Chapter 3 – China’s Forest Quality: The Missing Agenda
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China has historically done poorly in managing its forests and in protecting the value of their ecological, economic and social services. Yet, until we identify problems in our traditional thinking about forests and forestry, and correct them, the situation is unlikely to improve. We need to understand and follow conceptually coherent and empirically well-grounded scientific theories about forestry and forest management and stewardship.


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Shen, Xiaohui, “Chapter 3 – China’s Forest Quality: The Missing Agenda”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <>
First published online: 2016

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