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
Von: Sheila Ward <mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. März 2021 00:04
Betreff: Join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics
You are invited to join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics, at https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ We are focusing the unit on the discovery, curation, and use of legacy tropical forest datasets.
Much legacy data for tropical forests, including inventory and plot data, are in danger of being lost. Many tropical forest projects over the years have generated data, but the information is scattered among different institutions and people, some still only on paper, some digitized but in older formats.
These legacy datasets are invaluable for understanding how tropical forests change through time, including the cumulative impacts of land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity. change in land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage. Many of the forests represented in historical datasets no longer exist, so these data are the only record of the natural vegetation of the area.
There is also a need to develop a set of standard descriptive metadata, or a metadata scheme, for describing these datasets. This would assist not only with recovering and describing old data sets, but also ensure that future datasets can be consistently described and that their loss can be avoided in the future.
The first step is to review datasets referred to in older meta databases (e.g., ATROFI-UK and TROPIS) to determine if they are still available, and if they are in need of updated electronic curation. We are also reaching out via electronic media and networks, to find additional legacy tropical datasets and information on these studies. The next steps will be to develop an updated metadatabase regarding these datasets, develop with stakeholders policy on ownership and appropriate use, seek funding, and electronically curate such datasets.
We invite your participation in the e-list to discuss these and related topics.
IUFRO 4.02.01 Coordination Team
I do have the great pleasure to announce a new FB group dedicated to share
information for the IUFRO Division 8. Thanks to our communication officers
for the Division, Alessio Collalti with the support of Jean Luc Maeght (both
in cc), for setting up this Group. The success of the group and the
improvement in our communication channels depend on the effort of each
member of the Division including all the colleagues, young researchers,
students, experts, stakeholders that we can invite. The group is Public but
everybody needs to make a request to become a member an administrator
needs to approve members and posts (we will take care of this)
The aim of this FB Group is to improve communication within the Division
and beyond while sharing NEWS, publications, events related to forest
management and planning, including conservation of forested areas, wildlife,
soil sciences, forested landscapes and landscape ecology, conservation
biology, biodiversity, and physical environment. We particularly welcome
inputs towards a deeper understanding of hazards and disturbances which
could affect forest dynamics, such as fire, climate change, pollution and
You can share links to webinars and other related events. You can also feed
this site with relevant related information from others FB sites.
Looking forward to a dynamic exchange to enhance our knowledge and awareness
on the importance of forests and the environment
The Group is for the Division to make use of it, so please become a member
and share the link:
Remember! this Sunday 21st is the
<https://www.un.org/en/observances/forests-and-trees-day> International Day
of Forests so please use the opportunity to begin sharing information
Looking forward to your inputs
My warmest wishes to all
Sandra LUQUE PhD, DR HDR
Director of Research
Chair IUFRO Division 8 - Forest Environment
INTECOL Chair Science Committee
INRAE National Research Institute on Agriculture, Food & the Environment
UMR TETIS Land, environment, remote sensing and spatial information
500 rue Jean-François Breton / 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Mob. +33 769150689 / Skype: sandra.luque2 https://www.inrae.fr/en