change language:

Noticeboard

IUFRO Announcements

2023-01-30

First Scientific Conference for young scientists of Southeast Europe "Forestry Science: Development and Progress Based on the Past"

The goal of the conference is to strengthen the connection with the scientific community of Southeast Europe and to present research from the wider field of forestry. This year's conference theme "Forestry science: development and progress based on the past" places a special focus on the role of young scientists in the development and progress of forestry science in our region, so the scientific part of the conference will allow young scientists to present their research. The conference also remembers the forest scientists who lost their lives under tragic circumstances 25 years ago.

Date:  10 February 2023
Venue:  Jastrebarsko, Croatia
Organizers:  Croatian Forestry Institute; the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Zagreb; together with IUFRO and EFI

Details: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/climate_health

Other Announcements

2023-01-20

Call for input to "10 New Insights in Climate Science"

For ISC Members and their networks.

Each year, ISC Affiliated Bodies Future Earth and The World Climate Research Programme, together with The Earth League, invite leading scientists to review the most pressing issues in climate change-related research in the frame of 10 New Insights in Climate Science (10NICS). The initiative summarizes the results into 10 concise insights which highlight recent advances in climate change research, with the purpose of equipping policy-makers and the general public with essential knowledge to make sense of, and confront, the climate emergency.

The initiative is seeking input for the 10NICS 2023 edition from researchers across all disciplines working with issues related to climate change.

Deadline for contributions:  17 February 2023

Details:  https://form.jotform.com/230164708642151

Publications

2023-01-31

IUFRO News Vol. 52, Issue 1, January 2023

What are appropriate response measures to address future and diverse demands on forests? What will the new IUFRO Task Force on Precision Pest Management (PPM) in Forest Ecosystems do? Find answers in this issue!


Science has a major role to play in embracing the complexity of the challenge of meeting future and diverse demands on forests. This includes the development of management strategies in the local context and the communication of the latest evidence and data for diverse audiences. Participants of the 2nd Think Tank Meeting of the IUFRO-Mondi Partnership representing science, forest industry and policy discussed and identified a series of response options to meeting these demands.

There are numerous new and emerging technologies that allow for novel opportunities and greater precision in forest pest management. These technologies allow for the development of much more accurate tools for pest management than has ever before been possible and have led to the emergence of an approach defined as Precision Pest Management (PPM). A new IUFRO Task Force will explore and develop the concept of PPM across the continuum of forest ecosystems (e.g., natural, planted, urban forests).

Two IUFRO delegates participated at the 15th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-15). Along with representing the forest science community in the meeting, IUFRO confirmed its intent to continue providing scientific knowledge on key forest-related issues to CBD’s member states and key stakeholders via two written statements. Also, background information and preliminary findings of the GFEP assessment on Forests and Human Health to be launched online on 21 March 2023 were shared.

Read reports from a series of successful IUFRO physical and online meetings, learn about new publications and upcoming events, and much more!

 

To read the full text please choose among the PDF and Word options:

Non-IUFRO Publications

2023-02-02

Cooling cities through urban green infrastructure: a health impact assessment of European cities

High ambient temperatures are associated with many health effects, including premature mortality. The combination of global warming due to climate change and the expansion of the global built environment mean that the intensification of urban heat islands (UHIs) is expected, accompanied by adverse effects on population health. Urban green infrastructure can reduce local temperatures. The paper aims to estimate the mortality burden that could be attributed to UHIs and the mortality burden that would be prevented by increasing urban tree coverage in 93 European cities.

Authors:  Tamara Iungman, MPH; Marta Cirach, MSc; Federica Marando, PhD; Evelise Pereira Barboza, MPH; Sasha Khomenko, MSc; Pierre Masselot, PhD; Marcos Quijal-Zamorano, MSc; Natalie Mueller, PhD; Antonio Gasparrini, PhD; José Urquiza, PhD; Mehdi Heris, PhD; Meelan Thondoo, PhD; Prof Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, PhD.

Published:  January 31, 2023

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02585-5

Position Announcements

2023-01-24

Professor In Forest Land Characterization and Dendrometry // 11 February 2023

In accordance with its development plan, the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is seeking a professor in forest land characterization and dendrometry. The person recruited will be expected to teach in French at all levels, to support the various departmental programs, in particular the bachelor's degree in forest management and the cooperative bachelor's degree in forest operations, and to develop a research program in the targeted disciplines. More specifically, teaching and research activities will focus on the following areas: 1) Measurement of trees, stands and felled timber. 2) Digital characterization of wood resources and forest land using remote sensing tools. 3) Enhanced forest sampling and inventory methods. 4) Modeling the growth of trees and forest stands.

Institution: Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Université Laval
Duty station: Québec (Québec), Canada
Closing date:  11 February 2023

Details:  https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/emploi/HCM/6689/votreexpertise


IUFRO Meetings

Keine Nachrichten in dieser Ansicht.

Other Meetings/Events

2023-02-02

Growth and Yield Innovations Conference 2023

Join the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) and the Western Mensurationists for this in-person two-day conference and optional one-day field tour. Through showcasing innovative research and learning about novel approaches to growth and yield throughout the country and from the international community, this conference will seek to address the concerns about declining growth and yield capacity and to highlight the important contributions that G&Y makes.

Date:  18-21 June 2023
Location:  Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Organizers:  Western Mensurationists; Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW)

Details at:  https://fgrow.ca/news/growth-and-yield-innovations-conference-2023#venue

University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars

2022-11-22

MSU forestry non-credit online courses - Spring 2023

The Michigan State University Department of Forestry is pleased to offer the following non-credit course options for Spring 2023 for individuals interested in online learning. These courses are a great fit for those looking to expand their knowledge on topics of forestry outside of a degree-granting program.

Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management
Social dimensions associated with the development and implementation of forest-based climate change mitigation projects, including:  valuation of trees and forests by local communities vs. international community; community decision making; public participation; community engagement.
Contact:  Kylie Clay, kclay(at)msu.edu
Cost:  $865
Level:  Advanced

Human Dimensions of Forests
Social factors underlying human decisions about and conflicts over forest resources. Societal and citizen values, knowledge and behavior with respect to forest resources.
Contact:  Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Cost:  $725
Level:  Intermediate

Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon
Skill-based training in forest carbon inventory and carbon accounting methods. National and international monitoring of forest carbon stocks. Applications of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to forest carbon inventory.
Contact:  David Skole, skole(at)msu.edu
Cost:  $865
Level:  Advanced

Michigan’s Forests
Ecological, social and economic roles of Michigan’s forests in historic and contemporary context. Geographic similarities and differences in forest resources.
Contact:  Jarred Saralecos, saraleco(at)msu.edu
Cost:  $600
Level:  Introductory

Natural Resource Policy

Natural resources policy-making in the context of scientific, environmental, social, and legal-institutional factors. Historical evolution of policies and case studies of contemporary policy issues.
Contact:  Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Cost:  $725
Level:  Intermediate

------------------

Short & Mini Courses:

Understanding Forest Carbon Management
This self-paced course takes 6-8 weeks and runs throughout the year during the following periods:
May 9 - August 9 (2023)
August 9 - November 9 (2023)
January 9 - April 9 (2024)
This online short course designed to provide a robust introduction to the benefits of forest land management specific to carbon while offering clear action paths. Topic areas include carbon cycle and storage science, domestic and international policy overview, project case studies, management considerations, measurement basics, and available tools and support.

Forest Certification & Climate Change
This self-paced course takes 2-3 weeks and runs throughout the year during the following periods:
May 9 - August 9 (2023)
August 9 - November 9 (2024)
January 9 - April 9 (2024)
Learners will develop a robust understanding of forest land values and ecological services linking carbon management and climate change mitigation activities with forest certification.

****************************************

Date: 9 January - 30 April 2023
Venue: online
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry
Contact:  FOR.forestce(at)msu.edu for questions.

Submit application by:  16 January 2023

Details:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/for/non-credit-courses/

 


Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding

2014-09-04

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

Bioversity International established the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources in sub-Saharan Africa  to honour the memory and celebrate the work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scientist from a university or national research institute in sub-Saharan Africa, with support from the CGIAR Research Program for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about-us/opportunities/fellowships/abdou-salam-ouedraogo-fellowship/.

Fellowship Programs

2014-09-04

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

Bioversity International established the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources in sub-Saharan Africa  to honour the memory and celebrate the work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scientist from a university or national research institute in sub-Saharan Africa, with support from the CGIAR Research Program for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about-us/opportunities/fellowships/abdou-salam-ouedraogo-fellowship/.

Awards


IUFRO Awards

Keine Nachrichten in dieser Ansicht.

Non-IUFRO Awards

2022-12-14

FPS Wood Award

The Forest Products Society’s Wood Award (first and second place) recognizes and honors the most outstanding research in the field of wood and wood products conducted by graduate students. The Wood Award is the most prestigious award in the area of graduate research in wood and wood products. The 1st Wood Award was presented in 1948, and with the exception of the years 1951 and 1952, it has been given annually since its inception.

The graduate student author must have been registered for a full quarter or full semester at any university or college during the prior year. The paper must be in English, limited in length to between 2,000 to 4,000 words, and in a format consistent with that of a submission to a scientific journal. For judging purposes, any reference to the university or institution where research is or was conducted, and any mention of the author's name must be deleted from the title page and the body of the text.

To submit a nomination, the graduate student's research adviser should send the student's paper and a letter of recommendation to Jennifer Whitlow at jwhitlow(at)forestprod.org.

Submit application by:  10 February 2023
Details:  https://forestprod.org/news/622915/2023-Award-Nomination-Deadline-February-10-.htm