Dr. Sasha Bosbeer is trained both as a forester and as an ecologist. Sasha holds a Ph.D. in Botany from the National University of Ireland, Galway, an MSc with honors in Forest Ecology and Silviculture from Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands, and a B.A. cum laude from Yale University in the USA. More recently, she has completed a year's GIS professional development training at San Francisco State University and the SmartWood training as an FSC Assessor.
Dr. Bosbeer has taught forest ecology and social forestry since 1998 at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland. Sasha has also led many walks and lectures for the public as far afield as Galway and Oregon, USA and is one of a team of experts who trains professionals in native woodland management planning for the Irish Native Woodland Scheme (2001-present). Recent projects have included consulting forest users on recreation in Tralee, an interactive online plant identification key (http://www.woodlandplantkey.com), coordinating a team reviewing forest policy in Ireland. Sasha's research specialties are forest plant inventory, native woodlands and habitats, and non-timber uses of forests including recreation. The social context of woodlands and improved management planning are other key parts of her ongoing research.
Sasha's research specialties are forest plant inventory, native woodlands and habitats, and non-timber uses of forests including recreation. The social context of woodlands and improved management planning are other key parts of her ongoing research.
Sasha is currently serving as the Chair of the Irish Forest Stewardship Council National Initiative (Irish Forestry Certification Initiative). She also serves on the Irish Section committee of the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM). She has been a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of Woodlands of Ireland for the past several years and was a member of the Steering Group for five years until 2007. She has also served on the steering committee of the community Terryland Forest Project in Galway. She is a certified ecologist (Ecological Society of America) and a chartered environmentalist (Society for the Environment). She is also a full member of IEEM, and a member of the Society for Conservation GIS, the Geographical Society of Ireland, the British Ecological Society, Botanical Society of the British Isles, and the Society of American Foresters.
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