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XXVI IUFRO World Congress: REMINDER - Call for Session Proposals - 13 October 2022
XXVI IUFRO World Congress 2024
FORESTS AND SOCIETY TOWARDS 2050
Stockholm, Sweden; 23-29 June 2024
Congress website: https://iufro2024.com/
XXVI IUFRO World Congress: REMINDER - CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Deadline for proposals: 13 October 2022
The Congress Scientific Committee invites submission of session proposals for the 2024 IUFRO World Congress. In line with the spirit of the Congress title – Forest and Society towards 2050 ‐ the Congress Scientific Committee is developing a program that will highlight the forest contributions to the UN 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals and beyond. The Congress program will reflect the forest science community’s diverse contributions across the full range of natural and social science disciplines, with special emphasis on the themes and subthemes available at the Congress website (https://iufro2024.com/).
Who may submit a session proposal?
All who share an interest in the future of forests and forest-related science are invited to submit session proposals. We encourage proposals that involve collaboration between two or more IUFRO Divisions or Task Forces and/or with organizations not formally associated with IUFRO, and from university students at all levels. We strongly recommend IUFRO officeholders and others actively involved in IUFRO Research Groups, Working Parties, and Task Forces communicate with their respective Division representatives on the CSC (or Task Force coordinators) before submitting proposals – this will greatly facilitate broader involvement of IUFRO divisional units and Task Forces in the scientific program and avoid overlaps among sessions.
Session proposals from non‐IUFRO member organizations are encouraged although preference will be given to those that are prepared jointly with IUFRO Divisional Units and Task Forces (see https://www.iufro.org/science<https://www.iufro.org/science/>/<https://www.iufro.org/science/> for more information).
Type of sessions
Two types of sessions may be proposed. Sub-plenary sessions are expected to attract a large audience (from 550 to 2000 people) and to address the major elements of one of the Congress themes (see below). Sub-themes expand the theme descriptions and do not necessarily translate into sub-plenary sessions. Technical sessions should also focus on Congress themes or sub-themes but may be more narrow in their scope and attract from 45 to 700 attendees. Sub-plenary session proposals that are not approved by the CSC will be considered for Technical sessions.
Preparing and submitting a session proposal
Proposals should be submitted in English, online at https://iufro2024.com/session-proposals. For questions and technical support about session submission, please contact abstracts.iufro2024(a)appinconf.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Proposals will not be accepted after 13 October 2022.
Session proposals should include session title, moderator(s), description i.e. an abstract with the rationale of the session (400 words), organizers(s)’ details, suggested session time slot, alignment with Congress themes (ab. 100 words), session information with tentative titles and presenters, alignment with selection criteria (ab. 200 words), and relevant IUFRO Unit(s). Proposed sessions should be organized to be nominally 2 hours in length. For sessions involving oral presentations, we recommend that 15 min including discussion be adopted for standard oral presentations, and 30 min for sub-plenary talks. However, we encourage proponents to be innovative, and to consider panel discussions, interactive poster sessions and other session formats to engage Congress participants.
Modification of accepted session proposals
Please note that the abstract submission process will be open to all, so session organizers may need to include papers or posters that were not originally proposed for their sessions. Please be aware of this possibility and the need for flexibility in designing your session. In the event that the number of accepted abstracts for a particular session exceeds the number that can be accommodated in a single session, organizers may be given an additional session slot in the Congress program.
Criteria for selection
Session proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by members of the Congress Scientific Committee with primary consideration given to their scientific quality, relevance to the Congress themes, and geographic and gender diversity of proposed session organizers, moderators and proposed presenters. Other factors that will be considered are: the involvement of two or more IUFRO units (Divisions, Task Forces, Research Groups and Working Parties) and/or IUFRO and non‐IUFRO member organizations; and the involvement of students and early-career scientists and professionals. We strongly encourage submissions well in advance of the 13th October deadline.
Acceptance decisions will be made no later than 17 January 2023. An open Call for Abstracts will be issued on 1 February 2023, with online abstract submission until 2 June 2023, and acceptance decisions provided by 30 October. The Congress timelines are available at the Congress website (https://iufro2024.com/) and below.
Responsibilities of session organizers
Session organizers of accepted proposals are expected to communicate with prospective presenters regarding submission of abstracts (online), will be asked to review abstracts submitted for their sessions during the abstract review period (i.e., from June to October 2023) and are in charge of language editing of the accepted abstracts. They are also responsible for ensuring that session moderators attend the Congress and are encouraged to pursue publication options for papers presented in their sessions. Formal Congress proceedings with full papers will not be published. Session organizers, moderators and speakers will have to pay the Congress fee.
We look forward to hearing from you and for your active participation in the design of an excellent scientific program for the 2024 IUFRO Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.
15 June 2022 – Call for Session Proposals
13 October 2022 – Deadline for the submission of Session Proposals
17 January 2023 – Decision advised on Session Proposals
1 February 2023 – Call for abstracts
2 June 2023 – Deadline for the submission of abstracts
2 June 2023 – Opening of online registration
30 October 2023 – Authors advised of decisions on their abstracts
15 January 2024 – Registration deadline for early-bird registrations and presenting authors
30 April 2024 - Final program available
23 June 2024 – Congress begin
THE IUFRO 2024 CONGRESS SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Elena Paoletti (Chair: elena.paoletti(a)iufro2024.com<mailto:email@example.com>)
Teresa Fonseca (Division 1: tfonseca(a)utad.pt<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Marjana Westergren (Division 2: marjana.westergren(a)gozdis.si<mailto:email@example.com>)
Ola Lindroos (Division 3: ola.lindroos(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Donald Hodges (Division 4: dhodges2(a)utk.edu<mailto:email@example.com>)
Pekka Saranpää (Division 5: pekka.saranpaa(a)luke.fi<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Ellyn Damayanti (Division 6: ellynk.damayanti(a)gmail.com<mailto:email@example.com>)
Maartje Klapwijk (Division 7: maartje.klapwijk(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Alexia Stokes (Division 8: alexia.stokes(a)cirad.fr<mailto:email@example.com>)
Monica Gabay (Division 9: monagabay(a)yahoo.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
John Kimber (International Forestry Students Association: john.kimber(a)ifsa.net<mailto:email@example.com>)
Daniela Kleinschmit (Vice-President, Divisions: daniela.kleinschmit(a)ifp.uni-freiburg.de<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Shirong Liu (Vice‐President, Task Forces: liusr(a)caf.ac.cn<mailto:email@example.com>)
Wubalem Tadesse (President's Nominee for Africa: wubalem16(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Erich Schaitza (President's Nominee for South America: erich.schaitza(a)embrapa.br<mailto:email@example.com>)
Björn Hånell (Representative of the Congress Organizing Committee: bjorn.hanell(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
2024 CONGRESS THEMES
for an extended description see the Congress website https://iufro2024.com/congress-themes
THEME 1: Strengthening forest resilience and adaptation to stress
1.1 Maintaining forest health in the face of global change
1.2 Forests, soil and water
1.3 Forest management for global change adaptation and mitigation
THEME 2: Towards a responsible forest bioeconomy
2.1 Sustainable forest operations
2.2 Innovations, markets, and industrial developments for the forest products
2.3 Planted forests for a resourceful forest bioeconomy
THEME 3: Forest biodiversity and its ecosystem services
3.1 Harnessing underused forest genetic resources
3.2 Biodiversity, deforestation, and restoration
3.3 Emerging issues in forest landscape ecology
THEME 4: Forests for sustainable societies
4.1 Nature-Based Solutions
4.2 Power and equity in the forest sector
4.3 Forests, trees, and human well-being
4.4 The complexity of forest governance
THEME 5: Forests for the future
5.1 Innovation on forest research and emerging methodologies
5.2 Modelling the future of our forests: projections and uncertainties
5.3 Quality forest education
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Finally, we are starting the prepare the ALL DIVISION 8 conference for 2023
in Evora Portugal 24-27 October
For now please reserve the date in your calendars. We are preparing the
topic, all officeholders from the Division will be contacted. We look
forward to organize this conference with Task force efforts as well.
More info to come
Looking forward to see you all next year
Sandra LUQUE PhD, DR HDR
Director of Research
Chair IUFRO Division 8 - Forest Environment
Nominated Lead author for IPBES Nexus Report
INRAE National Research Institute on Agriculture, Food & the Environment,
Unit TETIS Land, environment, remote sensing and spatial information
500 rue Jean-François Breton / 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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Associate Editor Landscape Ecology (Europe)
We would like to invite you again to join the upcoming GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference (https://cmi.eventsair.com/greenrisk4alps/), which will be held online on June 28 and 29, 2021.
The conference is promoting risk-based protective forest management as part of an integral and ecosystem-based natural hazard risk management in the Alpine Space. We will share new insights and developed decision support tools and discuss with representatives from organizations and networks such as the Alpine Convention, EUSALP, GLOMOS, IUCN, IUFRO, PLANALP, and the Interreg Alpine Space program.
This virtual conference will be held under the auspices of the IUFRO Division 8.03.00 - Natural Hazards and Risk Management, and the IUFRO Unit 8.03.02 - Snow and Avalanches, and is free of charge.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you online!
Michaela Teich & the Organizing Team:
Anne Hormes and Jan-Thomas Fischer, Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Fred Berger, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Jean Pierre Fosson and Paolo Perret, Safe Mountain Foundation (FMS)
Kilian Heil, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Stefan Steger, EURAC Research
Dr. Michaela Teich
Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Department of Natural Hazards
Division of Snow and Avalanche
Hofburg | Rennweg 1 | A - 6020 Innsbruck
+43 664 885 082 87
the COST Action *Bottoms-Up* organizes its third Training School on
“Innovative tools to analyse species-environment relationships”, which
will be held in Grenoble / Saint Martin d’Hères (France) on October
The training school is also supported by IUFRO, within the activities of
Unit 8.02.01 - Key factors and ecological functions for forest biodiversity.
More details are at:
For any questions, please write to the Training School Coordinator:
PhD Forest Ecology
CREA - Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Arezzo
Webinar 6: "Forests and forest products: the use of native species and the role of sociobiobiversity in Latin America", August 23, 3pm CEST, 10am Brasilia, 8am Colombia
We are glad to announce that the sixth webinar of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology WP Webinar Series - Emerging issues in landscape ecology will take place on August 23 and it will be dedicated to the topic "Forests and forest products: the use of native species and the role of sociobiobiversity in Latin America".
Guests Juana Palma (Chile), Rene Camacho (Colombia) and Henrique Pereira (Brazil), and host Sónia Carvalho Ribeiro (co-coordinator of the IUFRO LE WP for Latin America), will discuss the role of forests and forest products, particularly non-timber forest products (NTFP) and the use of biodiversity in traditional livelihoods and the economy. They will also present case studies and address issues related to data available for assessing NTFPs role and to policy, as well as other topics of interest for both Latin America and international audiences.
Visit the webpage of the IUFRO LE WP for more information:
Hope to see you there.
João Azevedo, PhD
Escola Superior Agrária/Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Campus de Santa Apolónia
Phone: (+351) 273 303 341
Symposium: Tropical Restoration-Reforestation – Pros and Cons
Sponsored by: The International Society of Tropical Foresters, The International Forestry Working Group of the Society of American Foresters, and Terraformation
Date: Friday, 5 August 2022, 11 am- 2 pm EDT, 3-6 pm GMT. - Find your time zone at https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
The goal of this symposium is to present some of the topics and debates connected to tropical restoration and reforestation, to help sharpen our thinking about what works under what conditions, and why. The presentations will range widely from recent controversies associated with tropical restoration and reforestation, to issues linked with governance strategies for tree planting projects, seed banks for restoration, Eucalyptus as a nonnative tree in reforestation, approaches to verification of ecosystem restoration, and getting funding for projects.
More information at: https://tropicalforesters.org/symposium-tropical-restoration-reforestation-…
Register at: https://terraformation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_070T8D9tRZW7cMpuop5g_Q
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The University of British Columbia’s, Faculty of Forestry<https://forestry.ubc.ca/> is pleased to announce that applications for their flexible 8-week online Micro-Certificate in Climate Vulnerability & Adaptation<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/climate-micro-certificate/> are now open.
This program is designed for professionals, practitioners, and those who want to expand their interdisciplinary training in the field of climate science application, vulnerability assessment processes, and adaptation in a forestry context.
Please see the program’s details below and feel free to share this invitation with your network or on social media (Twitter<https://twitter.com/ubcforestry/status/1545103562027442178>, LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6950869254510456832>, Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ubcforestry/photos/a.236267483086809/5263903836989…>).
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Online Micro Certificate: Climate Vulnerability & Adaptation
October – December 2022
Register here: https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/climate-micro-certificate/
The Faculty of Forestry’s Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation (CVA) Micro-Certificate is a flexible 8-week online program that provides forest professionals with an understanding of climate science, vulnerability assessments, adaptation development, and how it is applied to management and business case adaptation.
Today, government and certification agencies are requiring more accountability in meeting climate change, and green industry standards. This has resulted in a surge in demand for working professionals who wish to advance their knowledge in the field of climate science, assessment and application of climate impacts and adaptation in a forestry context.
Learn how the CVA program brings science and theory into action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCsZEakAnoo&t=40s
The International Tree Mortality Network, an initiative of the IUFRO
task force on monitoring trends and patterns in global tree mortality,
continues the online seminar series on *July 5, 4 pm CEST*, with:
*Dr. David Galbraith*
*Title: How does sensitivity to climate change vary across Amazon
forests? Insights from ecophysiology, forest dynamics, remote sensing
_Abstract_: There is a pressing need to better understand and predict
the impacts of climate change on Amazon forests, given their important
role in the Earth System. In this talk, I present new results that
reveal how the sensitivity of Amazon forests to climate stressors varies
across the Basin, drawing upon new plant functional trait data
collection, forest inventory data analyses, remote sensing and ecosystem
_Bio_: David Galbraith is Professor of Terrestrial Ecosystem Science at
the School of Geography, University of Leeds. His research focuses on
better understanding how global environmental change affects the
biogeochemical cycling and dynamics of tropical forests, with a
particular focus on the sensitivity of tropical ecosystems to water
stress and high temperatures. He leads a multidisciplinary team of
researchers that employ methodological approaches that encompass
field-based ecophysiological measurements, forest inventory analysis,
climate change experiments, remote sensing and modelling approaches.
*Please register for the Zoom Webinar:*
Note that the talks might be recorded.
Seminar # 1: Matt Hansen - Global forest monitoring using satellite data
Seminar # 2: Flavia Costa - Tree mortality in the Amazon across local
hydrological gradients: how water table depth may save or condemn trees
as climate changes
Seminar #3: Belinda Medlyn - Tree mortality in Australian ecosystems:
past, present and future
Seminar #4: Nate McDowell - Rising tree mortality in the Anthropocene
Seminar #5: Lisa Hülsmann - Tree mortality modeling – a tool for
ecological inference and a challenge for projecting forest dynamics
Seminar #6: Craig D Allen - The global emergence of hotter-drought
drivers of forest disturbance tipping points
Seminar #7: Yude Pan - Impacts of disturbances on leaf area index and
productivity of terrestrial ecosystems
Seminar #8: Viacheslav Kharuk - Conifer decline and mortality in Siberia
Seminar #9: Barbara Bentz - Recipes for Climate-Induced Bark
Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality
Seminar #10: Ana Bastos - Climate variability, extremes, and attribution
of high-impact ecological events: challenges and ways forward
Seminar #11: Bonaventure Ntirugulirwa - Mortality of Afrotropical trees
in a temperature manipulation experiment: Result from the Rwanda TREE
Seminar #12: Andreas Bolte - Forest mortality dynamics in Germany – how
can we cope with it?t
Dr. (habil.) Henrik Hartmann
MPI for Biogeochemistry
Hans Knöll Str. 10
07745 Jena, Germany
International Tree Mortality Network
IUFRO Task Force on monitoring of global tree mortality patterns and trends
Modelling species population dynamics with nature conservation laws
The PhD position takes place within the project Can laws save the natural world? funded by the Swedish Research Council VR, which aims to quantitatively understand how endangered species can benefit from nature conservation laws. The project presents a high level of novelty and will provide important implications for conservation. This position, along with a parallel PhD position in environmental law, is one of the key components of the project. Specifically, we are looking for a highly motivated graduate student who will 1) develop quantitative population models of endangered species to align concepts defined in European species conservation law with measurable ecological counterparts that are applicable across many taxa, 2) develop quantitative analyses to document the effects of legal protection on species trends and 3) analyze patterns of biodiversity-related legal aspects across European countries (such as e.g. court cases). The research will involve different taxa but has a clear emphasis on large carnivores, such as wolves, bears and lynx. The PhD position aims to be interdisciplinary, being both intensive in quantitative modelling and requiring an ability to understand legal concepts and their use by stakeholders.
Required: a master degree (or equivalent) with a specialization in quantitative ecology, ecological modelling, biodiversity conservation or evolutionary ecology, a demonstrated ability to write one’s own analyses in R and a professional level fluency in English (see also below). Desirable: a demonstrated experience of using additional computer programming languages for scientific analysis, an interest in endangered species conservation, experience in scholarly publishing and knowledge of European nature conservation laws and policies. Also relevant: ability and experience to inform and communicate with diverse stakeholders such as authorities, governments or the European Commission. Interpersonal skills will form an important part of the candidate selection.
Additional details and information how to apply:
Department of Ecology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SE - 73993 Riddarhyttan, Sweden
Protect, restore and sustainably use forests:
building blocks for environmental and economic recovery
Stockholm+50 Associated Event
Monday, 30 May 2022
15.00 -16.15 PM CEST
Register here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NMpI_BzoTsCKa4SHmS1sHg
Forests and trees can play a crucial role in addressing planetary challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss while moving towards sustainable economies and increasing food security.
The State of the World’s Forests 2022 (SOFO2022) provides three pathways to implement this new perspective of making development work with the environment: ‘protect’: measures for halting deforestation; ‘restore’: making land more productive, and ‘use’: investments in building economically viable green value chains that provide resilient livelihoods. SOFO2022 is a contribution to the implementation of SDG 15 (Life on Land) and the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests and its Global Forest Goals.
Important commitments regarding the world’s forests have been made at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP26), the United Nations Environment Assembly 5.2 (UNEA 5.2), the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF17), and the Seoul Forest Declaration and the Ministerial Call on Sustainable wood adopted at World Forestry Congress (WFC) 2022.
Join FAO and Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests in this discussion on interfaces between protection, restoration and sustainable use of forests as building blocks for a green recovery. Together they can conserve nature, better provide for human well-being, and contribute to inclusive recovery, build resilient and sustainable economies.
Additional information on the State of the World’s Forests<https://www.fao.org/publications/sofo/2022/en/>.
Moderation: Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO
* High-level opening
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
* Setting the scene:
Three building blocks: Protection, restoration, and sustainable use of forests
John Parrotta, US Forest Service and President of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
* Panel discussion: Linking the interface between the three building blocks
* Restore and use: the potential of agroforestry
Johan Ekeström, Burgapha Agroforestry, Laos
* Use and protect: Wood: a renewable construction material
Petri Heino, Program Director, Wood building program, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
* Protect and restore: ecosystem payments for carbon farming
Gabriela Violeta Soto Nilo, Department for Climate Change and Environmental Services, National Forest Commission, Chile
* Local actors and communities as partners on the ground
Cécile Ndjebet, 2022 CPF Wangari Maathai Forest Champion
* Open Discussion:
Protection, restoration and sustainable use of forests: How can these three building blocks make development work with the environment?
* Closing Remarks: Building forward: Investing into forest-based solutions
Mirey Attalah, Coordinator Nature for Climate branch, UN Environment Programme, UNEP