Make your plans for the IUFRO 2017 Congress in Freiburg, Germany! Find information on registration and exciting program details in the latest Congress Newsletter 02/2017!
"Forests and Energy" is the 2017 theme of the International Day of Forests on 21 March! IUFRO Division 5 - Forest Products will address this and related themes in a major conference this June.
For several years, the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), as one of IFSA's partners, has been offering an internship opportunity to students from IFSA Local Committees.
The IUFRO World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity to honour outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO Awards.
Researchers at Michigan State University conclude that research on linkages between forest tenure and forest condition needs to be broader.
IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. More about IUFRO
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Agroforestry at Organic Producers’ Conference Agroforestry was the focus of a session at the 11th Organic Producers’ Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK on 2 February 2017. The title for the conference was “Rising to the [...]
Soil management and land restoration vital to meeting climate change and sustainable development targets
Land degradation impacts the health and livelihoods of about 1.5 billion people worldwide. Further, the annual costs associated with land degradation worldwide is estimated to be US$ 231 billion as measured in terms of loss productivity and [...]
A ‘new school’ for valuing nature in making real-life decisions
calendar of events
Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017: Forest Research in the Big Data Era
From 2017-09-06 to 2017-09-09, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.02.07
Forests are critical in the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change. But successful policy to govern these valuable resources necessitates a fundamental [...]
Convention, Symposium and Workshops of the International Peatland Society (IPS): Responsible Management of Peatlands
From 2017-05-28 to 2017-05-31, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.01.02
From 2017-09-12 to 2017-09-15, University House on Schauinsland (black forest) close to Freiburg, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.00.00
This course is specifically developed for and targeted at PhD researchers pursuing studies on forest or [...]
Sumforest Summer School for Young Researchers "Practical approaches to transnational research proposal writing in the area of sustainable forest management"
The aim of this initiative is capacity building, better integration of young forestry researchers from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine),...
EMAPI Conferences are held in alternate years at selected venues around the world. They are unique meetings where it is possible to present state of the art alien plant research. The aim of the EMAPI...
This course is specifically developed for and targeted at PhD researchers pursuing studies on forest or environmental policy and governance. The summer school’s contents are suitable for PhD...
The Forest Pathology Lab at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) is accepting applications for a graduate student (PhD level) to start as a research assistant in the Summer of 2017 and to...
The eleventh in a series held every four years, this conference is designed to bring together all the parties with a special interest in adhesives for wood and biomass. Whether you are an adhesive...
GFIS forest news
For 13 years the BC Wood Design Awards have demonstrated the innovation, beauty, and sustainability of wood design and construction! Architects, designers, industry, government, and media come together the celebrate the top players in wood design. [...]
Hong Kong, 28th March 2017—two men were convicted in a Hong Kong Magistrates’ Court today for the illegal possession and sale of elephant ivory, after forensic evidence proved items in their licensed ivory outlet were illegally acquired.
Trees impact climate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between Earth's surface and the atmosphere, an important influence that should be considered as policymakers contemplate efforts to conserve forested land, said the authors of an [...]
SCIENCE FOR POLICY
Fostering Partnerships to Build Coherence and Support for Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration.
World Series Vol. 35 - Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses. A Global Scientific Rapid Response Assessment Report
The most recent GFEP global assessment report on "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade" is officially launched at the CBD COP13 in Cancún, Mexico, on 3 December 2016.
IUFRO launches its policy brief on forest landscape restoration today at COFO 23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.
Expressions of interest are invited for a 3-day training workshop on systematic review in forest science, to be held as pre-conference event in connection with the 7th Forest Science Symposium...
Available for download: Case studies from around the world provide an insight into experiences and success of FLR projects. In each case, emphasis in the descriptions is placed on the...
IUFRO’s thematic networking strengthens collaboration among scientists and forest experts across countries and continents