Is our approach to forestry research adequate?

  • L.U. Gallagher Scientific Officer, Timber Department, Institute for Industrial Research and Standards, Dublin. W. K. Kellog Foundation Fellow, 1961-1962, University of Washington, U.S.A.
Keywords: Forestry research, American research, European research, scientific writing, communications, education, forestry training.


The original motivating forces in European and American research are outlined. The concepts of basic and applied research are defined and discussed. The methods of handling research and research problems are discussed with particular reference to points of difference between the Irish and American approaches and the significance of the fundamental approach. Aspects of communication are discussed, with pointers on standardization of technique in scientific writing, and the need for better communication with the public at large.
How to Cite
Gallagher, L. (1965). Is our approach to forestry research adequate?. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from
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