Dear Friends and colleagues
(subscribers of mailing lists Div7, RG7.01, RG7.02 and RG7.03)
Attached is the latest newsletter covering happenings over the last 12 months as well as upcoming meetings in the Forest Health Division and the three Research Groups (RG 7.01 - Air Pollution and Climate Change, RG 7.02 - Pathology, and RG 7.03 - Entomology).
Please let us know if we overlooked any events, and please share information for our next newsletter.
Apart from all the upcoming Division 7 conferences and meetings that are listed in the attached report, I'd like to draw your attention to the abstract submission dates for the next IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September - 5 October, 2019. Congress website: www.iufro2019.com<http://www.iufro2019.com>
Abstract submission was planned to start at 15 September 2018 but this has been postponed because of the large number of session proposals that were received, which required some consolidation.
Abstract submission should be available soon, and the abstract submission deadline is still planned to be 15 December 2018.
I know that many Division 7 contributors submitted session proposals. The interest in the congress and in organising sessions has been amazing. More than twice as many session proposals were received than can be accommodated at the congress. Unfortunately, this necessitated that some proposals that addressed similar topics were merged by the committee, and I think most have now been informed about the outcome. Someone mentioned that "arranged marriages can be good marriages" and I hope that those who are affected will be able to see some positives in this or at least be able to live with the decision. I should mention that I was not responsible for the merging decisions. Anyway, there is still some discussion about certain cases where the merging may not have been ideal. Please let me know if you are not satisfied with the outcome and if you feel strongly about this. My email is eckehard.brockerhoff(a)scionresearch.com<mailto:email@example.com>
I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming IUFRO meeting, and my best wishes for your research and other endeavours.
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 7 - Forest Health
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