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FORED Forest Research for Development

Project Leader
Gratzer Georg, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre Jakar, Jakar, Bhutan.
Contact person: Dr Jambay Dorji;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Darabant Andras, Sub Projectleader
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Funded by
Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Zelinkagasse , 1010 Wien, Austria
The third and final phase of the Conifer Research and Training Partnership between the partners BOKU and RNR-RC Jakar, Bhutan aims at poverty reduction in rural areas, a consolidation of education and the implementation of research results from CORET phase II. Training of researchers in this field should be further strengthened, in order to be able to independently address research questions dealing with the above aim. The strong orientation on rural poverty eradication is reflected through the focus on non-timber forest products and their sustainable utilization. Results generated should form a solid base for political decisions in order to prevent degradation of forest areas in Bhutan. Scientific evidence and their practical application should be intimated to field foresters to further strengthen implementation of results.
forest ecology; forestry; silviculture; interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry; Sustainable development, sustainable economics;
training oriented research partnership; Bhutan; research and development; sustainable forest utilization; natural resources;

* Wangchuk, K; Darabant, A; Rai, P (2014): Morphological responses explain tolerance of the bamboo Yushania microphylla to grazing.

Journal of Botany, 2014, 1-7; ISSN 2090-0120 FullText

Martin F. Price, Georg Gratzer, Lalisa Alemayehu Duguma, Thomas Kohler, Daniel Maselli, Rosalaura Romeo (2011): Mountain Forests in a Changing World Realising values, addressing challenges.

; FAO, Rome; ISBN: 978-92-5-107076-5 FullText

Rai, P B; Darabant, A; Dukpa, D; Dorji, T; Eckmüllner, O; Sangay; Gratzer, G; Tenzin, K; Bürgi, A; Rai, T B; Chhetri, Y R (2010): Effect of thinning intensities on productivity and stability of bluepine forests.

Journal of Renewable Natural Resources Bhutan, 6 (1), 58-74; ISSN 1608-4330 FullText

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