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About Professor Jerome K Vanclay

Professor Jerry Vanclay BSc(For)(Hons)(ANU), DipCompSc(UQ), MSc(Oxford), BA(UQ), DScFor(UQ)
Jerry Vanclay is Professor of Sustainable Forestry, and is Head of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University. Before joining SCU, he was Principal Scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research, and Professor of Tropical Forestry at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jerry recieved a higher doctorate (D.Sc.For) from the University of Queensland in 1992, the prestigious Queen's Award for Forestry in 1997, and the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award in 2010.
Jerry leads SCU's research program in decison support systems for forest management (including growth modelling and yield prediction) and teaches the undergraduate subject FOR00109 Forest Modelling and Management. His research interests focus on information systems and conflict resolution for forest management.
Jerry has written over 350 publications, more than 150 of which appear in refereed journals. He is coauthor of the definitive text on forest growth, Forest Growth and Yield Modeling. He also coauthored the book Realizing Community Futures, a guide to the use of participatory modelling for better environmental outcomes. He has written important myth-busting papers on conservation parks, on faunal richness, and on timber harvesting. Recent research includes dynamics of mixed-species forests and participatory modelling.

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Honors and Awards

  • Queen's Award for Forestry in 1997.
  • IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award in 2010.



Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3147
Fax: (+61 2) 6621 2669

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