3.00.00 - Forest Operations Engineering and Management

UNIT NOTICEBOARD

2018-02-20

Special issue of International Journal of Forest Engineering - Call for Papers

The International Journal of Forest Engineering (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tife20/current#.U2is9GeW2UQ) is currently soliciting papers for a Special Issue entitled “The role of Forest Operations in climate change affected forests". Dr. Janine Schweier, of the University of Freiburg (Germany), is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

Growing attention is being given to forest, agriculture and wood based bio-products in both policy and science, because these products are renewable, biodegradable, capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have a wide range of utilisation and thus, support the main goal to reach a sustainable and a climate neutral economy and society. However, the environment is already affected by significant changes in climate patterns worldwide which leads to the use of more challenging, more complex and thus more expensive biomass and bioenergy supply chains; for example when machines cannot access forest stands due to wet summers or winters and the operations must be carried out motor manually and with cable-yarding systems.

The core question addressed in this Special Issue is how climate change impacts will affect timber harvesting and extraction operations in the future.

Submit papers by: 30 November 2018

Details: https://www.iufro.org/download/file/28051/1466/international-journal-forest-engineering-special-issue-2018_doc/

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Coordinator:

Woodam Chung, United States

Deputies:

Jean-François Gingras, Canada

Ola Lindroos, Sweden

About Unit

Forest operations engineering and management research aims at (1) understanding the fundamental principles that underlie the behavior of forest operations systems and at (2) developing concepts, methods and tools that support the design, control and management of these systems.

The basic research paradigm represents operations systems as flow networks and uses mathematical models to describe its behavior and to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and environmental performance of alternate policies, strategies, and practices. The operations core is a system that includes research, design, engineering, production within operating units, networks of information and material flows that tie operating units together, and the development, distribution and delivery of goods and services to customers.


State of Knowledge

In 2004 the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences was published. Officers of IUFRO Division 3 contributed as authors to the following topics:

  • AKAY, A.E. and J. SESSIONS. 2004. Roading and Transport Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 259-269.
  • APUD, E. and F. MEYER. 2004. Ergonomics. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 639-645.
  • DAHLIN, B. and D. FJELD. 2004. Logistics in Forest Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 645-649.
  • HEINIMANN, H.R. 2004. Forest Operations under Mountainous Conditions. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 279-285.
  • HEINRICH, R. and U. ARZBERGER. 2004. Forest Operations in th Tropics, Reduced Impact Logging. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 247-252.
  • HYTTINEN, P. 2004. Small-scale Forestry. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 663-666.
  • MCNABB, K. 2004. Nursery Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 649-657.
  • MIKKONEN, E. 2004. Forest Operations Management. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 658-663.
  • OWENDE, P. 2004. Wood Delivery. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 269-279.
  • SPINELLI, R. 2004. Harvesting of Thinnings. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 252-259.

History

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2018-10-18
2018-10-19
International Scientific Conference on "Current Position and Perspectives of Forestry and Wood Technology in the 21st Century" Zagreb, Croatia

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