Forest provides essential ecosystem goods and services, including wood, food, fodder, water, and shelter for plants and wildlife. However, forest is also prone to degradation from natural and artificial stressors such as climate change, forest fire, and land use change for development. Major issues in Northeast Asian Forest, such as forest restoration, combat to desertification, and biodiversity conservation, and their influences in Northeast Asian Forest range over the borders and call for regional collaboration on making solutions.
One of the goals of long-term forest research is to create general knowledge through long-term, interdisciplinary research, synthesis of information, and development of theory. Coping with global forest confronting, ecologists are more requested for academic exchange and collaborative research at larger spatial and temporal scales. Integration of long-term forest research data and technologies from "Long-term Forest Research in North East Asia" would provide better scientific understanding of Northeast Asian Forest ecosystem and important support for developing adaptation strategies to climate change impacts.
In line with this, we have been building networks among long-term forest researches in Northeastern Asian countries including Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, Russia and Mongolia. We propose to every researchers from various fields of forest to join our research network and to be benefited by the future collaboration projects.