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IUFRO News Vol. 46, Issue 12, December 2017

Find out about IUFRO's activities at the GLF in Bonn, recent meetings on traditional forest culture or Fagaceae and Nothofagaceae genetics and genomics, the progress of the Forests and Water GFEP, and more …

At this year's Global Landscapes Forum on 19-20 December in Bonn, Germany, IUFRO will co-host two discussion forums, one on forest and water interactions and one on capacity building for forest and landscape restoration, and share a booth with partner organizations at the Restoration Pavilion throughout the event.

Participants of the "10th International Conference on Traditional Forest Knowledge and Culture in Asia: Traditional Use of Non-wood Forest Products and its Sustainability in Asia" in Seoul concluded that TFK research in Asia should be improved through constructing a dynamic and collaborative network among participating organizations or individuals.

At the workshop on Fagaceae and Nothofagaceae genetics and genomics in Shanghai latest findings in the phylogenetics, genomics and conservation of the Fagaceae and Nothofagaceae families were presented. A discussion about future directions and priorities of research led to the call for the adoption of common protocols, genetic markers, study material and phenotypic measures to make comparative analyses across studies, species, and continents more powerful. 

Also read about the progress of the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Water, which is currently preparing a comprehensive scientific assessment of the interlinkages between forests and water. The outcome will provide input to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development and its session in New York in July 2018 and be of major relevance to other international forums and bodies.

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