We are searching for MS and PhD students in Forest Operations. See attached and please circulate to anyone who may be interested.
Chad Bolding, PhD
Associate Professor, Forest Operations/Engineering
Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation (MC0324)
Cheatham Hall, RM 228-A, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6924; Fax: 540-231-3330
Join us for the 41st Annual Council on Forest Engineering
Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, July 15-18, 2018
Details at: https://www.regonline.com/cofe2018
Dear colleagues working in Forest Operations,
The International Journal of Forest Engineering (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tife20/current#.U2is9GeW2UQ) is currently soliciting papers for a Special Issue entitled "The role of Forest Operations in climate change affected forests". Dr. Janine Schweier, of the University of Freiburg (Germany), is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.
Growing attention is being given to forest, agriculture and wood based bio-products in both policy and science, because these products are renewable, biodegradable, capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, have a wide range of utilisation and thus, support the main goal to reach a sustainable and a climate neutral economy and society. However, the environment is already affected by significant changes in climate patterns worldwide which leads to the use of more challenging, more complex and thus more expensive biomass and bioenergy supply chains; for example when machines cannot access forest stands due to wet summers or winters and the operations must be carried out motor manually and with cable-yarding systems.
The core question addressed in this Special Issue is how climate change impacts will affect timber harvesting and extraction operations in the future. Prospective authors are invited to contribute original manuscripts covering the following subjects:
Methods and Tools for climate adapted strategic and operational planning of forest operations
* How does climate change affect tomorrow's Forest Operations?
* Innovative forest harvesting technology and techniques
* Mechanized hardwood logging
* Reduced impact logging
* Environmentally-friendly Forest Operations (Life Cycle Assessment)
* Sustainable forest wood supply chains
* Carbon costs, carbon storage, carbon sequestration
* Forest Operations on sensitive soils
* Steep terrain harvesting
* Design and maintenance of forest road networks under changing climate conditions
This list is not exclusive, and prospective authors may submit manuscripts from other fields of forest engineering. Submission can be structured to reflect any of the accepted paper types, namely: Research papers, short communications and review papers.
The submission deadline is November 30th, 2018. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We encourage authors to send a tentative title and short abstract to the Guest Editor in advance (Janine.schweier(a)foresteng.uni-freiburg.de<mailto:Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org>).
For further details about the submission process, please see the instructions for authors: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=tife20&page=…
We look forward to hearing from you.
Janine Schweier, International Journal of Forest Engineering