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Our Tropical Forests and People Research Centre have developed an international track record for research on community and smallholder forestry in the tropics and a growing expertise in: understanding and managing secondary tropical forests; K'gari-Fraser Island forest dynamics and Indigenous forestry. We respond to the challenges in these areas through an interdisciplinary and integrated programme of understanding processes of change; understanding forestry problems; developing evidence based policy; exploring forestry systems; and influencing change through education and partnership.

Our research approach
  • Integrated social-economic-biophysical-policy research (inter/trans disciplinary approaches)
  • Most work is within a ‘systems’ framework using various soft and hard systems approaches in research planning, implementation and policy development and advocacy
Project Funding body
Improvement and Management of Teak and Sandalwood in Papua New Guinea and Australia Dr Tony Page, tpage@usc.edu.au
Improving watershed rehabilitation in the Philippines Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), A$2.2M over 7 years 2012-2017
Enhancing the implementation of the community forestry approaches in PNG Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), A$2.3M over 6 years 2013-2017
Improving Outcomes from Reforestation in the Philippines Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Scaling up Community Forestry in PNG Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Reforestation and Livelihoods: Socioeconomic and Financial Outcomes of Smallholder Reforestation in the Tropics Liz Ota, lota@usc.edu.au
Strategies for the Scaling-up Eco-forestry Operations in Papua New Guinea Micah Scudder, mscudder@usc.edu.au
Are biodiversity provisions outlined in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) being attained? A case study from the Philippines. Kurt Von Kleist, kvonklei@usc.edu.au

 

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