IUFRO - 9.01.01 - Library, information networks and terminology Call for
papers/contributions: IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012
IUFRO Division 9 Conference
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 8-10 May 2012
IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012
Information has been central to IUFRO's brief since its foundation in the
nineteenth century, and it has maintained a specialist research group
dealing with information in various forms for well over a century. Following
the latest re-organisation, this role is now held by the new IUFRO group 9.
01, Information and Communication, which brings together the traditional
library, information networks and terminology activities (formerly 6.03)
with communications, public relations, extension and knowledge exchange,
along with the long-existing Latin American and Caribbean information
The All-Division 9 conference in Sarajevo, May 9-11 2012, gives us a great
opportunity to explore these newly-unified territories and discover
synergies within them that will benefit both IUFRO's internal information
exchange and the global forest information network. Each subgroup of 9.01
will offer an individual programme, and this is a call for contributions for
the session to be organised by 9.01.01, Library, Information Networks and
Terminology, entitled IUFRO and Information: Direction 2012. For full
details of the Sarajevo conference see http://www.foper.org/iufro_1.html.
Objectives for the session are:
1) To involve the widest possible cross-section of those with an
interest in forest-related information
2) To explore opportunities for cross-sectoral work between the various
sub-sections of 9.01 and across IUFRO generally, to support and enhance
information provision is its widest sense
3) To derive from this a timely and relevant agenda for 9.01.01 to
take us up to the next World Congress in 2014 and beyond.
So we invite your ideas! In which directions should we be heading in 2012?
What are your priorities in managing information today? What solutions have
you found, and what support do you need to help establish new systems and
services - or to reinforce existing systems much valued but now under
threat, perhaps for economic or staffing reasons?
We welcome proposals for conventional papers (15min maximum), and also short
contributions (maximum 5 mins) which can be presented in café-style
discussion sessions. We recognise that funding to attend conferences is
often difficult to come by these days, particularly in the library and
information sector, and many who would be interested may be unable to
attend. We welcome contributions from you too! and strongly encourage you to
send in short pieces which can be discussed by conference participants. This
can be in any form you like, e.g. PowerPoint, video (e.g. YouTube), social
media (Twitter etc), e-mail etc. We are not looking for sophisticated or
time-consuming presentation, but for ideas : suggestions for activities
where we as a group of information professionals can make a difference to
you, whether you are an information provider or user, or both.
Traditionally, our group has been active in the areas of networking,
classification and terminology, and in supporting the Global Forest
Information Service (GFIS); and more recently in the developing areas of
data management/archiving, mentoring, training & support and evidence-based
forestry. Ideas for further development in those areas are welcome, but do
not limit yourselves to them:
information is key to every area of human activity so nothing is barred!
Please send your suggestions in not more than 450 words, together with full
name of authors, affiliations, and an e-mail address by February 20, 2012,
Please share this call for papers widely.
posted on behalf of 9.01.01 Coordinator Gillian Petrokofsky by Brigitte
Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
Please see the attached PDF file for more detailed information about this tenure-track position.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WOOD QUALITY/FOREST PRODUCTS
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (WSFNR) of the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for the position of assistant professor or associate professor of wood quality/forest products, a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month, 75% teaching, 25% research appointment. We seek an individual with expertise/research interests in developing technologies to understand, measure, and manage wood quality from managed forests. A Ph.D. degree in Forestry, Forest Products or a related discipline and a strong wood properties research background are required. At least one degree in Forestry is preferred. Evidence of research productivity and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is required. Hiring rank is contingent on experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Wood Quality Consortium (WQC), a research cooperative among the Warnell School, forest growers, wood products manufacturers and the USDA Forest Service. This individual will develop a significant research program in their area of expertise and be expected to teach an average of two courses per year, including a Wood Properties undergraduate course and a graduate course in their area of expertise.
UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located <70 miles northeast of Atlanta.
To ensure full consideration, submit CV, teaching and research interest statements, official transcripts of all college-level work, names and contact information of three references, and reprints of selected publications by 15 February 2012. Start date no later than July 2012 is preferred. Send applications and inquires to: Dr. Michael Kane, WSFNR, UGA, GA 30602; mkane(a)uga.edu; (706) 542-3009. Visit http://www.warnell.uga.edu/about/employment.php for the complete position announcement.
UGA is an EEO/AA/ADA Institution
Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi
Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology; Forest Health and Protection
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
Office: 706-542-4614; Cell: 706-247-4025; Fax: 706-542-8356
Lab Website: http://www.kamal.gandhi.uga.edu/
please find the second announcement for the conference “Forests for
People”, by following this link
Full information about the conference (including keynote speakers and
field trips) can be found at
The conference will take place May 22nd-24th 2012 in
Alpbach/Tyrol/Austria. It would be appropriate that you present findings
from the field of forest products, such as
· use of wood and non-wood forest products
· forests products marketing
· supply and demand for new products
You may also consider organizing a coordinated session.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Alpbach.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pröbstl
and IUFRO Board Member
Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation
University of Natural Resuorces and Life Sciences
1190 Vienna, Austria
Dear IUFRO Colleagues,
Dear Division 1 - 9 Mailing List Members,
The Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, is offering a Wood
Professorship of Forest Science
The Wood Professorship of Forest Science is a newly established post at the
Department of Plant Sciences and its purpose is to develop a research
initiative that will generate the fundamental science necessary to underpin
evidence-based forest policy developments. This professorship provides an
exciting opportunity for an individual with outstanding academic
achievements and vision to develop a world-class research programme at the
University of Oxford. The department enjoys an internationally leading
position in research and teaching in plant sciences, with research groups
focusing on biochemistry and systems biology, cell and developmental
biology, ecology, evolution and systematics. The Professor will provide
academic leadership in Forest Science in the Department of Plant Sciences
and throughout the University. He/she is expected to contribute to promoting
the 'Trees for Tomorrow' initiative within the Plants for the 21st Century
Applications should be sent by email to Dr Gwen Booth, Personnel Officer,
Senior Appointments at professorships(a)admin.ox.ac.uk.
The deadline for applications is Monday 16 January 2012.
Detailed information is available at
Brigitte Burger - Web Management
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
IUFRO Headquarters - Secretariat
Mariabrunn (BFW), Hauptstrasse 7 │ A-1140 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43-1-877 0151-14 │ Fax: +43-1-877 0151-50
Website: <http://www.iufro.org/> http://www.iufro.org │ Email:
This information appeared at the IUFRO website some time ago. As this is
the first African IUFRO-FORNESSA regional Congress, and I encourage you to
participate. I suggest you contact the congress organisers about
collaborating to offer sessions in your respective RG's/WP's. Despite the
deadline is past for submission of abstracts, please contact the organisers
if you are interested to participate to organise session or present work.
Andrew H.H. Wong, D.Phil.
Associate Professor, Wood durability & Protection
Convenor, IRG Natural Durability Working Party (WP1.7), www.irg-wp.com
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 5 (Forest Products), www.iufro.org
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
Tel: +6082 582936 (direct line)
Tel: +6082 581000, Ext. #2936
Fax: +6082 583160
----- Forwarded by Andrew Wong Han Hoy/PLANT/FRST/UNIMAS on 11-01-12 05:59
From: IUFRO Headquarters <office(a)iufro.org>
Date: 20-12-11 10:22 PM
Subject: First African IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress and ITTO/AFF
Forest= Policy Day
Sent by: office(a)iufro.org
(Embedded image moved to file: pic06092.jpg)
The first African IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional
Congress and ITTO/AFF Forest Policy Day
will be held from 25 to 30 June 2012 in
Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the Congress
is: Forest and Trees Serving the Peole of
Africa and in the World.
The Congress will provide a platform for
African forest scientists, forest managers
and policy makers and their colleagues from
other parts of the world to share and
exchange information and experiences on
critical issues affecting forest and
wildlife resources in Africa. The overall
goal of the Congress is to demonstrate how
forest science is impacting on livelihoods,
environmental management and development in
Africa. The Congress will highlight
research that puts relevant information in
the hands of forest communities, forest
managers, policy makers, the private sector
and civil society.
We cordially invite you to visit the
website of the first IUFRO-FORNESSA
Regional Congress at:
and to consider active participation – send
your abstract by 31 December 2011.
We will be glad to welcome you on this
occasion in Nairobi, Kenya, in June 2012 .
IUFRO Deputy Executive Director
(Embedded image moved to file: pic09032.gif)
(Embedded image moved to file:
(Embedded image moved to file: pic30431.gif)
(Embedded image moved to file: pic22966.gif)
(Embedded image moved to file:
(See attached file: ebfb8bc9f5.jpg)