Dear colleagues - please find attached the Fall 2013 newsletter of the 1.10.06 unit describing our activities for the upcoming IUFRO World Congress. Please forward to any of your colleagues with in an interest in oak forests. Cheers, Kurt
Dr. Kurt W. Gottschalk
Research Forester and Project Leader
Ecology & Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems
USDA Forest Service
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2014 IUFRO World Congress Call for Abstracts is Open – Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 15 October 2013 – submit your abstract at: <http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/abstract-submissions/> http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/abstract-submissions/.
The title of the Congress is "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research" and the seven scientific themes of the program are: Forests and People, Forests and Climate Change, Forest and Water Interactions, Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Forest Biomass and Bioenergy, Forest Products for a Greener Future, and Forest Health in a Changing World. Sessions will address these themes and more!
Keynote speakers include: Dr. Jack Dangermond (founder and President of ESRI GIS systems – Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis and Application: the Science-Management Interface) & Dr. David Haskell (Professor of Biology, University of the South - Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis and Application: the Science-Management Interface); Dr. Andy Buchanan (Professor of Timber Design at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Modern Timber Buildings from Sustainable Forests); Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch (Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, University of Copenhagen - City Forests, Forest Cities – exploring the complex liaison between the sylvan and the urban); Dr. David Newbery (Professor for Vegetation Ecology, the Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland - On maintaining cycles and feedbacks in tropical forest ecosystems: some thoughts from basic research) and, Connie Hedegaard, to be confirmed (European Commissioner for Climate Action). Plus many more exciting and knowledgeable sub-plenary and technical session speakers.
Submit your abstract today to be part of this unique and exciting event!
The IUFRO 2014 Congress Scientific Committee
John Parrotta (Chair); Jens Peter Skovsgaard (Division 1); Yousry El-Kassaby (Division 2); Hans Heinimann (Division 3); Ron McRoberts (Division 4); Andrew Wong (Division 5); Tuija Sievänen (Division 6); Tod Ramsfield (Division 7); Alain Franc (Division 8); Jim Johnson (Division 9); Mike Wingfield (Vice-President, Divisions); Su See Lee (Vice-President, Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives); Lisa Hansen (International Forestry Students Association); Richard Guldin (ex-officio; COC Chair)
Please consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation
for the IUFRO 2014 World Congress Session #219 – How does biodiversity help
to manage high-value timbers and vice versa?
Organizers: Sheila Ward (Mahogany for the Future, Inc, Puerto Rico),
Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong (Forest Research Institute of Ghana), & Nicholas
Brokaw (University of Puerto Rico)
*This session will explore diverse means by which a biodiverse environment
positively impacts management of high-value timber species, and,
conversely, how management for high-value species helps conserve
Conservation of biodiversity and management for high-value timber species
can seem a contradiction. Nevertheless, the demand for these timbers will
remain high, as well as an increasing need and demand for management to
conserve biodiversity. Needed are ways forward to integrate these
management objectives. Management of high-value timber species may help
conserve both the target species and the biodiversity of the forests they
inhabit. Conversely, biodiversity may contribute to the health of
individual trees and populations of high-value species.
We aim for a global scope, including tropical and temperate high-value
timbers. Presentations might address: biodiversity and protection of
high-value species from pests and pathogens, the role of plantations in
biodiversity conservation, biodiversity for plantation health, enrichment
planting with high value species to maintain biodiversity via intact forest
instead of land use change, high-value species and the maintenance of
intact forests, use of high value species for habitat rehabilitation and
restoration of biodiversity, or high-value plantations as a means to
reestablish biodiversity, among other topics. How might more land area
devoted to high-value timber in natural forest as well as plantations may
help maintain biodiversity and associated ecosystem services? Conversely,
how might more intact ecosystems, as indicated by biodiversity, may help in
the sustainable production of high-value species?
If this is of interest, can you let me know by October 3? Guidelines and
the page for abstract submission can be found at
OZONE AND PLANTS
18-21 May 2014, Beijing, China
Organised by SKL, IUFRO RG 7.01, ICP Vegetation
Invited Speakers HAJIME AKIMOTO (Japan), LISA EMBERSON (UK), JAAKKO KANGASJARVI (Finland)
The deadline for -early bird registration and abstract submission is November 30, 2013
Priorities for forest adaptation to climate change and air pollution
Brussels, Belgium, October 29, 2013
Organised by COST Action FP0903
Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels, Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Call for abstract at the IUFRO World Congress 2014 Technical Sessions
The Congress abstract submission site on the Congress website ( <http://iufro2014.com/> http://iufro2014.com/) has been open since early August, and will remain open until October 15th for submissions to all Technical and Sub-plenary sessions.
IUFRO RG 7.01 is organizing the following session within the theme Forest Health in a Changing World
Session 8 Modeling as a tool for improving the knowledge on forest vulnerability and risk exposure in a changing world
Session 14 Ozone and Forest Health
Session 85 Critical loads for nutritional nitrogen deposition: Progress and problems
Session 180 Air pollution as a factor affecting global forest health
Session 191 Monitoring emerging threats to forest health in North America across regional to national scales
Elena Paoletti, 7.01.00 Deputy Coordinator
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante
The first workshop of IUFRO Research Group 1.04.00 – Agroforestry with the title “Women in Agroforestry” is to be held from 28 to 29 November, 2013 at Kathmandu, Nepal and will be jointly hosted by Shtrii Shakti (S2), SEARCH Nepal (SN) and Nepal Foresters’ Association (NFA), Nepal.
The workshop shall address the various critical issues of gender roles in agroforestry and its sustainability. The contributions and plenary talks are expected to cover theoretical, methodological as well as empirical issues.
Papers are invited under the following sub-themes but cross-cutting thematic papers would also be considered:
• Understanding Agroforestry
o Role of women in agroforestry
o Forest-based agroforestry system
o Farm-based agroforestry system
o Climate change and its impact on agroforestry
• Sustainability: Approaches and Implications
o Ecological sustainability
o Economic approaches to sustainability
o Sustainability of social and cultural systems
o Equity, poverty and sustainability
We are calling on scientists to submit a 300-word abstract, highlighting specific theme/sub-theme, at the latest by 15 September, 2013. Acceptance of abstract will be communicated by 31 September, 2013.
Short-listed abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. Authors must send in their contribution maximum of 10,000 words by 15 October, 2013 at the latest. Final acceptance will be communicated to the concerned authors by 30 October, 2013.
Abstracts and full papers, in electronic copy (word file) should be sent to: Dr. Swoyambhu Man Amatya, Deputy Coordinator, Agroforestry (1.04.00) Research Group 1. Email: Swoyambhu_amatya(a)yahoo.com.
Abstract can also be sent to: Prof. Dr. Abhoy Kumar Das, President, Nepal Foresters’ Association, Babar Mahal, Kathamndu, Nepal. Email: abhoykdas(a)gmail.com
A limited amount of travel grant may be available to support some of the participants whose papers are accepted for presentation in the workshop. Selected papers from the workshop are expected to be published in a book by SEARCH Nepal.
Swoyambhu Man Amatya
IUFRO Research Group 1.04.00 – Agroforestry