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IUFRO News Vol. 45, Double Issue 8/9, September 2016

IUFRO scientists met to exchange latest findings on biological invasions, forests pests in northern regions, vegetation for slope stability, forest landscape restoration, and more...

The IUFRO Task Force on Biological Invasions, for example, held a meeting in Shepherdstown, WV, USA. The Task Force is working on the synthesis of the current scientific knowledge on invasions as well as identifying knowledge gaps. Topics of presentations included the ecology of biological invasions by various animal and plant taxa, their impacts and management.

The international conference on Soil Bio- and Eco-engineering in Sydney, Australia, was the fourth meeting in the series ‘The Use of Vegetation to Improve Slope Stability'. Significant breakthroughs in the understanding of hydrological and mechanical processes with regard to slope stability were found to dominate the conference. The conference was co-sponsored by IUFRO RG 8.03.00 on Natural Hazards and Risk Management.

A successful IUFRO session on Governance and Forest Landscape Restoration was organized at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i. The purpose of the session was to better understand governance challenges related to forest landscape restoration (FLR) implementation, and options to address these.

Learn more about these and other IUFRO-related activities and find out about new publications, open positions and upcoming meetings. And note that the Call for Abstracts for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 in Freiburg, Germany, is now open!

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