John Owens is a retired professor and former Director of Forest Biology at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., and Canada. He now does consulting, research, and writing on forest tree reproduction, primarily dealing with north temperate conifers but also tropical conifers and hardwoods. He has published over 200 scientific papers, books, chapters, and proceedings in this and related fields over the last forty years.Dr. Owens received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as an advisor in forest tree reproduction in Asia for the Canadian International Development Agency for nine years.
H. Gyde Lund currently runs a small international consulting firm, Forest Information Services, specializing in networking, web and library searches, literature synthesis, and report writing, as well as providing technical support for resource inventories and assessments. Mr. Lund worked for nearly forty years with the US Federal Government in the field of forest resource inventories and assessments. His last position with the USDA Forest Service was as the International Resource Assessment Liaison, providing technical backstopping to the USFS international forestry and research staffs in the fields of remote sensing, GIS, resource inventory, and monitoring. Mr. Lund served as an expert on numerous United Nations task forces dealing with land classification and global assessments. He has published nearly 200 papers and reports on resource inventory and assessment. Mr. Lund holds forestry degrees from Utah State University and the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters, and a member of the International Society of Tropical Foresters, the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, and the Global Association of On-Line Foresters