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Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. März 2021 00:04
Betreff: Join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics
You are invited to join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics, at https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ We are focusing the unit on the discovery, curation, and use of legacy tropical forest datasets.
Much legacy data for tropical forests, including inventory and plot data, are in danger of being lost. Many tropical forest projects over the years have generated data, but the information is scattered among different institutions and people, some still only on paper, some digitized but in older formats.
These legacy datasets are invaluable for understanding how tropical forests change through time, including the cumulative impacts of land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity. change in land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage. Many of the forests represented in historical datasets no longer exist, so these data are the only record of the natural vegetation of the area.
There is also a need to develop a set of standard descriptive metadata, or a metadata scheme, for describing these datasets. This would assist not only with recovering and describing old data sets, but also ensure that future datasets can be consistently described and that their loss can be avoided in the future.
The first step is to review datasets referred to in older meta databases (e.g., ATROFI-UK and TROPIS) to determine if they are still available, and if they are in need of updated electronic curation. We are also reaching out via electronic media and networks, to find additional legacy tropical datasets and information on these studies. The next steps will be to develop an updated metadatabase regarding these datasets, develop with stakeholders policy on ownership and appropriate use, seek funding, and electronically curate such datasets.
We invite your participation in the e-list to discuss these and related topics.
IUFRO 4.02.01 Coordination Team
Please find below the announcement of the upcoming NEW High Level Conference dedicated to the New European Bauhaus on 8 April, 2021. Please feel free to register and share widely with those who might be interested in promoting the Wood in Construction!
The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
wood4bauhaus Virtual Conference Thursday 8 April 2021
Keynote address to be given by top adviser to EU Commission President
"A mastermind of the Bauhaus"
In her call for a New European Bauhaus<https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en> movement, EC President Ursula von der Leyen has proposed that wood can play a key role in transforming the built environment into a carbon sink. Central to her thinking is Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, who has recently been named as an ambassador for the New European Bauhaus High-level Roundtable<https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/about/high-level-roundtable_en> and who will deliver the keynote address of the first conference of the Wood4Bauhaus Alliance.
Welcoming the President's inspirational new initiative, the European wood-based sector launched the Wood Sector Alliance for the New European Bauhaus (Wood4Bauhaus.eu) to establish an open platform of stakeholders. This newly established sectoral alliance is initiated by several umbrella organisations: the InnovaWood EU network for wood research, innovation and education, the European Wood-Based Panel Federation (EPF), the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS). It has also the support of the Horizon 2020 project consortia BASAJAUN and WoodCircus.
wood4bauhaus.eu<http://www.wood4bauhaus.eu> intends to become an active Partner of the New European Bauhaus and, as a first initiative, will hold on 8 April 2021 a Virtual Conference on how the wood sector can contribute to the new Bauhaus.
Wood is an extremely versatile natural material and a circular material par excellence. Long-life products using wood can store carbon for decades or even centuries in buildings and living spaces. The conference aims to raise awareness of the transformative power of the Circular Economy, put a spotlight on the versatility of innovative wood-based products and building systems, and propose dedicated co-creation partnerships with the wood sector for the New European Bauhaus.
As highlighted by Mr Clive Pinnington, EPF Managing Director: "Wood and wood-based panel products are natural, sustainable and climate positive. They offer multiple benefits including energy efficient construction and innovative furniture materials and are therefore a perfect fit for the objectives of the New European Bauhaus".
In the words of Mr Paul Brannen, Head of Public Affairs for CEI-Bois & EOS and a former MEP: "We are delighted that Professor Schellnhuber, one of the brains behind the new Bauhaus, has agreed to address our conference which will highlight the key role wood can play in tackling climate change, providing affordable housing and bringing beauty into our built environment".
Dr Uwe Kies, Secretary-General of InnovaWood, underlines: "The New European Bauhaus is a great opportunity for companies, researchers and students in the wood sector to become part of this transformative movement. Joining our forces and knowledge we can co-create climate-friendly solutions and literally build a more sustainable future for our cities and rural areas. We welcome all who wish to take this first step with us".
Mr Tom Deleu, General Secretary of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) pointed out: "The alliance will demonstrate that more building and renovation with wood will contribute to the EU's ambition to turn the building sector into a carbon sink. It will also be demonstrated with plenty of examples that climate friendly and energy-efficient buildings can be attractive and comfortable and, the sector can also be a driver for quality jobs in rural areas."
Speakers include architects, designers, industry representatives, researchers and policymakers. For more information, the complete programme of the conference and registration please visit the conference website: wood4bauhaus.eu<http://www.Wood4Bauhaus.eu>
Brussels, 11 March 2021
(c) 2021 Wood Sector Alliance for the New European Bauhaus
Contact: info(a)wood4bauhaus.eu<mailto:email@example.com> | Web: wood4bauhaus.eu<http://www.Wood4Bauhaus.eu>
 State of the Union Address 2020, 16/09/2020<https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/soteu_2020_en.pdf>
Dear IUFRO D5 colleagues, belated New Year Greetings!
This is to inform you that the IUFRO D5.1 "Wood and Fiber Quality" is sponsoring an special issue of Forests "Nondestructive Evaluation of Forest Biomaterials: A Global Perspective" (Guest Editor: Dr. Robert Ross).
This Special Issue is focused on the nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, forest products, and timber structures. It will include papers on nondestructive evaluation that will provide a historical perspective and review of fundamental principles. Papers, prepared by internationally recognized technical authorities, that summarize the state-of-the-art in the application of these principles and current research activities from around the world will be included.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2021.
To submit a manuscript, please check:
Xiping Wang, Coordinator
IUFRO D5.01 Wood and Fiber Quality
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Gesendet: Montag, 01. März 2021 13:02
Betreff: Dissemination of Special issue sponsored by IUFRO
Special Issue "Non-Wood Forest Products Management: Inventory, Planning, Governance, Marketing and Trade"
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO Units 4.04.04-Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling and 5.11.00-Non-Wood Forest Products and the IUFRO Task Force on Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products) as well as the 19th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR 2021) are sponsoring this Special Issue of Forests (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests).
We welcome the submission of manuscripts for publication in this Forests special issue (SI). There are a myriad of opportunities to unlock the full potential of NWFPs, such as creating new knowledge and tools to optimize the sustainable provision and profitability of NWFPs, fostering the development of market conditions for NWFPs, and developing economic and governance strategies for the better management of wild forest products-particularly in low-income countries. Thus, this SI aims at contributing to the dissemination of research endeavors involving the development of models, methods, processes, and decision support tools to address the inventory, planning, harvesting, governance, certification, marketing, and trade of NWFPs. This will be influential to strengthen the NWFP knowledge base and of research strategies to support the full encapsulation of NWFPs in the framework of the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Papers submitted for publication in this Special Issue will undergo a rigorous peer review process with the aim of prompt and wide dissemination of research results and applications.
More information at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/non-wood_forest_products
Emin Baskent, Jose Borges, James Chamberlain, Davide Pettenela, Carsten Smith-Hall, Yu Wei
José G. Borges
Coordinator of the Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon
Coordinator of EMMC Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)
Coordinator of IUFRO Group Sustainable forest management scheduling