The Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) that bridges top forestry research programs with industry members to solve complex, industry-wide problems.
The mission of CAFS is to optimize genetic and cultural systems to produce high-quality raw forest materials for new and existing products by conducting collaborative research that transcends species, regions, and disciplinary boundaries.
CAFS is a multi-university center that works to solve problems through multi-faceted approaches and questions on multiple scales, including molecular, cellular, individual-tree, stand, and ecosystem levels. This effort relies on the participation of scientists with expertise in biological sciences (biotechnology, genomics, ecology, physiology, and soils) and management and processing (silviculture, bioinformatics, modeling, remote sensing, and spatial analysis). Visit our research areas section for descriptions of current projects.
- Voting is now open for 2017 Continuing and New Project Proposals. Members were emailed an invitation to participate in the voting process June 1, 2017. If you did not receive the voting memo, please contact Lisa. Voting will be open through June 30, 2017.
- The Tenth Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Many thanks to all of the participants for making it a great meeting, and to our host Glenn Howe and his team at OSU for hosting us!
- The National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation, is featuring the research conducted through the CAFS Project 14.49, in the short video: "Fertilizing sustainable growth in the forest industry"