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Canadian Forest Pest Management Database - 160-003

Description: Collectively the Canadian scientific community has an extensive scientific knowledge base relating to forest pest management. Unfortunately, much of this knowledge is available only in scientific publication format, and is not easily accessible to persons other than researchers and academics.

The Canadian Forest Pest Management (CFPM) Database is a fully interactive compilation of scientific literature citations and abstracts related to efficacy, environmental acceptability and cost-benefits of techniques used to control competing vegetation, insects and diseases in Canadian forestry. It was developed to empower forest practitioners and other users with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. The CFMP Database meets the needs of professional foresters, industrial personnel, students, instructors and researchers alike.
Strong and continuous support provided by Tembec and the Forestry Research Partnership throughout the development of this project emphasizes the potential value that is expected for forest managers at the operational level.

The Canadian Forest Pest Management Database allows easy and rapid access to data and information from 1980 to the present. Availability of this database:

1.  accelerates incorporation of fundamental science into operational best management practice;
2.  identifies management options which are well supported by weight of scientific evidence;
3.  enhances environmental awareness of forest pest management issues;
4.  provides data and information for knowledge synthesis and meta-analysis initiatives;
5.  helps identify data gaps and optimal opportunities for research investments develop future artificial
     intelligence systems; and
6.  provides direct linkage to related data and information sources.

Search capabilities built into this database allow users to query the database by any of several different fields (i.e., author, title, source, keyword, management technique, latitude, longitude, publication year, abstract, vegetative species, forest type, and non-target species) or combination thereof. Potential future additions include biological profiles on major pests, competing vegetation and diseases, inclusion of historical data prior to 1980 and geographic interface capability to allow assessment of regionally pertinent data and information.

The research and knowledge synthesis resulting from the Canadian Forest Pest Management Database is fundamental to the Forestry Research Partnership in that it contributes to assisting Tembec foresters in implementing best management practices with respect to operational intensive forest management programs. This ultimately contributes to the partnership’s goal of bringing about a sustainable increase in annual allowable cut of 10% over 10 years across Tembec licenses.

Since the completion of the project with the Forestry Research Partnership, additions have been made to the database. It is now known as the Canadian Forest Management Database and contains scientific literature citations and abstracts related to efficacy, environmental acceptability and cost benefits of techniques used to control competing vegetation, insects and diseases in Canadian Forestry. The database has gone from containing 6000 records to over 13 000 records!
 

The Project Team: Dean Thompson, CFS, Steve Holmes, CFS, Lisa Verkley, CFS, Brent Krmpotich, CFS

 

Presentations:

Canadian Forest Pest Management Database Overview

 

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