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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
IUFRO News Issue 9, 2008, publishes excerpts from the draft report from the conference on "Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies and Practices" held in Umeå, Sweden, 25-28 August 2008. The newsletter also announces that the IUFRO Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) is now accepting session proposals for the 2010 IUFRO World Congress, 23-28 August, Seoul, Korea. In addition, IUFRO repeats its invitation to fill in the questionnaire on the services and benefits of IUFRO at http://www.iufro.org/questionnaire by 10 October 2008.
An evidence-based report, 'Benefits of Urban Parks: A systematic review', offers a comprehensive and critical assessment that evaluates the evidence supporting a series of park benefits.
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.
The UN General Assembly has designated 21 March as the International Day of Forests. IUFRO celebrated the 1st IDF with the opening of its new offices in the building of the Austrian Ministry of Life.
Persons involved in peatland management can benefit from a new book entitled Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach that gathers an impressive array of research from various countries.
The official announcement of the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in October 2014 in Salt Lake City has just been published – think about making plans to attend! And celebrate the Int'l Day of Forests on 21...