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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
This issue reports on the Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop on "Green Technologies and Products for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation" that was held Sri Lanka, with the aim to provide a forum for linking various agencies and institutions dealing with climate change issues in forest products processing and utilization. It also describes the activities of IUFRO at the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen, particularly Forest Day 3, where IUFRO acted as a co-host. Furthermore, the first meeting of the newly established IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime took place in Vienna, Austria. New features on the IUFRO website, information on publications, position announcements and awards as well as upcoming meetings round off the newsletter.
This issue highlights recent IUFRO meetings on uneven-aged forestry, five-needle pines, poplars, forest utilization and ergonomics, tree breeding, ecological economics, among other things.
IUFRO Occasional Paper 27 presents the first of 3 case studies on potentials of biochar for climate change mitigation. Studies from Turkey and South Korea will follow.
In a special issue of IUFRO News the names of the recipients of IUFRO's prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the IUFRO 2014 Congress are released.
To be published at IUFRO 2014 World Congress: Comprehensive study of conditions assisting sustainable forest development emphasizes need for more holistic approaches.
A recent study indicates that mixed species growth predictions can be made easier by considering changes over space and time in species interactions.