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IUFRO Division 9 Forest History and Traditional Knowledge
Dear Member of the IUFRO Research Group 9.03: Forest History and Traditional Knowledge
We have an excellent opportunity for our working party to get together and present at next year’s IUFRO Congress. Our session proposal was accepted for the upcoming IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg Germany, 19-22 September, 2017.
The call for abstracts is now open for this congress at <http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts> http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts and the deadline for abstract submission is 30 November.
Submit abstracts indicating proposal number 145, “The Role of Forest History & Cultural Heritage in Re-constructing Nature – a landscape-level exploration of the need for, of approaches to, and case studies of, the recovery, remediation and re-construction of forest and woodland environments in the twenty-first century” in the Congress segment: All Division 9 (Forest Policy and Economics) Meeting as your first choice for inclusion in the programme.
This was our submission, to guide and help your proposals:
Research Group 9.03
The Role of Forest History & Cultural Heritage in Re-constructing Nature – a landscape-level exploration of the need for, of approaches to, and case studies of, the recovery, remediation and re-construction of forest and woodland environments in the twenty-first century
The session will address issues around the following:
1. How knowledge of forest culture heritage and the history of bio-cultural landscapes can better inform restoration projects
2. How restoration and re-construction of forests and woods can increase quality of life for local people, and grow local economies.
3. How landscape-scale re-construction and restoration of ecological functions can enhance carbon capture, reduce soil erosion, biodiversity loss, and vulnerability to exotic invasions, and help mitigate climatic change impacts and grow resilience
4. The role of forest and woodland heritage and history in awareness raising and knowledge transfer to the political process
The need & relevance:
Forest and woodland landscapes have suffered dramatic changes and drastic declines during the twentieth century. At last, there has been growing recognition of the need for major and large-scale remediation of declines and their environmental, social and economic consequences. However, increased awareness of the significance of the bio-cultural nature of forest and woodland resources has challenged many conceptual positions leading to changed policy directions and national and international levels. The importance of understanding the history, heritage and bio-cultural nature of landscape has proved increasingly important in driving effective and sustainable re-construction projects. The session will present a balance of case studies and associated research from around the world in order to examine these issues. There will be a publication resulting from the session to help knowledge transfer, awareness raising and policy change.
The event will link to a major UK-conference in 2018 on ‘Wilder Visions – re-constructing nature’ (see <http://www.ukeconet.org/> www.ukeconet.org)
Professor Ian D. Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Supported as a scientific committee by:
Dr Elisabeth Johann, Austria
Dr Tomasz Samojlik, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dr Simay Kırca, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Professor Mauro Agnoletti, GESAAF, Università di Firenze, Italy
Dr Jiri Woitsch, Institute of Ethnology, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
Assistant Professor Alper Çolak, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Dr Péter Szabó, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
And by the wider membership of 9.03
Whilst we do not yet have actual presentation titles, we will obviously encourage a mix of younger presenters from a diversity of countries and a balance of genders. Furthermore, in order to encourage a broad participation we will host a poster paper display associated with the meeting and encourage submissions to the publication.
**Please circulate this call as widely as possible through your extensive networks – many thanks in anticipation!
Website: <http://www.cfc2017.in/> http://www.cfc2017.in/
The world today is undergoing rapid socio-economic and technological changes, which have implications for the forest and environment sector, in turn affecting the ecological, economic and social well being of the people. The forestry sector must keep pace and adapt to these changes. The "Commonwealth" refers to the Commonwealth of Nations, an association of 53 sovereign nations that works together to achieve international goals such as Peace, Democracy and Consensus-building, Law, Human Rights and Development, Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development with greater trust and mutual understanding. Environment and forests are global resources and need to be focused upon by the global fraternity due to the pressures they are under as a result of the alarming growth in the human population, pressures that are being exacerbated by climate and environmental change. The year 2017 will be a key occasion for forestry professionals, academicians and all those interested in and associated with forestry sector in the Commonwealth; they will gather and share their experiences with a view to learn and develop a vision for the future that will involve inclusive and sustainable growth and development. The commonwealth forestry conferences have been held since 1920, when the first (Empire) Forestry Conference was held in London. Since then, the conferences have been held regularly to discuss various aspects of management of forests and focus the action on the changing priorities of the forestry sector.
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference is scheduled to be held at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India from 3rd to 7th April, 2017. The ICFRE and FRI will be the Focal point of the conference, with support from MOEF & CC, Government of India and Commonwealth Forestry Association. The major theme of the conference will be: "Forests for Prosperity and Posterity"
Abstract submission will be open until 7 November 2016, at <http://www.cfc2017.in/call-for-papers/> http://www.cfc2017.in/call-for-papers/, containing detailed instructions on how to proceed. The sub-themes are:
1. Biodiversity conservation and management
2. Livelihood and economic security from forests
3. Diversification, multiple use and sustainable harvest
4. Good governance in forestry
5. Forests and climate change
6. Forest and water
The CFC-2017 Secretariat is looking forward to receiving your abstracts!
posted by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
*IUFRO - Division 9 - **9.05 – Forest Policy and Governance
9.05.08 - Forest and Natural Resources Policy and Governance in Latin
America and the Caribbean
Ronnie de Camino - CATIE - Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y
Vitor Afonso Hoeflich- Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brasil)
*--** Apologies for crossposting****
* Please circulate!*
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From: Liebhold, Andrew -FS <aliebhold(a)fs.fed.us>
Subject: Congress call for abstracts now open
Dear Vitor Afonso Hoeflich,
Thank you again for organizing a session at the upcoming IUFRO 125th
Anniversary Congress in Freiburg Germany, 19-22 September, 2017.
I would like to let you know that the call for abstracts is now open at
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts and the deadline for abstract
submission is 30 November. Now would be a good time for you to contact
prospective speakers for your session and ask them to submit their
abstracts indicating proposal number *116*, *“9.05.08 - Forest and Natural
Resources Policy and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean”* in the
Congress segment: *All Division 9 (Forest Policy and Economics) Meeting* as
their first choice for inclusion in the program.
As the abstract submission deadline approaches, we will be contacting you
again to provide you with information on how to log into the Congress
database. You will be asked to log in from *1-15 January* and review the
abstracts submitted to your session. When you login you will be presented
with a list of abstracts that have been submitted for inclusion in your
session. You will then indicate which sessions that you wish to include.
The Congress program will include time slots ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 hours
in length. We anticipate that most presentations will be 15 minutes in
length. If your session receives an extremely large number of presentation
submissions, it may be possible for us to allocate more than one time slot.
I apologize that the 1-15 January review period may be a time when several
of you may be unavailable. If that is going to be the case, please contact
me to designate an alternative reviewer of abstracts proposed for your
Thanks for your assistance and let me know if you have any questions.
Andrew Liebhold, Congress Organizing Committee Chair
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The call for abstracts for session 160 *“Wood based fuels for transports
- conditions for their market entry and impacts on the wood-using sector
and climate change mitigation”*in IUFRO2017 conference in Freiburg
(19-22.9.2017) is now open in the Congress segment: All Division 9
(Forest Policy and Economics). The more detailed description of the
session is given in the end of this message.
Please consider submitting an abstract! For that, go to
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts/.The deadline for submission is
We are looking forward to your possible contribution to the session and
meeting you next year in Freiburg!
Maarit Kallio, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Gregory Latta, University of Idaho
Hanne Sjølie, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Coordinators of the group IUFRO 9.02.00 Forest sector analysis
*Session description *
Constraining climatic warming to 2 C calls for drastic actions that
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The required shift to low carbon regime
poses significant challenges in all frontiers, but in particular in the
transportation sector. Transporting goods and people produces globally
14 % of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. In the EU, their
share is even higher, one fourth. Despite increased electrification
taking place in the road and rail transports, fueling part of the
vehicle fleet, vessels and airplanes with biofuels seems to be
necessary. Technologies for producing second generation liquid biofuels
from lignocellulosic biomass are advancing and it is likely that
increasing amount of the fuels used in transportation will be produced
from woody raw materials like forest chips and round wood on the side of
other biomass sources.
The session aims at presenting research results focusing on the
questions like, under which conditions will the wood based liquid
biofuels become important part of the forest sector’s production palette
and what are the likely consequences of the market penetration of
wood-based liquid biofuels on other wood-using sectors (forest
industries and heat and power production), on wood markets or on
forestry. Furthermore, assessing the resulting contribution of liquid
wood-based fuels to climate change mitigation is of crucial importance.
Contributions providing quantitative assessment for these questions
globally or regionally are welcomed. Sectoral modeling approaches are
preferred but not required.
there are many good reasons to visit Freiburg, and a special one the IUFRO
125th Anniversary Congress in September of next year. The call for
abstracts is now open for this congress at
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts, where will also find the list of
accepted sessions. The deadline for abstract submissions is 30 November
“Gender and working conditions in tropical forests” (session 147) is the
session, which we prepared. Please look at the session outline:
Forest work is hard work everywhere, but especially under tropical
conditions. This work is done by numerous men and women to earn a
livelihood based on the use of forest resources, timber as well as NTFP.
Millions of these men and women work in formal employment, but many more
in informal occupation, mostly in developing countries.
Their working situations, as in other sectors or even more so, are
gendered, i.e. different for men and women. This refers to tasks, chances
of personal and vocational development, income as well as to the other
physical, social and organisational working conditions, which are changing
and becoming harder through deforestation, climate change and extreme
weather situations, urbanisation and globalisation. Gender and working
conditions in tropical forests are monitored and studied by
representatives of different disciplines, among them social scientists,
gender specialists, ergonomists and certification auditors. The aim of the
proposed session is to share current knowledge from their work, which is a
fundamental research field of the IUFRO gender group and subgroups as well
as IUFRO Division 3.
I ask you to submit your abstract for the session before the deadline –
please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. It would be
helpful if you would send the abstract at the same time to me.
Let me also draw your attention to four more sessions with topics
connected to the topic of our session: there are two more gender related
sessions and two sessions on ergonomic issues in the programme.
Looking forward to a great session in Freiburg next year,
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Lewark
Professur für Forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft /
Chair of Forest Work Science
NANJING FORESTRY UNIVERSITY
College of Furniture and Industrial Design
Longpan Road 159, Nanjing, Jiangsu
I have the pleasure to inform you that the session on No. 148
“Innovative value added chains in forestry” in the Congress segment: All
Division 4 (Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management) Meeting for
upcoming IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg
Germany, 19-22 September, 2017 is open for abstract submission at
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts. The deadline for abstract
submission is 30 November, 2016. If you want to discuss your ideas,
please contact one of the organizers (see below).
The value added - from harvesting, processing and using the potentials
of (domestic) forest resources - to supply refined timber or non-timber
products or to provide touristic or green care services, continues to
increase the value of forested areas - a major part of Bio -Economy. The
paradigm of the cascade usage between material and energetic usage and
dividing high value from low value assortments - a particularity of
forestry - is in line with the European strategy of Circular Economy for
increasing resource-efficiency. Accordingly, this session aims to
present outstanding case studies of innovative supply chains that foster
rural-urban linkages and strengthen interdisciplinary interfaces. It
will also discuss methodological approaches such as calculation schemes
or the applicability of optimization and behavioral models to compute
the value added for certain administrative units. Such multi-method
approaches introduce interesting views for deriving a regional value
added, by capturing the most relevant input-factors and outputs along
the value added chain: from the supply of raw materials and the use of
products - to the profit made and taxes paid. That process can consider
horizontal and vertical interlinkages covering intermediate suppliers of
individual actors across the production chain. Multiplier effects like
that are extending the “chain concept” to a “network concept”. Therein
effects of CO2 sequestration or additional value added from introducing
carbon taxes could be included as well. Moreover, we welcome
contributions providing insights regarding the competitiveness of
regional and international value added chains or the latent conflict
between microeconomic interests and macro-economic benefits as valuable
inputs for the discussion. This Session situates, elaborates, and
further explains the theory of value chain, with focus on
interdisciplinary approach. It emphasizes crosscutting and motivations
for supplementing the “buyer-driven” and “producer-driven” modes of
global commodity chains in forestry. It considers horizontal and
vertical interlinkages covering intermediate suppliers of individual
actors across the production chains, as one of the elements of
The session is organised under IUFRO All Division Meeting 4 Forest
Assessment, Modelling and Management, but it is not restricted to AMM
and will feature interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative
research, combining ideas and framings from forestry as whole. The
session is organised by researchers from different disciplines, who will
also seek to include additional papers to widen the disciplinary and
Best regards, your contribution and looking forward to see you in
Prof. Dr Ljiljana Keca
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry
Department of Forestry
Chair of Forest Economics, Policy and Organisation
Forest Economics, Trade and Marketing, Forest Policy
1, Kneza Viseslava street, Serbia 11030 Belgrade
Phone: + 381 (0) 11 30 53 959
Mobile: + 381 (0) 64 17 94 648
E-mail: ljiljana.keca(a)sfb.bg.ac.rs (Bussiness)
European Academy of Bolzano Institute for
Regional Development and Location Management EURAC research
the Call for Abstracts for *Session 43* "*Innovative formats of
science-policy-society interaction*" at the IUFRO 125^th Anniversary
Congress, “Interconnecting Forests, Science and People” 19.-22.
September 2017 in Freiburg, Germany
is now open. Please find details below and at
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts/ (for the procedural details)
(Nr.43 for session details). Deadline for Submissions is 30th November 2016.
We are looking forward to your contributions on innovative approaches
relating to transdisciplinary forest research and scientific knowledge
Michael Böcher, Michael Pregernig, Georg Winkel and Regina Rhodius
*Innovative formats of science-policy-society interaction (session 43)*
/Regina Rhodius, Michael Böcher, Michael Pregernig, Georg Winkel/
Forest science is a discipline with a strong tradition in and focus on
applied, solution-oriented research. Nevertheless, to generate und
communicate scientific knowledge that is indeed relevant for
forest-related decisions, a better interaction between science, policy
and society is crucial. Against this background, within the session we
will discuss two current approaches contributing to bridging science,
policy and society by offering innovative formats of interaction: A) the
concept of transdisciplinarity, and B) concepts of scientific knowledge
transfer. In the subsequent panel discussion, we will bring together the
concepts and discuss in how far and under which conditions they
contribute to a better science-policy-society interaction. For both
session parts, we invite oral and poster presentations.
*/Part A: Forest science between 'research for the sector' and a new
wave of 'transdisciplinarity'/*/
//(Regina Rhodius, Michael Pregernig, Georg Winkel)/
Transdisciplinarity is seen as a new paradigm as regards the cooperation
between science and society: Following the principles of co-design, the
research topics and questions shall be set not only by the involved
scientists, but in close cooperation with practitioners and civil
society; following the principle of co-production, this cooperation
shall be continued during the following research phase itself. In light
of this, this part of the session strives to discuss and assess in how
far the concept of ‘transdisciplinarity’ relates to the current
practices in forest research. We explore, further, if the concept is
useful for forest research practice, and where the challenges to be
overcome lie. Thus, we invite papers that report on forest research
projects with a transdisciplinary approach to discuss, inter alia, the
• How is transdisciplinarity practiced in forest research projects?
• Does it make a difference to forest research – or is it just old
wine in new skins?
• What are the main challenges forest research is facing when
applying principles of transdisciplinarity?
• What can the transdisciplinarity community learn from experiences
of forest research?
*/Part B: Advanced approaches for a better understanding of scientific
knowledge transfer for interconnecting forest-related policies, science
//(Michael Böcher, IUFRO sub division 9.05.07 – Science policy
Interconnecting forests, science and people for achieving a sustainable
life on earth is often a question of how forest-related policy decisions
from the global to the local level are based on latest scientific
findings. Especially natural scientists often claim that politicians
neglect their forest-related findings whereas political actors state
that science that they need has to be well in time, practically usable
and directed towards their current political problems. An irony is that,
despite this central “misunderstanding” between scientists and political
actors, modern forest policy that includes aspects that go much beyond
traditional forestry is more and more dependent on interdisciplinary
science-based expertise. For a successful interconnection between
forests, science, and people, we need an advanced knowledge about the
conditions under which scientific knowledge transfer can be successful
to be utilized in respective forest-related policies. Part B of the
session will take up this crucial question and wants to discuss
conceptual as well as empirical contributions that lead to an advanced
understanding of scientific knowledge transfer for interconnecting
forest-related policies, science and people. The sub session is
organized by "IUFRO sub division 9.05.07 – Science policy interactions"
and serves as a follow up to the very successful session during the last
IUFRO world congress in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Regina Rhodius
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