Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Fall Seminar Series Presents:
Dr. David M. Nanang, Director General of the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, will give a talk titled, Canadian Forest Service – Leading Forest Research and Innovation.
Seminar is held at 11 a.m. in Classroom 1223 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.
Abstract: In this seminar, Dr. David Nanang will provide an overview of the forest science research within the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada and explore the challenges of forest research in a fast changing world. He will examine the policy drivers for forest research and the factors that are shaping future direction for forest research within the Government of Canada.
Biography: Dr. David Nanang is the Director General at Natural Resources Canada’s Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Dr. Nanang’s career in the federal Public Service of Canada spans over 15 years and several policy and research leadership positions including: Forest Economist; Senior Policy Advisor; Environmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs Advisor; and Director of Forest Ecology Division.
Dr. Nanang’s academic training includes a BSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, an MSc in Forestry from Lakehead University and a PhD in Forest Economics from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author and co-author of two books on plantation forestry, and co-edited a book on natural resources.