So it is almost November and time to do those things due in November ! Please remember to plan for the next IUFRO Landscape Ecology conference entitled “Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Forest Landscapes” to be held in Tartu, Estonia, 23-30 August 2015! Please find the call for Symposium pre-proposals (due 15 November 2014) below and visit the web site for more details http://iufrole2015.to.ee/. The organizers have put together a fantastic venue and set of plenary speakers; we now need you to make it a terrific conference!
I would appreciate if you can spread the information among your networks and generate ideas among your colleagues for symposia. The Scientific Committee will be looking forward to your ideas and inputs in putting together a great conference. For those of you planning to attend the IALE World Congress in Portland, Oregon USA 5-10 July, 2015, please plan/beg for budgets to attend both great conferences!
Looking forward to see many of you next year in Tartu, Estonia!
Louis Iverson on behalf of the Organizing (Urmas Pederson, Chair) and Scientific (Ajith Perera, Chair) Committees
Call for Symposium pre‐proposals for the IUFRO 8.01.02 Working Party (Division 8): Forest Landscape
Ecology conference on “Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Forest Landscapes" (Tartu, Estonia August
We invite you to submit a proposal for a scientific symposium at this conference, in relation to the
Adapting to climate change
Managing gene flows and species migrations
Enhancing ecological resilience
Managing natural and anthropogenic disturbances
Managing water quality
Preserving cultural values
Providing aesthetics and recreation
The deadline for submitting preliminary symposia proposals for the IUFRO Landscape Ecology
Conference is November 15, 2014. Please submit your proposal by e‐mail to iufrole2015(a)to.ee.
Further details of the conference can be found on http://iufrole2015.to.ee/.
The Scientific Program Committee will review the pre‐proposal submissions and notify you on acceptance before December 5, 2014. Full proposals with speaker names, topics, and sequence are to be submitted by January 30, 2015. Once the symposium is accepted, each speaker will be required to submit an abstract following the procedure for regular abstracts before March 10, 2015.
Pre‐proposals must include the following information:
2. Proponents’ names and their affiliations
3. Objective of the symposium and relevance to the conference theme/sub‐themes (<150 words)
4. Length of the symposium (half day, full day)
Please note that, if space permits, organizers may include additional speakers from open sessions
based on the topical relevance.
Louis R. Iverson, Ph.D.
Landscape Change Research Group
Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
359 Main Road, Delaware, OH 43015
740-368-0097 liverson(a)fs.fed.us alt: lmiverson2(a)gmail.com
BioVeL is an EU research project that provides automated tools for data
processing in major areas of biodiversity and ecosystem research, such
as ecological niche modelling, ecosystem functioning, and taxonomy.
In a technology showcase on Friday, October 10th, 12:00-13:00 in Room
150C of the Salt Lake Convention Center, BioVeL will show its work in
forest science. Four presentations will be made, covering 1) the main
ideas of using workflows and web services in a virtual e-laboratory; 2)
ecological niche modelling of the change of distribution and damage risk
by the most important forest insect pests in Europe; 3) carbon modelling
with Biome-BGC model to quantify and derive important ecosystem service
indicator measures; and 4) open access to biodiversity and ecosystem
data through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
Welcome, and best regards from,
Hannu Saarenmaa, Research Director
University of Eastern Finland
School of Computing, SIB Labs, Joensuu Science Park
Länsikatu 15 (P.O. Box 111)
www.digitarium.fi/en - Service Centre for High-Performance Digitisation
www.biovel.eu - Workflows for Scientific Research
www.eubon.eu - EU BON - GEO BON - Data Integration and Interoperability
Beschreibung: Beschreibung: http://www.fao.org/forestry/41787-0b378595eabe486d94c764f537d032511.jpg
Registration is open for the FAO-run online conference ‘The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector’, which will take place as six sessions during 6-27 February 2015. A hundred free places are available in each online session. Forestry policy makers, forest economists, scientists and researchers from all over the world are expected to join this conference to discuss the costs and benefits of different mitigation options. The conference will examine how different countries and regions mitigate climate change through forest management interventions and improved use of wood. Discussions will also showcase lessons learned from mitigation efforts and their impacts on the value chain of forest products.
The deadline for case study submission is 10 November 2014 and for registration is 16 January 2015. For more information and registration, please visit the conference web page
If you have any specific question, please contact Illias Animon (illias.animon(a)fao.org) or Ruth Mallett (ruth.mallett(a)fao.org).