An electronic version of the full 2017 IUFRO Annual Report is now available. A short summary of 2017 Highlights was already published earlier on.
This issue reports about workshops and meetings on wind measurement, managerial economics, non-destructive wood evaluation and more; it lists new publications and upcoming meetings and offers many...
This international conference in Zagreb, Croatia, focused on issues such as forest ownership changes, investments into small-scale forestry, and impacts of stakeholders' attitudes and certification...
The international Tree Motion and Wind Measurement Workshop in Roskilde, Denmark, focused on accurate and appropriate measurements of the wind and of tree movement. More…
Read reports on pests and diseases in commercial eucalypt, acacia and pine plantations, and on the ecology and evolution of gall-inducing arthropods; find out about upcoming events and opportunities…
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news from members
The UN General Assembly declared 17th June the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) to promote public awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. The theme for WDCD2018 was “Land has true value. Invest in it”. Land [...]
Plant breeders from 18 countries in Africa to contribute to delivering food security in the continent Thirty-four plant breeders graduated from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy in May 2018. The advanced plant breeding course was... [...]
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recognizes that the quality and diversity of its workforce are key to the achievement of its mission and mandate. In 2016, the Centre developed and commenced implementation of its Gender, Diversity and [...]
calendar of events
4th World Congress on Agroforestry "Agroforestry: Strengthening links between science, society and policy"
From 2019-05-20 to 2019-05-22, Montpellier, France, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.00.00, 1.04.00
"Joint Forum of Forest City and Green Sharing (FFCGS)" during the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference
From 2018-07-06 to 2018-07-06, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 8.00.00
From 2019-05-28 to 2019-05-30, Cracow, Poland, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.01.09
The Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC-Vancouver Campus seeks a Research Associate to conduct an analysis of the state of BC’s and Canada’s forestry in comparison to selected...
International Masters' Programme "Ecosystem Services", International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden, Germany
The programme is devoted to understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation as well as to analysing their impacts on ecosystem functioning and human well-being in an...
With approximately 50 million hectares of land afflicted by degradation, Africa faces perhaps the toughest ecological test of any continent: widespread deforestation and land degradation but with the...
WCTE is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. WCTE is the most prestigious...
A Post-Doctoral position is opened to develop a project about "enabling scale-up of somatic embryogenesis plant production by physiological analysis of embryos processed in bioreactors and the R&D SE...
GFIS forest news
June 21, 2018 — LUFKIN, Texas — Angelina Forest Products, LLC recently announced plans to open a $100 million sawmill in Lufkin, Texas. The softwood mill is expected to be in place by spring of 2019, creating 100 full-time jobs and contributing [...]
The SDG Report 2018 shares progress on the 2030 Agenda and identifies areas where progress is currently insufficient to meet the SDGs by 2030. The report explores the interlinked nature of the SDGs and finds that conflict, climate change, inequality [...]
The EU has agreed to increasing its renewable energy target from 27% to 30% of the energy mix by 2030, alongside an increased energy efficiency target of 32.5%, up from 30%. Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner, highlighted [...]
SCIENCE FOR POLICY
Watch an interview with GFEP scientists on the vital role of forest and water interactions for cities!
International CPF conference on 20-22 February 2018 successfully engaged a broad range of key stakeholders in a dialogue on counteracting deforestation.
At this year's Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany, IUFRO will co-host two discussion forums and share a booth with partner organizations at the Restoration Pavilion throughout the event.
Within the framework of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan – BC-Cap” two training workshops were held in Bhutan on how to work effectively in this area.
The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI) and offered 5 grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018.
IUFRO-SPDC, together with the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the US Forest Service, held a Knowledge-sharing Workshop and...