Paradigm Shift for the “Thai Forester”

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Suwan Tangmitcharoen*


At present, forest is no longer refer to only forest as be perceived in the old day. It becomes to play more roles in dealing with several sciences and activities including various stakeholders towards social, economic, and environment. In addition, to comply with world community development, foresters needs to realize to change themselves to suit the context of new context of forestry. This article shows the other’s point of view on definition and difference among traditional forester, modern forester, and future forester. For traditional forester, it deals with talent, specific technique, skill whereas modern forester should pay attention to interdisciplinary skill set. In case of future forester, it needs to work closely with stakeholders and to focus on addition of soft skills and new sciences to achieve such new goals. In order to adapt to the changing world, the author suggests that new foresters have to be aware of paradigm shift towards their enhancing capacities building schemes, capacity, be ready to implement interdisciplinary, and keeping an eye on addition of soft skills and new science development. The government and private sectors also might put on their effect to support on their talent in order to help those new foresters to accomplish their goals.  

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Tangmitcharoen* , S. (2022). Paradigm Shift for the “Thai Forester”. STOU Journal of Agriculture (Online), 4(1), 67–75. Retrieved from
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