A reminder that Abstract Submissions are now open for <http://www.euciufro2015.com/> IUFRO Eucalypt Conference 2015 "Scientific cultivation and green development to enhance the sustainability of eucalypt plantations" | October 21 - 24, 2015 | Nanning City, Guangxi, CHINA
This will be a conference for IUFRO Working Party 2.08.03 – Improvement and Culture of Eucalypts. It will focus on benefits, issues, and technologies associated with improving the development, growth and management of eucalypt plantations.
This conference to be held in Nanning, China, from 21-24 October 2015, will bring together world experts, practitioners, managers and policy makers involved with the growing and utilization of eucalypts.
Details about invited speakers for the conference are now featured on the website; please visit: <http://www.euciufro2015.com/> http://www.euciufro2015.com
Conference topics will include:
l Ecological and Social Aspects;
l Genetics and Breeding Technologies;
l Silviculture and Management;
l Forest Health and Nutrition;
l Wood Technology and Utilization.
Online abstract submission is now open will continue to remain so until June 20th, 2015. Please register and submit your abstract online: http://www.euciufro2015.com/user/en_user_login.asp
Please note that it is possible to send Abstracts now and follow up later with registration and your payment. We will notify you when the website is open for payments and hotel bookings.
Only abstracts submitted in English will be accepted and reviewed.
Abstracts should represent original work.
Abstract text should not exceed 400 words (Arial, size 11 font) and must NOT contain tables, pictures or diagrams.
All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Abstracts failing to meet minimum standards and/or that are not relevant to this conference will be declined. The Scientific Committee will determine if the submitted work qualifies to be presented orally or by poster.
Please note that abstracts can only be eventually accepted if at least one author has registered for participation at the conference.
Support for Researchers from Developing Countries
We would like to advise that The Conference Organizing Committee have some funds to sponsor participation by regional researchers and students from government and non-profit institutions in developing countries. To be considered for such sponsorship, you will first need to submit an Abstract (offering either a spoken or poster presentation). After you have submitted your Abstract, using the online process, please send us an email, including the Title of your Abstract and full details of your institution or place of employment/study, indicating your interest in receiving support to attend the conference. We will then forward you an application form that will need to be completed and submitted to apply for support. Abstracts offered by participants seeking support will be one of the key factors in deciding on how to distribute the available funds. We recommend early submission of both Abstracts and subsequent application forms.
Those wishing to apply for such sponsorship, after submitting their Abstract, should email the organizers at: service(a)euciufro2015.com.
Registration Fees are as follows:
Early-Bird Registration (before July 31, 2015) – USD$500
Regular Registration (after August 1, 2015) – USD$600
Full-time Student – USD$200
Accompanying Person – USD$300
Registration fee for participant includes: Abstracts Publication, Program Book, Conference Kit, Entry to Sessions, Entry to Poster and Sponsor Exhibition, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner, Mid-conference Field Trip, Conference Dinner and all lunches and other dinners during the conference.
Registration fee for accompanying person includes: Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner, Conference Dinner, Mid-conference Field Trip and other dinners during the conference.
Cancellation Terms and Conditions – if you cannot attend the conference after having registered and paid, we are happy to accept a substitute colleague at any time. If you have to cancel entirely, we regret that no refunds can be made after your registration
We look forward to hearing from all researchers/workers in the eucalypt field and please feel free to forward this email to any of your colleagues and/or associates who might also be interested in attending. Please contact the Organizing Committee (E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.
Prof. Shaoxiong Chen
on behalf of the Organizing Committee
IUFRO Eucalypt Conference 2015
35th New Phytologist Symposium: The genomes of forest trees – new frontiers of forest biology
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. 16–17 June 2015
On behalf of the New Phytologist Trust and symposium organisers we are pleased to invite you to participate in a symposium entitled ‘The genomes of forest trees – new frontiers of forest biology’.
Travel grants are available for students and early career scientists. Application deadline 13th MARCH 2015.
Poster abstract submissions are open. Submission deadline 10th APRIL 2015
New genomic technologies are bringing previously intractable but fascinating aspects of forest tree biology to the forefront of plant biology. Completed and ongoing sequencing projects are providing extensive expressed gene and even full genome sequence resources for tree species from diverse taxa. At the same time, creative applications of genomic and sequencing technologies are producing tools capable of probing the fundamental processes responsible for woody growth and other unique biological processes in trees. Among the most promising but largely unexplored areas of research is the use of comparative evolutionary genomics approaches that can illuminate key regulatory processes and how they have evolved over macro- and micro-evolutionary history. For example, the evolutionary innovations leading to the vast array of woody growth forms in extant plants are almost entirely unknown at the genetic level, but could soon be elucidated using comparative genomics approaches.
We will bring together researchers who are exploring the frontiers of tree evolution, ecology, and development using next generation sequencing, genomics, and systems biology approaches. Together, we hope to inspire new ideas for collaborative research that will bring together currently disjoint research communities, and usher in a new era of genome-based forest biology. Ultimately, the approaches and insights from genome-based forest biology will inform us how to address problems ranging from forest conservation during climate change to tailoring of tree-based biofuels feedstocks.
The symposium will take place over two days at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. There will be dedicated time for discussions, posters, selected poster talks, a conference dinner and a tour of the Arboretum’s collections.
William Friedman Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, USA
Andrew Groover USDA Forest Service and University of California, Davis, USA
Peter Crane Yale University, New Haven, USA
Siobhan Brady University of California, Davis, USA
Taku Demura Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan
Steve DiFazio West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
Carl Douglas University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
William Friedman Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, USA
Andrew Groover USDA Forest Service and University of California, Davis, USA
Ykä Helariutta University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Isabelle Henry University of California, Davis, USA
Nathalie Isabel Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Québec, Canada
Catherine Kidner University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Francis Martin INRA, Nancy, France
David Neale University of California, Davis, USA
Nathaniel Street Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Jill Wegrzyn University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Matthew Zinkgraf USDA Forest Service, Davis, USA
Steve Strauss Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Programme, registration and further information available at
Contact: Helen Pinfield-Wells np-symposia(a)lancaster.ac.uk
New Phytologist Trust website: www.newphytologist.org Twitter: @NewPhyt Facebook: fb.com/NewPhytologist G+: https://www.google.com/+NewphytologistOrgplantscience
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Sent: Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015 12:00
Subject: Call for papers on Forests and Food Security - reminder deadline 31 January
----- Call for Papers for Special Issue of Environmental Conservation on 'Forests and Food Security' -----
The aim of this thematic issue is to provide a forum for research that explores the different ways in which forests and agroforestry systems can be managed as food provisioning systems, in addition to their existing contributions to the conservation landscape. Potential audiences for this contribution include scholars and policy makers working in forest and related sectors, as well as those working in the areas of food and nutrition security both locally and internationally. A reminder that the deadline for the submission of papers is 31 January 2015. Details are attached.
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