The February talk will be given by Prof. Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor, President of the U.K.â€™s professional forestry body The Institute of Chartered Foresters and chair of The Forestry Commissionâ€™s Expert Committee on Forest Science.
Forests cover more than a quarter of the worldâ€™s land surface, but how sustainable are they? Can our insatiable demand for timber be satisfied? And what about the wider environment and the role forests play in helping regulate our climate globally and hydrology at a landscape scale?
Prof Evans was formerly Professor of Forestry at Imperial College and previously the Forestry Commissionâ€™s Chief Research Officer (South) at the Alice Holt Research Station in Surrey. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers and author or a principal editor of 15 books including the Encyclopedia of Forest Science.
His most recent book (2014) combines his passion for forestry with his Christian commitment, Godâ€™s Trees – trees, forests and wood in the Bible.