The deadline for submission of nomination materials for IUFRO awards is 15 May 2023. The available awards are:
The Scientific Achievement Award: Up to ten awards. In recognition of distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award: One per IUFRO Division. To recognize path-breaking doctoral dissertations completed in the period 2018-2023 within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Science: One per IUFRO Division. Recognizes outstanding individual achievements in forest science made by Masters degree students (or equivalent) completed in the period 2018-2023, in order to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by IUFRO.
Best Poster Award: recognizes distinguished poster presentations during the IUFRO World Congress by under-graduate students, graduate students, and individuals who completed their graduate degrees up to 7 years prior to the congress. For this award, the corresponding author of the poster indicates consideration for the award during the abstract submission process.
Further information on the awards, who is eligible to prepare nominations for consideration, and nomination forms can be found here: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/events/iwc24/iwc24-awards-call-for…
You are encouraged to consider nominating colleagues and the Honours and Awards Committee looks forward to receiving the nomination materials. If you have further questions you may contact the Division 1 representative on the committee, Div. Deputy Coordinator Pil Sun Park at pspark(a)snu.ac.kr<mailto:email@example.com>
We look forward to many nominations within Division 1, - so please go ahead and nominate your good students and collleagues.
Jens Peter Skovsgaard
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 1 Silviculture
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Division 1 (Silviculture), Division 2 (Physiology and Genetics), and Division 7 (Forest Health) co-organized a technical session at the IUFRO Congress in Stockholm, 2024. The goal of the session is to showcase complementary research conducted within these divisions that can be brought together to address significant problems for future forests:
“Forest genetics tools to improve forest resilience to climate change and forest health” - T1.12
Trees are under increasing threat from pathogens and pests that can potentially cause a reduction in growth and wood quality, increasing levels of tree mortality, and functional extinction of tree species and disruption of associated ecosystems. The effects of climate change are likely to increase the impacts of these biotic agents and lead to drastic changes in the dynamics of forest ecosystems. Genetics is a basic building block for organisms and species to evolve and help mitigate impacts of damaging biotic and abiotic agents and can be especially valuable in long-lived tree species. The use of forest genetic knowledge and tree breeding is a valuable tool in helping to ensure the forests of the future are healthy and resilient. The presentations in this proposed technical session will examine successful breeding programs for both commercial tree species and keystone tree species valued for a myriad of ecosystem
services. Much of the current afforestation, reforestation, or restoration efforts use local seed sources, but under climate change, the adaptability of these populations may no longer be optimal; therefore, assisted migration is a tool widely being debated to replace or supplement local populations and help establish forests that will have the best chance of being healthy and resilient into the future. Success will require broad inter-disciplinary inputs from forest genetics, tree breeding, silviculture and forest health specialists at all stages of development and implementation. The technical session will address what is needed for success in both breeding and assisted migration, providing examples of successful applied programs and efforts that are underway. The current understanding of the genetics of the host-pathogen interaction will also be included. Understanding the interactions between hosts and pathogens may provide enhanced ways of increasing resistance to pathogens, such as targets for genetic engineering techniques. The topics addressed are broad but are all focussed on preventing forest trees from damage caused by pathogens. We will particularly encourage the participation of early career scientists and graduate students and invite posters to be presented.
The session includes talks and posters and the deadline for submission is 2 June 2023: https://iufro2024.com/call-for-congress-abstract.
We hope you will consider contributing to this session!
Caterina Villari, Rosario Garcia Gill, Tod Ramsfield, Santiago Gonzalez-Martinez, and Jens Peter Skovsgaard
Caterina Villari (she/her)
Co-Director - Southern Pine Health Research Cooperative
Villari Forest Pathology Lab<https://warnell.uga.edu/about/centers-labs/villari-forest-pathology-lab>
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
University of Georgia
180 E Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
Integrated Plant Sciences: ips.uga.edu<https://ips.uga.edu/>
Dear Colleagues of the IUFRO Unit 1.01.07,
the Call for Abstracts for the *XXVI IUFRO Congress in Stockholm*, Sweden
(23–29 June 2024) is open (*deadline: 2nd June 2023*).
You are warmly invited to provide your contribution (oral or poster) to the
sessions organized by our Unit:
- *Monitoring patterns and processes in natural forests to assess their
contribution to climate-change mitigation* (focused in general on natural
and old-growth forests, organized with Unit 8.01.01)
- *Complex forests: Understanding and management of multiple species,
structures and ecosystem services* (more focused on silviculture and forest
It is possible to submit up to 2 abstracts, see details and further details
Alfredo Di Filippo
Alfredo Di Filippo
Professor in Plant Biology and Ecology
National Geographic Explorer
DendroLab, DAFNE, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
*alfredodifilippo.com <http://alfredodifilippo.com>* (WEB)
IUFRO Unit 1.01.04 Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics
Reinvigorating planted forest establishment research, Rotorua, New Zealand, March 2025.
Hold the date!
The first international conference of IUFRO Unit 1.01.04 Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics (formerly called Forest Vegetation Management) was held on July 11-13, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The title of the conference was Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments and the goal of the conference was to bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share their latest research on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe.
With one conference missed due the COVID19 pandemic, much time has passed since the last conference... and it's time to reconnect! Since then, there has been a global shift towards planting billions of trees at scale to address issues of climate change and environmental degradation and to accelerate progress on opportunities to increase productivity in planted forests through technology and mechanisation. This combination of change (increased afforestation and adoption of new technologies) means establishment of planted forests is once again a highly topical area of forest science!
We're planning a conference for our working group, in Rotorua, New Zealand, in early 2025 to once again bring together all those interested in planted forest establishment and early growth dynamics.
If you think this would be of interest to you or your colleagues please share this news. We'd like to hear from you about any themes or topics you want to see included in the conference by latest July 2023.
Please contact: Carol Rolando (Unit Co-ordinator) Carol.rolando(a)scionresearch.com<mailto:Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org> or Charles Nock (Deputy Lead) nock(a)ualberta.ca<mailto:email@example.com> to express your interest in attending this event or share your ideas.
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Subject: Re: Call for Applications: M.Sc. in Tropical Forestry (academic intake 2023-25)
I trust this email finds you well.
We are glad to inform you that the call for applications for studying M.Sc. in Tropical Forestry (self-financed studies) is open now. Kindly spread the word in your professional and social networks using your social media handles as well as via emails. A poster in pdf format is attached and an email template is given below for circulation via email. For circulation among social media, webfiles are attached.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Subject: Apply Now! Study MSc in Tropical Forestry (2023-25) in Germany.
You are invited to apply for studying Master of Science in Tropical Forestry (academic intake 2023-25)<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium/Tropical-Forestry> with classes starting in October 2023. The course is taught in English language at the Technische Universität Dresden, one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence.
Since its inception in 1995, this unique 2-year master's degree program has garnered international recognition through its focus on social, ecological and economic aspects of tropical forest management. This is an excellent opportunity to study in an international, intercultural, and dynamic working environment offered at the reputed 'Chair of Tropical and International Forestry'<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen> that offers integrated specialization in tropical ecology, forest and development policy and resource management. In this programme, you will learn from and work alongside a competent academic and research team<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/die-professur/beschaefti…>, who will supervise your field research in international tropical or sub-tropical contexts. Drawing on a century-long expertise in forest sciences, our programme puts emphasis on the ecological, technical as well as social science dimensions in forestry. Special attention is given to the socio-economic as well as socio-political aspects during the education. At the end of the study program, interested graduates with outstanding merit will have a chance to enter our PhD program and join our team of researchers<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/forschung>. You will also benefit from our competent alumni network <https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/networks> of over 400 forestry professionals employed by some of the major national, international, intergovernmental, and private organizations around the world.
Apply<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium/applying> to join us!
Applications will be accepted until:
* 31 May for non-EU citizens, and
* 15 July EU-citizens
* Click here<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium> to learn more about Master of Science in Tropical Forestry.
* Click here<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium/applying> for admission requirements and application procedures.
* Check out our blog: https://tropicalforestry.wordpress.com/
Lakshmy Jalaja Rajan
Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products
Chair of Tropical and International Forestry
01062 Dresden, Germany
Office: Pienner Straße 7, Cotta-Bau, Room 0.14
Tel.: +49 351 463-31851
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Monday & Tuesday: 09.00 to 17.00
Wednesday: 09.00 to 12.00
(For consultation in person, please book an appointment via email address provided above)
Symposium on Complex Forest Structures
13 April 2023, 9:00 CET; online and Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
[cid:image002.jpg@01D96D61.B04864D0]Tomorrow at 9:00 am CET, join the Symposium on Complex Forest Structures!
The COMFOR-SUDOE project, www.comfor-sudoe.eu<http://www.comfor-sudoe.eu>, seeks to promote complex forests as a resilient and adaptive alternative to threats such as global change in southwestern Europe. To achieve its objectives, an experimental network has been created in which to test forest diversification treatments and another of mixed plantations. A methodology has also been developed to account for the natural capital provided by this type of forest, involving society in the process. This is the final meeting with all the partners who have participated in the project to which also several members of the IUFRO Research Group 1.09.00 - Ecology and silviculture of mixed forests have contributed.
El proyecto COMFOR-SUDOE, www.comfor-sudoe.eu<http://www.comfor-sudoe.eu>, busca promover bosques complejos como una alternativa resiliente y adaptativa a amenazas como el cambio global en el suroeste de Europa. Para lograr sus objetivos se ha creado una red experimental en la que ensayar tratamientos de diversificación forestal y otra de plantaciones mixtas. También se ha desarrollado una metodología para contabilizar el capital natural que aporta este tipo de bosques involucrando a la sociedad en el proceso. Esta es la reunión final con todos los socios que han participado en el proyecto al que también han contribuido varios miembros del Grupo de Investigación IUFRO 1.09.00 - Ecología y silvicultura de bosques mixtos.
Dr. Andrés Bravo-Oviedo
Investigador, E. Científicos Titulares de Organismos Públicos de Investigación
Departamento de Biogeografía y Cambio Global, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC
Colaborador en Gestión Forestal Sostenible, Universidad de Valladolid, Unidad Asociada al CSIC por el CIFOR-INIA y MNCN