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Kenya Forestry Research Institute
A World Class Centre of Excellence in Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Research

  • Thematic Areas
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  • Forest Biodiversity and Environment Management (FBEM).

Forest Biodiversity and Environment Management (FBEM).


Forest Biodiversity and Environment Management (FBEM) Research Theme focuses on development of technologies for rehabilitation, sustainable management, and utilization of all types of forests in water towers, wetlands and riparian ecosystems. The Theme aims to develop technologies for conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services. The Theme also incorporates approaches for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Research activities under this Theme generate information necessary to integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning.

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

   Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use
   Forest rehabilitation and restoration of natural forests and woodlands
   Conservation and management of wetlands and riparian ecosystems
   Forest hydrology and watershed management
   Sustainable management of natural forests and woodlands
   Climate change mitigation and adaptation research
   Natural forest resource assessment

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