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This book includes a summary and three Working Group reports, analysis of the Databank contents and annotated bibliographies of the COST Action E4: Forest Reserves Research Network in Europe, which was initiated in 1995 and ended in November 1999. Over 100 scientists and nature conservation administrators from 19 participating COST member countries, in addition to 8 Central and Eastern European countries and Russia participated in the Action. The objectives and tasks outlined in 1995 at the onset of the Action were achieved and in some cases extended and modified as a result of increasing interest from forest policy makers in this Action as it developed. The main outputs of the Action are: (1) the publication of country reports on protected forests and research in natural forests; (2) the analysis of strictly protected forest areas and related categories of protected forests in Europe; (3) a review of the methods and traits used for describing the structure of natural forests and (4) an electronic databank for strict forest reserves

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Authors: PARVIAINEN J, Chairman of the COST Action E4, The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19550 EN (2000) 377pp., EURO: 56.00
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Communication Unit, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Brussels (BE) Fax: +32-2-2958220 E-mail: Internet:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-0155-9
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