The Forestry Compendium is a unique global compilation of knowledge on forestry, ideal for practical decision making. It is a comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on forestry, with worldwide coverage of 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.
As a reference tool, it provides a basis for informed selection of woody species for a variety of uses, including for trials in plantation, agroforestry and natural forest systems.
*** STOP PRESS: the functionality of the Forestry Compendium website has recently been upgraded, including providing subscribers with zoomable distribution maps. New features associated with these maps include grabbing-and-panning and zoom functionalities, better presented maps showing physical features, and improved map labelling for countries and states/provinces. Further improvements include citation linking in the text and tables to references at the end of datasheets. These are key enhancements which we encourage our subscribers to explore. ***
The Forestry Compendium contains:
- Over 1,400 detailed datasheets on tree species of economic importance worldwide and lesser-known species of local importance
- Over 900 detailed datasheets on forest pests, diseases and weeds
- Almost 19,000 basic datasheets on further species
- A subset of the latest forestry research from CAB Abstracts, updated weekly, with full text of selected journal and conference articles
- Over 5,500 illustrations for easy identification and teaching
- A multilingual glossary including over 16,000 forestry terms in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese
- Comprehensive and quick searches with our powerful integrated retrieval tool, offering Boolean searching as well as a variety of pre-defined ‘smart searches'
- New maps of species distribution, including grabbing-and-panning and zoom functionality
- New citation linking in text and tables to references at the end of datasheets
- Report generator to enable key information to be rapidly edited and disseminated
- Includes core data from World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
- Links through to relevant external forestry information sources including research organizations and professional societies
*Figures correct as of January 2018
CABI has teamed up with Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) to offer its members preferential subscription rates to the Forestry Compendium. Find out more.