Due to the current health situation we, the IUFRO Task Force on Monitoring
Global Tree Mortality Patterns and Trends, had to cancel our first workshop
on Harmonizing terrestrial data sources on forest condition that was
supposed to be held in Wuerzburg, Germany, at the end of March. We have
acted upon the corona restrictions and have substituted the 'physical'
workshop with two online surveys, which will be followed by a series of
virtual working group meetings.
Surveys and workshops aim to identify existing terrestrial and remote
sensing data sources on forest condition and how the data can be harmonized
to infer information on tree mortality rates and trends over time. We now
seek your help to assemble information on existing data sources that allow
deriving global tree mortality rates. The links below will take you to the
surveys, specifically designed to be as brief as possible. The surveys seek
to assemble metadata on existing data sources in order to:
· develop methods for quantification of tree mortality rates
consistently across different protocols, and
· link ground and satellite-based information to understand how tree
mortality changes over time.
Terrestrial data: <https://forms.gle/NnVfhLv66j1Hnbro6>
Remote sensing data: <https://forms.gle/h9eXvob7E6ZXRjxVA>
Data hosting will be assumed by the International Tree Mortality Network (
<https://www.tree-mortality.net/> https://www.tree-mortality.net/) which is
an initiative established by the IUFRO Task Force on Monitoring Global Tree
Mortality Patterns and Trends.
Please contact us (
youre interested in joining the post-survey workshops or for any other
requests or inquiries.
Dr. (habil.) Henrik Hartmann
MPI for Biogeochemistry
Hans Knöll Str. 10
07745 Jena, Germany
Contact: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> hhart(a)bgc-jena.mpg.de
WSL (the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research) is advertising a post-doctoral position on the ecology of biological invasions, a collaborative project with eawag (the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology). The aim of the project is to compare invasions in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems primarily at large (national) spatial scales and among several higher-level taxa (insects, molluscs, crustaceans, all major vertebrate classes, and plants), test the biotic resistance hypothesis, and explore the role of factors that could influence invasiveness and invasibility.
For further information see https://apply.refline.ch/273855/1053/pub/2/index.html
or contact Ecki Brockerhoff, email: eckehard.brockerhoff(a)wsl.ch
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
Head of Research Unit 'Forest Health and Biotic Interactions'
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Schweiz/Switzerland
We hope you and your families, colleagues, and friends remain in good
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing uncertainties on international
travel, the organizing committee of the NFZ 2020 Summer School “Emerging
pests and diseases in temperate forests” decided to postpone this event
to July 5-9, 2021.
Please check our website (https://workshop.inrae.fr/nfz-summerschool/ )
where any relevant announcements will be published.
Take care of yourself.
Pascal Frey, Benoit Marçais, Christelle Robinet and Valentin Queloz
INRA and IRSTEA merged on 1st January 2020 to create INRAE
New email address: pascal.frey(a)inrae.fr
Dr Pascal FREY
INRAE, University of Lorraine
Department of Tree - Microbe Interactions
Ecology of Forest Pathogenic Fungi team
Office: +33 (0)383 39 40 56
Mobile: +33 (0)631 45 94 07