FURN is an international network of silviculturists, wildlife biologists, and managers who are seeking new silvicultural techniques for managing (primarily regenerating) forests subjected to heavy ungulate herbivory. In many forested landscapes, large ungulates are the most common natural disturbance and are especially a problem with natural regeneration methods.  Click here to read more about the goals of our team.


Recent Announcements

  • Conference Announcement - Forest lanscape mosaics in August 2014 Global environmental change poses complex challenges to our continued demand for ecosystem services. Where forestry in the past focused on the production of a few commodities, the threat of global ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 6:42 AM by Tom Rooney
  • New Paper - Moose and Bark stripping Now appearing in Baltic Forestry:The damage caused by large herbivores feeding on forest trees is considerable. This study was carried out to determine the reaction of Scots pine (Pinus ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 6:39 AM by Tom Rooney
  • Special issue: the impact of ungulates and other mammalian herbivores on forest ecosystems Many of the presentations given at our 2012 FURN Network meeting in Estonia have been published in a special issue of Boreal Environment Research. The journal is open access.
    Posted Nov 28, 2013, 12:48 PM by Tom Rooney
  • FURN-Systematic Review 1: Effect of slash on seedling regeneration We have completed the systematic review of data bearing on the question of whether slash enhances seedling regeneration.  The paper is still under development, but the results can be gleaned ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2012, 4:17 PM by Tom Rooney
  • Postdoctoral Position - Ungulates, Disturbance, and Forest Dynamics  The Division of Applied Plant Ecology at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research seeks a postdoctoral associate to join an active research group focused on plant community ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2012, 11:59 AM by Tom Rooney
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Network To Do

OwnerDescriptionDue DateComplete
Palle Edit Special Issue of Forestry September 15, 2009  
Susan RJVA with Wright State September 1, 2009  
Tom Session Proposal for ESA meeting December 16, 2009  
Tom August 2013 Meeting - Minneapolis (USA) with ESA   
Palle Chapter for Forest Landscape Restoration book April 1, 2010  
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