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    Author(s): Kathleen L. Wolf; Linda E. Kruger
    Date: 2010
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 2010(January/February): 39-44
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    New research initiatives focusing on urban ecology and natural resources are underway. Such programs coincide with increased local government action in urban forest planning and management, activities that are enhanced by scientific knowledge. This project used a participatory stakeholder process to explore and understand urban forestry research and technology transfer needs in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The approach can be readily used for any geographic region or metropolitan area. A two-phase, abbreviated Delphi process was conducted, inviting input from urban forestry professionals, academics, and agency-based managers. Research issues were identified and prioritized within three themes: urban forest resource, resource management, and community framework. The results serve as a stakeholder-relevant research framework to guide science proposals for funding initiatives at regional and national levels. Notable is major support by respondents for a better understanding of the transactional dynamics of human systems and urban natural resources.

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    Citation

    Wolf, K.L.; Kruger, L.E. 2010. Urban forestry research needs: a participatory assessment process. Journal of Forestry. 108(1): 39-44.

    Keywords

    urban forestry, urban ecology, research assessment, Delphi method, Pacific Northwest

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