges outlined in section VII. As background for these recommendations, the following areas are discussed in separate sections: (1) basic research and applied research--their interplay and social value; (2) importance of forests and forest products; (3) scientific foundations of forestry and renewable natural resource management; (4) relationships with agriculture and other sciences; (5) distinctive features of forests and related renewable natural resources; and (6) some creative ideas from earlier basic research. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Task Force on Basic Research in Forestry and Renewable Natural Resources.