Dissemination and Application of Research Results

Authors: John M. Balneaves
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 1983, Issue N.Z.J.For. 28(2) 1983, pp 143-149, Aug 1983
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: In theory, the forest manager and/or the forester should be aware of the latest research findings, and be able to implement recommendations. In practice, they may not know that research has been or is being carried out in a particular field, or their information may be out-of-date, or inaccurate; often they are not able to effect new methods or techniques. The difficulties of bridging the gap between the research and management groups involve a four-phase approach: communciation or conversation, demonstration, participation and, finally, publication.