Read about IUFRO's contributions to discussions about the International Arrangement on Forests and, learn about the positive effects of urban forests and green space on people's health...
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF). The theme of the 2015 IDF is Forests | Climate | Change. Spread the word about IDF!
How to build resilient landscapes and learn how climate objectives can be addressed through forest landscape restoration? Learn about a joint project of IUFRO and WRI.
Read about contributions of forest landscape restoration to climate change mitigation and, linkages between natural resources, green technology & sustainable development.
At the IUFRO meeting on Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems alarming new reports were presented of threats to rare Andean conifers and other species worldwide.
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
news from members
The first in a series of blogs honoring the United Nation’s 2015 International Day of Forests Did you know that carbon dioxide, or CO2, is one of the main contributors to the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change? And, did you know that [...]
How do you explain your research work, share your opinion and give recommendations to an important audience so that you can make a difference and get others, including policymakers, to take up your research? These were some of the ‘research [...]
The USDA Forest Service is announcing the establishment of its National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation in Missoula, Mont. The center is a leading edge facility for advanced genomics research, and it develops new tools and [...]
calendar of events
From 2015-05-10 to 2015-05-14, Viña Del Mar, , IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 5.00.00
The IRG46 meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection will be held on May 10-14, 2015 at the Hotel del Mar in Viña del Mar, Chile in South America. [...]
From 2015-09-28 to 2015-09-30, La Grande Motte, , IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 8.01.02, 4.00.00
SilviLaser 2015 will be the 14th conference in a series focussing on Lidar Applications for Assessing and Managing Forest Ecosystems. The Conference will bring [...]
From 2016-08-29 to 2016-09-02, Montpellier, , IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 8.03.00
EcoSummit 2016 will centre on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and [...]
The award-winning WFI Fellowship program brings professionals in natural resources to conduct a practical research project at the World Forestry Center. In addition to projects, Fellows...
The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) is pleased to announce the publication of a series of practical guidance briefs for threatened tree conservation. Aimed at non-specialists, the guidance aims to...
Date: 17-24 June 2018Organizers: IUFRO Division 2 - Physiology and GeneticsLocation: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 19-23 September 2017Organizers: IUFROLocation: Freiburg, Germany
The IUFRO-Japan Committee has just published its latest newsletter covering mostly the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, USA.
GFIS forest news
The discussions of climate change and carbon footprints are important subjects within Indian country, and recently the Round Valley Indian Tribes became a part of history as far as carbon emissions goes.
Anyone who’s worked a fire lookout knows it’s tough to tell a wisp of morning fog from the smoke of a fresh lightning strike.
In testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited five focus areas for the President’s proposed $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the agency: restoring resilient landscapes, [...]
SCIENCE FOR POLICY
Bio-economy Symposium: Sowing Innovation – Reaping Sustainability; Forests' Crucial Role in a Green Economy
IUFRO is pleased to announce the Bio-economy Symposium which will be held as part of the Austrian Forest Dialogue (Walddialog), prior to the IUFRO Enlarged Board meeting.
"Shifting global development discourses: Implications for forests and livelihoods"
Faced with a continuously expanding global population, particularly in developing countries, securing sufficient food for over 9 billion people by 2050 is of prime concern.
IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshops in connection with the XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014; 29 September-3 October 2014 in Snowbird, Utah, USA; Venue: Snowbird Resort
During the last 2 years, ITTO and IUFRO have conducted a project on REDDES (Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services from Forests).
IUFRO-SPDC's 30th ANNIVERSARY IUFRO-SPDC has been operational for 30 years now!