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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The panel will prepare a comprehensive global assessment of available scientific information about the relationship of forests and trees with food security and nutrition.
Come to the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City on 5-11 October to share knowledge and meet colleagues from around the world! Early-bird registration rates will be available through April 2014. More…
Current research activities concerning the pine wood nematode, its vector and related microorganisms and pine wilt disease worldwide were addressed at IUFRO conference in Germany.
At a IUFRO conference in Canada scientists discussed latest findings related to the ecology and management of forest insects, and the potential for climate and climate change to affect their dynamics.
IUFRO conference in Japan highlighted the importance of a gender perspective for understanding the present situation and future development of community-based forestry and small-scale forestry.
IUFRO conference in Brazil on impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems stresses importance of unifying research and evidence from the northern and southern hemispheres.
IUFRO Task Force conference on resources for the future addresses implications of globalization for forests, plantations, bioproducts and advanced building systems and forest ecosystem services.
Abstract submission continues to be open, while a new Congress Booklet provides Up to date information on anything Congress!
The lack of knowledge about the presence and frequency of occurrence of viral diseases in forest trees gives the impression that they are rare and not so important. However, the opposite is the case...
Cecil Konijnendijk, professor of green space management at the University of Copenhagen, wins the L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
3rd International Congress on Planted Forests and the preceding workshops investigated contributions of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes.
Conference on primeval beech forests calls for common multidisciplinary scientific platform to share achievements on structure, dynamics and biodiversity of European beech primeval forests.
Sustainable interventions in mountainous forest areas represent a key issue and demand a deep understanding of the relationship between products, management practices and site susceptibility.
The European Forest Week (9-13 December 2013) will be celebrated throughout Europe, with special events in Rovaniemi, Finland, during Metsä2013. Apply for parallel events and side events …
IUFROLAT 2013 was a wonderful experience as it brought together a unique range of actors from the natural resources sector of Latin America. Spanish and English versions of the conclusions are now available!
A workshop on "Lidar Applications in Forest Inventory and Related Statistical Issues" in Italy looked into the use of space-borne or air-borne lidar data for the estimation of forest attributes.
The 2013 FORSYS Conference in Sweden discussed the state-of-the art on the development and use of decision support systems that enhance forest management planning and forest policy analysis.
IFSA and IUFRO are cooperating even closer: the two organizations are offering a 40-hour position, divided equally between IFSA and IUFRO.
The World Teak Conference 2013 "Sharing our Planet: Teak Model Development towards the Improvement of Mankind” in Thailand examined the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management.
Participants at the symposium "MORIOKA 2013: Global Forest Products Marketing and Forest Certification in a Green Economy" discussed strategies and challenges of the forest sector in a green economy.
The World Teak Conference in Bangkok, the Morioka 2013 symposium on the role of the forest sector in a green economy, and IUFRO's activities at UNFF10 in Turkey are among the highlights of this issue.
IUFRO celebrated the first International Day of Forests on 21 March with an official opening of its new offices located in the building of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Life.
United Nations, Observing First International Day of Forests, Celebrates Their Vital, Life-sustaining Role: UN Press Release
2013 is a special year for forests, with many activities and initiatives underway to recognize and strengthen the important role forests play in our lives.
A series of excellent improvements and updates have been implemented to make the Global Forest Information Service even more user-friendly and efficient. Check out the search by topic and more!
3rd IUFRO Gender and Forestry Conference in Wondo, Ethiopia, looked at progress and development of four decades of gender research, knowledge expansion and implementation in forestry.
IUFRO Symposium on Nutrient Dynamics of Planted Forests discussed principles of nutrition in nursery seedlings and juvenile forest trees as well as technologies to optimize seedling quality.
The AdapCAR and IUFRO WP 2.02.00 meeting held in Riga, Latvia, in October, studied genetic aspects of adaptation and mitigation with regard to forest health, wood quality and biomass production.
Participants of the meeting on 'Managing forests for ecosystem services: can spruce forests show the way?' discussed how to use spruce-dominated forests as a 'model' system to evaluate MEA concepts.
"Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes" conference in Ireland stressed the need for a better understanding of ecological processes and functional relationships between species.
At the "Trees beyond Wood" conference in Sheffield, UK, ecologists, foresters, woodland managers, tree experts and enthusiasts, and historians met to explore concepts of woods, forests and trees.
A project has been launched which supports ITTO producer countries in Africa in dealing with the challenges of reducing deforestation and enhancing the rehabilitation of degraded tropical forests.
On 16 October, the IUFRO-led Global Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+ presented some emerging key messages of its current scientific assessment work at the CBD meeting in Hyderabad.
The 12th Int'l IUFRO Wood Drying Conference (WDC 2012) was the first of its kind to take place in South America, in Brazil, and offered a great opportunity to learn about tropical rainforest species.
The 1st Brazilian Meeting on Forest Mensuration (MENSUFLOR) aimed to promote knowledge exchange among forest mensuration professionals from educational, research and extension institutions.
IUFRO was represented in an international group of 14 specialists who attended a Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Pyongyang, DPR Korea, and explored ways of future cooperation.
IUFRO Immediate Past President Dr. Don Koo Lee participated in several high-level events at the Rio+20 Summit.
Mark your calendars for the Third IUFRO Latin American Congress; 12-15 June 2013, San José, Costa Rica!
The MEDINSECT 3 conference held in Hammamet, Tunisia, this May addressed topics such as insect biodiversity, exotic pests, population genetics and dynamics, forest decline and insect control.
Nomination deadline extended to 20 July 2012!
After several days of presentations and discussions, the Nairobi Resolution was presented in the Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon.
"Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World". 25–29 June 2012; Nairobi, Kenya.
At the 'Urban Forests – Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Maintenance' conference last May in Leipzig, Germany, innovations in urban forestry and green infrastructure delivery were discussed.
CPF has launched its first Wangari Maathai Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding efforts for forests and the people that depend on forests. Deadline for nominations: 15 June.
An IUFRO conference on new trends and challenges in forest management with emphasis on human wellbeing and benefits for society organized by BOKU and partners from 22-24 May in Alpbach, Austria.
Key forest governance experts met with global, national and local foci, and practitioners from Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand to discuss policy integration and stakeholder learning.
The IUFRO World Congress 2014 will be an opportunity to honour outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to forestry with a range of IUFRO Awards.
As a partner organization in the Major Groups-led Initiative in support of UNFF, IUFRO will present 3 discussion papers in Rio and is also represented at FAO-ICPFA's "Forests: the heart of a green economy".
An IUFRO policy statement adds forest science information to ICSU's "Input for Rio+20 Compilation Document", yet the document still makes little explicit reference to forests.
A workshop held last December in Nanning, China, discussed the multinational and transboundary conservation of valuable and endangered forest tree species in Southeast Asia and South Asia.
At a conference on research priorities in tropical silviculture in Montpellier, France, silviculture was recognized as a potential tool to help conserve a major share of tropical forests whilst deriving economic benefits from...
The need to promote multipurpose forest ecosystem management by taking into account ecological and economic considerations as well as societal needs was emphasised at the Nanning Conference.
The "Global Forest Expert Panels" (GFEP) initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has established an Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+.
The 13th IUFRO meeting on Root and Butt Rot of Forest Trees held in September 2011 in Italy discussed, among other things, role of root rots in European and North American forest ecosystems.
The Congress website is online and registration is open!
Former IUFRO Vice-President James H. Cayford passed away on 17 November. Obituary by Lorne F. Riley and Jack H. Smyth.
IUFRO, UNDP/UN-REDD and IUCN Discussion Forum on Forest Day 5 focuses on participation of indigenous peoples and local communities in forest management. Watch a video in memory of Wangari Maathai.
At a discussion forum on social safeguards to protect the rights and interests of indigenous and local communities in REDD+, IUFRO will present a new publication on Traditional Forest Knowledge.
The GFIS team successfully launched an updated GFIS site where videos can be added as information type.
Niels Elers Koch has recently been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Copenhagen University.
At the closing session on 21 October, Don Koo Lee, President of UNCCD COP 10 for the next two years pledged to accelerate and encourage the implementation of decisions made together will all stakeholders…
The IUFRO restoration conference held from 27-29 September 2011 in Madrid, Spain, highlighted recent scientific advancement in forest restoration focusing on dynamic principles, management practices, and policy.
Historical ecology is a vibrant and relevant field for interdisciplinary collaboration in studying human impacts on ecosystems and landscapes over time and understanding current day ecosystems and landscapes.
An International Workshop on the Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions in Forestry discussed the use of genetic resistance as a key tool to maintain or restore healthy native and managed forests and urban plantings.
IUFRO will participate in ICSU's 30th General Assembly, in Rome, 27-30 September.
Prior to the 2nd Asia Pacific Forestry Week, IUFRO-SPDC is organizing a two-day training workshop with focus on best practices in science communication and science-policy interactions.
The international symposium of IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale Forestry held in Kuusamo, Finland, discussed new forms and approaches of land owner extension, with a special focus on peer-to-peer learning among land owners.
At the Forest Europe Ministerial Conference in Oslo, IUFRO successfully presented a fact sheet that focuses on the concepts of policy learning and institutional intersection in a European context.
IUFRO is proud to announce its first regional Congress in Africa, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 25 to 30 June 2012.
Forestry education and research worldwide was discussed by senior representatives of education and research institutions, international organizations and students at the Forestry Leaders Summit.
The International Conference on "Managed Forests in Future Landscapes" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, discussed the important parallel changes in environmental conditions and forest management strategies around the globe.
The first international symposium on the Dynamics and Ecological Services of Deadwood in Forest Ecosystems in Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, 15-19 May 2011, discussed the relationship of deadwood and forest management.
A CPF press release on the occasion of World Health Day highlights the importance of forests for human health. IUFRO with its TF on Forests and Human Health had the lead in preparing this release.
A call for bids for the XXV IUFRO World Congress, scheduled for 2019, has been launched among IUFRO Member Organizations and the IUFRO International Council.
Read about the recent symposium on "Short Rotation Forestry: Synergies for Wood Production and Environmental Amelioration" and the IUFRO-SPDC science-policy training workshop in Ludhiana, India.
"Cultural Inheritance and Innovation of Wood and Wood Products" was the theme of the China-ASEAN International Wood Culture Forum that took place in China and was supported by IUFRO Division 5.
Community involvement in natural resource management has interesting dynamics and a great potential. It is important to understand this dynamics properly and make optimum use of this potential in order to face challenges like...
The IUFRO 2.01.12 canopy processes meeting in southeast Australia highlighted the challenges for a better process based understanding of forest sciences in a changing climate.
Laser scanning for forest applications is a young and promising research topic. The 10th international conference on LiDAR applications for assessing forest ecosystems – SilviLaser – discussed latest findings and scientific...
The policy brief will present the key messages of the new GFEP assessment and will identify options for improving the effectiveness of international forest governance.
In the Seoul Resolution, IUFRO sets its goals for the coming years.
Current Executive Director Peter Mayer has been appointed Director of the Austrian BFW. Now IUFRO is seeking to fill the position based on secondment or a specific donor grant as of 1 November 2010.
New and improved features will be giving users around the world an opportunity to share and access data more easily.
On Saturday, 28 August, the last day of the IUFRO World Congress, the winners of IUFRO's Best Poster Award were announced.
FORNESSA's Information Service (FORNIS) organizes and presents forest-related scientific information from Africa; thus, it will strengthen information exchange and African forestry research.
The final draft of the IUFRO Strategy 2010-2014 is now open for comments!
Edición especial con todos los artículos relacionados con los temas del XXIII Congreso Mundial IUFRO publicados entre Octubre 2009 y Julio 2010.
The conference on Sustainable Management of Multi-purpose Poplar Plantations held in May 2010 in China particularly focussed on genetic breeding and intensive cultivation; plantation health and sustainable management; wood...
72 participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America participating in the Pre-Congress Training Programme have started communicating through IUFRO Workshop Blogs on the Internet.
The SWC2010 International Conference "People, Forests and the Environment: Coexisting in Harmony" focused on the interaction of social and environmental dimensions.
At the Fourth International Rusts of Forest Trees Conference experts discussed a variety of topics including phylogeny, distribution, biology, epidemiology, genomics, genetic resistance, and management.
You have been selected as a presenter of a scientific poster at the IUFRO World Congress in Seoul, Korea. Would you like to win one of the eight IUFRO Best Poster Awards (BPA)?
The SmallWood 2010 national conference held April 20-22, 2010 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, provided state-of-the-art information on small-diameter and woody biomass utilization.
The preliminary draft assembly of the E. grandis genome is available in public genome database.
On 11 May 2010 IUFRO launched its new policy brief "Making African Forests Fit for Climate Change" at the SBSTTA14 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The 4th International Casuarina Workshop held in Haikou City, Hainan Province, People's Republic of China during 22-25 March 2010, revealed a substantial change in the way casuarinas are cultivated and utilized.
A recent meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 in New Zealand focused on the ecological role of Phytophthora in forest ecosystems and discussed new epidemics and indigenous biodiversity.
The meeting "Global Change and Mediterranean Pines: Alternatives for Management" that took place from 10 to 12 February 2010 in Palencia, Spain, focussed on climate change, its potential effects and adaptive solutions.
The coordinating lead authors (CLAs) of the new GFEP assessment report met at the end of February in Singapore to refine the draft manuscripts.
6th in a series of releases related to the XXIII IUFRO World Congress. – Forestry is moving out of the country and into the cities.
Forests play a major role in achieving Millennium Development Goal 1 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and in striving for food security. Globally, millions of people depend on forests for their food security and nutrition, directly through the consumption or sale of foods produced in forests, indirectly through forest-related employment and income, forest ecosystem services, and forest biodiversity.
The "International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition", held at FAO Headquarters in Rome in May 2013, inter alia conveyed the key message that forests, trees and agroforestry systems demand greater attention in strategies for food security and nutrition and in the fight against hunger. It also called for improved data collection at national and international levels.
In the framework of its Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has now unanimously approved the establishment of a new IUFRO-led GFEP on Forests and Food Security at its meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on 18 November 2013.
The new Expert Panel will carry out a comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge regarding the relationship between forests and food security. In line with the established principles of GFEP, the assessment will be based on existing information and synthesize scientific outcomes of present initiatives. Two main outputs will be produced: a comprehensive, peer-reviewed scientific report; and a summary for policy makers ('policy brief').
The objectives of the analysis will be to clarify the different dimensions and the role that forests play in food security; to analyse the social, economic, and environmental synergies and trade-offs related to forest and land-use management and food security; and to identify policy options and governance frameworks required for achieving desired outcomes.
For more information and updates please visit http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/forests-and-food-security-panel/.
Blog post of 7 November 2013: http://theiufroblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/new-expert-panel-assesses-linkages-between-forests-and-food-security/
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