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IUFRO News Vol. 49, Issue 6, June 2020

This issue of IUFRO news focuses on three main areas: forest education and job perspectives; tree health and invasive species; urban forests and green space. Find news from Member Organizations and much more!

Societal demands on forests and requirements for new skills in forest-related professions are changing worldwide. Hence, forest education must evolve to keep pace with these changes! Therefore, global surveys have been developed together with IUFRO to get the views of students, teachers, trainers and potential employers of young forest professionals. Make sure your views on forest education and job perspectives are counted in!

The International Tree Mortality Network, an initiative of the IUFRO Task Force on Monitoring Global Tree Mortality Patterns and Trends, carries out important data surveys of global forest condition. If you’re working with forest inventory or forest plot data for a particular region, or if you use remote-sensing products to investigate forest condition at larger spatial scales, please fill out the surveys on forest data sources!

An international group of academics with an interest in urban planning and public space – including IUFRO’s Division 6 Coordinator – looked into questions related to the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandeminc on the design, use and perceptions of public space. Among other things, they anticipate a greater demand for smaller green spaces or neighborhood parks.

In autumn 2020 the IUFRO-GFEP Global Assessment Report on Forests and Poverty will launch a report on how forests and tree-based landscapes have an influence on poverty and the wellbeing of the poor. Watch a background video and meet some Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) members!


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