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Abstract

This study ws launched by COST as a follow up to the previous inventory of European forest research resources accomplished in 1994. It focuses on the recent changes and present state of forest research units in 18 European countries concerning their publishing performance, research priorities, financial status and institutional type. Analysis of publication statistics identified more than 1000 individual research centres and over 10000 publishing researchers in the countries selected for the study. Through response to a questionnaire, information about research activity in approximately 250 research units was collected. In total, more than 3000 researchers and 2000 technicians are involved in forestry research in the organizations that responded to the questionnaire. More than 80% of research units are State institutions. Nearly two thirds of their research funding is provided from national public sources, and one third from international funds. On average, almost half of the research time of personnel is allocated to environmental and biological studies. The total number of the research personnel involved in forestry research was larger in 1998 than in 1994, but the general structure of personnel research time allocation to different topics was nearly the same.

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Authors: BYSTRIAKOVA N, COST;SCHUCK A, COST
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19217 EN (1999), 378pp.
Availability: COST PUBLICATIONS ARE TO BE ORDERED THROUGH OOPEC SALES POINTS at http://eur-op.eu/general/fr/index.htm
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7576-8
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