OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Lecture Series:

Oregon's forests and global forestry issues

The theme of the 2011 Starker Lecture Series acknowledges the important role that Oregon’s forests play in addressing global forestry issues, and the increasingly important context that the world sets for how forestry is practiced in Oregon.  The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 as International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. The 2011 Starker Lecture Series responds to parts of the UN resolution that encourage partnerships to facilitate and promote activities at the local and national levels.

The lecture series has been designed to generate discussions about a wide range of topics, from global trends in forest condition, biodiversity, and wood supply; their implications for local forest management; and the benefits, opportunities and challenges associated with urban forests in the world’s cities.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Will Tropical Forests Survive the 21st Century?
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Gary Hartshorn
President and CEO

World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Thursday, February 17, 2011
World Wood Products Markets: How Do They Impact Oregon?
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Paul Owen
President

Vanport International, Portland, OR

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Global Forest Resources and Market Developments
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Ed Pepke
Forest Products Marketing Specialist

UNECE Trade and Timber Division and FAO, Geneva, Switzerland

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Connecting People and Forests: A Global Perspective on Urban Forestry
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Miller Hall World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Melanie R. Kirk
Assistant Professor and Extension Urban Forestry Specialist

Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Dallas, Tx

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A Global View of Policies Impacting Forests and Forestry
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Ben Cashore
Professor of Environmental Governance and Political Science and Director of the Program on Forest Policy and Governance

Yale University, New Haven, CT