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IUFRO News Vol. 39, Double Issue 7&8, August 2010

Reports from IUFRO meetings about multi-purpose poplar plantations, small-scale forestry and the role of extension and technology transfer and a media release on the upgraded GFIS gateway are among the major topics of this double issue.

This double issue of IUFRO News right before the XXIII IUFRO World Congress publishes a series of meeting reports and latest news from GFIS and GFEP and announces upcoming events and new publications, among other things. The International Conference on Sustainable Management of Multi-purpose Poplar Plantations held in China in May 2010 focused on genetic breeding and intensive cultivation, plantation health and sustainable management, wood bio-materials and bio-energy utilization, and ecological services of poplar plantations. From 6 to 12 June 2010 a joint IUFRO conference on extension and technology transfer with a focus on problems and issues in managing small-scale forest property was held in Bled, Slovenia. And the WorldDendro 2010 International Conference on Dendrochronology, Rovaniemi, Finland, discussed the application of tree rings as environmental sensors.

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