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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.
Forest governance scholarship for the real world: Building strategic insights through policy learning Issues & Options Briefs on Forest Policy..
Learn more about some recently held important IUFRO meetings on topics such as landscape ecology, systems analysis in forest resources, forest soils, forest biomass, forest insect disturbance etc.
This issue highlights opportunities for the forest sector to meet future demands for resources and looks at future needs to better understand complex impacts of abiotic and biotic factors on forests.
Summary report of the 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests underlines increasing and vital role of planted forests and trees as supporters of key needs but also stresses their vulnerability.
The topics covered in this issue range from viruses and phytoplasma of forest and urban trees to forest genetics, silviculture and ungulates, and legal aspects for sustainable forest development...