Please note the 1st announcement of IUFRO All-Division 2 meeting to be held in Prague (June 14-27, 2018).
Yousry El-Kassaby, Division 2 Co-coordinator
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Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:54 AM
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Subject: All-division conference
IUFRO All-Division 2 Conference
This is a first announcement of All-Division 2 „Physiology and Genetics“ conference, which will be held in Prague, June 17-24, 2018.
Main organizer: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences
Location: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague is situated in a modern part of Prague - Vysočany, just 15 minutes from the historical centre of Prague. The excellent transport accessibility and perfect service facilities make it popular both with individual visitors and business clients. Currently, it is ranked as the best congress center in the Czech Republic.
Division 2 includes research on the physiology of forest trees as a whole and more specifically on xylem, stem, canopy and roots; on sexual and vegetative reproduction; on breeding and genetic resources of conifers and hardwoods in virtually all regions of the world; on quantitative and biological genetics of trees and tree populations, including molecular and cellular genetics; and finally on seed physiology and technology.
Website is under construction.
On behalf of the organizing committee:
Yousry A. El-Kassaby, Division 2 Chair
Milan Lstiburek, Coordinator WP 2.04.02 Breeding Theory and Progeny Testing
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SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Please distribute the job description below to your applicable colleagues and contacts. Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm(a)safnet.org). There is no technical deadline, but I would encourage those interested to contact Matt as soon as possible.
Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
Forest Science currently has an editorial board comprised of 1 editor-in-chief, 3 applied research editors, and over 75 associate editors specializing in 18 areas of forestry and natural resources. Associate editors are responsible for assisting the editor in soliciting and developing articles of interest to forestry and natural resource researchers, academicians, and professionals, land managers, and policy makers; obtaining competent, timely reviews of assigned papers; and ensuring that the topics covered in Forest Science are balanced across discipline and employment categories.
In more specific terms, there are two broad areas of responsibility. The first is the peer-review process, coordinating the review of scientific and technical manuscripts in the associate editor’s field that have been submitted to Forest Science for publication—generally by distributing them to three authorities in the relevant subject areas. To fulfill this task, associate editors must know the different subfields within his or her specialty, and who practices in these subfields, so that papers can be sent to appropriate, knowledgeable reviewers. Associate editors will be notified by the web-based peer review system, Rapid Review, that a manuscript has been sent for review. It is expected that the associate editor acknowledge the assignment and assign reviewers within 4 business days of receipt. Reviewers are asked to accept or decline a review assignment within 2 business days and return completed reviews within 15 business days; associate editors are expected to ensure that assignments are acknowledged and comments are returned in a timely manner. Associate editors are asked to review reviewer comments and ensure that they are delivered in a professional and constructive manner, then synthesize these comments for the Forest Science editor. If the reviewers should disagree markedly, the associate editor should recommend which course to take (accept, ask for revision, or reject), and provide guidance that the authors can follow when preparing their revision.
The second area concerns the broader, less-defined role of consulting with and advising the Forest Science editor-in-chief in determining the content, direction, and focus of Forest Science, particularly in the specialties that he or she is responsible for. This would include being aware of new developments in the field, current controversies, and subjects that have not been adequately covered in Forest Science. Associate editors are encouraged to suggest possible topics and authors for appropriate articles.
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We are pleased to announce an upcoming IUFRO Division 2 conference on Forest Genetics for Productivity.
This conference will be held 14-18 March 2016, in Rotorua, New Zealand, followed by a post-conference tour.
Please see the attached first announcement for more details.
A website for this conference is currently under construction.
Science Leader, Forest Genetics
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 2.02.20- Breeding and Genetic Resources of Southern Pines
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Gesendet: Montag, 02. März 2015 17:15
Betreff: #FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest
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Dear friends and colleagues,
#FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest – Winning photos to be part of an exhibition at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site during IV Mediterranean Forest Week in Barcelona.
The first edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest, launched by the Forest Communicators Network in the Mediterranean Region and Near East (FCNMedNE), is organised in the framework of the 2015 International Day of Forests. This year’s theme is “Forests | Climate | Change”, climate change being one of the biggest challenges facing our planet while the role of our forests in mitigation needs to be more clearly understood.
The #FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest aims at highlighting the vital role of the forests in the development of forest communities. Photos should be taken in the forest in Mediterranean and Near Eastern countries and should reflect the role played by forest people and forests in general on the following topic(s): income generation; mitigation of climate change; water conservation; soil conservation; sustainable development; social equity, gender balance; women empowerment; youth development.
A selection of the best photos will be shared on the <http://www.fao.org/forestry/communication-toolkit/86425/en/> FAO website of the FCNMedNE, printed and presented in an exhibition during the IV Mediterranean Forest Week in Barcelona (17-20 March 2015).
Deadline for sending photos: 12th March 2015 at 23:59 UTC
Please find enclosed the instructions in English, French, Spanish.
Chers amis et collčgues,
Concours photo #FacesOfTheForest - Les photos gagnantes seront exposées au site Art nouveau Sant Pau, ŕ l’occasion de la IVčme Semaine forestičre méditerranéenne ŕ Barcelone.
La premičre édition du concours photo #FacesOfTheForest, lancée par le Réseau de communicateurs forestiers en Méditerranée et au Proche-Orient (FCNMedNE), est organisée dans le cadre de la Journée internationale des foręts 2015. Le thčme de cette année est ŤForęts | Changement| Climat ť, le changement climatique étant l'un des plus grands défis de notre plančte tandis que le rôle des foręts en matičre d'atténuation doit ętre mieux compris.
Le concours photo #FacesOfTheForest vise ŕ mettre en évidence le rôle essentiel des foręts dans le développement des communautés forestičres. Les photos doivent ętre prises en foręt dans le Bassin méditerranéen et au Proche-Orient et doivent refléter le rôle joué par les populations forestičres et les foręts en général sur le(s) sujet(s) suivant(s): la génération de revenus ; l'atténuation du changement climatique ; la conservation de l'eau ; la conservation des sols ; le développement durable ; l'équité sociale, l'équilibre entre les sexes ; l'autonomisation des femmes ; le développement des jeunes.
Une sélection des meilleures photos sera partagée sur le <http://www.fao.org/forestry/communication-toolkit/86425/fr/> page internet de la FAO dédiée au FCNMedNE, imprimée et exposée au cours de la IVčme Semaine forestičre méditerranéenne ŕ Barcelone (17-20 mars 2015).
Date limite pour l'envoi des photos: le 12 mars 2015 ŕ 23:59 UTC
Veuillez trouver ci-joint les instructions en anglais, français et espagnol.
European Forest Institute - Mediterranean RO (EFIMED)
Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Sant Leopold Pavilion
St. Antoni M. Claret, 167
08025 Barcelona - Spain
Office: +34 935 15 32 11
Cell phone: +34 627 00 01 65
**Please pass along to those that work with resistance and Tree-Parasite Interactions
For planning purposes, if interested attending, please send an email to
Veronique JORGE (Veronique.Jorge(a)orleans.inra.fr<mailto:Veronique.Jorge@orleans.inra.fr>)
Arnaud DOWKIW (Arnaud.Dowkiw(a)orleans.inra.fr<mailto:Arnaud.Dowkiw@orleans.inra.fr>)
Also, if your group would like to be a Sponsor, see website for details
Genetic Resistance to Diseases and Insects in Forest Trees Workshop 2015
5th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions
At the 2011 excellent workshop in Eugene, Oregon (proceedings at http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr240/)
it was decided to have the next international workshop on this topic in France.
the 5th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions
that will be held in Orléans, France, from 23 to 28 August 2015.
Please see the email from Arnaud Dowkiw (below) for some details and the website:
This important topic is even more relevant today, as several additional insect and disease epidemics have taken place.
Also, note – there may be some funding available for 1 or 2 scientists: some of the requirements (see website for details):
· Scientists from developing countries (according to World Bank List of Economies: low income countries and lower middle income countries (http://data.worldbank.org/country);
· Preference given to scientists working in IUFRO member institutions
We hope to see you in France for the talks, the discussions, and the continued friendships and collaborations.
IUFRO 2.02.15 Coordinator
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Richard A. Sniezko, PhD
Dorena Genetic Resource Center
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From: Arnaud Dowkiw [mailto:Arnaud.Dowkiw@orleans.inra.fr]
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM
Subject: You have expressed interest in attending the 5th Tree-Parasite Interactions Congress in Orleans - France
You have expressed interest in attending the 5th International Symposium on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions that will be held in Orléans, France, from 23 to 28 August 2015.
We know that there are many other scientific meetings that you could attend in 2015, but YOU selected the best one :-)
For those who experienced the previous editions of this workshop, you know that they are always very interesting, very rich, not only because of the diversity of the attendees (phytopathologists, breeders, entomologists, physiologists, evolutionary biologists ...) but also because they are always organized in a way that most of the attendees have an oportunity to present their work and in a format that fosters discussions.
Also, compared to many other meetings, the registration fees are not so high. It is 600 € for early bird registration (1 April) and only 500 € for graduate students. These fees include all the meals (lunches + diners) + field tour and conference diner.
Last but not least, some of you are project leaders, group coordinators or in the process of building a project. We have negociated some extra free meeting rooms where you will be able to gather your troops, so think seriously about this opportunity.
Now is time to think seriously about confirming your participation to this event ! There is a brand new website waiting for you with lots of information to help you organize your trip and your presentation :
Although registrations to the meeting will open 2nd of February, online abstract registration is now open !
Please circulate this information around you and think about other colleagues or students in your lab who maybe interested (think also that France still is a good place for summer holidays, either before or after the meeting !!).
We look forward to seeing you in Orleans !
The local organizing team
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