The strength of the CFR lies in its integration of scientific information in conceiving strategies and providing practical knowledge that will permit a shift in current forestry management practices to ecosystem-based management of provincial forest lands. Forest management in the 21st century must also take into account numerous emerging phenomena (biological invasions, climate change, habitat fragmentation).
In response to these challenges, the scientific mission of CFR is to better understand the functioning and dynamics of forest ecosystems, the interactions between their components, as well as their distinctive biologies, within a perspective that reconciles conservation of biodiversity with increasing basic commercial productivity.
Genetics, molecular biology and ecophysiology
Ecology of populations, communities and conservation biology
Functioning and dynamics of forest ecosystems
New silvicultural approaches and stratigies for sustainable forest management
*The mission comes from the group's website.