Dear members of IUFRO Division 3,
It is time to think of who we want to lead our Division for the next term (2019-2024). Thus, I invite everyone that receives this mail to nominate a person for the post as Coordinator of Division 3. The Division Coordinator can serve for two terms, so our current coordinator Woodam Chung can serve for one more term if we would want him to do so. However, he still needs to be nominated in order to be able to candidate.
Div. 3's nomination procedure will be as follows:
1. Candidates are nominated by sending the required documents to me by email by November 30th.
2. I will compile the eligible candidates, and the current Div. 3 Officeholder (coordinators and deputies) will vote for their favorite by December 15th.
3. I will compile the vote results, and send it to the IUFRO President and the Nominating Committee by December 31st.
So if you have a candidate in mind, please do not hesitate to nominate that person. However, if a person already is nominated, there is no need to nominate again. Thus, you might want to consult me before initiate the work of collecting the three documents that is required to accompany each nomination:
1. A curriculum vitae,
2. A candidate statement indicating main points of the candidate's envisaged strategy for the Division (max. 1 page),
3. Signed consent by the candidate and the candidate's employer, stating that the candidate is willing to serve as Division Coordinator and that the employer is willing and able to support travel and coordination activities required to fulfil the responsibilities of Division Coordinator (please use the enclosed document).
Please note that self-nomination is not allowed. Moreover, candidates should have good knowledge of IUFRO. Thus, they have preferably served as IUFRO officeholder (deputy division coordinator, research group coordinator or working party coordinator).
I am looking forward to your nominations and any possible questions on this matter.
Ola Lindroos, Deputy Coordinator of Div. 3.
PS. According to IUFRO statutes and rules, candidates for the Division Coordinator position can be nominated independently by any individual within IUFRO's Member Organization and Associate Members. However, Division Coordinators will normally be proposed by the Divisions concerned. How this has been done has hitherto not been clear. Thus, I also enclose the draft for a new nomination guideline document prepared by the current Division coordinator, Woodam Chung, and myself that guide the above described nomination process, in order to establish a transparent and democratic process of how our Division nominates candidates for Division 3 Coordinator.
Ola Lindroos, PhD
Professor of Forest Operations
Former Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Forest Engineering<http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/est/tife>
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
SE-901 83 Umeå, SWEDEN
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17
Phone: +46 90 786 86 36
From: Dr. Ernest Foli <mailto:[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]>
Subject: Input to the 2019 GSDR
We are writing to request your input to the 2019 Global Sustainable
Development Report (GSDR). The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations' Member
States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to
strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based
instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and
The GSDR is being drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS),
supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies. Profiles of the 15 IGS
members are found here:
As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a diverse
group of scientific and non-scientific communities, from all over the world,
in the form of publications supported by short abstracts or descriptions of
case studies. Currently, we are requesting contributions in four major
(1) interactions among SDGs and their targets,
(2) transformation pathways towards sustainable development;
(3) looking beyond the SDGs (major issues identified by research which are
not explicitly taken into account in the SDGs), and
(4) the role of science for sustainable development. Contributions will be
acknowledged in the GSDR.
If you are interested in contributing to this important exercise, please
follow the below link to a questionnaire.
With many thanks and kind regards,
Ernest Foli, PhD.
Member of the Independent Group of Scientists
Read an interview with Division 3 Coordinator Woodam Chung of Oregon State
University, USA, .
While Division 3 - Forest Operations Engineering and Management - does
promote interdisciplinary research within and beyond the field of forest
sciences - we learn from other disciplines, and create synergy and
innovations by bringing new perspectives and new solution approaches into
Thinking outside-the-box and bringing new innovations are necessary to
revive our research and profession. We are facing great challenges, but we
believe these challenges offer great opportunities.
The Freiburg Congress provided us with a glimpse of the future - new
technologies, new innovations that are on the horizon. This forum has given
us an opportunity to see the future of forest engineering.
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