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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.
Read reports about such diverse topics as genetic conservation of teak resources, management of landscape change, ozone and plants, green cities, or linking gender and adaptation to climate change.
Eucalyptus species and hybrids make up the most widely planted hardwood crop globally. An international team of researchers has now successfully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Eucalyptus...
Congress session on urban forest diversity and ecosystem services aims to guide future research and policies related to sustaining urban forests and the critical ecosystem services provided by them.
IUFRO 2014 World Congress session aims to encourage forest managers to include forest-derived foods and medicines, as well as timber, in their planning, policies and practices.
Learn about entomological research in Mediterranean forest ecosystems; forest resources monitoring, the "Florence Declaration on the Links between Biological and Cultural Diversity" and more...