IRNR collaborates with ERDB to publish a Sylvatrop issue

The Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), in collaboration with the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ERDB), published an issue of Sylvatrop, DENR-ERDB’s official technical journal.

The issue, published and released on May 31, 2021, covers topics  on spatial vulnerability assessment, carbon stock assessment of agroforestry systems, image analysis to assess regeneration and restoration dynamics, tree biomass estimation, assessment of the BS Forestry curriculum, landslide susceptibility mapping, development of nonlinear models in an industrial tree plantation, spatio-temporal analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing software, and estimation of visitors’ willingness to pay for the enhanced conservation of the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve.

This was also made possible under the Publication Grant Program implemented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension in 2017-2020 to increase the number of publications produced by UPLB.

Sylvatrop is a technical journal indexed by the Web of Science, formerly ISI that is being abstracted by Abstract Bibliography of Tropical Forestry (Philippines); Documentation Centre on Tropical Forestry (Philippines); Forestry Abstract (Oxford, UK); Chemical Abstracts (Ohio, USA); and Asia Science Research Reference (India). It is also accredited by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is one of the 28 (4%) out of the 777 Philippine journals that are listed in the Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, Master Journal List. (Josephine M. Bo)

Sylvatrop is DENR’s medium of information exchange on scientific, technological, and descriptive articles, research notes, and reviews of technical literature on ecosystems and natural resources topics. Sylvatrop is published once a year. In several instances, two issues were combined to publish all the articles in one issue for the year. Since 1976, Sylvatrop has already produced more than 500 articles on environment and natural resources.

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