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The original Hypermedia Forest Pest and Disease Diagnosis system, HFOREST, was developed on CD-ROM by Dr. Alan J. Thomson at the Pacific Forestry Centre (PFC), 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8Z 1M5, in collaboration with Dr. Allan Van Sickle of the former PFC Forest Insect and Disease Survey (FIDS). PFC is a Regional Laboratory of Natural Resources Canada. Development of the system was supported by funding from the Federal-Provincial Forest Resource Development Agreement (FRDA), Extension and Technology Transfer Project FC-ETT 17. The system is Copyright of the Government of Canada. Programming support: Barry Mosher, Tom Dudas and Frank Arnold.
This product was based on the Forest Pest Leaflet series of the Pacific Forestry Centre Forest Insect and Disease Survey, and we acknowledge the contributions of the many authors of the original publications. In most cases, new photographs were used to illustrate the material. We wish to thank Mr. R. Ericson for his assistance in selecting the majority of the photographs from the FIDS slide collection. We also thank Dr. B. Callan, Dr. E. Allen and Mr. R. Duncan for providing additional slides. Some leaflets have been slightly modified to fit a hypertext presentation format.
The diagnostic system is described in
Thomson, A.J., and A. Van Sickle. 1996. Forest insect and disease diagnosis and management using expert system - guided hypermedia. AI Applications. 10(2): 23-32.