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Forest Technology

Issues related to Forestry Safety

Reference Books and Other Reference Materials

What is a Reference Book or Reference Material?

Reference books are available to use as much as you want in the library, but you can't take them home. Reference books are also called "non-circulating books".  This means they cannot be checked out. They are usually books you just need to "refer" to for certain information, but don't read cover-to-cover. Look for the newest Forestry Reference books and e-books!

Encyclopedias, directories, manufactures catalogs, websites and association links, personal interviews and webinars may be reference materials. Citation manuals such as MLA and websites such as Citation Machine will help you reference these properly in a report.


Forestry Reference Materials

FAO Databases

The FAO Forestry Department maintains an array of online databases where information covering various aspects of forestry is stored for analysis and further dissemination.The term "agriculture" and its derivatives include forestry and primary forestry products.

 FAOSTAT-Forestry provides annual production and trade statistics for forest products, primarily wood products such as roundwood, sawnwood, wood panels, pulp and paper.    
 The Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA) are produced every five years to provide a consistent approach to describing the world’s forests and how they are changing.    
 The FAO Forestry Photos database contains more than 2 000 forestry-related images searchable by such fields as country, region, keyword, caption, human and forestry content and photographer.    
 REFORGEN is the FAO global information system on forest genetic resources. The database contains information on forest tree species and their genetic management as well as information on national institutions active in this field.    
 The online CPF Sourcebook on Funding for Sustainable Forest Management has been developed to help users efficiently locate global funding sources for sustainable forest management projects.    

  The GlobAllomeTree tool is the web-based platform designed to improve global access to tree allometric equations and support forest and climate-change project developers, researchers, scientists and foresters to assess forest volume and biomass, and carbon stocks.