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Abstracts of Ongoing Research

Valdivia Watershed
The native forests of temperate southern Chile are very similar in structure and growth to the southeastern hardwood forests of the US. This creates opportunities for mutually beneficial research.

Forest Production Ecology
Chilean plantations can provide an excellent field resource to experimentally test techniques to actively manage water availability through genetic selection, stand density management, vegetation control, and irrigation.

Llancahue watershed
The Llancahue watershed southeast of Valdivia (pop. 140,000) provides an excellent opportunity for uneven aged management.

Community-based conservation
The creation of a peri-urban park in the Llancahue watershed strives to be holistic in its management of ecosystem services and meet the needs of the local community in its conservation plan.

Presentations relating to this topic:

Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment, September 14, 2009, Raleigh, NC USA.

Seminar presented by Dr. Susan Moore on March 9, 2009

Report submitted to Unversity Austral de Chile on February 10, 2009.

Native Forest Management Extension and Outreach
The development of a community-based conservation project and an extension and outreach program at UACH focusing on the protection and management of native forests will have a significant impact on the conservation of these forests.

Presentations relating to this topic:
Poster presented by Dr. Susan Moore at the 2009 National Outreach Scholarship Conference, September 28-30, 2009, Athens, GA USA.

Other Chilean forestry web links
"How does the knowledge of the indigenous people of Chile contribute to sustainable forest management?" Website created by Diane Cooper

"Plantation Forestry in Chile", Website created by Jenny Fortne

 
 

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