IUFRO Announcements



The topic featured in IUFRO-J NEWS Issue No. 131 is, indeed, the IUFRO World Day! Two related articles on the Event, frankly reporting the authors' impressions of participation appear together, with a short report on tree planting in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party 8.01.02. Additionally, a remote participation report on IUFRO meeting "Biological invasions in forests: trade, ecology and management" introduces us to not only the topics in the meeting but also the merit of hybrid in-person and online conference.

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, 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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Other Announcements


2022 Call for Nominations to the ISC Fellowship

Submit your nominations for the next intake of 60 Fellows by 7 October.

On 9 June 2022 the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.

From this year (2022) onwards, an annual call for nominations to the Fellowship from ISC Members and other partners will be made, with a view to increasing the ISC Fellowship to around 600 active Fellows.

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Report: Global Assessment of Forest Education

New report identifies a need for well-trained forest sector workers, entrepreneurs, practitioners, researchers, professionals and policy makers and a well-informed public to maximize the contribution of forests to the SDGS.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) presented the Global Assessment of Forest Education on 4 October 2022 at the 26th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry / World Forest Week in Rome.

This publication highlights that education is essential for safeguarding natural resources, including forests, for future generations. The study addresses education and training related to forests, trees outside forests and other wooded land and covers all levels of formal education: primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training, universities and colleges. It identifies an urgent need for locally relevant, appropriate and inclusive solutions that take into account digital divides, language barriers and a gender and racial/ethnic balance in forest education programs and the workforce. One of the main areas for improvement is to ensure students at all levels better access to forests and outdoor training experience.

The report is based on the results of the 2020 Global Forest Education Survey, supplemented by findings of six regional assessment reports on forest education, carried out under the project, "Creation of a Global Forest Education Platform and Launch of a Joint Initiative under the aegis of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests".

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Non-IUFRO Publications


CFA Newsletter, September 2022

This issue of the Commonwealth Forestry Association's (CFA) newsletter starts with “Reflections on the World Forestry Congress” by IUFRO President John Parrotta.

He wrote, "Among the key messages emerging from this Congress is the need for those of us in the forest sector to work more closely and constructively with our colleagues in other natural resource sectors – including agriculture – and with policy makers, the private sector, civil society organizations, communities, and youth to tackle the urgent challenges facing forests and all who depend on them either directly or indirectly." The issue also includes articles on Helicopter Science and Rubber and Europe’s deforestation footprint in Africa, and much more.


Position Announcements


Faculty Position in Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation // 30 November 2022

The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University currently has an opening in the "Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation" area. Position Type: Full-time Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor, starting date 1 August 2023. Please mail the required documents in hard copy to the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University. The documents must be received before 1 December 2022. For more information (including qualifications, required documents and mail address) visit the website below.

Organization:  School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University
Closing date:  30 November 2022


IUFRO Meetings

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Other Meetings/Events


FAO–GLF Digital Forum: Transforming agrifood systems with forests

Agriculture and forestry can provide crucial tools to solve the global hunger crisis, restore healthy landscapes and support sustainable development. On 29 September 2022, FAO–GLF Digital Forum will showcase and promote best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.

Date:   29 September 2022
Location:  online
Organizers:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)


University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars


Graduate Certificate in Forest Management and Conservation (GCFMC) // 15 November 2022

The GCFMC is a graduate level certificate that can be completed online in 2 years or less. Students, from all over the world, with a desire to leverage new technology and use science-based practices, will learn the tools to sustainably manage forests in the rapidly changing social and political environment. The program is ideal for working professionals looking to advance their careers. In 2 years or less, students will be able to: - Manage forest resources and develop adaptation strategies that integrate sustainable principles and technologies at local, regional and global levels; - Understand the political, governance, legal, administrative and business contexts; - Engage with communities and other partners in developing and implementing forest management practices.

Institution:  Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
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Closing date: 15 November 2022 for WT2 (January) intake of the next calendar year


Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship

As one of the world's top forestry schools, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is giving away the largest single grant (up to $280,000) for a forestry student. The fellowship recipient will enroll in UBC Forestry's PhD program and conduct research focused in British Columbia in one of the following areas: Forest Products Biotechnology – Bioenergy – Forest Genomics – Climate Change – Urban Forestry – Forest Management – Conservation – Forested Landscapes – Salmon Ecology – Forest Health – Forests and Indigenous Peoples – Forests and Human Health. Applicants must intend to undertake doctoral research in one of these areas of excellence for the Faculty of Forestry. The research must be conducted, at least in part, in British Columbia, and should result in an outcome that has practical application in BC.

Institution: Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Application Timeline
Opening Date: The FFF application and list of supporting documents required will be made available starting August 1, 2022. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, a complete PhD program application (September 2023 intake) must also be submitted.
Closing Deadline: The FFF and PhD applications, plus all required supporting documentation, must be submitted by 4pm PST, Friday, November 25, 2022. The award recipient announcement will be made in January 2023.


Fellowship Programs


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:


IUFRO Awards

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Non-IUFRO Awards

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