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Forestry is a multi-disciplinary and complex profession that involves the management of many values in addition to timber, including: biodiversity, wildlife habitat, water quality, recreation, employment, and community stability.Forestry can involve a more holistic study of the systems that provide us with natural resources or it can involve wide-ranging specializations. Such specializations range from genetics to forest ecology, from wildfire science to climate change, from watershed management to fish and aquatic ecosystem management, from forest pathology to entomology, from plant biology to conservation and forest policy, from geographic information systems software to business modelling, and more.

Forestry : Definition

Forestry is the application of scientific, economic and social principles to attain specific objectives in the care of a forest.

Scientific principles: The science behind forestry is called “silvics”, and the practical application of that science is called “silviculture”. The science of silvics examines characteristics of individual trees in a forest and the interactions of those trees with each other and ...

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Jane Goodall - Biography

Jane Goodall - Biography

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Laurie David - Biography

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Gary Snyder - Biography

Gary Snyder - Biography

Sept. 15, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Gary Sherman Snyder is a famous American poet, writer, educator, travel writer, translator and environmental activist. He was born and brought up in California - his family suffe..

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Sunita Narain - Biography

Sept. 15, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

Sunita Narain, born in 1961, has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) from 1982. She is currently the director of the Centre and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications..

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Sept. 15, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Maneka Gandhi, a prominent Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is currently the Minister for Women & Child Development in..

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Cesar Milstein - Biography

Cesar Milstein - Biography

Sept. 14, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Cesar Milstein was an Argentinian biochemist and immunologist who was bestowed with Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 for his path-breaking work in the development of monoclonal antibodies. The work made him one of the most important s..

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Gustav Nossal - Biography

Sept. 14, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Gustav Nossal is one of Australia’s most celebrated scientists and research biologists. A pioneering researcher, his accomplishments in the field of antibody formation and ..

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David Baltimore - Biography

David Baltimore - Biography

Sept. 13, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

David Baltimore is an American biologist who won a share of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. As a researcher, he has made tremendous contributions to immunology, v..

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