We hope to compile information on orphaned data for tropical forests, including inventory and plot data, that are in danger of being lost. Many projects over the years have generated a lot of tropical forest data. But the information is scattered among different institutions and people, some still only on paper, some digitized but in older formats.
TROPIS and ATROFI-UK are two previous databases that compiled metadata on forest plots and inventories. The data for certain plots are available at www.forestplots.net and its associated networks. But other plots and inventories still need attention, re-discovery even. We would like to compile information on datasets that should be digitized or transformed to an up-to-date digital format. The goal is firstly to make metadata on these datasets available on a publicly accessible website, and then to try to secure the data itself by pushing for appropriate curation with open-access availability.
These legacy datasets are invaluable for understanding how tropical forests change through time, including the cumulative impacts of changes in land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage. The past can help inform the future.
If you know of any such orphaned databases for tropical forests, please send a message to: Gillian Petrokofsky gillian.petrokofsky(a)zoo.ox.ac.uk or Sheila Ward sheila.emily.ward(a)gmail.com. Please pass this message on to anyone who might be interested.
Coordinator, IUFRO 1.02.04
Deputy Coordinator, IUFRO 9.01.01
Experiences with Adaptive Measures in Forestry and Forest Restoration under Global Change
The members of the IUFRO Task Force "Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change" are conducting a survey to gain data and insights for developing best practice approaches for forest adaptation and restoration under global change. This survey relies on the knowledge of experts/professionals from forestry and related fields and their information about actual examples of Adaptive Measures in Forestry and Forest Restoration, thus we would like to kindly ask you for your participation.
The collected data will contribute valuable information to a study of the local and regional experiences with Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) and Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) under climate- and societal change with the aim to increase the adaptive capacity of forests and forest landscapes with regards to those changes.
Please visit <http://gdi.thuenen.de/wo/limesurvey/index.php/883655?lang=en> http://gdi.thuenen.de/wo/limesurvey/index.php/883655?lang=en and fill in the questionnaire – the Task Force greatly appreciates your help in this matter!
(For details on the Task Force, please visit http://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/forest-adaptation-restoration/).
posted by IUFRO Headquarters on behalf of:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Bolte
Institutsleiter / Head of Institute
Thünen-Institut für Waldökosysteme / Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems A.-Möller-Str. 1
D-16225 Eberswalde (Germany)
Tel: +49 3334 3820-344
Fax: +49 3334 3820-354
Das Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei – kurz: Thünen-Institut – besteht aus 14 Fachinstituten, die in den Bereichen Ökonomie, Ökologie und Technologie forschen und die Politik beraten. / The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries – Thünen Institute in brief – consists of 14 specialized institutes that carry out research and provide policy advice in the fields of economy, ecology and technology.
Dear all it is with great pleasure that we invite you to our next IUFRO
Working Party Conference:
UFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017
September 24 – 29
MLU Halle Wittenberg, Germany
Under the topic:
The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services
For more information please visit : <http://iufrole2017.eli-web.com/>
Deadline to submit symposia or workshop proposals until February, 24, 2017
under "Your symposium proposal". It would be fantastic to welcome many of
you and extend the collaboration between IUFRO, IALE and ESP!
For questions, feel welcome to contact . Christine Fürst
and please accept apologies for potential cross-postings.
Please distribute the invitation in your networks
Warm greetings from the organization and scientific committee members from
IUFRO Forest Landscape Ecology WP
Nominated IUFRO Deputy Coordinator Division 8 Forest Environment
Coordinator IUFRO 8.01.02 Working Party (Division 8): Forest Landscape
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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:38:29 +0100
Subject: TR: Postdoc position at Michigan State University: C cycle
Objet : Postdoc position at Michigan State University: C cycle
Michigan State University postdoc opportunity in carbon cycle science
The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO) are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes.
Successful candidates will possess and demonstrate relevant interest and skills in one or more of the following topics: (1) Bottom-up scaling of landscape C fluxes from eddy covariance measurements; (2) Top-down estimates of C fluxes from a land surface model (the Community Land Model); (3) land cover remote sensing across multiple sensors; (4) socioecological analysis of managed landscapes including life cycle analysis and structural equation modeling.
Successful applicants will play a significant role in research funded by the NASA Carbon Cycle Science program. This work focuses on understanding the quantitative contributions of land cover change, specific management practices, and climate changes to the social and physical C fluxes of managed ecosystems, with an initial focus on the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. Strong candidates will have experience with collaborative interdisciplinary work.
If you have questions about these positions please contact Dr. Jiquan Chen (jqchen(a)msu.edu) and/or Dr. Kyla Dahlin (kdahlin(a)msu.edu). For more information about our groups check out the LEES Lab (http://lees.geo.msu.edu/) and the ERSAM Lab (http://www.msu.edu/~kdahlin <http://www.msu.edu/%7Ekdahlin> ) webpages.
Successful applicants will be expected to participate in frequent group project meetings and weekly one-on-one work progress meetings with Dr. Chen and/or Dr. Dahlin. The submission of at least one first authored paper addressing or strongly synergistic with core project objectives per year of the postdoc and participation in additional multi-author publications is expected. Reappointment for as many as two years may be possible subject to performance and funding availability. The successful candidate is required to have a PhD in environmental science, geoscience, geographic information science, urban planning, ecology, or a related field. Candidate must be capable of performing field surveys in rough outdoor terrain, capable of lifting up to 50 lbs., and climbing ladders. Safety training will be provided if necessary. Valid driver's license.
Submit materials to jobs.msu.edu (#4841 – https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69850), consideration will begin on March 31, 2017. The application should be uploaded as a single PDF with a (i) one to two-page cover letter and statement of career objectives and research synergies with C cycle science in managed landscapes; (ii) a full current CV; (iii) the names, positions, and contact information for three reference writers; and (iv) one published or submitted manuscript with primary authorship by the applicant.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, the CGCEO, the LEES Lab and the ERSAM Lab are all committed to promoting diversity in research.