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IUFRO News Vol. 42, Issue 5, early June 2013

Read about IUFRO conferences on the value of sense of place in forest research, on novel approaches for decision support in SFM and policy advice, on Lidar applications in forest inventory, and more…

The Protected Areas and Place Making Conference - PAPM2013 took place from 21-26 April 2013 in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu and was co-sponsored by the IUFRO Research Group 6.04.00. Presentations mainly focused on social aspects of conservation and aimed to stimulate discussions how to improve the management of protected areas mainly in Brazil.

The 2013 FORSYS Conference from 24-26 April 2013 in Umeå, Sweden involved IUFRO Division 4 and presented an original synthesis of multidisciplinary research efforts - developed under the COST Action FP0804 (FORSYS Forest Management Decision Support Systems DSS) – to provide an innovative worldwide quality reference for development and application of advanced computerized tools to support forest management and policy analysis.

The discussions at the research workshop on "Lidar Applications in Forest Inventory and Related Statistical Issues" that was held on 8 May 2013 and hosted by the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy, co-sponsored by IUFRO Working Parties 4.02.04 and 4.02.06, suggest that air-borne lidar-based information widely proves to be well correlated to forest attributes and can be used to support the estimation of various quantitative variables.

In this newsletter you will also find announcements of publications, vacancies and upcoming IUFRO and non-IUFRO meetings.

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