Canadian Forest Service Publications

Assessing the adoption and impact of Genomics Research at the Canadian Forest Service. 2017. Hope, E.; Barsi, D.C.; McKenney, D. W. The Forestry Chronicle 93(2):118-121.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 38731

Language: English

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DOI: 10.5558/tfc2017-018

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The outcomes and impacts of government scientific research are difficult to evaluate, yet there is a growing demand for quantification of these impacts. Forest and forestry-related research is no exception. We adapted an impact assessment methodology for the evaluation of eleven ongoing forestry related genomics projects within the Canadian Forest Service. The assessment made use of two tools, a Desktop Analysis and a more comprehensive Project Review survey. Results of the assessments indicate that much of the research contributes to the fundamental knowledge of Canadian forests, but also produces short term technological benefits, including enhanced methodologies for the protection of Canadian forests from invasive species.