What is the Forestry Compendium?
The Forestry Compendium is a unique global compilation of knowledge on forestry. It has a comprehensive, worldwide coverage on tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal tree species of major economic importance, and lesser-known species of local importance. It also covers in detail many of the pests that damage these trees. It is a reference tool, which provides a basis for informed selection of woody species for a variety of uses, including for trials in plantation, agroforestry and natural forest systems.
Over 1300 detailed datasheets on trees, prepared by experts and independently verified
More than 800 detailed datasheets on forest pests, diseases and weed species
Basic data on over 20,000 species of forestry interest from CABI's TREENAMES taxonomic database
Over 5500 pictures to allow for easy identification and teaching
More than 200,000 bibliographic records from our CAB Abstracts database updated weekly
Full text of over 8500 important journal and conference articles
Interactive, multilingual glossary, including nearly 2000 forestry terms defined in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese
A library of documents on various aspects of Forestry including the full text of over 100 selected documents, including texts from FAO, CABI and CIFOR
Extensive global coverage of trees and forest pests in a single resource with fast and easy navigation between text, images, maps and databases
Report generator to enable key information to be rapidly edited and disseminated
Maps of species distribution
Who uses it?
Forest managers, forest officers and field workers / Forest protection scientists and quarantine officers / Researchers, forest planners, policy makers, extension workers and conservationists / Teachers, lecturers and students
Introducing the International Development Consortium
The project to develop the Forestry Compendium is an initiative of an international Development Consortium, whose Members are:
International Development Consortium:
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) / Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) / CABI / Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) / Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) / Canadian Forest Service (CFS) / Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) / Department for International Development (DFID), UK / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, formerly GTZ), Germany / European Union (EU) / International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) / International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) / MacArthur Foundation, USA / New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) / United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / United States Department of Agriculture - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES) / United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) / United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (USDA-FS)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) / Oxford Forestry Institute (OFI) [Now fully incorporated into the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK] / Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) / Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, Curators of Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomy, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) / World Agroforestry Centre [formerly International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)]