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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
A great number of most successful IUFRO conferences took place in the past few weeks in all parts of the world. Reports from some of these meetings underline the great diversity of research topics covered in IUFRO and the importance of these conferences for knowledge exchange among scientists from different regions and different fields of expertise. Furthermore, this issue of IUFRO News has a large announcement section, informing about upcoming meetings – such as the 3rd IUFRO Latin American Congress to be held in June 2013 – latest publications and proceedings from IUFRO meetings, vacancy and scholarship announcements and includes links to the latest IUFRO Spotlight and the recent GFEP briefing note for the CBD conference in Hyderabad.
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...