IUFRO - 9.01.01 - Library, information networks and terminology Call for
papers/contributions: IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012
IUFRO Division 9 Conference
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 8-10 May 2012
IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012
Information has been central to IUFRO's brief since its foundation in the
nineteenth century, and it has maintained a specialist research group
dealing with information in various forms for well over a century. Following
the latest re-organisation, this role is now held by the new IUFRO group 9.
01, Information and Communication, which brings together the traditional
library, information networks and terminology activities (formerly 6.03)
with communications, public relations, extension and knowledge exchange,
along with the long-existing Latin American and Caribbean information
The All-Division 9 conference in Sarajevo, May 9-11 2012, gives us a great
opportunity to explore these newly-unified territories and discover
synergies within them that will benefit both IUFRO's internal information
exchange and the global forest information network. Each subgroup of 9.01
will offer an individual programme, and this is a call for contributions for
the session to be organised by 9.01.01, Library, Information Networks and
Terminology, entitled IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012. For full
details of the Sarajevo conference see http://www.foper.org/iufro_1.html.
Objectives for the session are:
1) To involve the widest possible cross-section of those with an
interest in forest-related information
2) To explore opportunities for cross-sectoral work between the various
sub-sections of 9.01 and across IUFRO generally, to support and enhance
information provision is its widest sense
3) To derive from this a timely and relevant agenda for 9.01.01 to
take us up to the next World Congress in 2014 and beyond.
So we invite your ideas! In which directions should we be heading in 2012?
What are your priorities in managing information today? What solutions have
you found, and what support do you need to help establish new systems and
services - or to reinforce existing systems much valued but now under
threat, perhaps for economic or staffing reasons?
We welcome proposals for conventional papers (15min maximum), and also short
contributions (maximum 5 mins) which can be presented in café-style
discussion sessions. We recognise that funding to attend conferences is
often difficult to come by these days, particularly in the library and
information sector, and many who would be interested may be unable to
attend. We welcome contributions from you too! and strongly encourage you to
send in short pieces which can be discussed by conference participants. This
can be in any form you like, e.g. PowerPoint, video (e.g. YouTube), social
media (Twitter etc), e-mail etc. We are not looking for sophisticated or
time-consuming presentation, but for ideas : suggestions for activities
where we as a group of information professionals can make a difference to
you, whether you are an information provider or user, or both.
Traditionally, our group has been active in the areas of networking,
classification and terminology, and in supporting the Global Forest
Information Service (GFIS); and more recently in the developing areas of
data management/archiving, mentoring, training & support and evidence-based
forestry. Ideas for further development in those areas are welcome, but do
not limit yourselves to them:
information is key to every area of human activity so nothing is barred!
Please send your suggestions in not more than 450 words, together with full
name of authors, affiliations, and an e-mail address by February 20, 2012,
Please share this call for papers widely.
posted on behalf of 9.01.01 Coordinator Gillian Petrokofsky by Brigitte
Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
We are pleased to let you know that the Call for Abstracts and the Early
Bird registration are now open for this conference in Edinburgh,
Scotland in October 2012. Please see the website at
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/iufro2012 for further details.
We look to receiving your submissions and please circulate the details
amongst colleagues who may be interested.
With best wishes for 2012.
On behalf of the conference organising committee
Northern Research Station,
Tel: +44 (0) 1314452176 or 6953
Fax: +44 (0) 1314455124
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Dear colleagues of Division 1,
please find the second announcement for the conference “Forests for
People”, by following this link
Full information about the conference (including keynote speakers and
field trips) can be found at ffp2012.boku.ac.at
The conference will take place May 22nd-24th 2012 in
Alpbach/Tyrol/Austria. It would be appropriate that you present
findings from the field of silviculture, such as
· forest and ecosystem services
· communication and acceptance of new artificial (intensive)
· landscape change and biomass for energy
· cooperation to ensure restoration of degraded sites.
You may also consider organizing a coordinated session.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Alpbach.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pröbstl
and IUFRO Board Member
Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation
University of Natural Resuorces and Life Sciences
1190 Vienna, Austria
Dear IUFRO Colleagues,
Dear Division 1 - 9 Mailing List Members,
The Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, is offering a Wood
Professorship of Forest Science
The Wood Professorship of Forest Science is a newly established post at the
Department of Plant Sciences and its purpose is to develop a research
initiative that will generate the fundamental science necessary to underpin
evidence-based forest policy developments. This professorship provides an
exciting opportunity for an individual with outstanding academic
achievements and vision to develop a world-class research programme at the
University of Oxford. The department enjoys an internationally leading
position in research and teaching in plant sciences, with research groups
focusing on biochemistry and systems biology, cell and developmental
biology, ecology, evolution and systematics. The Professor will provide
academic leadership in Forest Science in the Department of Plant Sciences
and throughout the University. He/she is expected to contribute to promoting
the 'Trees for Tomorrow' initiative within the Plants for the 21st Century
Applications should be sent by email to Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer,
Senior Appointments at professorships(a)admin.ox.ac.uk.
The deadline for applications is Monday 16 January 2012.
Detailed information is available at
Brigitte Burger - Web Management
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
IUFRO Headquarters - Secretariat
Mariabrunn (BFW), Hauptstrasse 7 │ A-1140 Vienna, Austria
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