I'm pleased to announce that IUFRO Division 5 is co-organising several sessions during the next world conference, including:
B2d Wood and tree-ring studies of forest adaptation to climate change; implications for wood production
B5a Climate change, environment and conservation: challenges from the analysis of tree rings
B5b Small-scale sustainable energy alternatives for developing countries
C1a Managing forest ecosystem resilience and biological and social diversity for future forest products
C2c Towards Sustainable Development of the Global Teak Sector in a Changing World
C3b Digital transformation in wood industry
C3i Tools for tropical wood identification against illegal logging
C4f Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management for Non-wood Forest Products
C5a Characterizing Properties of Plantation Wood for Optimal Value
C5b Extraction, purification, characterization and use of hemicelluloses from wood
C5c Innovative Utilization of Bamboo and Rattan Resources
C5d New Methods and Applications of Timber Identification
C5e Progress in wood disintegration technologies
C5f Quality requirements of forest biomass for biorefinery
C5g Quantifying and forecasting market specific forest products in the forestry wood chain
C5h Research and industrial use of wood bio-based (formaldehyde free) adhesives: raw material and introduction to the wood-based industry
C5i Sustainable Use of Non-timber Products and Conservation of Semi-Arid and Savanna
C5j The use of forest and mill residues for advanced bioenergy/biofuels production
C6a The role of forests and trees in the nature-based solutions discourse
C8c The Bioeconomy and Non-Wood Forest Products
C9c Resource efficiency of wood-based products and manufacturing
C9d Societal perceptions, new products, markets , and business models of the circular forest bioeconomy
C9e Traditional, emerging and new forest products in a bioeconomy - advances and applications in modelling the market
potentials and sectoral impacts
D4c Valuation Issues for Wood and Nonwood Forest Products to Balance Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Managed Forests
D5b Innovative wood protection and insect pest control strategies to mitigate climate change by conferring long-term carbon storage in wood especially in the tropics and warm temperate climes
F8a Wood and Forest Culture: Addressing a Sustainable Future
There is a huge number of other topics (almost 200 technical sessions) which might suit to your research. Please find the Call for Abstracts, brief description of the technical sessions, and registration in the following link:
You need to register to be able to submit an abstract and this is free of charge.
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 December 2018.
Once your abstract is accepted for presentation (announcement will be made on 28 February 2019), early registration for presenter and payment deadline is 31 May 2019.
Scientist Assistance Programme (SAP) is for supporting scientists from economically disadvantaged countries whose age below 46 years old. SAP registration will be started from 1 March 2019. Further information on this grant will be found at:
Young scientists are encouraged to apply!!
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Division 5 coordinator
Member of CSC
Ph.D., Research Manager
Forest products and biorefinery
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Phone +358 29 532 2340
Mob +358 50 391230
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) comprises the state research institutes MTT Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, and the statistical services of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
I would like to invite you to the Symposium “Change – From tradition to
Innovation” at the 7th World Wood Day March 21 to 23 2019 in Stuebing
and Graz, Austria. The World Wood Day is a unique event – combining a
scientific symposium, artists, handicrafts and musicians. Have a look at
the different projects – like: design, wood carving, wood turning,
furniture making, reconstruction of a historical mill, folk art, etc.
The Symposium is supported by IUFRO, IAWS and IAWA. Please find the
invitation attached and more information at www.worldwoodday.org
I would be happy to welcome you in Austria
Michael Grabner (local organizer)
Dr. Michael Grabner
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe
Konrad Lorenz Straße 24
I would like to inform you that SETAC Helsinki meeting scientific committee has granted us a (block of) session(s) on LCA of wood and wood based products. The call for abstracts is now open.
Time & Place: 26-30.5.2018, Helsinki
Abstract submission closes: 28.11.2018 (https://helsinki.setac.org/ )
No full paper if needed, an abstract or an extended (2 pages) abstract is ok, depending on intended type of presentation. Note that before submitting your abstract you have to register as a guest member (free) or full member (with fee). 24 hours processing time may needed.
SETAC is a not-for-profit professional international organization dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. See www.setac.org<http://www.setac.org> .
The annual meeting has seven main tracks, one for Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting. We have been honored to have a session included in the LCA track (number 5) with title: Environmental footprints of wood and wood based products. The session may consist on several blocks, depending on the success of the call.
We will welcome any LCA study over forest-wood value chain to the session. In our knowledge this is the first wood products related session in an international LCA conference.
Session: Environmental footprints of wood and wood based products
Under track 5. Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting
Chair: Tarmo Räty (tarmo.raty(a)luke.fi<mailto:email@example.com>)
Co-chairs: Lauri Linkosalmi (lauri.linkosalmi(a)storaenso.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>), Lars G.F. Tellnes (lars(a)ostfoldforskning.no<mailto:email@example.com>)
The rise of the bioeconomy is challenging the society to facilitate production with better environmental performance as well as solid and evidence-based policy making. European Commission adopted already in 2012 the strategy "Innovating for sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe", and bio-based products represent one of the three pillars of bioeconomy, along with two other pillars food&feed and bioenergy.
Wood and other forestry-based materials provide a strong base for new industries of bio-based products. Evolving technologies allow innovative new wood products entering the markets, in many cases replacing established production.
The environmental impacts of wood-based products are a combination of forest management procedures such as seedling production and tilling as well as wood processing. Advanced LCA methods are needed to ensure the environmental sustainability of this growing branch of bioeconomy. The dynamics of carbon dioxide in forestry and wood processing all the way to the use phase is important to cover, as well as water footprint of forestry. Environmental performance of innovative processes for nanocellulose preparation, hemicellulose modification, products for textile industry and extraction of side streams, to name a few, should be studied in detail.
LCA serves as a useful information source in eco-design processes of new products and business, but considerable shortcomings in available inventories and impact assessments still prevail. The session of Environmental footprints of wood and wood based products discusses on environmental problems related to: modelling wood material and its spatial variability, management of the forest-wood value chain's environmental performance and biodiversity, assessment of modified wood and new innovations of wood based materials and environmental communication within wood based industry. Also case studies on new wood-based products and implementations in business are welcome.
Tarmo Räty (Chair) and Co-Chairs Lauri Linkosalmi and Lars G.F. Tellnes
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Phone +358 29 532 5184
Luke promotes bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources.<https://www.luke.fi/en/research/natural-resources-economy-in-the-society/>