Dear IUFRO Division 6 colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to send you the 2nd issue of our Division Newsletter, with some updates on what is happening in our Division. You can also get to know one of our Deputy Division Coordinators, Taylor Stein.
In the newsletter you’ll also find information about the first event in our new Division webinar series, on the topic of forests, urban nature, and public space during the current pandemic. The webinar will present interesting studies from across the globe on the important role of urban nature and urban forests during the Covid19 pandemic. This event will take place on Friday March 19th, from 14 to 15 hrs Central European Time. To secure your place (as seats will be limited to 100 participants), register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf-2urj8jG9L_-UHESASaEfXV4ezEd9…. (Registration is required for this event.)
As always, you are encouraged to send us your contributions for the newsletter (brief reports and articles, news about events and publications, etc.). The next issue will be compiled in May.
Cecil and Purabi
(Cecil Konijnendijk, Coordinator of IUFRO Division 6)
(Purabi Bose, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Division 6 and Newsletter Editor)
From: International Society of Tropical Foresters <istf(a)yale.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> >
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:35:20 +0000
Subject: Invitation to attend the 2021 virtual ISTF conference
We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the 27thannual International Society of Tropical Foresters conference. The deadline for submissions to has been extended until FRIDAY, January 22. Submit your abstracts for breakout sessions, posters, flash talks, and applications for the ISTF Innovation Prize. This year’s theme will be “Timelines and Critical Junctures: Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for Change”.
The Yale ISTF Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of tropical forest studies at the Yale School of the Environment, formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The ISTF conference has been hosted at Yale for 26 years and addresses a range of socio-ecological issues across the tropics. The 2021 conference will bring together an international community of academics, practitioners, activists, policy makers, artists, journalists and community leaders to re-examine crises as moments of learning and opportunities to set forth on new trajectories. Seizing these moments requires us to reflect on the interconnected nature of society, economy and the environment while motivating efforts to mitigate future events in light of our past successes and failures.
While the conference will unfortunately not be held in-person as per tradition, we hope that the online format will allow wider access and participation from attendees around the world, especially for participants and speakers that have historically faced difficulties with travel to the United States. Its virtual format will also allow us to offer subtitles in Spanish via Zoom's software.
Register and submit you abstracts at our 2021 conference website:
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See you there!
Yale ISTF 2021 Team