forestry grants will fund Oregon researchers
National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry has
awarded a total of $670,000 to four Oregon scientists for work intended
to provide practical information and approaches to sustainable forestry.
The four grants account for more than
one-third of the amount given to researchers across the nation.
The commission is managed by the National
Council for Science and the Environment.
The Oregon researchers
and their projects:
>>Steven Radosevich, an OSU professor of forest
science, will lead a four-university team to assess lessons
learned about managing forests for biodiversity and sustainability
based on practical experiences.
>>Thomas Spies, a courtesy professor at OSU
and researcher with the U.S. Forest Service, will head a team that
will evaluate the science behind forest biodiversity policies, including
carbon storage effects and the role of ecosystem restoration in
>>K. Norman Johnson, an OSU professor of forest
resources, will lead
a team, including scientists from the University of Oregon and University
of Washington, in evaluating the needs for systems to support decisions,
and determining what types of decision-support systems exist in
sustainable forestry and biodiversity management and how they are
>>Rebecca McLain, a researcher with the Portland-based Institute
for Culture and Ecology, will assess knowledge about the effects
on biodiversity of managing forests to create nontimber products
in four U.S. eco-regions
--From staff reports