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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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Other Announcements

2021-11-24

A big forest family, a stronger family

There is no healthy forest without biodiversity, and the other way around. Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Biodiversity ranges from the smallest organisms, invisible to the human eye, such as fungi and bacteria, to the largest mammals and plants. But beyond the beauty of these ecosystems, what is their role in maintaining our well-being? Stefanie Linser provides some answers in an interview which is part of an interview series conducted by Forest Europe.

Publications

2021-11-03

IUFRO News Vol. 50, Issue 10, early November 2021

Besides a review of IUFRO World Day, you can find summaries of many other inspiring conferences and webinars, hear from the IFSA interns at IUFRO HQ, and learn about latest publications and upcoming meetings.


IUFRO World Day has been a major step in the adaptation of the IUFRO network to new ways of meeting, knowledge sharing, and embracing new technologies due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It helped to achieve IUFRO's main goals of making forest science more visible, emphasizing diversity, and strengthening cooperation within our global research network. You can still visit the interactive map to find recorded sessions and static content.

The many online conferences and webinars also show proof of how collaboration in IUFRO continues at a high level despite the restrictions by the pandemic. However, thankfully, this newsletter also contains reports from in-person meetings. The variety of topics ranges from remote sensing, multi-taxon diversity, and biological invasions in forests to silviculture of spruce in the boreal forest, and climate change, among other things.

Several publications involving IUFRO officeholders as authors are presented in this issue. They include reports on forest landscape restoration in Africa, economics of global fire activities, radiation contamination of forest and forest products, and more. Of course, a list of upcoming IUFRO and other meetings is also part of this newsletter.

 

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Non-IUFRO Publications

2021-11-23

Adaptive Collaborative Management in Forest Landscapes

Many forest management proposals are based on top-down strategies, such as the Million Tree Initiatives, Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and REDD+, often neglecting local communities. In the context of the climate crisis, it is imperative that local peoples and communities are an integral part of all decisions relating to resource management. This volume examines the value of Adaptive Collaborative Management for facilitating learning and collaboration with local communities and beyond, utilising detailed studies of forest landscapes and communities.

Position Announcements

2021-12-01

Post Doc Opportunity: Forest Carbon Economics & Modeling // 15 December 2021

Full-time, fiscal-year, soft-money, post-doctoral research position with 100% research responsibility under the University of Maine’s Forest Carbon Economy (FORCE) initiative to better predict forest stand development in the Acadian Region, evaluate long-term trends across the region, and conduct large landscape-scale simulations under alternative future scenarios.

Institution: University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Duty Station: Orono, ME, USA
Closing date: 15 December 2021

Details: https://crsf.umaine.edu/2021/11/30/post-doc-opportunity-forest-carbon-economics-modeling/ 


IUFRO Meetings

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Other Meetings/Events

2021-09-13

Tropical Forestry 2021 - Virtual Conference

The Tropical Forestry 2021 is the first virtual conference organized by the Faculty of Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The conference will bring together researchers and academics in the field of forestry science, especially tropical forestry, domestically and internationally to share knowledge and present the latest research results, as well as exchange ideas and forge collaborative relationships.

Date: 14-15 December 2021
Location: virtual
Organizers: Faculty of Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Indonesia

Details:  https://tf-2021.ums.edu.my/

University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars

2021-07-28

MSU Forestry non-credit online course offerings - Fall '21/Spring '22

The Michigan State University Department of Forestry is pleased to offer the following non-credit course options for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 for individuals interested in online, self-paced learning. These courses are a great fit for those looking to expand their knowledge on topics of forestry outside of a degree-granting program.

Available courses:

  • Forest Carbon Policy, Economics and Finance, Fall Semester 2021: Sept 1 - Dec 12
  • Forest Ecosystems, Carbon and Climate Change, Fall Semester 2021: Sept 1 - Dec 12
  • Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management, Spring Semester 2022: Jan 10 - May 1, 2022
  • Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon, Spring Semester 2022: Jan 10 - May 1, 2022
  • Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Forests and the Environment, Fall Semester 2021: Sept 1 - Dec 12
  • Socioeconomics of Bioproducts, Fall Semester 2021: Sept 1 - Dec 12
  • Short course: Understanding Forest Carbon Management, March 15 - June 15  / July 15 - October 15 / November 15 - February 15
  • Mini Course: Forest Certification and Climate Change, March 9 - June 9 / July 9 - October 9 / November 9 - February 9

Venue: online
Organizers: Department of Forestry, Michigan State University

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

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Non-IUFRO Awards

2021-03-15

Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact // 21 March 2021

Science is critical in solving global challenges. In 2021 Springer Nature invites applications from early career researchers working in these areas:

  • Food security, water security and/or energy security – ensuring a long term, sustainable supply of either food, water or energy.
  • Healthcare interventions – the assessment, improvement or promotion of human health.
  • Environmental protection – protection of the natural environment on land and water including the repair of damage.
  • Climate change – slowing climate change and adapting to what’s unavoidable.
  • Sustainable cities – building green, liveable cities that last.

Organization: Nature Portfolio
Submit nomination by: 21 March 2021

Details:  https://www.nature.com/collections/ccjnyjxvmp/apply