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Forestry

By Ajay Thakur
[ Scientist (E) | Forest Research Institute ]




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What is Forestry?


A Career in Forestry is very intriguing. One should first understand What a Career in Forestry entails before investing time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Forestry. Just like you would normally not trust a non Doctor with names of medicines, you should also not trust opinions about Forestry from non professionals.

With 21 years & 6 months of professional experience, Ajay Thakur understands Forestry. Ajay Thakur outlines Forestry as:

Forestry & Environmental Science deals with forest-related environments which support the world's most important resources. It involves managing forest ecosystems within increasingly complex social environments. A challenging and demanding profession, forestry applies forest ecosystem sciences, management sciences, and communication skills to the conservation and management of forest resources to meet society's ever increasing need for commodities, services, and a healthy environment.





How Ajay Thakur got into Forestry?


I have done B Sc in Forestry from Pantnagar Agriculture University. Post that I did M Sc in Forestry from Punjab Agriculture University. I went on to do a PhD in Forest Genetics from Oxford University & University of Wales, Bangor, UK. I started my career from ICFRE as a Scientist (B). I am a Scientist (E) at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.





Ajay Thakur's Talk on Forestry



Starts with what is:
     1) Forestry & Environmental Sciences  

Next, it covers Education. It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Forestry, this Talk went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Forestry. It details these topics within Education for Forestry:
     2) Life Sciences  
     3) Forestry  
     4) Chemistry  
     5) Environmental Sciences  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Forestry demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out. It discusses following headings for Skills in Forestry:
     6) Keen Interest  
     7) Inquisitiveness  
     8) Reasoning  
     9) Logical Understanding  
     10) Ability to Learn  
     11) Explanation Of Scientific Events  

Positives of Forestry are quite interesting. The Talk discusses following Positives of Forestry:
     12) Contentment  
     13) Contribution To Society  
     14) Job Opportunities  
     15) Job Security  
     16) Travel & Adventure  

Challenges are the other side of Positives and Forestry is no exception:
     17) No Fixed Working Hours  
     18) Long Duration Trips  
     19) Change Of Policies  

In the final section of the Talk, Ajay Thakur talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     20) Forestry & Environmental Sciences  




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(Forestry & Environmental Sciences, Ajay Thakur, Forest Research Institute, Scientist, Forest, Environment, Research, Non-Renewable Sources, Plant Species, Renewable Sources)





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