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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The SmallWood 2010 national conference held in April in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, and co-sponsored by IUFRO Division 5 provided state-of-the-art information and fostered peer-to-peer learning among those actively engaged in small-diameter and woody biomass utilization. The IUFRO 7.01.00 RG biannual meeting on "Adaptation of Forest Ecosystems to Air Pollution and Climate Change" in March in Antalya, Turkey, provided an opportunity to update the scientific knowledge needed for developing strategies of forest adaptation to a changing environment. A newly published IUFRO policy brief also addresses the adaptation issue with a focus on Africa.
Read about IUFRO conferences on the value of sense of place in forest research, on novel approaches for decision support in SFM and policy advice, on Lidar applications in forest inventory, and more…
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.