This is final call to SILVA NETWORK - IUFRO organized meeting:
"FOREST SCIENCE EDUCATION:
Forests for university education: examples and experiences"
to be held in Prague in June 26th -28th, 2017.
Please send by E-mail an abstract of up to 300 words to M. Ziesak (martin.ziesak(a)bfh.ch) till May 31st, 2017.
WG6.09 "Forest Education" coordinator
PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)
00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
p. 040 56 33 509<tel:040%2056%2033%20509> tai (02941 57972<tel:%2802941%2057972>)
Department of Forest Sciences
P. O. Box 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 40 56 33 509<tel:%2B358%2040%2056%2033%20509> (+358 2941 57972<tel:%28%2B358%202941%2057972>)
Metsätieteiden laitos vuodesta 2010
Department of Forest Sciences since 2010
The deadline for Early Bird registration is approaching! This offer ends 1st June. Don't forget to register in time at
The IUFRO Congress Organizing Team
FVA Baden-Württemberg | Wonnhaldestr. 4 | D-79100 Freiburg
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From: Sheila Ward < <mailto:email@example.com> mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2017-05-21 16:45 GMT+02:00
Reactivation of the International Society of Tropical Foresters
Dear International Foresters:
We are reactivating the International Society of Tropical Foresters which has been dormant for the last five years. The first step is to rebuild the list of people interested in ISTF. If you would like to connect with us, please send the following information to Teija Reyes reyesteija(a)gmail.com or Sheila Ward mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com:
First and last name
Web page (if any)
Country of origin
Country of residence
Organization or institution
Short description of areas of expertise (25 words or less)
Countries of professional experience
At present, we have three sources of information for International Tropical Foresters.
1) Blair Orr at Michigan Technical University has kindly continued the ISTF newsletter as a newsletter for the Society of American Foresters International Forestry Working Group, and is still sending it to the old ISTF mailing list. This newsletter can be downloaded at: http://www.orrforest.net/saf/
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, please send your email address to Teija Reyes reyesteija(a)gmail.com or Sheila Ward mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com and they will send it on to Blair.
2) The old ISTF web page can be still be found at http://www.istf-bethesda.org/
3) You can join the ISTF facebook group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2262122534/
We hope to have your participation in the new ISTF! Please forward this to others.
Teija Reyes and Sheila Ward
Mark your calendars for the international conference on
Managing eucalypt plantations under global changes; Montpellier, France;
17-21 September 2018
Eucalypt plantations cover approximately 20 million hectares worldwide and
are expanding rapidly to provide the raw material for wood, paper, and
biofuel products as well as large amounts of firewood and charcoal for
domestic uses. Breeding programs and silvicultural practices must be
revisited to face the ongoing global changes.
As in previous IUFRO meetings (Bordeaux 1990, Hobart 1995, Salvador 1997,
Valdivia 2001, Aveiro 2004, Durban 2007, Porto Seguro 2011, Nanning 2015),
this conference will be a great opportunity for scientists and managers of
forest plantations to present the recent advances in silviculture and
genetics and to improve our understanding of the response of eucalypts to
biotic and abiotic stresses. The ecosystem services influenced by eucalypt
monocultures and mixed-species plantations with eucalypt trees will be
Details at: https://eucalyptus2018.cirad.fr/
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Montpellier next year!
Jean-Paul Laclau, jean-paul.laclau(a)cirad.fr
Cirad, UMR Eco&Sols
posted by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
From: Georg Winkel
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 3:00 PM
Subject: PhD course on international forest policy in Umea - please
distribute widely - sorry for cross-posting
We are inviting for applications for a one week PhD student course on
international forest policy in September/October (the lecture period is
September 11 15 in Umea).
Please find attached a short description of the course. The main aim is to
provide an understanding of international forest policy on global as well as
European level from a broad social science perspective. The course is
relevant for PhD students from different disciplines, welcoming students not
only from forest and core social sciences.
The course is organized by the Department of Forest Economics, Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences, and the North European Regional Office
of the European Forest Institute, EFINORD, in collaboration with the Centre
for Environmental and Resource Economics, CERE, the Scandinavian Society of
Forest Economics, SSFE, and the University of Copenhagen.
Deadline for application is July 10th.
Further information can be found at
It would be great if you could forward the course flyer into your networks,
and could approach potentially interested students.
Many thanks and best wishes
Maria, Göran and Georg
Dr Georg Winkel
Head of Mission & Resilience Programme
European Forest Institute Bonn Office
Interim address: European Forest Institute (EFI)
c/o AUSTRIAN POST International Deutschland GmbH
Heinemannstr. 11 - 13
53175 Bonn, Germany
our editorial team has developed the below, revised aims & scope for our journal (see also https://www.journals.elsevier.com/forest-policy-and-economics ).
As an innovation they now include and invite different kinds of short commentary articles.
With these short, peer-reviewed, and fully citable commentary articles we aim to substantially intensify academic debate. They enable science-based, concise and quick responses by authors to recent developments in the field and guarantee a timely reply by the editors.
We want to encourage you to submit such commentary manuscripts from now onwards. In addition, please feel free to spread the word in your networks.
We are looking forward to intensified academic debates through your commentaries as well as your - research articles, - literature reviews, or - special issue contributions to Forest Policy and Economics.
With best regards,
Editor in Chief, Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier)
Revised Aims & Scope:
Forest Policy and Economics is a leading scientific journal that publishes peer-reviewed policy and economics research relating to forests, forested landscapes, forest-related industries, and other forest-relevant land uses. It also welcomes contributions from other social sciences and humanities perspectives that make clear theoretical, conceptual and methodological contributions to the existing state-of-the-art literature on forests and related land use systems. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, sociology, anthropology, human geography, history, jurisprudence, planning, development studies, and psychology research on forests. Forest Policy and Economics is global in scope and publishes multiple article types of high scientific standard. Acceptance for publication is subject to a double-blind peer-review process.
The journal publishes the following, peer-reviewed, citable article types:
* Research articles are full-length original scientific publications based on clearly defined methods and adequate data
* Review articles provide a systematic, analytical overview of a specific field of scientific literature based on the analysis of existing international publications
* Special Issues consist of a collection of articles resulting from previous scientific exchange among a group of writers. Contributions to Special Issues are invited by the Guest Editor(s). Potential Guest Editors are invited to submit brief proposals for Special Issues, including envisaged contributions, to any of our Editors at any time.
* Commentaries are science-based, peer-reviewed, short communications (approx. 1000-3000 words) formulated as one of the following types:
* Science Critiques: Critically discuss previous research published in our journal or in other high-impact outlets with direct relevance to our aims and scope. Critiques ideally address other authors' theories, hypotheses, methodologies, or conclusions, or a mix thereof, in a critical and straightforward yet constructive manner. Authors embed their line of reasoning into current scientific literature; critiques are not based on opinion. Through Science Critiques, authors quickly advance scholarly debate.
* Research Trends: These articles identify emerging empirical phenomena and issues of importance that should be addressed by future research. Ideally, such contributions propose research agendas, raise analytical research questions, and propose methods for the future study of the phenomenon. The commentaries should be embedded in existing scientific knowledge and related literature.
* Policy Forum: These are short commentary pieces on contemporary, internationally relevant forest or forest-related policy issues that enable researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to make timely contributions to policy debates. Contributions are based on research, expert analysis, literature review, or practitioner reflections regarding concrete policy issues. Pure opinion pieces will not be considered. Forum articles should be written in an accessible style and supported by real world examples and/or referenced scientific evidence.
Senior Researcher and Head of Working Group International Forest Policy
Chair Group of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy, University of Goettingen
37077 Goettingen / Germany
Tel. +49 551 39 33726
Editor in Chief, Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier)
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