Dear friends and colleagues,
This message about the all-Division 7, Forest Health, segment of the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress contains important information about the following points (our apologies if you receive this more than once):
(1) congress registration,
(2) post-congress field trips organised by Div. 7 (news and changes),
(3) a social evening for participants contributing to (or interested in) Div. 7, Forest Health, on Monday, 18 Sept. 2017,
(4) the business meeting of Div. 7, Forest Health, where everyone is welcome to learn about planned activities and opportunities to discuss and contribute.
(1) Congress registration
Hopefully you are all aware that the deadline for Early-Bird Registration is coming up very soon (1 June 2017), and that it is a requirement for all presenters to have registered for the Congress by this deadline. Every presenter not registered by 1 June will be removed from the programme. The congress organisers have to adhere to this rule to enable the planning of the programme.
(2) Post-congress field trips organised by Div. 7 (news and changes)
Some of you will be aware that we have been planning a Forest Health post-congress tour, over two days in the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains in France to see various forest health concerns (mainly insects and pathogens).
Those of you who have already registered may not have seen this in the list of two-day tours because the 2-day tour (Excursion 38) has only just been listed on the congress website (see http://iufro2017.com/two-day-excursions/#toggle-id-11 ).
Also note that there is a change in the plans for Excursion 11 (Bark beetle management in the Black Forest). Originally this was meant to be offered in two options, as a stand-alone 1-day field trip AND as part of a 2-day post-congress tour focussing on forest health issues. However, the organisers of these two excursions (#11 and #38) have decided to merge them entirely, so that the preferred option is now that all participants join the 2-day tour on 23-24 September. A detailed description of the full programme of Excursion 38 is attached.
Excursion 38 (the 2-day post-congress tour) is entitled 'Ecology and management of emerging and invasive forest pests and diseases'
It includes an overnight stay in a hotel in France, two lunches and a dinner, wine tasting, etc., and the fee is 270 Euros.
We are corresponding directly with those who have already signed up for Excursion 11 about their options (to either join the extended tour (#38) or continue with the original Excursion 11 which we offer to those who don't want to join the 2-day tour).
We hope that you will be interested in joining us for the 2-day tour. I'm sure it will be a great experience and a perfect conclusion to the 125th Anniversary Congress and the embedded Division 7 (Forest Health) conference.
(3) Social evening for all interested in Div. 7, Forest Health, on 18 Sept.
We are planning a social evening in a beer garden not far from the centre of Freiburg on Monday, 18 Sept. 2017, from about 8 pm / 20:00 hrs. This is mainly for all those who are interested in or contributing to Div. 7. (those interested or presenting in Div. 7 sessions, participating with working parties, etc. Horst Delb has kindly agreed to help organise this. This promises to be a very nice opportunity to socialise in the beer garden outdoors or in the hall inside (in case the weather is not so kind). There will be local beers and other drinks available, including non-alcoholic options, as well as dinner. We will have more information about this soon, but we suggest you keep Monday evening free, so you can join us.
(4) The business meeting of Div. 7, Forest Health, on 19 Sept.
Although the name 'business meeting' may not be so enticing, these meetings are always very interesting to anyone who would like to know a little more about IUFRO, the Forest Health groups and their activities, upcoming conferences, opportunities to discuss relevant topics, become involved, etc. Attendance of this is not limited to office holders and, in fact, everyone is welcome to come along.
This is currently scheduled for Tuesday, 19 Sept. 2017, from 8 pm / 20:00 hrs. Please mark this in your diaries.
Please send me an email if you have any questions or suggestions (which we welcome).
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 7 (Forest Health)
Principal Scientist, Scion
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From: Sheila Ward < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
*International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems*
*21-25 May, 2018, Florence, Italy*
Dear Ozone & Plants experts,
Ozone pollution continues to be a serious issue for terrestrial ecosystems
and plant health. Progress has been achieved by controlling the emission of
precursors in some areas of the world, but much remains to be done. This
conference will allow all experts in the interactions between ozone and
plant ecosystems to meet and discuss the state of the art and the
strategies for continuous improvements.
The main subjects of the conference are:
1. Monitoring, modelling and assessing the risk of ozone damage to
Proofs of the impacts of ambient ozone on plant ecosystems are still
elusive. New monitoring approaches and epidemiological studies are
developing. Modelling of ozone is becoming more and more sophisticated and
high resolution. Risk assessment is evaluating many different metrics for
plant protection, with a focus on stomatal ozone flux. All these
developments, with focus on the most modern techniques, will be discussed
in this session.
2. How plant ecosystems affect ozone concentration in the atmosphere
Ozone deposition is strongly affected by the type of vegetation. Exchanges
of biogenic volatile organic compounds is known to contribute to ozone
chemistry in the atmosphere. This session addresses mechanisms,
seasonality, responses to ozone singly and in combination with other
environmental factors, as well as selection of appropriate green
infrastructure for urban greening.
3. How plant ecosystems respond to ozone exposure
This session will include food security and effects on forests and
grasslands. A main aim is to evaluate strategies for maximizing yield,
productivity and other environmental services of plant ecosystems under
Following the success of the conference Ozone and Plants held in Beijing in
May 2014, we are pleased to announce this follow-up conference.
For more details, please check the website
We look forward to meeting you in Florence!
With our best regards
IUFRO RG7.01.00 Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest
IUFRO WP7.01.02 Genetic, biochemical and physiological processes
WP7.01.05 Modelling and risk assessment
WP7.01.09 Ground-level ozone
*The Scientific Committee*
Elena Paoletti, CNR Italy (Program Chair)
Zhaozhong Feng, CAS China (Program Chair)
Alessandra De Marco, ENEA Italy
Pierre Sicard, ACRI France
Marisa Domingos, San Paulo University Brazil
Evgenios Agathokleous, FPRI Japan
Yasutomo Hoshika, CNR Italy
Harry Harmens, CEH UK
Gina Mills, CEH UK
Lu Zhang, Northeast Agricultural University Harbin, China
*The Organizing Committee*
Elisa Carrari, CNR Italy
Alessio Giovannelli, CNR Italy
Enrico Marchi, University of Florence, Italy
Hakan Pleijel, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Ozone impacts on crop
yield and food security (confirmed)
Silvano Fares, CREA-SEL Arezzo, Italy: Ozone and BVOC exchanges between
biosphere and atmosphere (confirmed)
Youzhi Feng, CAS Beijing, China : Elevated ground-level ozone modifies the
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