Professor Peter Kanowski ‘What’s the future for forests?’

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Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 12:30pm

A range of pressures and changes are impacting on forests globally and nationally. Peter will review recent work that considers what these might mean for forests.


Peter Kanowski is Professor of Forestry at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. This talk is informed by recent work with The Forests Dialogue and NSW Natural Resources Commission, and by teaching and supervision at ANU and the University of Freiburg. Peter has degrees in Forestry from ANU and Oxford University, and has been a member of national State of Environment and Bushfire Inquiry panels.

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