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IUFRO News Vol. 46, Issue 1, January 2017

Read about the 1st IUFRO Latin American Landscape Ecology Congress, about vegetative propagation technologies in plantation forestry, forestry in India and much more…

Landscape ecology is a discipline that has gained in importance in recent years. It combines a range of disciplines from biology to geography in a framework of social sciences, emphasizing the role of man in the ecosystem. The IUFRO Working Party on Landscape Ecology and the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) organized the First Latin American Congress of IUFRO Landscape Ecology and the Second Latin American Congress of IALE in Temuco, Chile, to discuss how to conserve, manage and restore multi-functional landscapes.

Global warming and climate-related environmental changes are central preoccupations in current breeding programs. Vegetative propagation of improved varieties is expected to be a critical and flexible tool to maintain the productivity in plantation forestry. Against this background, IUFRO Working Party 2.09.02 organized a conference on the "Development and application of vegetative propagation technologies in plantation forestry to cope with a changing climate and environment" in La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Also read a report from the conference on "Forestry in India: Current Scenario & Future Prospects" co-organized by IUFRO Working Party 4.01.03 on Instruments and Methods in Forest Mensuration, an interview with IUFRO President Mike Wingfield about the recent IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016, and a report by IUFRO Vice-President Divisions Björn Hånell from the "1st International Forest Cities Conference" in Shenzhen, China. You will also find a great variety of announcements of interesting publications, upcoming meetings and more!

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