IUFRO Announcements

2021-08-20

IUFRO-JAPAN NEWS NO. 130

March 11, 2021, was the 10-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and on April 14, a webinar titled “Forests in Fukushima and Chernobyl -people, wildlife, and landscape-” was held. It was jointly organized by the two Working Parties of the IUFRO: 8.04.07, radioactive contamination of forest ecosystems, and 8.01.02, landscape ecology. In Issue No. 130, Toshiya Matsuura briefly introduces the recent activities of WP 8.01.02, and Shoji Hashimoto, who was the moderator, overviews the webinar. (The annual report of IUFRO-J activities is included in this issue.)

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.htmlis an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research; it cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2021-08-10

Open survey on mixed-species plantations

Tentative deadline: mid-September

This survey aims at collecting past and ongoing experiences (including failures) in establishing and managing mixtures based on practitioners’ knowledge.

If you have or know about people who have planted trees in mixtures of 2 or 3 species, whether these have failed or have been successful, we would like to record the information in a database and produce a document with recommendations to practitioners on how to design and maintain a successful mixed species plantation.

Jointly organized by:

COMFOR project, MIXFORCHANGE project, FAO forest unit, IUFRO Task Force Resilient Planted Forests serving society and bioeconomy and CORKNUT project

Survey link: https://bdd.iefc.net/mixed-forest-plantations-survey/


2021-07-20

Call for Submissions: Decision Support Systems (DSS) for the Analysis of Pathways that Optimize Ecosystem Services Provision

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Land.

Mixed conifer forests are found throughout the temperate zones on a variety of landscapes in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Like most mixed species forests, mixed conifer forests exist because different species coexist in a temporal or spatial pattern. Particularly in mountainous regions, mixed conifer forests are highly heterogeneous and can vary over a short distance. Mixed species assemblages can be either seral or stable, developing under patterns of one or more disturbances or developing under a fairly specific edaphic and climatic regime. Depending on the severity of expected anthropogenic climate change effects, these assemblages may face novel conditions that upset the competitive balances that historically existed. This Special Issue will present research and operational monitoring results at scales ranging from the level of individual tree group or stand up to landscape processes. We welcome studies on (1) basic physiology and stand dynamics and (2) operational treatments and impacts that provide evidence of influences on forest resiliency and productivity. This Special Issue is sponsored by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Unit 4.04.04 - Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021
Guest editors: Ljusk Ola Eriksson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; José G. Borges, University of Lisbon; Harald Vacik,  University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Details:    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/land/special_issues/ecosystem_services_provision


2021-04-15

IUFRO-Japan News No. 129

Issue No. 129 features forest education. Check articles by Alexander Buck, the Executive Director of IUFRO, and by Mariko Inoue, a finalist in the Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education. A third stimulating article reports on the smart increment borer (SmartborerTM, PAT. P.), sharing the author’s experience of realizing his research concept and actually developing the product.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research; it cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.


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2020-08-17

Take the forest education survey!

Contribute to the first comprehensive global assessment of forest education at all levels, from primary school to university, technical and vocational training programmes, and share the survey with your networks. The survey is led by FAO, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
EN-Invitation-forest-education-snowball-survey.pdf
Click here to access the survey: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/s/Forest-Education-Survey-2
Learn more:  http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/97465/en/


Participez à l'enquête sur l'éducation forestière!

Contribuez à la première évaluation globale de l'éducation forestière à tous les niveaux, de l'école primaire à l'université, en passant par les programmes de formation technique et professionnelle. Faites circuler l'information dans vos réseaux et invitez vos collègues à participer à l’enquête.

L'enquête est réalisée par la FAO, l'Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT) et l'Union internationale des instituts de recherche forestière (IUFRO).
FR-participer-enquete-education-forets.pdf
Cliquez ici pour accéder à l'enquête:https://link.webropolsurveys.com/s/Forest-Education-Survey-2
Pour en savoir plus, visiter le lien suivant:http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/97465/en/


¡Participa en una encuesta de educación forestal!

Contribuye con la primera evaluación de la educación forestal a nivel global para todos los niveles de educación: primaria, secundaria, técnico vocacional y educación superior. Comparte esta encuesta en tus redes sociales y con tus colegas.

La encuesta está liderada por Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), la Organización Internacional de las Maderas Tropicales (OIMT) y la Unión Internacional de Organizaciones de Investigación Forestal (IUFRO).
ES-participar-encuesta-educacion-forestal.pdf
Oprime aquí para acceder a la encuesta: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/s/Forest-Education-Survey-2
Conoce más: http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/97465/en/ 


2020-08-06

IUFRO-Japan News No. 128

IUFRO-J now has a new Chair, Dr. Tohru Nakashizuka. In Issue No. 128 he shares his message of becoming the Chair of IUFRO-J. This issue furthermore includes the report of IUFRO International Council meetings at Curitiba as well as the annual report of IUFRO-J activities.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2020-07-29

IUFRO-Japan News No. 126 & 127

IUFRO-Japan News No. 126 informs about the 8th General Assembly of APAFRI (Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions). Participants of three IUFRO Conferences introduce readers about remarkable topics of these conferences and what they found most interesting. (An annual report of IUFRO-J activities is included in this issue.)

IUFRO-Japan News No. 127 presents five valuable reports prepared by participants of the IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, sharing highlights of the presentations, their experience and satisfaction with organizing a technical session or operating an exhibition booth. The reprint of the poster (in English) presented at the Congress which introduces IUFRO-J activities is also included together with a message from the IUFRO Executive Director to IUFRO-J.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2019-03-25

IUFRO-Japan News No. 124

In IUFRO-Japan News No. 124 read about a Memorandum of Understanding concluded between IUFRO and the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), the GFEP global assessment report on Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. Find out also about several large international conferences in which IUFRO was involved and as well as several scientific conferences to which IUFRO Research Groups and Working Parties contributed.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2018-05-18

IUFRO-Japan News No. 123

IUFRO-Japan News No. 123 reports, among other, in detail about the IUFRO-IFSA Mentoring Programme during the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg and about the Joint Regional Meeting of IUFRO RG3.03.00 and RG3.06.00 in Asia: Productivity and Safety of Final Cutting on Mountain Forests which was held in Matsuyama and Kochi, Japan, in 2017.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2018-02-19

IUFRO-Japan News No. 122

IUFRO-Japan News No. 122 takes a look back on the celebrations on the occasion of the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, held in Freiburg, Germany, in September 2017. In addition, other events such as the 28th IUFRO Conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: "Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change", which was held in Tokyo, are presented.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2017-09-14

IUFRO-Japan News No. 121

This issue of IUFRO-J News informs readers about IUFRO's activities at UNFF 12, such as Side Events organized by the IUFRO Task Force on Climate Change and Forest Health and the Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO-WFSE). It also gives an overview about the latest publications such as the IUFRO World Series 35 - Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade ─ Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses. A Global Scientific Rapid Response Assessment Report, published by the Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP).

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2017-04-26

IUFRO-Japan News No. 120

IUFRO-Japan News No. 120 will provide readers with information on the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) and the latest activities of IUFRO's Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC). It also reports about the 2016 event "FORCOM/SFEM/2016 - Sustainable Forest Management in a rapidly changing world: Philosophy and Technology for forest resource management" which was held in Tsu-City. It also gives an outlook on important future iufro events, such as the 125th IUFRO Anniversary Congress to be held in Freiburg, Germany, in September 2017.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2017-01-18

IUFRO-Japan News No. 119

This issue of IUFRO-Japan News will give you an overview of the latest major events held by IUFRO: the IUFRO Asia-Oceania Regional Congress, the IUFRO Division 3 Doctoral Student Conference, Abies 2016 and others. It highlights the launch of the latest GFEP Global Rapid Response Report on "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade - Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses" at CBD COP13 in Cancún, Mexico. At the same conference, IUFRO-SPDC was involved in the Forest Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Day at CBD COP13 and organized a session there. IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck explains in an article how the implementation of the CBD Aichi Biodiversity Targets is to be advanced.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html) is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2016-09-22

IUFRO-Japan News No. 118

In IUFRO-Japan News No. 118, Alexander Buck, the Executive Director of IUFRO, introduces the reader to the long-standing history of IUFRO's collaboration with FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Another article reports on the recently held Workshop on Biological Invasions in Forests which was organized by the IUFRO Task Force on Forests and Biological Invasions. And the newsletter shares the latest news on the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania, which will start in about a month's time in Beijing, China.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html) is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters. The IUFRO-J history and constitution are included in IUFRO-J NEWS No. 118.

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2016-04-12

IUFRO-Japan News No. 117

In IUFRO-Japan News No. 117, Alexander Buck, the Executive Director of IUFRO, introduces "IUFRO at the Science/Policy Interface". For some additional information on this article, the IUFRO-Japan secretary presents background information entitled "IUFRO and International Partnerships". It also lists two IUFRO conferences where IUFRO-Japan members were involved. Furthermore, the list of IUFRO events is presented. And finally, Alexander Buck presents a welcome message to IUFRO-Japan members for the 125th IUFRO Anniversary Congress.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee (http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html)is an organization established in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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2016-01-21

IUFRO-Japan News No. 116

Issue 116 of IUFRO News-Japan introduces to its readers APAFRI, the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions. It lists four IUFRO conferences where IUFRO officeholders from Japan are involved. In addition, there is an overview of major IUFRO events such as the 125th IUFRO Anniversary Congress and the IUFRO Regional Conferences for Asia and Oceania. And finally, the Durban Declaration of XIV World Forestry Congress is presented.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee is an organization established in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research, which cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.

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