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Title: Setting and measuring team goals and objectives for improved management of forestry research

Author: Josiah, Scott J.;

Date: 1999

Source: In: Eskew, Lane G.; DeYoe, David R.; Burns, Denver P.; Mercier, Jean-Claude, comps. Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: Proceedings of a workshop; 23- 26 August 1998; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Proceedings RMRS-P-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-18.

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Description: As our world becomes more complex and diverse, many forestry research organizations are responding by adopting more interdisciplinary and collaborative research programs. Our rapidly increasing knowledge of the ecological, social, and economic factors affecting forestry and natural resource management makes it simply untenable to expect that complex problems can be solved through the expertise and contribution of a single discipline, or with the resources of a single organization. The recent shift to holistic land management approaches such as Ecosystem Based Management acknowledges these complexities, and attempts to integrate management approaches on a landscape scale. The rise of Adaptive Collaborative Management also recognizes the uncertain, interactive and adaptive nature of decisions in natural resource management, and emphasizes continuous reassessment and adaptation to changing conditions. Coinciding with this shift in natural resource management philosophy, and thus a change in approaches to forestry research, are the demands of funders for more interdisciplinary investigations and approaches.

Keywords: benchmarking, forest research, international forestry, leadership

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Josiah, Scott J. 1999. Setting and measuring team goals and objectives for improved management of forestry research. In: Eskew, Lane G.; DeYoe, David R.; Burns, Denver P.; Mercier, Jean-Claude, comps. Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: Proceedings of a workshop; 23- 26 August 1998; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Proceedings RMRS-P-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-18.

 


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