IUFRO Spotlight #75 - IUFRO Task Forces: A multi-disciplinary approach to addressing forest challenges around the globe
Current forest-related challenges are best addressed from a multi-disciplinary perspective. That's one of the primary reasons underlying the IUFRO Task Forces (TFs). Integrating knowledge from biophysical and socioeconomic sciences can provide more complete analyses of forest issues. These, in turn, are of more direct value to forest decision makers and practitioners.
"The TFs serve as the platforms for scientists from different disciplines to work together and contribute their wisdom to the most pressing forest issues and international challenges," said Dr. Shirong Liu, IUFRO Vice-President for Task Forces.
The nine Task Forces he will oversee are:
- Forest Education
- Monitoring Global Tree Mortality Patterns and Trends
- Fire$: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity
- Forests and Water Interactions in a Changing Environment
- Gender Equality in Forestry
- Resilient Planted Forests Serving Society & Bioeconomy
- Strengthening Mediterranean Nursery Systems for Forest Reproductive Material Procurement to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change
- Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products
- Transforming Forest Landscapes for Futures Climates and Human Well-Being
Dr. John Parrotta, IUFRO President and former Vice-President for Task Forces, pointed out "What all recent TFs have had in common is a very high level of activity and productivity, thanks to the excellent leadership of their coordinators (or coordination teams) and the sustained energy that these often very large multi-disciplinary groups seem to generate."
- View all IUFRO Spotlights at https://www.iufro.org/media/iufro-spotlights/
- spotlight75-iufro-task-forces.pdf425 Ki