Dear IUFRO Public Relations Working Party Members -
On our 2020 work planning call in November there were two ideas put forward for broad action across our party: the first to pursue a special issue of a journal dedicated for forest science communication and the second is to update the manual on forest science communication.
The special issue journal would require submission of full journal-quality papers by multiple working party members related to the topic of communicating forest science. This is a solicitation looking for expressions of interest by 08 January 2021. We would determine by January 15 if there is enough interest to pursue the journal issue. If there is, we would request that abstracts be submitted by March; and if accepted, a full paper by the end of May 2020.
The second item is to update the Communicating Forest Science manual, developed by the Working Party in 2014. This update would focus on new communication tools and technology that have come onto the scene and gained popularity and effectiveness since 2014. We would request ideas for country-specific case studies that help showcase the tactical and tangible methods that can be used to communicate forest science using new tools and technology. For this effort, we are looking for volunteers to craft case studies and draft sections on new tools and technologies for the manual update. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please respond by 08 January 2021. This work will take place over the course of 2021.
For questions on these two efforts, please use our Slack Channel<Join%20me%20on%20Slack%20-%20it's%20a%20faster,%20simpler%20way%20to%20work.%20Sign%20up%20here,%20from%20a…>.
Sent on behalf of your WP Coordinators: Ewa Hermanowicz, Yasmeen Sands, Sheila Mbiru, and Jennifer Hayes
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