On behalf of the IUFRO and Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of
Forestry and Wood Sciences, I cordially invite you to attend
the 2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conference,Prague, Czech Republic,
August 25-29, 2014.
- advances in quantitative genetics and breeding theory,
- review of current breeding methods and trends,
- genetic evaluation protocols and tools,
- development of breeding and deployment strategies,
- progeny testing - including experimental statistics,
- reports on countries’ progress in specific programs,
- interaction between forest tree breeding and other disciplines, including
evolutionary biology, genomics, population genetics, environmental science,
physiology and reproduction biology.
Luis Apiolaza, Yousry A. El-Kassaby, Gary Hodge, Dudley Huber, Antoine
Kremer, Dag Lindgren, Bruce Tier
Submission for Abstracts:
starts on October 1th, 2013, special issue of selected contributions in
starts on December 1th, 2013.
Superior conference environment at a close proximity to Prague downtown,
gala dinner on the boat in dowtown Prague, Prague tours, post-conference
excursions, etc. More details on the website.
We hope that you will make plans now to attend the 2014 conference and we
encourage you to share your knowledge by submitting contributions to the
Hope to see you in Prague!
Milan Lstiburek, Conference Chair
Milan Lstiburek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Forest Genetics, Czech University of Life Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
IUFRO Breeding Theory and Progeny Testing Deputy Coordinator
As in the past IUFRO World Congresses, there will be an opportunity to honor special scientific performances and achievements with selected IUFRO Awards at the Salt Lake City Congress in 2014.
There are still good chances for your candidate to be among the awardees: awardees will win a ticket to travel to Salt Lake City and will have the opportunity to present the Award-winning work to the Congress participants. Therefore, choose among the Scientific Achievement Award (SAA), Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) and the IUFRO Student Award (ISA) and make your nomination soon. Bear in mind that you can only nominate candidates from IUFRO Member Organizations, - no self-nominations are accepted – and that the deadline for submission expires at the end of August 2013.
Find more information and nomination forms on our website http://www.iufro.org/discover/awards/ and send your nominations to the Chair of the IUFRO Honors & Awards Committee (Dr. Shirong Liu, liusr(a)caf.ac.cn) with copy to the IUFRO Executive Director (office(a)iufro.org).
Dr. Shirong Liu
Chair of the IUFRO H&A Committee
IUFRO AWARDS at the IUFRO World Congress 2014
Scientific Achievement Award (SAA)
Up to 10 awards to recognize distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO. Criteria for judgment will be dissemination of results, implementation of knowledge, methods or techniques in practical forestry and skilled research management (success in publications, meetings, funding, etc. in a larger group than the individual) and involvement in IUFRO activities.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA)
One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual scientific achievements among young Doctoral researchers and to encourage further work within the fields of research covered by the Union.
IUFRO Student Award (ISA)
One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual achievements in forest science made by Masters degree students (or equivalent), and to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by the Union. Nominations can be made through IUFRO member organizations or officeholders and through members of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA).