From: Dr. Ernest Foli <mailto:[mailto:email@example.com]>
Subject: Input to the 2019 GSDR
We are writing to request your input to the 2019 Global Sustainable
Development Report (GSDR). The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations' Member
States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to
strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based
instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and
The GSDR is being drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS),
supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies. Profiles of the 15 IGS
members are found here:
As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a diverse
group of scientific and non-scientific communities, from all over the world,
in the form of publications supported by short abstracts or descriptions of
case studies. Currently, we are requesting contributions in four major
(1) interactions among SDGs and their targets,
(2) transformation pathways towards sustainable development;
(3) looking beyond the SDGs (major issues identified by research which are
not explicitly taken into account in the SDGs), and
(4) the role of science for sustainable development. Contributions will be
acknowledged in the GSDR.
If you are interested in contributing to this important exercise, please
follow the below link to a questionnaire.
With many thanks and kind regards,
Ernest Foli, PhD.
Member of the Independent Group of Scientists
Von: Gustavo Balmelli
Gesendet: Freitag, 20. Oktober 2017 15:04
Betreff: [IUFRO RG 7.03 FORENT] News of the upcoming IUFRO meeting in
Uruguay (March 2018)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Time flies and we are just 5 months away from our WG meeting!!!!
On reply to many queries, we are pleased to inform you that abstract
submission deadline for the First IUFRO WP 7.02.13 meeting "Improving Forest
Health in Commercial Plantations", that will be held in Punta del Este
(Uruguay) next March, has been extended until the 30th of November!
Please visit our website ( <http://www.iufro2018puntadeleste.org/>
www.iufro2018puntadeleste.org) for additional information about this
exciting scientific event; you will undoubtedly discover many reasons to
attend this meeting.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Punta del Este for an unforgettable
With kind regards,
Dr. Gustavo Balmelli
Leader of the Organizing Committee
Ing. Agr. MSc. PhD. Gustavo Balmelli
Tel.: ++598 463 22407 int 1389
Ruta 5, Km. 386. Tacuarembó
Von: Ayco Tack
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017 10:57
Betreff: [IUFRO RG 7.03 FORENT] PhD-position at Stockholm University on
Climate, Insect life-history & Food webs
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-student to join our new research
project on the interactions between climate, insect life-history (voltinism)
and food webs on oak.
For more information see the project description (below) and the following
and dont hesitate to contact me directly by email, (closing date is
Climate change has already altered the phenology of plants and organisms at
higher trophic levels. Among plants, this has resulted in a temporal shift
towards earlier bud burst and/or flowering, and among plant-feeding insects
in earlier emergences. But more radical changes can happen than shifts in
phenology: with increasing temperature, species may increase the number of
generations per year (voltinism). Such changes may be extremely important
from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, as an additional generation
may accelerate both population growth and rate of adaptation, and may also
lead to temporal mismatches between interacting species. However, we lack
insight in how climate affects the voltinism of species within natural
multitrophic communities, and how this in turn may shape food web structure
The overarching aim of the PhD project is to understand how spatial and
temporal variation in climate affects the voltinism of a diverse community
of herbivores and parasitoids on oak, and the consequences for food web
structure and dynamics. The project will combine several approaches: i)
fields surveys describing the spatial and temporal patterns in voltinism of
a community of herbivores and parasitoids on oak, ii) heating experiments to
disentangle how climatic variation (spring, summer and autumn heating)
drives the voltinism of, and synchrony between, herbivores and parasitoids,
and iii) detailed climate-chamber and laboratory experiments on five
selected species to probe the impact of voltinism on herbivore and
parasitoid preference and performance.
Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Svante Arrhenius Väg 20A, room N420
Phone: + 46-(0)8-163959
Mobile: + 46-(0)70-4942557
Read an interview with Division 7 Coordinator Eckehard Brockerhoff of Scion
(New Zealand Forest Research Institute) about the work in IUFRO Division 7
and the All-Division Meeting at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress.
Division 7 deals with topics that are all concerned with forest and tree
health, and the causes of interactions between air pollution and climate
change, tree pathogens, and tree-feeding insects.
Dr Brockerhoff pointed out that biological invasions and invasive species
have been occupying much of this Division's time. The impacts of invasions
are so pervasive and fundamental, and there are no simple solutions. They
are an unwanted consequence of international trade and the movement of
people from country to country.
"At this Congress we've learned, among other things, about the progress in
our understanding of what makes these invasive species so aggressive and how
we can better predict the types of species that behave in this way," Dr
Download the PDF:
Link to the IUFRO Blog: http://blog.iufro.org/2017/10/17/on-forest-health/
Learn more about IUFRO Division 7:
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From: Mike Wingfield < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> u02524856(a)up.ac.za>
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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:53:29 +0200
Subject: Re: [IUFRO Div 7] Information on Division 7 (Forest Health) activities at the IUFRO congress in Freiburg and Div. 7 report
Dear Ecki and dear tree-health friends
I am answering this note because I a feel a modicum of disappointment that I will likely miss many of your presentations during the coming week. The truth is that I need to dedicate the focus of my time this week to the future of IUFRO and the many political -social issues that arise on this 125th Anniversary of iUFRO.
I will get to as many as the Tree Health Sessions as I can -unfortunately Monday morning is one of the time slots filled with various political engagements so I miss those sessions.
If not elsewhere -I look forward to seeing you in the sidelines of the main events -do come and say hello and also really enjoy the meeting. It will be very special both scientifically and socially.
All best wishes
On 14 Sep 2017, at 3:23 PM, Eckehard Brockerhoff <Eckehard.Brockerhoff(a)scionresearch.com> wrote:
Dear friends and colleagues,
In just a few days many of you will be at the 125th Anniversary IUFRO Congress and participate in sessions of Division 7 (Forest Health). There will be numerous sessions sponsored by Division 7 Working Parties and Research Groups (all starting with “D7”), and we will have two sessions with sub-plenary speakers (Barbara Bentz, Treena Burgess, Andrea Battisti and Bill Manning).
Two of the sub-plenary presentations will be given in the ‘Division 7 Opening Session’ at 8:00 am on Monday morning (18 Sept.) in the main room of the concert hall (Rolf Böhme Saal (Konzerthaus Freiburg).
The other two sub-plenary presentations will be given in the session ‘Forest health – critical global issues in the 21st century’ on Thursday (21 Sept.), 13:30 - 15:00 in room KG II - Auditorium Maximum of the University of Freiburg.
We will also have a business meeting where you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with Div. 7 coordinators and deputies, learn about upcoming meetings, and propose meetings and conferences that you would like to organise. The business meetings will take place on Tuesday (19 Sept.) from 20:00 h (8 pm) in room KG I - 1199 (Uni Freiburg). This will be followed by a business meeting of RG 7.03 (Entomology) from 21:00 (9 pm) in KG I – 1139 (Uni Freiburg).
There has been much interest in the social event on Monday evening (18 Sept.). We have just reached maximum capacity (140 people) at the venue, and those who registered for it (by email to me) will shortly receive instructions on how to find it. There is a possibility that some will not come, so if you are still interested in joining us for this, please get in touch with me ( <mailto:email@example.com> eckehard.brockerhoff(a)scionresearch.com).
Also, attached to this email is a report on recent and planned activities and meetings, and changes in coordinators in Div. 7. It includes a special thanks to Jolanda Roux who recently resigned from her position as coordinator of Research Group 7.02 (Pathology). Former deputy Tod Ramsfield has been appointed as the new coordinator, and Beccy Ganley and Julio Diez Casero are the new deputies.
On behalf of all the coordinators and deputies in the Forest Health Division of IUFRO I can say that we look very much forward to seeing you next week!
Ecki Brockerhoff (Coordinator Division 7, Forest Health)
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
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