Dear colleagues of Division 8,
I hope you and your family are fine even in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Actually, in Japan, the situation is very uncertain, especially in Tokyo
As for the captioned matter, it was decided that the ACID RAIN 2020
conference would be postponed to late 2021 or early 2022. Although the
actual new date is still under discussion, we have just updated HP to
inform potential participants of the current situation.
The name of the conference "ACID RAIN 2020" will not be changed to
utilize the materials prepared so far (such as logo, HP, registration
I will inform you when the new date is decided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Hiroyuki SASE, Ph.D.
Ecological Impact Research Department
Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC)
Telephone: +81-25-263-0559 (direct)
Network Center for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Atmospheric Environment Sciences in East Asia (Cooperation course)
Graduate School of Science and Technology
APN Project on Sulphur Dynamics: http://www.apn.acap.asia
ACID RAIN 2020: https://www.acidrain2020.org
We have formed a new coordination team for the IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 on Resource Data in the Tropics. The focus of the Working Party will be on legacy tropical forest data sets: finding them, getting them and their metadata archived in an up-to-date digital format, and getting these data available for use, with appropriate protocols and credit to the sources of the data.
We invite you to join our email list at <https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/> https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ , where we discuss issues related to these datasets.
Coordinator IUFRO 4.02.01
Invitation to join the email list for IUFRO 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics
We have formed a new coordination team for the IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 on Resource Data in the Tropics. The focus of the Working Party will be on legacy tropical forest data sets: finding them, getting them and their metadata archived in an up-to-date digital format, and getting these data available for use, with appropriate protocols and credit to the sources of the data. We invite you to join our email list at <https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/> https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ , where we discuss issues related to these datasets.
Please contact tropfordata(a)gmail.com with any questions or comments.
Coordinator IUFRO 4.02.01
Von: Loeffler, Theresa (NFOI) [mailto:Theresa.Loeffler@fao.org]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 17. September 2020 15:21
Betreff: DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED to 15 Oct - Wangari Maathai
Forest Champions Award
Do you know a true forest champion?
Nominate them for the Wangari Maathai Award by 15 October!
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary
individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on
them. The winner of the 2021 award will be celebrated for their outstanding
achievements at the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress
<http://wfc2021korea.org/> , in May 2021 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Along with international recognition and prestige, the awardee will receive
a cash prize of USD20,000
and travel support to participate in the award ceremony in Seoul.
<http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> Click here to make your nomination!
Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may
be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional
contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions will only
be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related
responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee's kin or business
partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to
grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.
Selection: The submission deadline for nominations has been extended to 15
October 2020. The awardee will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF
members, which will take into account gender and regional balance when
considering potential awardees.
Announcement: The awardee will be notified of their selection via email in
February 2021. This year's Wangari Maathai Award will be presented during
the XV World Forestry Congress <http://wfc2021korea.org/> (24-28 May 2021),
at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
To submit an application: Please send completed nominations to the CPF
Secretariat at cpf(a)un.org. Find more information and the application
guidelines which should be used when submitting your nomination at the CPF
website <http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> .
The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and
commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest
issues around the world. The Wangari Maathai Award is an initiative of CBD,
CIFOR, CITES, FAO, GEF, ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC,
UNFF and World Bank, all members of the CPF. Nominations will be reviewed by
an international jury of renowned personalities, who will also take into
consideration such elements as empowering women, youth and civil society,
fostering social commitment, promoting networks and improving the valuation
of forests in society.
Open Call: Active restoration of timber production and other ecosystem
services in secondary and degraded forest
I am writing to inform that I am editing a special issue (SI) of Forest
Ecology and Management, entitled "Active restoration of timber production
and other ecosystem services in secondary and degraded forest". From your
research focus, I feel that you may contribute to this special issue.
Forest Ecology and Management is a peer reviewed journal that publishes
scientific articles linking forest ecology with forest management. 2019 IF:
3.170. 5-year IF: 3.581. Website:
The Open call of the SI is located at:
The submission portal will be opened from the 1st of September and until the
1st of December 2020.
All submissions will go through the normal FEM review process. The handling
editor of this SI is Cindy Prescott (Cindy.Prescott(a)ubc.ca); the guest
editors are Plinio Sist, Bryan Finegan and myself.
We aim to have the special issue ready by December 2020.
We look forward to reading your Manuscript. Please inform your colleagues of
Marie Ange NGO BIENG
UR Forêts et Sociétés. CIRAD
Campus International de Baillarguet, TA C-105/D
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