We have recently published a new book, entitled The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests (London: Routledge/Earthscan, 2017)---which you might want to highlight in your next issue. This book is a collection of classics in the field of gender and forests and is available free to developing country individuals from the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia, Lima, Peru, and Nairobi, Kenya. You can contact Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (b.basnett(a)cgiar.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) to arrange for a copy. It can also be purchased by those in the global North from Amazon or https://www.routledge.com/The-Earthscan-Reader-on-Gender-and-Forests/Colfer…
The book’s sister publication, published in 2016, Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues (London: Routledge/Earthscan, 2016), is now available free on CIFOR’s website (http://www.cifor.org/library/6077/gender-and-forests-climate-change-tenure-…). This collection highlights recent work on the topics mentioned in the title, from tropical countries around the world.
We expect these books to be of use to those striving to enhance our understanding of women’s involvement in forests, as well as those working with women in such places to enhance biodiversity and improve quality of life for all.
Carol J. Pierce Colfer, PhD, MPH
Visiting Scholar, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University
Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research
Address: 21 Etna Lane, PO Box 280, Etna, NY 13062-0280
Phone: 1-607-291-4058 (cell: 1-607-379-9977)
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IUFRO NEWS 7, 2017
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International Conference on Forest Landscape Restoration under Global Change
The "International Conference on Forest Landscape Restoration under Global Change: Synthesizing and Sharing Globally Available Forest-Related Scientific Knowledge" was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June 2017 to review and discuss how to implement large-scale forest landscape restoration (FLR) on the ground. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26541>…
7th Forest Science Symposium: "Research Underpinning the Sustainability of a Diverse Forestry Sector"
The 7th Forest Science Symposium "Research Underpinning the Sustainability of a Diverse Forestry Sector" was held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on 18-20 July. It was organized by the Institute of Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Government of South Africa and IUFRO. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26540>…
Molecular Biology of Forest Trees
The 2017 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference was held in Concepción Chile from June 4-9, 2017. The meeting showcased current and emerging applications in forest biotechnology. It illustrated, among other things, applications of CRISPR/CAS9 in forest trees. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26539>…
Global Scientific Assessment on Forests and Water off to a Good Start
Following the successful scoping meeting in March 2017 in Rome, Italy, the GFEP coordination team invited internationally recognized scientific experts to join the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Water. Thus, the first panel meeting was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, from 26-29 June 2017. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26538>…
AForGeN 2017 - Genetic Resources of High Mountain Forests
This year's AForGeN meeting was organized in the Italian Dolomites, in Val Canali, Trentino, on 15-17 June. Fifteen scientific reports were presented in the sessions on the topics of transcriptome sequencing, exome capture, epigenetics and genomics of local adaptation in alpine forest trees. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26544>…
Invasive Forest Pathogens and Implications for Biology and Policy
International trade of plant material is increasing the risks to forest health worldwide. The current situation of both well-understood and emerging pathogens causing disease on foliage, shoot and stems, which threaten forest stands and nurseries, was therefore a prominent issue at the meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada, on 7-11 May 2017. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26545>…
Forest Management Models, Methods and Decision Support Systems - the SuFoRun Perspective
This international seminar took place in Pennsylvania, USA, on 19-20 January 2017 and focused on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems available at SuFoRun institutions that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26546>…
Promoting Green Jobs in the Forest Sector
On 27-28 June 2017, FOREST EUROPE, UNECE and FAO jointly organized a workshop on "Promoting Green Jobs in the Forest Sector" in Bratislava, Slovakia. There were nearly 70 participants from 18 European countries. IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck was invited as a moderator. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26547>…
Mondi and IUFRO Collaborate on Sustainable Business Strategies
Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, and IUFRO will co-host an open "Science meets Business" dialogue at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress this September in Freiburg, Germany. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26549>…
Two New Working Parties in IUFRO Division 7 Forest Health
New Working Parties on Ground-level Ozone and Nitrogen and Sulfur Deposition, respectively, have been newly established in IUFRO Division 7. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26550>…
Implementing Forest Landscape Restoration: A Practitioner's Guide
IUFRO launched a Practitioner's Guide to assist facilitators and coordinators of FLR initiatives at national, subnational (landscape) and local levels in implementing FLR on the ground during a major international FLR knowledge-sharing conference in Puerto Rico in early June 2017. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26536>…
Understanding the Roles of Forests and Trees for Food Security and Nutrition
On 27 June 2017 the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) - the science-policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) - launched a report on "Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition". The report includes findings of the IUFRO Global Forest Expert Panel on Forest and Food Security. More<http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=6518#c26535>…
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