Kenya Forestry Research Institute

A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

Biodiversity and Environment Management (BEM).

Biodiversity and Environment Management (BEM) research theme focuses on development of technologies for: rehabilitation and sustainable management of natural forests and woodlands including water towers, wetland and riparian ecosystems; mitigation and adaptation to climate change; biodiversity conservation; and improved livelihoods.

The theme addresses challenges facing forestry through the following sub-themes:

Forest rehabilitation and restoration
Wetlands and riparian ecosystem management
Forest hydrology
Climate change research
Sustainable management of natural forests and woodlands
Management of invasive tree species
Soil and water management