IUFRO Spotlight is an initiative of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Its aim is to introduce, in a timely fashion, significant findings in forest research from IUFRO member organizations and/or involving IUFRO officeholders to a worldwide network of decision makers, policy makers and researchers.
IUFRO will encapsulate, and distribute in plain language, brief, topical and policy-relevant highlights of those findings, along with information on where/how to access the full documents. The IUFRO Spotlight findings will be distributed in a periodic series of emails as well as blog postings.
The findings reported here are submitted by IUFRO Member Organizations. IUFRO is pleased to highlight and circulate these findings to a broad audience but, in doing so, acts only as a conduit. The quality and accuracy of the reports are the responsibility of the member organization and the authors.
Suggestions for reports and findings that could be promoted through IUFRO Spotlight are encouraged. Please send them to: wolfrum(at)iufro.org. To be considered, reports should be fresh, have policy implications and be applicable to more than one country.
Overview for IUFRO Spotlights
IUFRO Spotlight #76 - Transforming Forest Landscapes to Meet Current and Future Needs and Challenges
IUFRO Spotlight #75 - IUFRO Task Forces: A multi-disciplinary approach to addressing forest challenges around the globe
Congress Spotlight #74 - Computer Science Solutions to Better Understand Forest Cover and Land Use Changes in Brazil
Congress Spotlight #73 – A Quest for Fairness in Forest Management Decisions: Integrating Indigenous Rights, Practices and Knowledge
Congress Spotlight #72 – Radioactive Contamination and Forests: Learning Lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima
Congress Spotlight #71 - High Time to Again Pay More Attention to Ecological Processes in Sustainable Forest Management
Congress Spotlight #70 - Explaining forest research findings to non-scientists: Some tools and ideas to facilitate communication
Congress Spotlight #69 - Sifting through underlying values and ethics to make sound nature management decisions
Congress Spotlight #68 - Forest Trees and the Climate Change Challenge: Survival May Mean Diving into the Gene Pool
IUFRO Spotlight #62 - How and why criteria and indicators have changed forest management since the Rio Summit
Anniversary Congress Spotlight #56 - Environment vs. economy: Mapping the forest environmental frontier
Anniversary Congress Spotlight #55 - Genetics research crucial to future forest health, adaptation, conservation and sustainable management
IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight #50 - Filling in knowledge gaps about natural disturbances and their interactions in mountain forests
IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight #49 - Citizen scientists around the world take to the woods in an effort to improve the health of forests
IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight #47 - Remote forest-dependent communities can benefit through social innovation
IUFRO Spotlight #44 - Evidence linking community forest rights and improved forest condition inconclusive