assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question HLTH-2, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question HLTH-2:

How have biological agents including insects and disease influenced the overall health of the South's forests and how will they likely affect it in the future?

  Denny Ward and
  Paul Mistretta (MGRs)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording
 (used to be #3)

  Contact Question Mgr.

  July 2000 update

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Evaluate whether forest insect and disease impacts are related to forest management intensity.
  2. Evaluate whether forest insect and disease impacts differ or is likely to differ by forest type and by forest ownership group.
  3. Evaluate the effects of control options including chemicals.
  4. Other biological agents include genetically altered trees.
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