An electronic version of the full 2017 IUFRO Annual Report is now available. A short summary of 2017 Highlights was already published earlier on.
This issue reports about workshops and meetings on wind measurement, managerial economics, non-destructive wood evaluation and more; it lists new publications and upcoming meetings and offers many...
This international conference in Zagreb, Croatia, focused on issues such as forest ownership changes, investments into small-scale forestry, and impacts of stakeholders' attitudes and certification...
The international Tree Motion and Wind Measurement Workshop in Roskilde, Denmark, focused on accurate and appropriate measurements of the wind and of tree movement. More…
Read reports on pests and diseases in commercial eucalypt, acacia and pine plantations, and on the ecology and evolution of gall-inducing arthropods; find out about upcoming events and opportunities…
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news from members
Plant breeders from 18 countries in Africa to contribute to delivering food security in the continent Thirty-four plant breeders graduated from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy in May 2018. The advanced plant breeding course was... [...]
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recognizes that the quality and diversity of its workforce are key to the achievement of its mission and mandate. In 2016, the Centre developed and commenced implementation of its Gender, Diversity and [...]
Dr. Maung Maung Than |Country Director, Myanmar Country Program When I was studying English I learnt numerous idioms – many of which still make no sense to me (e.g. it is raining cats and dogs). One that I understood and is constantly stuck in my [...]
calendar of events
From 2019-05-28 to 2019-05-30, Cracow, Poland, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 1.01.09
TEAKNET-IUFRO Partner Event in the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests: Planted Forests – A Solution for Green Development
From 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-27, Beijing, China, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 5.06.02
The specific objective of this event is to address: Present options of high-quality timber production in planted forests as a component of forest landscape restoration, [...]
SILVA Network Annual Conference: Quality Management and Accreditation for study programmes in forest sciences and related disciplines
From 2018-06-27 to 2018-06-29, Castelfranco, Veneto, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 6.09.00
Members of the SILVA network often have been working at the forefront in their universities to modify and innovate teaching and learning in study programmes [...]
The Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC-Vancouver Campus seeks a Research Associate to conduct an analysis of the state of BC’s and Canada’s forestry in comparison to selected...
International Masters' Programme "Ecosystem Services", International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden, Germany
The programme is devoted to understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation as well as to analysing their impacts on ecosystem functioning and human well-being in an...
With approximately 50 million hectares of land afflicted by degradation, Africa faces perhaps the toughest ecological test of any continent: widespread deforestation and land degradation but with the...
WCTE is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. WCTE is the most prestigious...
A Post-Doctoral position is opened to develop a project about "enabling scale-up of somatic embryogenesis plant production by physiological analysis of embryos processed in bioreactors and the R&D SE...
GFIS forest news
The Government of Egypt, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the African Union, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, and other partners, will convene an African Biodiversity Summit [...]
Bringing together diverse public and private sector voices, alongside Indigenous Peoples, scientists and youth, the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Conference will foster political and community support to implement the AFR100 Initiative to [...]
The theme of the International Boreal Forest Research Association Cool Forests Conference (IBFRA18) is the critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy and climate. The event will launch an initiative to raise awareness, [...]
SCIENCE FOR POLICY
Watch an interview with GFEP scientists on the vital role of forest and water interactions for cities!
International CPF conference on 20-22 February 2018 successfully engaged a broad range of key stakeholders in a dialogue on counteracting deforestation.
At this year's Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany, IUFRO will co-host two discussion forums and share a booth with partner organizations at the Restoration Pavilion throughout the event.
Within the framework of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan – BC-Cap” two training workshops were held in Bhutan on how to work effectively in this area.
The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI) and offered 5 grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018.
IUFRO-SPDC, together with the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the US Forest Service, held a Knowledge-sharing Workshop and...