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The Relations of a University to Forest Influences Research

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Forest influences may be defined briefly as the effects of vegetation on climate, water, and soil. In such a system the climate, water, and soil must be understood as thoroughly as the vegetation, because the measurements and interpretations are usually in terms of the physical elements. For research, a thorough understanding is hardly enough, for the word implies an exhaustive knowledge of both subject matter and technique. Our subject therefore has exacting requirements; an exhaustive knowledge of a field so broad that it is usually subdivided into four or more separate fields any one of which has more breadth than is usually considered desirable for successful research.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of California

Publication date: December 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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