I am Oluwadare Abiodun Oluwafemi PhD, a lecturer at the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Wood and Fibre Science with specialization in pulp and paper science and wood quality.
I have been working on Miraculous berry Thaumatococcus danielli with my PhD student for its potential for papermaking. A laboratory work was conducted on the material at Lakehead University, Department of Chemical Engineering. The results showed promising potential for varying grades of papers.
I now need a pilot papermaking for the plant for further investigation. There is no such facility in my University or anywhere in Nigeria. I am therefore, requesting for assistance of Division 5 members. All expensive for the work will be borne by my University and self.
Kindly contact me if you're ready for the assistance.
Abiodun Oluwafemi OLUWADARE PhD
Department of Forest Resources Management
Wood and Fibre Science Unit,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
TREE IS A MIRACLE GIFT FROM GOD, PLANT IT, TEND IT.
"LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, FOR LOVE COMES FROM GOD" IJohn 4:7
Dear Andrew, Roger, Lennart, Frederic and Abe-san,
Chinese Academy of Forestry will hold a workshop (Regional Workshop for Asia, Pacific and Oceania) with BI together (Bioversity International) on 20-21 August, 2013.
This workshop is proposed on the project “Identification of Timber Species and Origins” led by Bioversity International, funded by Germany and guided by an international steering committee aims to facilitate the practical application of such innovative timber tracking tools (genetic and stable isotopes markers). At the project’s Inception Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (24-25 April 2012), Bioversity International announced the creation of the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN).
Could you please kindly forward this information to the related colleagues of IUFRO (maybe not only Division 5), IAWS, IAWA or other potential organizations?
Of course, we would like to ask if you organization (IUFRO, IAWS and IAWA) would become the titled co-organizer of this workshop.
Thanks a lot for your kindly help.
Chief, Department of Wood Anatomy and Utilization,
Chinese Research Institute of Wood Industry,
Chinese Academy of Forestry,
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From: Ekue, Marius (Bioversity-Malaysia)
To: Ekue, Marius (Bioversity-Malaysia),Aimi Lee,Andrew Lowe,Bernd Degen,Gerhard Breulmann,Johannes Zahnen,Lee Soon Leong,Loo,Judy (Bioversity),Manfred Groening,Markus Boner,Matthias.Schwoerer(a)bmelv.bund.de,Milton Kanashiro,Phil Guillery,Sarah Price,Shelley Gardner,Thorsten.Hinrichs(a)bmelv.bund.de,Vincent van den Berk,Yin Yafang,Yin Yafang
Date: 2013-04-19, 21:29:16
Subject: Regional workshops
・ The Regional Workshop for Asia, Pacific & Oceania has been formally approved by the Chinese State Forestry Administration (thanks to Yin Yafang). The original dates have been changed on our request. The new dates are 20-21 August. Please share the announcement (http://www.globaltimbertrackingnetwork.org/news_events/events_item/regional…) with potential participants.
Chinese Academy of Forestry
For those interested - IUFRO is "sponsoring" the wood adhesive meeting in
Toronto, Canada, to be held later this year.
Please be informed that the conference is posted in our Calendar of
Meetings, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/, it is therefore in the
activities page of your Unit, www.iufro.org/science/
divisions/division-5/50000/activities/. It is in our RSS feed,
http://www.iufro.org/events/rss/, and will be in GFIS, the Global Forest
Information Service, http://www.gfis.net/. ****
The conference will also be announced in one of the next issues of our
electronic newsletter IUFRO News.****
Andrew H.H. Wong, D.Phil
Coordinator, IUFRO D5 (Forest Products), www.iufro.org
Mobile: +6017 3992509
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas)
Faculty of Resource Science & Technology
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
Von: recpro(a)memberclicks-mail.net [mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von Brenda Adams-Weyant
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. April 2013 22:43
Betreff: 2013 SORP-FFP Conference Update
The IUFRO Conference on Forests for People and
the 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
Early Bird Registration Extended to May 1
The federal sequestration has put many potential federal conference attendees on hold while they sort out the budget implications. So we extended the early bird registration to May 1. The early bird rate for SORP and IUFRO members will increase from $385 to $485 on May 2. The non-member rate will increase from $485 to $585. Register now and save some bucks!
Attention Conference Speakers
Quite a few of you have registered already, but many of you have not. All speakers are expected to register for conference and pay their way. We do not have any funding to help with travel expenses. Please let us know right away if you cannot attend conference. The conference program goes to print in a few weeks and we want it to be as accurate as possible.
The conference program has been updated - <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/assets/Conference/2013_conference_program.p…> Click here to download a copy.
We have quite a few lodging reservations for attendees that have not registered for conference yet. The room block at the Park Place Hotel is just about full and many attendees are contacting us because they cannot get a room.
If you made a hotel reservation and have since found out that you cannot attend. Please call now - (231) 946-5000 - and cancel your reservation so someone else can use that room and get a great rate. The conference group rate expires this Friday, so time is of the essence.
If you are one of those folks looking to get into the Park Place, we suggest you call them each day through this Friday and ask if there are any rooms available in the SORP block.
If you are unable to get into the Park Place, here are a few hotels that are close to the Park Place and Hagerty Center, where the conference sessions will be conducted. Be aware that there are no conference room rates at these hotels.
Holiday Inn West Bay Traverse City - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 10 minute walking distance from the Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn can get complimentary transportation to and from the Traverse City airport. www.tcwestbay.com or 1-800-888-8020
Bayshore Resort - Adjacent to the Hagerty Center and a 15 minute walking distance from the Park Place Hotel. No conference room rate at this hotel. Guests staying at the Bayshore Resort can get complimentary transportation to and from the Traverse City airport. www.bayshore-resort.com or 1-800-634-4401
Northwest Michigan College Campus Housing - 1.6 miles from the Park Place Hotel and 1 mile from the Hagerty Center. $35/night for a double room in dorm style lodging. Complimentary bikes available. https://www.nmc.edu/student-services/housing/summer-housing/index.html or Lisa Eiden at leiden(a)nmc.edu.
Grand Traverse Resort - 8 miles from the Park Place Hotel and Hagerty Center (Requires a car or bicycle via the Traverse Area Recreational Trails). No conference room rate at this hotel. www.grandtraverseresort.com or 1-800-236-1577
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX
2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
IUFRO Conference on Forests for People
Have you had a chance to check out the conference program? With the addition of the IUFRO Conference on Forests for People, there are over 150 speakers presenting 120 topics in 55 sessions. The planning team has put together five fascinating field educational sessions. And there are seven preconference tours and training, including Leave No Trace training, SCORP University and a trip to Mackinac Island. Wow!
Traverse City is one of America’s outdoor recreation wonderlands. It’s a small town with all the amenities and culture of a larger city. Bon Appetit has listed it as one of America’s Top Five Foodie towns. There are nine microbreweries in Traverse City and 35 wineries in the region. You don’t want to miss this conference!
I thought I would share some of the more enticing conference programs in this email. If you want more detail, download the full program. <https://recpro.memberclicks.net/assets/Conference/2013_conference_program_0…>
SCORP University – Pre-conference Training
Training session and discussion for State SCORP planners and others interested about statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation planning, the Land and Water Conservation Fund planning requirement to participate in the federal LWCF state financial assistance/grant program.
Field Educational Sessions
TART Trail Bicycle System
The Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails is offering a session on regional trail development designed to explore how public-private partnerships can be developed to help initiate, maintain and expand non-motorized infrastructure designed to meet the economic, recreation, transportation, health and social needs of the community. Participants will learn about how unique partnerships have leveraged money and manpower to develop and maintain over 60 miles of trail in the region. The session will feature a leisurely 15-mile bicycle ride on the trails through Traverse City and stop at locations along the way.
Old Mission Peninsula - A national coordinated land use success story!
The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will be hosting a trip focusing on the multiple benefits (social, economic, cultural etc.) of a coordinated land use protection strategy on the beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay. This tour will showcase the on the local, regional and indeed national impacts of this effort and touch on areas of the township dedicated to fruit production, environmental protection, passive and active recreation, and the growth of the wine industry and associated tourism.
A River Reborn: Building a Prosperous Community through Dam Removal and Ecological Restoration
Join the Grand Traverse Conservation District for an exploration of the Boardman River Dam Removal Process. Participants will board a bus at the Park Place Hotel to travel to the Boardman River Nature Center where they will receive a multi-media presentation on the largest dam removal project in Michigan History. The session will include an examination of the unique, multi-sector collaborative process that was used to build community investment, raise over $4.5 million and manage the first of three dam removal projects to successful completion—on time, and on budget. The session will conclude with a ~3 mile flat-water paddle from the Nature Center to Traverse City proper, within a short walk of the Park Place hotel. Canoes, paddles and life preservers will be provided
Michigan Partnerships Gone Wild
Program demonstrations of DNR’s Recreation 101: Great Lakes Fishing in the West Grand Traverse Bay paired with “Catch & Cook” and “Gourmet Gone Wild” sessions including a chef-prepared meal, and finishing with DNR partnerships with the Michigan Grape and Wine Council and Michigan Culinary Alliance.
Pathways to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Superintendent Dusty Shultz and Deputy Tom Ulrich will provide a behind the scenes orientation to the park. We will go into the park to experience the spectacular scenery and learn about the globally significant perched dune landscape, past and present recreational uses, and efforts to balance public access with protecting natural and cultural resources. Participants will have an option to bike the new Heritage Trail with NPS planner Barbara Jameson. We will learn about the history behind the Crystal River acquisition and working with local and national land trust to protect its ecologically important natural lands and resources.
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-6659 FAX
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bamboo Family Tree - Newly published research
10th WBC Korea Technical Committee Formed
New Website Design
World Bamboo Day 2013
New Honorary Council Member - Fu Jinhe
IN OTHER NEWS
AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
October 10 through 13, 2013:
The 2013 American Bamboo Society Annual Conference
will be held at Mounts Botanical Garden [http://www.mounts.org/] in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Simon Velez, Marcellos Villegas and other great bambuseros will be there!
Stay tuned for more info: [http://www.bamboo.org]
Bamboo Family Tree - Newly published research [http://www2.isu.edu/headlines/?p=4402]
Idaho State University researcher Kelchner helps solve 5,000-year-old mystery: team deciphers the Bamboo family tree
For more than 5,000 years, people have studied bamboo: its uses, growth forms, unusual flowering cycles, and its relationship to other plant groups. Until now, the relationships among the major lineages of bamboos, called "tribes," were not known with any certainty. But a new paper in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals the ancient story of bamboo using DNA analysis and provides the most convincing evidence to date of their long evolutionary history.
The paper titled, "Higher level phylogenetic relationships within the bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) based on five plastid markers," is authored by Idaho State University's Scot Kelchner, associate professor of systematics and evolution in the ISU Department of Biological Sciences, and an international research team called the Bamboo Phylogeny Group [http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/research/bamboo/].
Although most Americans are relatively unfamiliar with bamboos, it is difficult to overstate their importance to the livelihood and economies of tropical nations around the world. In developing countries, bamboo stalks provide the principal building materials for homes, tools, and a myriad of useful everyday objects like baskets, fences and cooking implements. Bamboos also play a critical role in the world's endangered tropical ecosystems, particularly in mountain habitats and cloud forests where species diversity is high. Culturally, they are of central importance to the history, art and philosophy of China, India, Japan, and much of Southeast Asia.
The newly published paper represents a major contribution by ISU to the knowledge of such an important plant group, one of long-standing interest and value to many of the world's peoples.
The Bamboo Phylogeny Group (BPG) was formed in 2005 by Kelchner and his colleague professor Lynn Clark [WBO Honorary Council member] at Iowa State University to tackle persistent questions about bamboo evolution. The collaborative research venture now includes nearly 30 researchers in 12 countries.
Kelchner arrived at ISU in 2004 with a history of bamboo research and a new opportunity to finally address his questions about the evolution of these fascinating grasses. ISU has since become a major contributor to world bamboo research, despite the state having a climate so harsh that few bamboos can survive (none are native to the region). But Idaho made a suitable place to head up the data accumulation and analysis parts of the project.
Leaf material used for DNA analysis was collected by members and sent from far-flung regions of the globe including Indonesia, Brazil, India, China, and Africa. Once those tissues arrived at ISU, Kelchner and his doctoral student Amanda Fisher went to work, providing nearly half of the DNA sequences and all of the extensive computational analyses used in the study.
With careful methodology, the comparison of DNA from different species can reveal a "family tree" of relationships called a phylogeny. For bamboos, this phylogeny can be viewed as a road map to their evolutionary history. With additional data, the phylogeny can also help researchers determine when and where bamboos originated, what changes happened to bamboo bodies over time, and how bamboos could have spread across the tropical and subtropical areas of Earth.
Two critical components of the study were assisted by ISU's Molecular Research Core Facility, and Dr. Michael Thomas's EGG bioinformatics group on campus. The Core Facilty helped with DNA sequencing, and bioinformaticist Dr. Luobin Yang was essential in getting Kelchner's database for the project up and running.
Samples from Madagascar species were particularly hard to get, and the new publication is the first to include this group of bamboos in its analysis. That means the article presents the first-ever complete family tree of bamboo relationships at the tribal level.
The phylogeny contains several carefully tested surprises. New or unexpected relationships are observed that require an alteration in scientific names for many bamboo groups. A formal accompanying paper authored by the BPG does just that, creating a valid scientific reference for the new bamboo names used worldwide for these plants.
For the first time in centuries, the new classification should stabilize scientific names at higher taxonomic levels in bamboos. It was principally for this reason that the National Science Foundation funded the grant that allowed Kelchner and Clark to form the BPG and conduct the work.
This diverse group of woody grasses is native to five continents and consists of about 1,400 species. More than 40 percent of those species occur in South and Central America, a fact that tends to surprise most of us in the United States who think of bamboo as growing mainly in China and Japan.
For more information, visit the website of the Kelchner Lab at [http://www.isu.edu/~kelchner/Kelchner_Lab/Bamboo.html.]
The journal story can also be viewed at [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790313000626.]
10th WBC Korea Technical Committee Formed
WBO is proud to announce the formation of the 10th World Bamboo Congress Techical Committee. This Committee is charged with setting the scientific and technical concepts and topics for the 10th WBC, announcing the Call for Papers, reviewing and selecting the papers for oral presentation, and preparing the publishing of the WBC Proceedings. Nirmala Chongtham (India) and Jean-Luc Kouyoumji (France) will serve as CoChairs of the 10th WBC Technical Committee. The Committee is comprised of some of the most respected and progressive bamboo researchers from around the world, including Dr. Park Choong-Nyeon from Chonnam National University, South Korea, who serves on the Technical Committee on behalf of the National Organizing Committee. The first meeting of the Technical Committee with the Damyang National Organizing Committee will take place during the the Bamboo Festival in Damyang, South Korea, 3-5 May 2013. Also joining Nirmala and Jean-Luc for this initial meeting is Technical Committee member Lin Yayin (Taiwan). We look forward to this great collaboration.
The theme of the 10th WBC is "Bamboo for a Greener Future". For more information, for now you can read here: [http://worldbamboo.net/world-bamboo-congress/the-10th-world-bamboo-congress/]
The WBC website will begin to take on information to be viewed after 1 June. [http://www.worldbamboocongress.org]
Stay tuned for the Call for Papers at the end of June.
Many thanks in advance to the Techical Committee for their participation, contributions and valuable time!
New Website Design [http://www.worldbamboo.net]
If you have not yet looked, please do go see our new website:
Thanks again to Watershed Media [http://www.watershedmedia.com], our friends who have made us look good for years now (Karl, I think it is 9 years!) have done it again with a fresh new re-design and easy navigation. The site is more active now, with 3 boxes on the home page which will change out featured stories. For the new launch, we have featured the news of our new corporate sponsorship with Saks Brands [http://www.sakroots.com] , [http://www.sakroots.com] the announcement of the 10th WBC Korea [http://www.worldbamboocongress.org], and the background of Technical Committee Chair Dr. Nirmala Chongtham [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org].
All the information that has been posted over the years is still there, easily found, as well as links to the WBC Proceedings, PayPal link for donations and the Events page.
Take a look!
If you are interested to become a Corporate Sponsor, which gives your company logo & link high-visibility to our extensive global network, see here:
As always, we appreciate your continued support ; thank you!
World Bamboo Day 2013 [http://www.worldbambooday.org]
OK everyone! It is time to start planning World Bamboo Day celebrations!
The week of 18 SEPTEMBER..........
What will you do? How can you help? It is a great opportunity to show the world the potentials of bamboo! Check our website [http://www.worldbambooday.org] in the coming months to see what is going on!
Send us your event announcement and we will post it on the website.
New Honorary Council Member - Fu Jinhe
Beginning in the 1990's, the early formation of WBO included collaboration with the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan [http://www.inbar.int] in our efforts to unite bamboo science, culture and exchange.
I.V. Ramanuja Rao, who is Programme Director of INBAR's Livelihood and Economic Development Programme, was instrumental in the formal organization of WBO ten years ago, and INBAR Director General Coosje Hoogendoorn has served on the Honorary Council for the past few years.
WBO is happy to announce that Dr. Fu Jinhe, Senior Program Officer of INBAR's Trade Development Programme, joins our Honorary Council. The Honorary Council [http://worldbamboo.net/about/board-of-directors/]is a group of distinguished researchers, business owners, architects, policy makers, etc who show dedication and commitment to bamboo as a vital resource. The HC acts as advisors to the administration of WBO and its goals & objectives. It is a volunteer organization, and there are no funds distributed to HC members. The WBO is funded solely through corporate sponsorships. It is a NGO with United States tax exemption status as a U.S. 501-c6 corporation.
Jinhe's face is very familiar to those of us who travel to bamboo events and tours, as he has been very active with INBAR, as well as the American Bamboo Society and European Bamboo Societies. He is staying quite busy organizing INBAR's China study tours, as well as recent projects in Ethiopia. Welcome, Jinhe!
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Invitation to Attend and Participate
We cordially invite your attendance and
participation in the 32nd SFTIC meeting on
the shores of Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC.
The meeting will take place June 10‐13, 2013.
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Clemson, SC 29634-0310
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