IUFRO News Vol. 39, Issue 5, May 2010
The SmallWood 2010 national conference held in April in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, and co-sponsored by IUFRO Division 5 provided state-of-the-art information and fostered peer-to-peer learning among those actively engaged in small-diameter and woody biomass utilization. The IUFRO 7.01.00 RG biannual meeting on "Adaptation of Forest Ecosystems to Air Pollution and Climate Change" in March in Antalya, Turkey, provided an opportunity to update the scientific knowledge needed for developing strategies of forest adaptation to a changing environment. A newly published IUFRO policy brief also addresses the adaptation issue with a focus on Africa.