Dear Colleagues from the IUFRO 2.09.02 and IUFRO Division 2 lists,
This is a friendly reminder (below and attached as a pdf) about our upcoming IUFRO 2.09.02 Conference “Clonal Trees in the Bioeconomy Age” to be held in Coimbra (Portugal) during September 10-15, 2018.
Only 2 days remaining (May 31, end of this week) for abstract submission and application for IUFRO travel grants available to forest scientists from economically disadvantaged countries.
Two weeks remaining to participate in the 3rd IUFRO 2.09.02 Student’s Scientific Awarding Competition!
We are looking forward to seeing you next September in Coimbra! Please, book your hotel as soon as possible!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
IUFRO Working Party 2.09.02
Somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propagation technologies
Jean-François Trontin, PhD
IUFRO information webpage:
IUFRO 2.09.02 conference webpage 2018:
FCBA Technological Institute
Biotechnology & Advanced Forestry Department
Genetic & Biotechnology Group
71, Route d’Arcachon – Pierroton
F-33610 Cestas, France
+33 (0)5 56 79 95 03
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Third announcement, May 29, 2018
Dear Colleagues and strong Supporters of the IUFRO 2.09.02 Working Party,
“Somatic Embryogenesis and Other Vegetative Propagation Technologies”
Our 5th International Conference will be held at the University of Coimbra, Department of Life Sciences
September 10-15, 2018, Coimbra, Portugal
“Clonal trees in the bioeconomy age:
opportunities and challenges”
The Organizing Committee:
Jorge Canhoto, Sandra Correia, Jean-François Trontin, Paloma Moncaleán, Jana Krajňáková, Sandra Sharry, Yong Wook Kim
Join us for a productive and friendly meeting focused on both classical and biotechnological inputs to vegetative propagation of woody plants,
and also to discover the Secrets of Coimbra!
Conference Webpages: www.uc.pt/en/uid/biotec/events/iufro2018<http://www.uc.pt/en/uid/biotec/events/iufro2018>
Abstract submission: May 31, 2018, only 2 days remaining!
Submit your abstract!
Registration at regular fees: June 30, 2018
A student’s scientific awarding competition is opened
Participate in the competition!
Deadline for applicants: June 15, 2018, only 2 weeks remaining!
Results will be published by June 30, 2018 at the Conference webpage
Two IUFRO travel grants (full support) are available
to forest scientists from economically disadvantaged countries
See the criteria for sponsorship and candidate application
Deadline for applicants: May 31, 2018, only two days remaining!
João Martins & Jorge Canhoto
The fifth International Conference of the IUFRO unit 2.09.02 “Somatic Embryogenesis and Other Vegetative Propagation Technologies” (https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20900/20902) will be held at the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) during September 10-15, 2018.
The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences (DCV), University of Coimbra (www.uc.pt<http://www.uc.pt>)
Jorge Canhoto and Sandra Correia (University of Coimbra) are arranging the Conference together with the Executive & Local Arrangement Committee.
The Conference Organizing Committee has selected the following theme for our meeting:
“Clonal trees in the bioeconomy age: opportunities and challenges”
Our main objective is to foster the development and practical outcomes of vegetative propagation (bio)technologies for conservation, breeding/selection and efficient, cost-effective deployment of resilient, productive tree varieties.
During our last Conference in La Plata, https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20900/20902/public…), the importance of plantation forestry was highlighted as forests are becoming increasingly fragmented and vulnerable in the context of both anthropic- and climate related pressure. Flexible and popular, low-cost vegetative propagation methods are considered critical and well-suited (especially somatic embryogenesis) for both sustainable plantation forestry and conservation of genetic resources. Application-oriented research efforts in close collaboration with breeders may allow the careful selection and cost-effective, rapid deployment (and turn-over) of elite varieties expressing natural or induced adaptation response to environmental stress.
The main topics of the conference therefore include physiological, biochemical, molecular and (epi)genetic aspects of somatic embryogenesis and other cloning technologies, feedback from field trials and their application in tree breeding as well as industrial production of varieties. Anyway, any contribution on complementary issues are welcome (e.g. conservation, genetic transformation) including social and regulatory aspects related with clonal trees.
Since inception at the initiative of Yill Sung Park (2008), our Working Party had already 4 successful conferences: Suwon2010 (Korea), Brno2012 (Czech Republic), Vitoria2014 (Spain) and La Plata2016 (Argentina). We are expecting strong participation for Coimbra2018 as well, and we have the pleasure to invite all colleagues interested by the vegetative propagation of trees to contribute to the scientific program and discussions.
Join us for a productive and friendly meeting!
Please forward this announcement to everyone in your organization/team interested by vegetative propagation of trees and more generally woody plants!
All the scientific, social and practical information you need to attend the conference will be regularly updated at our Conference Webpages:
v A Conference Brochure summarizing the key information is available and attached to this announcement. Feel free to widely circulate this brochure in your Institution, to interested Colleagues and your favorite networks!
v Important dates to remember are May 31 (abstract submission) and June 30 (registration at reduced fee). As for previous IUFRO 2.09.02 international conferences we tried to keep the regular fees quite low (400 €), especially for students (250 €).
v We strongly encourage young scientists to attend the Conference and make oral or poster presentations. Following Vitoria2014 and LaPlata2016 we are keen to announce our third student’s awarding scientific competition. The related information is available at our Conference Website.
v Two IUFRO travel grants (Scientist Assistance Program) are also available for researchers from economically disadvantaged countries to attend the Conference. See the criteria for sponsorship and how to apply at our Conference Website.
v The Executive Committee is also preparing a technical tour and several cultural and social events (gala dinner, visit to main monuments and a senerade of Fado)! Join us and discover the latest advances in vegetative propagation of trees and also the Secrets of Coimbra, the Old Capital of the Portuguese Kingdom which is full of heritage from the past!
We are looking forward to seeing you again at Coimbra!
The Organizing Committee of Coimbra2018:
Jorge Canhoto (jorgecan(a)uc.pt<mailto:email@example.com>)
Sandra Correia (sandraimc(a)ci.uc.pt<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Jean-François Trontin (jean-francois.trontin(a)fcba.fr<mailto:email@example.com>)
Paloma Moncaleán (pmoncalean(a)neiker.eus<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Jana Krajňáková (jana.krajnakova(a)scionresearch.com<mailto:email@example.com>)
Sandra Sharry (ssharry(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Yong Wook Kim (bravekim(a)korea.kr<mailto:email@example.com>)
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Dear IUFRO colleagues,
My name is Isabel Mendoza, I work at the University of Valencia. I am
writing an entry on how plant scientists manage (or not) to balance their
professional and personal lives for the Plantae Self Reflection Blog
series. For that I am gathering answers of fellow plant scientist to a
short questionnaire (here—>https://goo.gl/Ag7f9g) in order to learn how
they deal with both sides of their lives. I will be very great full if you
invest a few minutes (5 tops!) of your time to answer the questionnaire
and, if you feel like it, share it with your plant science peers.
Thank you so much for your time,
On behalf of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, you are
kindly invited to the CONFERENCE SESSION "HOW TO ADVANCE FORESTRY FOR FUTURE
GENERATIONS" organized within the 15th INTERNATIONAL PHYTOTECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE to be held at the University of Novi Sad, Central building,
located in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 2-3, 2018.
The Conference session is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the
foundation of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Abstract submission July 15th, 2018
Notification of abstracts acceptance August 31st, 2018
Submission of full papers December 1st, 2018
Issue of Proceedings March, 2019
Further details can be found in the attached document or at
On behalf of the ESNA Committee and Local organizing committee it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 47-th Annual Meeting of our Society to be held in Craiova, Romania. The host of the ESNA meeting will be the Faculty of Agronomy – University of Craiova.
Craiova, Romania's 6 th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of Jiu river, in central Oltenia. It is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and Danube River (south).
We hope we will all have a memorable and scientifically stimulating meeting in Craiova and we look forward to meeting you here in September 2018.
Welcome to Craiova, Romania!
Prof.assoc. M. NICULESCU, PhD.
Faculty of Agronomy
University of Craiova
Departament of Botany
19 Libertatii street, 200583
00 40 251 418475
00 40 730 447200
Von: Marušák Róbert [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Gesendet: Montag, 21. Mai 2018 11:12
Betreff: Landscape Manegement: From Data to Decison – Prague - Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open!
Registration and abstract submission is open for the international conference "Landscape Management: From Data to Decison"!
The conference will be held on September 17-19, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.
More information is available at the conference website www.praguelandman2018.org
We are looking forward to meeting and to discussing with you landscape matters in Prague!
Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 4.04.00 – Forest management planning
Von: Jean-Paul Laclau [mailto:email@example.com]
Gesendet: Montag, 21. Mai 2018 10:47
Betreff: EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION to the IUFRO Conference 'Eucalyptus 2018' in Montpellier, France. DEADLINE: 31 May 2018
This is a friendly reminder that the early-bird registration deadline for the 'Eucalyptus 2018' conference is 31 May 2018.
Details at https://eucalyptus2018.cirad.fr/
Call for Participation in the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), in
partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) and the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China (SFGA),
is convening the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests at the China
National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China on October 23-25, 2018,
with optional post Congress excursions on October 26-27 with two routes, one
for the conservation planted forests in North China and one for the
industrial planted forests in South China. The Congress is organized by the
Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), the national research institution on
forestry in China.
The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests aims to investigate the
contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of
global changes. Topics include the sustainability of planted forests in the
context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in
bio-resources sustainability, environmental protection and green
development. The Congress will also be a space of interface between
scientific communities, wider society and government policy initiatives
related to planted forests.
The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests will arrange 2 plenary
keynote presentations, 8 sub-plenary invited presentations, around 40
parallel technical sessions with around 240 oral presentations as well as
quite a number of poster presentations.
The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests is calling for submission
of session proposals and abstracts, as well as registration for
(1) Submission for session proposals: May 31, 2018 (with flexibility of
submission a week later if prior communication with the Congress Secretariat
(2) Submission for abstracts: July 15, 2018.
(3) Early-bird registration: July 31, 2018.
Immediately after the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests, there
will be also the 60's anniversary celebration of the Chinese Academy of
Forestry and associated international workshop in Beijing, China on October
Please find as attached herewith the Congress Announcement.
For more information about the 4th International Congress on Planted
Forests, please refer to the Congress website www.icpf2018.net
<http://www.icpf2018.net/> or www.icpf2018.com <http://www.icpf2018.com/> ,
or directly contact icpf2018(a)vip.163.com or icpf_4th(a)126.com.
We thank you very much and look forward to your kind participation in the
4th International Congress on Planted Forests, either organizing sessions,
or making oral/and or poster presentations, as well as just participating
for academic discussions and exchange.
It will be highly appreciated if you could also help circulate the Congress
among your network family as widely as possible.
From: Tanguay, Philippe (NRCan/RNCan)
Sent: May-03-18 12:56 PM
Subject: Joint IUFRO 5-needle pine and tree rusts meeting 2019: Early Alert
Everyone, please see the attached regarding our planned 2019 meeting of
5-needle pine genetics and tree rusts (with special emphasis on white pine
blister rust). This is an early announcement and request for expressions of
interest. Please distribute this announcement far and wide, particularly to:
. IUFRO Sections 2.02.15 and 7.02.05
. USFS personnel
. Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation
. High-5 consortium
I have attached both Word and PDF versions; respondents can use whichever is
most convenient. Please have them forward the completed questionnaires to
DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2018
Thank you very much!
Ward B. Strong, Ph.D., P.Ag.
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations
Kalamalka Forestry Centre
3401 Reservoir Rd
Vernon, BC Canada V1B 2C7
Email: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ward.strong(a)gov.bc.ca