Dear IUFRO Members
There has been a suggestion from an events organiser that the next D5
Conference (in 2012) could be held in Portugal.
For this to happen, I need to have an expression of interest from an
organisation in Portugal which has members interested in D5 activities.
Does anyone who of an organisation which might like to take this on?
(See attached file: Guidelines for D5 Conference.pdf)(See attached file:
Expression of Interest in D5 Conference.pdf)
Senior Scientist, Wood Quality
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 5 (Forest Products)
Scion (Trading name of Forest Research Institute Ltd.)
Private Bag 3020
49 Sala St. Rotorua
Ph: +64 7343 5525
Mobile: 021 187 4022
Fx: +64 7343 5507
Please inform your students and colleagues who are interested to pursue
graduate studies at the University of Maine. Details are shown below. How
can I upload this in Job Announcement in IUFRO?
Graduate Assistantship in Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment in
Forest Biorefinery, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
Location: Orono, Maine
Research Assistantship is available at the School of Forest Resources of the
University of Maine. This interdisciplinary research investigates the
economic, social and environmental impacts of harnessing the forest
resources as a source of bio-fuels, bio-chemicals, bio-plastics, and
bio-materials. This research involves close collaboration with forest
resource based industries, government agencies, and the other departments at
the University of Maine. Further information regarding research interests or
topics can be accessed at
Applicants can have any academic background (particularly, natural science,
forestry, agriculture or chemical or environmental engineering or economics,
industrial and systems engineering ). The applicant should be interested to
pursue interdisciplinary research/graduate studies at masters or PhD level
in the area of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and industrial
ecology of forest bio-products (e.g. bio-fuels, bio-chemicals). A background
in LCA, materials flow analysis (MFA) or industrial ecology is not required,
but applicant should be willing to learn the fundamental concepts/principles
to pursue this challenging research in sustainability science.
Applicant should have or develop good analytical and, database skills,
knowledge of basic statistics and probability and be willing to learn new
software packages (e.g. SIMAPRO). It is also desirable that he/she has taken
or will take a course in systems dynamics, modeling and simulation.
If you are an international student, in addition to Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) results, you should also have TOEFL (Test of English as
Foreign Language) results for admission purposes. Application due date:
April 30, 2009.
For more information, please contact:
To apply for this research assistantship position or for further
information, contact Anthony Halog at anthony.halog(a)maine.edu , (207)
581-2944 (tel.) or (207) 581-2875 (fax).
Anthony Halog, Ph.D., MBA
LCA Certified Professional
Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and LCA
Forest Bio-products Research Initiative/
School of Forest Resources
University of Maine, Orono, 04469-5775
IUFRO informs about forthcoming first CPF global assessment report on the
adaptation of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change
5 December 2008 (Friday)
White-tailed Eagle Room, Poznań International Fair
On 5 December 2008, during the side event of the Collaborative Partnership
on Forests (CPF), Alexander Buck from IUFRO will report on the progress of
the first CPF global assessment report on the adaptation of forests and
forest-dependent people to climate change.
The peer-reviewed report will be launched at UNFF 8 in April 2009. It has
been prepared by the first CPF Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP), which is
led and coordinated by IUFRO. The Panel has gathered input from about 100
renowned scientists from a broad range of disciplines.
This will be the most comprehensive assessment to date of existing
scientific knowledge about forest adaptation. It will provide decision
makers with an objective source of science-based information on the
ecological, social and economic impacts of climate change on forests and
people, and present forest management and policy options for adaptation.
The web-cast presentation will be available on demand from the UNFCCC
website at http://copportal1.man.poznan.pl/
For more information on GFEP and the Assessment Report, please visit:
Alexander Buck, IUFRO Headquarters