Our network aims to...
1. BRING RESEARcHERS TOGETHER
Provide a global forum for researchers to advance biodiversity research and conservation efforts conducted within forest ecosystems.
2. account for THE human dimension
Catalyze interdisciplinary research in coupled human-natural systems that focuses on complex social and policy challenges.
3. SYNTHESIZE BIG DATA
Facilitate data synthesis and analysis to address key challenges in forest biodiversity conservation.
4. PIONEER NEW METHODS
Support development of new, innovative methods and technologies for biodiversity research (e.g., automated species identification techniques such as DNA metabarcoding, computer vision).
5. RAISE Awareness
Raise public and political awareness about the need for science-based decision-making in forests.