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IUFRO News Vol. 49, Double Issue 7/8, June 2020

Find an interesting array of research papers and new publications authored or co-authored by IUFRO Officeholders and/or showcasing findings of IUFRO Member Organizations. Also meet our new IUFRO-GFEP colleague, learn about prestigious awards in the world of forest science, and more…

Ozone threatens biodiversity: In a new study published in the journal Science Advances, authors, including IUFRO Officeholders, provide the first comprehensive assessment of how ozone pollution can alter the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and, thus, threaten biodiversity.

IUFRO Awards history: A new book entitled "The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations: 1981 – 2019" presents biographical sketches of recipients. In the almost 40 years of its existence, the Distinguished Service Award has been bestowed on 114 scientists representing 31 countries from all continents.

New colleague at IUFRO Headquarters: Nelson Grima joined the Global Forest Expert Panels Programme (GFEP) on 1 September as one of the two GFEP Project Managers. Nelson will facilitate the developments of publications by Forest Expert Panels, as well as represent the Programme at international meetings and conferences. He will follow Andre Purret, who has held this position for several years and will continue to work in IUFRO Headquarters as IUFRO Operations Manager.


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