IUFRO News, Volume 46, Issue 8, 2017



The Science in Dialogue Plenary Sessions at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress: A Unique Platform for Interaction between Scientists and Stakeholders

The 125th Anniversary Congress will afford a wide and diverse range of activities to:

  • celebrate past achievements,
  • highlight IUFRO's vital role in providing a sound basis for political decisions at all levels,
  • strengthen collaboration with our stakeholders, and
  • build bridges to other sectors.

As a scientific Congress, it will primarily give participants the chance to learn about the latest findings in forest-related science, present their own work, exchange ideas and meet with peers from all over the world.

However, this Congress offers more! Four different "Science in Dialogue" sessions that can also be watched on live-stream will provide an extraordinary opportunity for the scientific community to interact with national and international policy and decision makers and important stakeholders. The dialogues will focus on the challenges of sustainable development and implications for forests and forest science. This is essential in light of the critical role that forests play for achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015.

The "Science in Dialogue" sessions aim to demonstrate the significance of forest research in addressing critical global challenges and in providing solutions for forests and people. They shall help to identify priority issues and related information needs by stakeholders and will look into ways of how to achieve more effective and structured collaboration with stakeholders.

These are the main questions that stakeholders will be asked:

  • What are your biggest concerns and most pressing challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and forests?
  • Where do you see synergies and trade-offs in implementing the SDGs?
  • What are the most important knowledge gaps and information requirements? Can you give concrete examples?
  • Do you see a mismatch between the knowledge delivered by forest-related education and the expertise and skills needed?
  • How can IUFRO members and scientists support your constituency more effectively? Can you suggest concrete examples of collaborative action?

These discussion questions aim at providing important guidance to scientists, IUFRO member organizations and IUFRO as a whole about current and future research priorities and how scientists and stakeholders can work together more effectively.

The four "Science in Dialogue" Sessions will follow a similar pattern and are logically linked with each other:

  • Keynote statements by leading experts of international renown will set the scene.
  • High-level speakers from various sectors will join a panel to discuss the overarching theme of Challenges of sustainable development: implications for forests and forest science from their perspectives.
  • Moderators of each dialogue will introduce key points from previous dialogues into the discussions.
  • The moderated discussions with the panelists will be followed by open discussions with the audience.

The sessions will be streamed live and recorded. Make your plans for joining the discussions or watching them online: http://iufro2017.com/

Science meets Policy
Where:     Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017, 11:45-13:30
http://sepla.intercongress.de/Intercongress/1791/TIMETABLE/IUFRO17/SESSION/SID2

Science meets Business
Co-hosted by Mondi AG
Where:    Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017, 15:00-16:30
http://sepla.intercongress.de/Intercongress/1791/TIMETABLE/IUFRO17/SESSION/SID3

Science meets Stakeholders 
Where:    Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    Tuesday 19 Sep 2017, 17:00-18:30
http://sepla.intercongress.de/Intercongress/1791/TIMETABLE/IUFRO17/SESSION/SID4
 
Science meets Science 
Organized by IUFRO Special Programme Directors' Forum
Where:    Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017, 10:30-12:00
http://sepla.intercongress.de/Intercongress/1791/TIMETABLE/IUFRO17/SESSION/SID5


Don't Miss the Sub-plenary Sessions!

Photo showing the Konzerthaus Freiburg.
Konzerthaus Freiburg. Enjoy the many social events and celebrations during the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress!

Wednesday-Friday, 13:30-15:00
http://iufro2017.com/scientific-program/

Wednesday:

Communicating with Einstein - about forest facts, feelings and fake news
UNECE-FAO Forest Communicators Network (FCN), IUFRO
Where: Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    20 Sep 2017, 13:30-15:00

Innovative forest assessment and sustainable management in a changing world
IUFRO Division 4, Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management
Where:    KG II - Auditorium Maximum (Uni Freiburg)
When:     20 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Thursday:

Our Future Forests
International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA)
Where: Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When:    21 Sep 2017, 13:30-15:00

Forests in cities and in wilderness offer recreation and health benefits
IUFRO Division 6, Social Aspects of Forests and Forestry
Where: KG I - 1010 (Uni Freiburg)
When: 21 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Forest health – critical global issues in the 21st century
IUFRO Division 7, Forest Health
Where: KG II - Auditorium Maximum (Uni Freiburg)
When: 21 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Friday:

Forest and Tree Research for Sustainable Development
IUFRO and CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Where: Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg)
When: 22 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Forest Operations Engineering and Management – Challenges and Opportunities
IUFRO Division 3, Forest Operations Engineering and Management
Where: KG I - 1010 (Uni Freiburg)
When: 22 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Changes in Forest Governance – Implications for Sustainable Forest Management
IUFRO Division 9, Forest Policy and Economics
Where: KG II - Auditorium Maximum (Uni Freiburg)
When: 22 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Also enjoy the social events and celebrations at the Congress, including the welcome reception, tree planting, history exhibition, opening ceremony, gala, closing and farewell, and much more…!
Booking for the gala is still possible for registered participants!
http://iufro2017.com/events/
http://iufro2017.com/side-events/


The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists' Initiative Launch

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany, 21 September 2017

The Young Scientists' Initiative is the latest of many collaborations between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI). This initiative has been established to equip young forest-related researchers with the skills and experience necessary to address the unique problems they will encounter in this fast changing environment.

IUFRO and EFI are offering up to five grants of EUR 5 000 to early career scientists from Africa, Asia and South America, starting in 2018. The grant will fund a short scientific visit to Europe for the grantee to work with a European scientist on a scientific collaboration. The desired outcomes of this initiative will be to provide both the grantee and his/her affiliated organization with the opportunity to build research collaboration and capacity and to provide opportunities extending beyond the initial scientific exchange.

The initiative will be launched at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg by the Secretary of the Selection Committee, Daniel Boehnke, on Thursday, the 21st of September at 12:00-12:45 in the Konzerthaus (room K 2-4). Please see the congress schedule for more details
http://sepla.intercongress.de/Intercongress/1791/TIMETABLE/IUFRO17/SESSION/YSI

More information will be published in IUFRO News and on the IUFRO website following the launch.


Forest Products for the Future

Photo showing A different view to the old growth forest: the Greenheart Tree Canopy Walk during the in-congress tour at the University of British Columbia campus at Point Grey Peninsula. Photo by Pekka Saranpää
A different view to the old growth forest: the Greenheart Tree Canopy Walk during the in-congress tour at the University of British Columbia campus at Point Grey Peninsula. Photo by Pekka Saranpää
Photo showing the location of the The conference dinner was organized on Wednesday evening at one of Canada's foremost cultural attractions, the Museum of Anthropology (MoA) at the University of British Columbia. Photo by Pekka Saranpää
The conference dinner was organized on Wednesday evening at one of Canada's foremost cultural attractions, the Museum of Anthropology (MoA) at the University of British Columbia. Photo by Pekka Saranpää

A report from the 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, June 12-16, 2017
By Pekka Saranpää, IUFRO Division 5 Coordinator


IUFRO Division 5 Conferences have been organized every 4-5 years in different parts of the world since the 1970s: Capetown 1973, Oxford 1980, Madison 1983, Sao Paulo 1988, Nancy 1992, Pullman 1997, Roturua 2003, Taipei 2007 and Estoril 2012. This year was the first time that the conference took place in Canada. The Conference was jointly organized by IUFRO Division 5, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FPInnovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) as their 60th International Convention.

BC Forest Innovation Investment (FII) provided provincial and Canadian Forest Service federal level support for the conference. The US Forest Service supported the conference through the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) and funded the Scientist Assistance Program (SAP). Altogether 22 delegates received the SAP grant.

The forest sector is among the leaders in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, and the theme of the 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference was: "Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future". This Innovation/Sustainability theme was the basis for the week-long conference and guided the agenda through a series of plenary sessions that catalysed discussion on what the future forest products sector might look like.

Almost all Division 5 research groups and working parties organized sessions. The morning plenary sessions were followed by 47 concurrent technical sessions, which covered a wide variety of topics from non-timber forest products, mass timber products to nano-cellulose composites and bio jetfuels. With 299 oral and 116 poster presentations participants were exposed to state-of-the-art forest products research and had the opportunity to network with researchers from around the world. Sessions were organized together with several partners including IAWS, IAWA, IFSA IRGWP, IWCS and Teaknet. Through the plenary sessions and the in-conference tour, conference participants also learned about Canada's leading role as a driver of forest products innovation and transformational change.

Among the highlights of the conference were the IUFRO Foresight Task Force Meetings: Three separate sessions were organized to collect conference participants' input on the future emphasis of forest products research and other IUFRO priorities. These sessions aimed at identifying issues which are likely to have a future impact on forests both globally and in different regions, and at advising IUFRO on its future strategies.

  • The CEO Panel - Innovative business models for translating forestry science and technology into economic, social and environmental benefits - covered presentations from a selection of international speakers whose organizations have developed successful models for translating discovery and invention into innovations.
  • The Student and Early Stage Researcher Incubator session provided opportunities for individuals who are still in their studies at institutions of higher learning or who are up to three years post-PhD to make a 5-minute oral presentation of their research findings in the field of wood science and technology or other forest-related disciplines that are linked to forest products. Presentations followed many comments and useful suggestions from the audience.
  • International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) Lecture was given by Ian de la Roche, former President of FPInnovations on Renaissance of Wood Building Design and Construction in North America.

Altogether 116 poster presentations were displayed for the entire week in the conference exhibition area. During the poster session, the individual researchers had a chance to discuss their posters with other conference participants. Six posters were recognized as Best Posters:

  • Zhenzeng Wu: Optimization for fire performance of ultra-low density fiberboards
  • Claudio del Menezzi (presenter),  Priscila Santos,  Eder Miguel: Prediction of thickness swelling of thermally densified OSB by means of artificial neural networks (ANN)
  • Mihai Ispas (presenter), Lidia Gurau, Mihaela Campean, Murat Hacibektasoglu: Influence of heat treating conditions upon the cutting power and processing roughness after planing of Beech Wood (Fagus sylvatica L.)
  • Kent Davis (presenter), Greg Nolan, Nathan Kotlarewski, Kirsten Orr: Examining potential for Australia's plantation hardwoods in appearance applications
  • Karen Bayne, Stefania Pizzirani, Csaba Pusztai, Richard Yao (presenter): Value loss in the New Zealand forestry sector value chain – what needs to change?
  • Rose Chiteva: Euclea divinorum dye: A potential media in Non Timber Forest products for a greener future

The In-Conference tour took participants to the University of British Columbia campus at Point Grey Peninsula. Participants were provided three tour options: 

  • Innovation - Sustainable wood buildings and technology included the visit to the new 18-story wood structure Brock Commons building.  
  • Culture – Traditional use of wood by First Nations on the North Pacific Coast. The final stop on the tour was the Museum of Anthropology to explore the MOA's renowned collection of art and cultural artefacts by First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
  • Nature – Temperate rain forest and British Columbia's nature: group visited the UBC botanical garden and the Greenheart Tree Canopy Walk, with some remaining old growth forests.

Research Groups and Working Parties of Division 5 organized their separate business meetings during the week to discuss group strategies, officeholders, future activities and collaboration. Several changes in Division 5 structure were suggested as a result of the Business meetings and the new structure will be presented for approval at the IUFRO Board meeting in September 2017 in Freiburg.

The local organizing team at the UBC did an amazing job in preparing the event and securing that everything ran smoothly. IUFRO Certificates of Appreciation were given to Jamie Barbour (USDA Forest Service, Conference chair), Rob Kozak (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee), Laura Cottle, Eli Koleva and Jorma Neuvonen from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.

IUFRO 2017 Division 5 Conference Program, Proceedings and Abstracts. Copyright 2017 by IUFRO Division 5 Conference. ISBN: 978- 0 - 9817876 – 7 – 1; will be available on the IUFRO Division 5 website: https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/activities/

Find a report of the Technical Session on Teak at IUFRO All Division 5 Conference 2017; Vancouver, Canada; 12-16 June 2017, here: https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/50600/50602/activities/


Promoting Sustainable Resources from Plantations for Economic Growth and Community Benefits

Photo of participants by Edy Wibowo. Copyright by Center for Forest Biotechnology and Tree Improvement, Yogyakarta.
Photo of participants by Edy Wibowo. Copyright by Center for Forest Biotechnology and Tree Improvement, Yogyakarta.

Report from the IUFRO INAFOR Joint International Conference 2017, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 24-27 July 2017
By Anto Rimbawanto, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 2.08.07 Genetics and silviculture of Acacias, and Wickneswari Ratnam, Coordinator of IUFRO WP 2.08.07
Meeting website
: http://www.iufroinafor2017.com  

The conference was jointly organized by the IUFRO Working Party 2.08.07 on Genetics and Silviculture of Acacia and Indonesia Forestry Researchers of FORDA (Research Development and Innovation Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia). The event was kindly hosted by the Research, Development and Innovation Agency (RDIA), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia, and supported by ACIAR and GIZ ForClime.

Conference activities:
The opening session attracted 650 participants and featured Opening Remarks by the Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region and the Director General of the Agency for Research Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. A special memorial planting conducted on the slope of Mount Merapi was attended by the CEO of ACIAR, the Ambassador of Finland and other dignitaries. Some 50 overseas participants were registered; from Australia, Finland, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Lao DPR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Conference offered plenary sessions featuring Guest Lecturers and Keynote Speakers, and concurrent technical sessions. Among the Guest Lecturers were: Dr. Andrew Campbell, CEO of ACIAR, Dr. Mari Walls, CEO of Natural Resource Institute Finland,  Prof. Dr. Ko Harada from Ehime University Japan, Prof. Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam from National University of Malaysia (UKM) and IUFRO Working Group 2.08.07 Coordinator, Governor of Bangka Belitung Province, Dr. Marzalina Mansor from Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Tony Bartlett from ACIAR RPM Forestry, Dr. Sadanandan Nambiar, formerly from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and other dignitaries and prominent scientists.

The concurrent sessions focused on 6 major topics:

  • Plantation management for sustainable production Pests and diseases
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Risk and mitigation
  • Forest-based product for greener future
  • Forest for community benefits

During the poster session 68 posters were displayed. At the end of the Conference, a final communiqué was presented summarizing highlights of the presentation and discussion during the Conference. A mid-conference field trip was organized on the 3rd day of the conference to give participants an opportunity to enjoy outdoors.  Three forestry-related tours were offered to participants, each was combined with a tourist attraction:

  • Acacia genetic trials in Gunungkidul, and underground river and caves at Gua Pindul
  • Furniture industry in Klaten, and Prambanan temple
  • Veneer factory using albizia wood in Purworejo, and Borobudur temple

Conclusions:
The Conference discussed progress and development of various research related to plantation issues. There was no doubt that plantation is vital for the welfare of local community as well as for the economic growth of a nation. Challenges facing plantation from the spectrum of plantation management, genetics and breeding, pest and diseases, climate change, product diversity and community interests required concerted efforts both from the research community as well as plantation managers and policy makers.

Outlook:
The OC is planning to publish conference proceedings for authors who wish to publish their conference paper. Abstracts of presentations have already been published. It was proposed that the next Working Party meeting will be held in Malaysia in 2019.

Full report:
A comprehensive summary with in-depth information on the conference topics can be found on the Working Party website at: https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20800/20807/activities/ 


Productivity and Safety of Final Cutting on Mountain Forests

Photo showing Participants visiting a Japanese red cedar "Sugi" stand in Oka family's private forest where thinning operations were recently performed, Kuma-Kogen town. Copyright: Prof. Dr. Yozo Yamada
Participants visiting a Japanese red cedar "Sugi" stand in Oka family's private forest where thinning operations were recently performed, Kuma-Kogen town. Copyright: Prof. Dr. Yozo Yamada

Report from the Joint Regional Meeting of IUFRO Research Groups 3.03.00 and 3.06.00 in Asia, in Matsuyama and Kochi, Japan, 24-28 July 2017
By Yozo Yamada and Raffaele Cavalli, Coordinators of IUFRO Research Groups 3.03.00 ad 3.06.00, respectively


This Joint Regional Meeting was supported by IUFRO Division 3 and the Japan Forest Engineering Society, and was co-sponsored by Ehime and Kochi Universities, Ehime and Kochi Prefectures, Forestry Agency, Shikoku Branch of Forest and Forest Products Research Institute. In addition, 15 associations and 11 companies sponsored this meeting financially. The meeting attracted a total of 68 participants with 36 oral and poster presentations.

Meeting website: http://www.kochi-u.ac.jp/iufrojrm/ 

The meeting placed emphasis on the following issues:
a) Mountain logging operations: high-density road network system and H type cable yarding system
b) Mountain logging operation techniques and ergonomics
c) How to improve both working productivity and safety of final cutting on mountainous forests
d) Exchange of recent research achievements and information between both Research Groups
e) Fostering younger researchers and students
f) The third theme of IUFRO strategy: Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future

Proceedings will soon be available on the Research Group webpages. The meeting was kindly supported by Kochi University, Ehime University, Kochi Prefecture, Ehime Prefecture, Forestry Agency, Shikoku Branch of Forest and Forest Products Research Institute

Find more information and the full meeting report:
https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-3/30000/30600/activities/
https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-3/30000/30300/activities/              


Publications

IUFRO Task Force on Forests, Soil and Water Contributed to Special Issue of "Ecosistemas"
A brief special issue supported by the Task Force has been released in the journal Ecosistemas (in Spanish), with papers from Spain, Colombia and Mexico. The citation for the special issue is:
Ecosistemas, Vol 26, No (2), 2017. May-August Issue. "Bosques, suelo y agua: explorando sus interacciones".
Find out more at: http://www.revistaecosistemas.net/index.php/ecosistemas/issue/view/51

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress Spotlights
This series of Spotlights published on the IUFRO Blog gives a foretaste of the variety of topical issues to be presented and discussed at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary sessions. Check http://blog.iufro.org/ regularly for new posts!

IUFRO Spotlight #54: Variety could be the spice of life – for forests
https://www.iufro.org/media/iufro-spotlights/
A new review is presented that studies relationships between tree diversity and stand resistance to natural disturbances and explores the ecological mechanisms behind the observed relationships. It was supported by the IUFRO Task Force on the Contribution of Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services in Managed Forests.
Jactel, H., Bauhus, J., Boberg, J., Bonal, D., Castagneyrol, B., Gardiner, B., Gonzalez-Olabarria, J-.R., Koricheva, J., Meurisse, N., Brockerhoff, E. G. (2017). Tree Diversity Drives Forest Stand Resistance to Natural Disturbances. Current Forestry Reports, September 2017, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 223–243
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40725-017-0064-1

Biological Invasions: Special Issue on Biological Invasions in Forests
Prepared by the IUFRO Task Force on Forests and Biological Invasions, guest editors: Andrew Liebhold, Eckehard Brockerhoff and Martin Nuñez
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-017-1547-5 

Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests
(London:  Routledge/Earthscan, 2017)
This book is a collection of classics in the field of gender and forests and is available free to developing country individuals from the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia, Lima, Peru, and Nairobi, Kenya. You can contact Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (b.basnett(at)cgiar.org) to arrange for a copy. It can also be purchased by those in the global North from Amazon or https://www.routledge.com/The-Earthscan-Reader-on-Gender-and-Forests/Colfer-Elias-Basnett-Hummel/p/book/9781138231597

The book's sister publication, published in 2016, Gender and Forests:  Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues (London: Routledge/Earthscan, 2016), is now available free on CIFOR's website: http://www.cifor.org/library/6077/gender-and-forests-climate-change-tenure-value-chains-and-emerging-issues/
 
5th Working Party 9.01.05 Newsletter
Read about the 9.01.05 session at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, the FOREST EUROPE Indicator Revision Process and the latest indicator-related publications! Details on https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-9/90000/90100/90105/publications/

SilviLaser 2015 Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the SilviLaser 2015 - 14th Conference on Lidar Applications for Assessing and Managing Forest Ecosystems held in La Grande Motte, France on 28-30 September 2015 are now available.
Author(s): S. Durrieu, Irstea-UMR TETIS, and C. Véga, IGN, LIF (eds.)Research unit(s): 4.00.00, 8.01.02.
https://www.iufro.org/publications/proceedings/proceedings-meetings-2015/#c23100


Positions

Postdoctoral Associate Position: Forest Governance
Apply by 25 September 2017
The Ecosystem Workforce Program at the University of Oregon is looking to fill a funding-contingent postdoctoral position. This position is full-time for one year. The successful applicant will be dedicated to analysis, publishing, and outreach related to an interdisciplinary research project on mountain pine beetle governance in the U.S. West.
http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/519627/pro-tem-research-assistantassociatepostdoctoral-scholar-pool

Assistant or Associate Professor in Forest Genetics, Genomics, and/or Metagenomics
Apply by October 2017
A nine-month, tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level is available with the appointment starting August 2018 at Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.
https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5683

PhD and MS students - Forest Pathology
Apply by 31 October 2017
Two fully funded positions for exceptional doctoral and master students are available at the Villari Forest Pathology Lab, in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia.
http://villarilab.com/assistantships-and-job-opportunities/ 


Awards

Glinka World Soil Prize 2017
Apply by 31 September 2017
The nomination process for the Glinka World Soil Prize 2017 is now open and organizations and individuals are invited to propose appropriate candidates. Supported by the Russian Federation, the Prize is awarded annually under the auspices of the Global Soil Partnership on World Soil Day, consisting of the Glinka Medal and an award of USD 15,000. http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/highlights/detail/en/c/1024578/          


IUFRO Meetings

Search our online calendar for a full list of meetings: https://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ 
Find non-IUFRO meetings on the IUFRO Noticeboard: https://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/other-meetings-events/
Also search for forest-related events at: www.gfis.net


11 Sep 2017
Workshop: Guidelines for sustainable forest biomass production – Challenges in view of an emerging bioeconomy
Vienna, Austria
IUFRO Task Force Sustainable Forest Biomass Network
Contact: Viktor Bruckman, Viktor.Bruckman(at)oeaw.ac.at
https://www.oeaw.ac.at/kioes/aktivitaeten/detail/article/guidelines-for-sustainable-forest-biomass-production/ 

23-27 Oct 2017
TEAKNET Partner Event in the 27th Asia Pacific Forestry Commission Meeting
Colombo, Sri Lanka
IUFRO 5.06.02
Contact: P. K. Thulasidas, thulasidas(at)kfri.org
https://www.iufro.org/download/file/27101/1895/partner-event-teaknet-apfc17-colombo17-flyer_pdf/

20-22 Jun 2018
Reforestation Challenges - 4th International Conference
Belgrade, Serbia
IUFRO 3.02.00
Task Force on Sustainable Planted Forests
Contact: Vladan Ivetic, vladan.ivetic(at)sfb.bg.ac.rs
http://www.reforestationchallenges.org

10-16 Jun 2018
North American Forest Soils Conference – International Symposium on Forest Soils
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
IUFRO 8.01.03
Contact: Thomas Fox, trfox(at)vt.edu
Paul Hazlett, paul.hazlett(at)canada.ca
http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Colloque.NAFSC-ISFS2018 

15-18 Jul 2018
The 41st Council on Forest Engineering Annual Meeting: Revolutionary Traditions, Innovative Industries
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
IUFRO 3.00.00
Contact: Chad Bolding, bolding(at)vt.edu
http://www.regonline.com/cofe2018

5-10 Aug 2018
Workshop on Tree Resistance to Insects & Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice
Mt. Sterling, Ohio, United States
IUFRO 2.02.15, 7.03.11
Contact: Richard A. Sniezko, rsniezko(at)fs.fed.us
https://treeresistance2018.ca.uky.edu/

12-18 Nov 2018
Uneven-aged Silviculture: Challenges for Increasing Adaptability
Valdivia, Chile
IUFRO 1.05.00
Contact: Pablo Donoso, pdonoso(at)uach.cl


Other Meetings

For more non-IUFRO meetings, please check the IUFRO Noticeboard:
https://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/other-meetings-events/


9-13 Oct 2017
4th European Forest Week
Warsaw Poland, held in conjunction with Las2017
http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/european-forest-week/en/

19-20 Dec 2017
Global Landscapes Forum
Bonn, Germany
www.landscapes.org/glf-bonn/

3-5 Apr 2018
World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018)
Manchester, UK
Contact: Jelena Barbir, jelena(at)barbir.com.es
www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/biodiversity.html

25-27 Jun 2018
Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018
Beijing, China
INBAR, SFA
Contact: Huining Pan, hnpan(at)inbar.int
http://www.barc2018.org/



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