I just want to inform you that yesterday, I published a column in the
french newspaper "Le Monde" about tropical deforestation with a focus on
the Amazon. "Le Monde" is ranked among the “benchmark” French dailies,
it is the most widely read daily newspaper in France (2.42 million
readers in 2016) and the second in number of copies sold (323,565
copies per issue in 2019)
here attached the document and the link:
Directeur-Director UR Forêts et Sociétés
Tropical managed Forests Observatory (TmFO) Coordinator
IUFRO 1.02.02 Ecology&Silviculture of moist forests in the tropics
Campus International de Baillarguet, TA C-105/D
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 France
Tél : +33 4 67 59 39 13
Tel.Portable/Mobile Phone: +33 786 3289 46
Le 12/08/2020 à 17:30, Jens Peter Skovsgaard a écrit :
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> Dear IUFRO colleagues
> /This Newsletter includes two main items:/
> -Division Coordinator and Board meetings. /Deadline for input: 8
> September 2020./
> -Call for input to best practice guidelines for organizing, hosting
> and reporting of IUFRO online events. /Deadline for input: 26 August
> *Division Coordinator and Enlarged Board meetings*
> -On 28 May 2020 the Division Coordinators and Division Deputy
> Coordinators convened in a Zoom meeting to discuss current affairs and
> to begin planning for the next Board meeting. The Covid-19 situation
> and the postponement of essentially all ‘classical’ IUFRO events for
> an unforeseeable time was a prominent item on the agenda. As part of
> the meeting we also briefly discussed a guideline drafted by IUFRO on
> best practices for /participation/ in virtual meetings.
> - On 9 September 2020 Division Coordinators and Division Deputy
> Coordinators will convene again in a Zoom meeting to prepare for the
> online Board meeting scheduled for 10-11 September.
> -The Board meeting in spring 2020 was postponed to 10-11 September
> 2020 and will be conducted as an online Zoom meeting for the Enlarged
> Board (including, for example, Division Deputy Coordinators). In
> addition to being a ‘normal’ Board meeting with relevant business
> issues, strategic as well as operational, on the agenda, the meeting
> serves to introduce new Board members, Division and Task Force
> Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators to IUFRO’s general policies and
> mode of operation. Reporting from the Divisions and discussion of
> future activities are significant components of the programme. For
> your information, I enclose the report from Division 1. Please alert
> me to any items or suggestions you wish me to bring forward at the DC
> or at the EB meeting. I need your input no later than 8 September, but
> the sooner the better.
> *Call for input to best practice guidelines for organizing, hosting
> and reporting of IUFRO online events*
> Essentially all our IUFRO activities for 2020 have been postponed and
> some have even been cancelled. There is a risk that the dynamic
> networking of IUFRO will approach a temporary standstill. Instead, we
> should use this opportunity to pioneer the new tools that are now
> bringing the world together and which have already revolutionized our
> way of working and communicating. Some of the new tools, for example
> Zoom, seem to offer even more interactive and participatory
> opportunities than the telephone, the e-mail, video and other
> ‘old-fashioned’ online meeting facilities.
> Teresa Fonseca and I are currently working to draft best practice
> guidelines for organizing, hosting and reporting IUFRO online events.
> This effort can only be done effectively with broad participation and
> inclusion of knowledge and experience of officeholders across all
> IUFRO units. There are already many general guidelines available, so
> we clearly want to focus on the special situation in IUFRO. Some of
> you may already have experience, others may have interesting or useful
> ideas. Our objective is to draft a set of recommendations that can be
> discussed by the Division Coordinators and, possibly, the Enlarged
> Board or the Management Committee at their meetings in September.
> Please send your comments, ideas and suggestions directly to Division
> 1 Deputy Coordinator Teresa Fonseca at tfonseca(a)utad.pt
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> no later than 26 August 2020. Teresa and I
> will then compile and edit a first draft for further discussion.
> We look forward to hearing from you.
> Best wishes,
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From: Philip G Comeau < <mailto:email@example.com> pcomeau(a)ualberta.ca>
To: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> rg10100(a)lists.iufro.org
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 10:45:34 -0700
Subject: Forests - Special Issue on Silviculture and Management of Boreal Forests
The boreal forest circles the northern portions of the earth and represents approximately 30% of the global forest area. This region has a short growing season with 6 to 8 months of below-freezing temperatures and a low diversity of tree species. However, it is an important source of lumber and wood fibre and provides a range of ecological and social services. Boreal forests play important roles in climate regulation and are an important reservoir of carbon. Global climate change is having major impacts and, in addition to forestry, the mining and energy sectors are active in this region.
About two-thirds of the world’s boreal forests are managed. Management intensity varies from extensive management in Canada and Russia to intensive management in Fennoscandia. Harvesting has increased the number of successional or second-growth forests in many areas, with associated changes in structural characteristics and biodiversity. Challenges to management of boreal forests include: slow growth rates, an abundance of poor soil conditions including imperfectly or poorly drained sites as well as rapidly drained sites and cold soils, wetting up of sites following harvest, remoteness, and high costs. A range of silvicultural practices, including draining, mechanical site preparation, prescribed burning, planting, thinning, and cleaning, are applied. Both even-aged and uneven-aged systems are applied, with stand and site characteristics and other factors influencing the choice of system.
The aim of this Special Issue is to document recent advances in silviculture and management of boreal forests with particular emphasis on managing boreal forests for a broad range of services and adaptation to climate change. We invite original research and review papers covering a range of topics relating to the silviculture and management of boreal forests that demonstrate and compare short-term and long-term outcomes of practices in relation to their impacts on tree growth, yield, biodiversity, economics, resilience, and other values.
The deadline for manuscript submission is April 4, 2021.
Additional information, author instructions and the link for paper submission are available at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Silviculture_Management…
Professor Emeritus (Silviculture and Stand Dynamics)
University of Alberta'
1970-2020: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the BSc Forestry program at the U of A
The University of Alberta is located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 lands, the ancestral lands of the Papaschase, and the homeland of the Métis peoples.