Dear Division 9 colleagues
first of all, I would like to thank you all for your activities and
support of IUFRO and specifically IUFRO Division 9 activities. Its been
again a good year of collaboration. And I would like to take the chance
to send you seasons greetings and wishes for a good start into the new
year 2019 where the *XXV IUFRO World Congress*, the next biggest event
for forestry researchers worldwide will be held in *Curitiba, Brazil
from 29 September to 5 October 2019.*
As you will have been informed earlier, the *deadline for submitting
abstracts* to The World Congress is extended until *January 10th 2019*.
I am pleased to say that there are plenty of sessions organized by
Division 9 - so a lot of space to discuss newest results of social
scientific forest research.
There is also Scientist Assistance Programme (SAP) for supporting
scientists from economically disadvantaged countries whose age below 46
years old. SAP registration will be started from *1 March 2019*. Full
information on this scholarship can be found here:
*Young scientists are encouraged to apply!!*
Please feel free to share this information to your colleagues.
And I am looking forward to meet you in Curitiba.
With best regards
Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit
Professur für Forst- und Umweltpolitik/
Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy
University of Freiburg
D- 79106 Freiburg
Tel: +49 (0) 761/203-3712
Secretariat: +49 (0) 761/203-3713
The IUFRO Communications and Public Relations Working Party and Embrapa colleagues from Brazil are co-organizing a session at the 2019 XXV International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress<http://iufro2019.com/> in Curitiba, Brazil from 29 September to 5 October 2019. Abstracts are due December 31, 2018.
To submit an abstract, find the link at Call for Abstracts<http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/>. Oral presentations and posters are included in the call. Consider sharing emerging and innovative approaches such as role-playing exercises, interactions involving computer simulation, co-generation of research, trade-off scenarios, and other complex communications efforts. Both scientists and communication professionals are encouraged to submit to this session.
The session is titled “Delivering and communicating forest science for people and a greener future” and its description follows:
It is not just what you say, but how you say it and who you say it to. The rigor of science and the underlying data can be appreciated by other scientists; but the general public want to know why they should care and decision makers want to know what the data means and how they should interpret your findings. This means going beyond a peer-reviewed publication. It means translating and disseminating your research directly to your audience. This session will explore unique and innovative approaches used by scientists to deliver and communicate their research to the public and decision makers. Have you created a podcast, a video or other tool to tell the story of your science? What have you learned from your approach? Do you host webinars to help others understand your research? What tips do you have for successful online dialogue? Have you created an infographic to help simplify your research for a non-scientific audience? Do you feel it was effective? Have you tried a virtual tour of a field research site or virtual technology transfer? Were the stakeholders satisfied, could virtual tools be a substitute for field tours? How did you determine which approach to use and how do you evaluate your success in using these approaches? Would you recommend this approach to other scientists? Through a series of presentations and posters, we will discuss approaches used by scientists to share their research and what they have learned through that process. This session also seeks to demo effective tools or techniques being developed by IUFRO members to help communicate the importance of forest science. We hope this session will promote discussion and exchange of experiences related to the dissemination of forest research.
There are many other topics (almost 200 technical sessions) that also might suit your interests. Find the call for abstracts, brief description of the technical sessions, and registration at: http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/. Authors are limited to a maximum of two abstracts as presenting author.
You need to register to be able to submit an abstract (no payment due at this time). The deadline for abstract submission is 31 December 2018. Once your abstract is accepted for presentation (announcement will be made on 28 February 2019), early registration for presenter and payment deadline is 31 May 2019.
There is also Scientist Assistance Program (SAP) for supporting scientists from economically disadvantaged countries whose age is below 46 years old. SAP registration will begin 1 March 2019. Full information on this scholarship can be found here: http://iufro2019.com/scientist-assistance-program-sap/
Please feel free to share this information to your colleagues. We hope you will submit an abstract and share your work at the upcoming IUFRO World Congress.
IUFRO Working Party, Communications and Public Relations
Assistant Station Director
Communications and Applications
Pacific Northwest Research Station
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Portland, OR 97204
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Dear IUFRO List Holders:
I am hoping you will be able to distribute this announcement to your IUFRO
group on sessions at IUFRO 2019 linked to the International Society of
*The **International Society of Tropical Foresters* is organizing or
co-organizing seven sessions for th*e **XXV World Congress of the
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO2019)** to be
held 29 Sept – 5 Oct 2019 at Curitiba, Brazil. *Please consider submitting
an oral or poster presentation for one of these sessions or another
IUFRO2019 session (see below). *Abstracts for presentations can be
submitted until 31 Dec 2018 at* http://iufro2019.com/* You* will need to be
registered for IUFRO2019 to submit an abstract, but you do not need to pay
until later. See https://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/ for details on
abstract submission. Information on all IUFRO 2019 sessions can be found at
. IUFRO will have financial assistance available for certain participants
*ISTF-linked technical sessions at IUFRO2019*
*SESSION A2a: Sustaining iconic and high-value species in natural forests
ISTF CONTACT: Erich Schaitza, EMBRAPA, Brazil (erich.schaitza(a)embrapa.br )
SESSION SUMMARY: VERSION IN BOOK: Araucaria and Swietenia are threatened by
habitat loss; overharvesting; insufficient regeneration and genetic
variation, failings in forest policy, governance, or regulations; and
devaluation of products. The session will cover possible solutions,
including: harvest policies, regulations, and planning; regeneration and
genetic variation; silvicultural practices; modelling to balance
extraction, regeneration, and genetic diversity; and market demand to
*SESSION A4c: **Monitoring and Assessing Urban Forest Services and Values
at the National to Local Scale*
ISTF CONTACT: Vindhya P. Tewari, Himalayan Forest Research Institute, India
SESSION SUMMARY: Trees and forests within urban areas provide numerous
benefits to city residents, but relatively little is known about their
structure, the services provided by these forests, and how these forests
are changing. The purpose of this session is to discuss approaches to
inventory urban forests, so that Nations can learn how to monitor these
important forests that directly affect human health and well-being.
*SESSION B5b: **Small-scale sustainable energy alternatives for developing
ISTF CONTACT: Lamfu Fabrice Yengong, University of Buea, Cameroon, (
SESSION SUMMARY: In developing countries, wood accounts for 50-90% of the
fuel used, and increased efficiency or replacements for wood are needed.
This session explores sustainable energy alternatives. Presentations might
include: utilizing waste through “3R” (reduce, reuse, and recycle); more
efficient technologies for cooking with wood fuel; social costs of
increasing scarcity of fuel wood; characteristics related to fuel wood
energy content; solar cooking as an alternative; potential for material and
energy recovery from waste; appropriate technologies for developing
countries; integrated renewable energy production and utilization from
biomass combustion and waste gasification, among other topics.
*SESSION C1b: Advances in management and science for the high-value
ISTF CONTACT: Liu Jun, Research Institute of subtropical forest, Chinese
Academy of forestry, China, (ywliu2005(a)163.com)
SESSION SUMMARY: Tropical timber species of the Meliaceae (including
Cedrela, Entandrophragma, Khaya, Swietenia, and Toona) are among the
world’s finest woods, and many species have other uses. Their sustainable
management faces similar issues around the world. This session will share
the latest in research and applications for a global perspective on these
species. Topics could cover conservation of genetic resources, genetic
improvement, advances in shoot borer control, natural forest management,
and development and products useful for human health, among others.
*SESSION C1c: **Improving high-value Meliaceae yields in plantations*
ISTF CONTACT: Antonio Ferraz, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil (
SESSION SUMMARY: This session will focus on better production of Meliaceae
species grown in plantations. Many species (e.g. mahogany, African
mahogany, Australian red cedar, Melia) have recently been grown as
plantations around the world and research is needed over a wide range of
topics. The main objectives are to share experiences and to find common
research themes to build possible collaborations among researchers working
with Meliaceae species in plantations around the world.
*SESSION C9a: Discovery, curation, and uses of legacy tropical forest data
ISTF CONTACT: Sheila Ward, Mahogany for the Future, Inc., Puerto Rico (
SESSION SUMMARY: Legacy tropical forest datasets have been generated by
various projects over time, and many are in danger of being lost. These
datasets are valuable for understanding how tropical forests change through
time, and many of the forests they characterize no longer exist. To
safeguard these data, standardized metadata and electronic archiving
schemes need to be developed. The purpose of the session is to share
information on the potential uses of such datasets, their current status,
and appropriate curation and metadata strategies.
*SESSION F6b: Effective educational strategies for the next generation of
forest professionals *
ISTF CONTACT: Ruth Metzel, Azuero Earth Project, Panama, (
SESSION SUMMARY: University-based programs on forest related fields are
evolving and inherently need to change towards multidisciplinary programs.
Some major drivers of these changes are globalization of the economy,
climate change, and new technologies and informatics. In a similar vein,
solutions for real life, resource management problems around forest key
issues, like health, bioenergy, climate change are consistently calling for
more holistic and cross-sectoral approaches. Universities curricula need to
meet diverse higher demands, and new ways to approach these challenges
involving various disciplines in a multicultural environment. This session
will highlight findings on research aiming to understand those challenges
and also research that addresses innovative strategies that allow forestry
students and professors and providers of non-formal education to keep
abreast with the time, such online classes, field practices, case studies
With its focus on being a communication network, ISTF can help you connect
with others interested in tropical forests and forestry. To join, please
visit this link please fill out the membership form at GoogleForms
send a message to tropicalforesters(a)gmail.com.
as you may have already known, the Congress Scientific Committee for the
upcoming XXV IUFRO World Congress (to be held in Curitiba, Brazil, 29
September – 5 October 2019) has accepted our proposal for a session
titled “Innovative forest laws and environmental legislation for
enhanced forest ecosystem services in local communities” (session number
A9g), for inclusion in the Congress program.
I would like to remind you that the call for abstracts is now open at
http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/ and the deadline for abstract
submission is 31 December. Now, I would like to encourage you, as the
prospective speakers for our session, to submit your abstracts taking
the following steps:
1. Consult the list of sessions at
2. Register for the Congress at
https://registration.galoa.com.br/en/realm/iufro-2019. Please note that
you need to register for the Congress already now, but payment for your
registration may be made until 31 May 2019;
3. Submit your abstract at
https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/792/submission (find detailed
instructions there). Please note that abstracts may be submitted in
English, Spanish or Portuguese.
I thank you for your cooperation and if there are any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
I am already looking forward to meeting you next year in Curitiba!
IUFRO 9.06.00 Forest law and environmental legislation Coordinator
Assoc. Prof. Rastislav Šulek, Ph.D.
Department of Forest Economics and Management
Faculty of Forestry
Technical University in Zvolen
T. G. Masaryka 24, SK-96053 Zvolen, Slovak Republic