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    Author(s): Hong S. He; Stephen R. ShifleyFrank R., III Thompson
    Date: 2011
    Source: Environmental Mangement. 48: 1061-1065.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    With 207 million ha of forest covering 22% of its land area, China ranks fifth in the world in forest area. Rapid economic growth, climate change, and forest disturbances pose new, complex challenges for forest research and management. Progress in meeting these challenges is relevant beyond China, because China's forests represent 34% of Asia's forests and 5% of the worlds' forests. To provide a broader understanding of these management challenges and of research and policies that address them, we organized this special issue on contemporary forest research and management issues in China.

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    He, Hong S.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Thompson, Frank R., III. 2011. Overview of contemporary issues of forest research and management in China. Environmental Mangement. 48: 1061-1065.


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