We are running a Special Issue entitled "3D Remote Sensing Applications in
Forest Ecology: Composition, Structure and Function". Please find the call
for papers attached.
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:
We are aiming at covering a diverse range of methods / sensor / platform
combinations in applications to forest composition, structure and function.
We hoe many of you will find interesting to collaborate. Please, feel free
to forward this email to those who may be interested throught your own
The submission deadline is 30 June 2019, although we would appreciate to
receive expressions of interests with short abstracts in advance (by 30
On behalf of PD Dr. Hooman Latifi and myself.
Ruben Valbuena (DSc, PhD)
Marie S. Curie Research Fellow
Forest Ecology and Conservation
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge, UK
PostDoctoral Affiliate of Trinity College
Remote Sensing & Biodiversity Indicators
School of Forest Sciences, Joensuu
University of Eastern Finland
The members of the Task Force "Forest Adaptation and Restoration under
Global Change" of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations
(IUFRO) are conducting a survey to gain data and insights for developing
best practice approaches for forest adaptation and restoration under global
change. This survey relies on the knowledge of experts/professionals from
forestry and related fields and their information about actual examples of
Adaptive Measures in Forestry and Forest Restoration.
The collected data will contribute valuable information to a study of the
local and regional experiences with Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) and
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) under climate- and societal change with
the aim to increase the adaptive capacity of forests and forest landscapes
with regards to those changes.
If you are working or have experience in this field, please participate in
this survey. You can choose among 13 languages. It will take approximately
15-20 minutes to fill in the survey. For any remarks to the survey (content
and technical aspects), please contact directly Markus Hoehl (
Please support the Task Force - Forest Adaptation and Restoration under
Global Change (Coordinator: Andreas Bolte, Markus Höhl, Survey admin; both
Thuenen Institute) in expanding our common knowledge base on these very
current and important topics!
We would like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration!
Posted on behalf of the Task Force by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019
"Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development"
Curitiba, Brazil; 29 September - 5 October 2019
Congress website: <http://www.iufro2019.com/> http://www.iufro2019.com/
2019 IUFRO World Congress Awards - Reminder: Nominate Your Candidates Now!
For the upcoming IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil, there will
again be an opportunity to honor special scientific performances and
achievements with selected IUFRO Awards. There are still good chances for
your candidates to be among the award winners, and to receive a ticket to
travel to Curitiba and be given the opportunity to present the award winning
work to the Congress participants.
Therefore, choose among the Scientific Achievement Award (SAA), Outstanding
Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) and the IUFRO Student Award (ISA) and make
your nominations soon. Note that you should only nominate candidates from
IUFRO Member Organizations! No self-nominations are accepted! The deadline
for submission is 31 August 2018. (See awards below.)
Find more information and the nomination forms on our website
Send your nominations to the Chair of the IUFRO Honors & Awards Committee
(Professor John Innes, john.innes(a)ubc.ca) with copy to the IUFRO Executive
Scientific Achievement Award (SAA)
Up to 10 awards to recognize distinguished individual scientific
achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO. Criteria for
judgment are: dissemination of results, implementation of knowledge, methods
or techniques in practical forestry and skilled research management (success
in publications, meetings, funding, etc. in a larger group than the
individual) and involvement in IUFRO activities.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA)
One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual scientific
achievements among young Doctoral researchers and to encourage further work
within the fields of research covered by the Union.
IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Science (ISA)
Up to three awards to recognize outstanding individual achievements
related to the main theme and sub-themes of the IUFRO World Congress made by
Master's degree students (or equivalent), and to encourage their further
work within the fields of research covered by the Union. Nominations can be
made through IUFRO Members and through the International Forestry Students'
Association (IFSA) via the IFSA Secretariat/Liaison Officer.
Furthermore, the Congress will also offer
Best Poster Award (BPA)
To encourage public dissemination of high quality research and to recognize
distinguished poster presentations by young scientists during the IUFRO
and IUFRO World Congress Host Scientific Award
Honours a truly outstanding scientist from the Congress host
country/countries who has elevated the profile of forest science and
Dear members of the IUFRO Division 5 List,
I am a PhD student from Bocconi University, member of the UNFF Children and Youth Major Group.
Together with Prof. Valentina Bosetti, a lead author of the Fifth IPCC Report, I am working on a research project on deforestation.
To carry out our research we have constructed a survey:
If you have 8 minutes to complete it, it would give a significant contribution to our research and to my work for my PhD dissertation.
Participants can win $100 Amazon gift cards.
Forest experts from a wide array of countries and organizations have already completed this survey, and having your perspective would be really valuable to us.
The aim of our research project is to investigate how different actors perceive, conceptualize and frame the problem of deforestation, the different strategies to address it, and the related challenges.
We will gather the data only for research purposes and all data will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for your help,
VSRC - Princeton University
PhD Student in Public Policy