"ecological forestry is less a philosophy of management and more of a framework, a toolbox if you will, for management of forests where the goal is to reduce the divergence between managed and natural ecosystems ..." Palik and D'Amato 2017
My research falls within the realm of understanding what ecological forestry "tools" we can use to reduce this divergence between managed and natural ecosystems. In particular, I am interested in how forest management decisions influence the flow of benefits - like timber, clean water, and carbon sequestration - that we have come to expect from forests. It is not enough to produce the science, but it is also important to translate the science into knowledge and put it into the hands of people making natural resource decisions.
Evans, A.M., Clark, F.A., 2017. Putting the Forest First. J. For. 115, 54–55. https://doi.org/10.5849/jof.16-070
Palik, B.J., D’Amato, A.W., 2017. Ecological Forestry: Much More Than Retention Harvesting. J. For. 115, 51–53. https://doi.org/10.5849/jof.16-057