Issue 10, 2021
IUFRO NEWS 10, 2021
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IUFRO World Day - A Journey Around the World of Forest Research Cooperation
[Photo showing IUFRO World Day interactive map (screenshot)]
On 28 and 29 September 2021 IUFRO held the first ever all IUFRO digital online forest science forum: IUFRO World Day. The forum offered 24 hours of networking with 79 live sessions, including three science/policy forums, and 50 contributions of static content on forest-related research topics. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33262>…
10 Years of REDD+: Outcomes and Socio-Ecological Impacts
[Photo showing a forest. Photo by Nelson Grima, IUFRO]
One of the sessions during IUFRO World Day was hosted by IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme featuring Dr. Bhaskar Vira, Head of Department and Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, in an interview with GFEP's Dr. Nelson Grima. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33259>…
IUFRO Congratulates Professor Bhaskar Vira!
[Photo showing Dr. Vira during REDD+ session at IUFRO World Day (screenshot)]
The Academy of Social Sciences in London, UK, has conferred a Fellowship on Professor Bhaskar Vira, in recognition of his contribution to social science. Professor Vira's research crosses disciplinary boundaries, and spans the fields of political economy, development studies and environmental studies. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33257>…
Sustainable Forest Management and NTFPs in the Era of Transition under Climate Change: Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Heritage, and Geographical Indication
[Photo showing Presenters and attendees during RG 6.10.00 session (screenshot)]
This IUFRO World Day session was held to share evidence on the roles of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in traditional forest management and maintenance of cultural landscape in different regions of the world. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33256>…
FORECOS - Forest Ecosystems under Conditions of Climate Change: Biological Productivity and Remote Sensing
[Photo showing Sample plot in pine stand (Pinus Sylvestris) in the Middle Volga region of Russia. Photo provided by Eldar Kurbanov.]
The FORECOS online meeting on 28-29 September 2021 was hosted by Volgatech University and co-sponsored by the ERASMUS+ project SUFOGIS and the GEMOECO BRICS project. It touched upon issues of remote monitoring of forest cover, international projects and new technologies concerning forest ecosystems in a changing climate. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33255>…
Assessing Multi-Taxon Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
[Photo showing Social lunch at the conference venue (photo provided by meeting organizers)]
This Training School was organized within the framework of the COST Action CA18207 "Biodiversity Of Temperate forest Taxa Orienting Management Sustainability by Unifying Perspectives" (Bottoms-Up). It was aimed at giving a comprehensive overview of multi-taxon biodiversity data issues in forest ecosystems with an emphasis on bridging the gap between theory and practice. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33254>…
Biological Invasions in Forests: Trade, Ecology and Management
[Photo showing Participants in front of the faculty building. Photo by Andrew Liebhold]
From 21-24 September 2021, a hybrid - in-person and online - conference was hosted by the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, with 65 participants on site and some 40 more online. The meeting involved IUFRO Working Parties 7.03.12, 7.03.07 and 8.02.04. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33253>…
Ecology and Silviculture of Spruce in the Boreal Forest
[Photo showing needles of a pine tree. Photo by Alexey Savvin on Pixabay]
Spruce forests are important ecologically, supporting a broad range of ecosystem services, and economically as the basis of many timber industries. This session at the 19th conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) session focused on the linkages between spruce ecology and management. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33252>…
How to Tackle the Climate Change Challenges?
The Spanish language event "Gran Foro Internacional ¿qué hacer para enfrentar el cambio climático? retos y oportunidades" took place on 9 September 2021. The 'foro' was organized to let general audiences know about what the latest IPCC report is telling us about climate change. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33251>…
On Sustainable Wildlife Management
[Photo showing roe deer. Photo by Vargazs on Pixabay]
IUFRO's GFEP team joined the Third Wildlife Forum of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) on 26 and 27 September. The Forum dealt with topics such as zoonotic diseases, wildlife use and trade, human-wildlife conflicts, which are relevant for GFEP's current Forests and Human Health study. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33249>…
Reports from IFSA Trainees
My Experience as an IFSA Trainee at IUFRO
[Photo showing intern Mirjana Volarev. Photo by Jovan Mitrovic]
My name is Mirjana Volarev, and I am from Serbia. I am an environmentalist and a forester with a passion for climate policy. In September and October 2021, I had the fantastic opportunity to work at the Headquarters of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) in Vienna. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33248>…
Coming out of the Pandemic by Interning at IUFRO
[Photo showing intern Agustín Rosello from Chile.]
At the age of 25, a forestry career at one of the best universities of my country, two great years working with the biggest forestry student organization in the world, and an incredibly fruitful two months at IUFRO Headquarters, I've got nothing more than to be grateful for the amazing set of skills IUFRO has added to my toolbox, says Agustín Rosello from Chile. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33247>…
IUFRO and Media
More Coherent Global Forest Governance Needed to Reduce Forest Loss
[Photo showing Deforestation, Malaysia. Photo by Victor Bruckman]
On 19 October 2021 four scientists related to the IUFRO network spoke to the press about deforestation, imported deforestation, drivers and possible solutions. The media briefing was jointly organized by IUFRO and the communications agency Revolve. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33265>…
The Urgency and Opportunity to Increase the Access of All Canadians to Urban Forests
[Photo showing Toronto, Canada. Photo by Jason Pinaster on Pixabay]
Read an interview with Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk (Coordinator of IUFRO Division 6) on the 3-30-300 rule for creating greener and healthier cities to mark National Tree Day on September 22. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33266>…
Addressing Growing Expectations and Threats for Forests
In a special research supplement focused on forests the Austrian newspaper Der Standard published interviews in German with IUFRO Vice-President Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit and IUFRO Deputy Executive Director Dr. Michael Kleine on 20 October 2021. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33267>…
Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: An Expanded Policy Brief Now Available in Portuguese!
IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme launched the Portuguese version of its latest publication, "Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa: An Expanded Policy Brief", on 15 October 2021. More<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33268>…
Find recent scientific studies, special journal issues, research papers, calls for journal contributions, IUFRO newsletters, proceedings and more<https://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=7302#c33269>…
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Please find attached and below (link) the call for papers/panels for the 4th International Forest Policy Meeting in Bonn, Germany, April 27th-29th. The call is closing on November 15th.
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Hope to see you in Bonn next spring!
The EFI Bonn IFPM team
IFPM4 | Fourth International Forest Policy Meeting<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fifpm4.inf…>
EFI is seeking a senior professional with leadership and international research experience to lead EFI's Governance Programme<https://efi.int/governance>.
The key responsibilities of the Head of Governance will include:
* Leading EFI's Governance Programme according to EFI's strategy and plans.
* Fundraising and further developing an interdisciplinary team of international researchers to address existing and emerging scientific and policy questions within the thematic area of governance.
* Communicating with donors, stakeholders and the media.
* Coordinating governance-related activities within EFI.
* Networking with EFI member organisations and other stakeholders.
* Acting as EFI's focal point for collaboration with EFI's Research Network on Forest Policy<https://efi.int/research-networks/policy/work>
* PhD in a relevant discipline.
* Demonstrated capacity to work across different disciplines.
* At least 10 years of international experience in leading governance-related research initiatives.
* Proven record in fundraising , in particular EC/EU funded projects.
* Excellent coordination, managerial and networking skills.
* Excellent communications capacity and willingness to engage and work with media.
* Experience in the science-policy interface and policy support work.
* An excellent track record of publishing in international scientific journals.
* Capability to create an inspiring team work environment.
* Excellent English skills, knowledge of other European languages is an asset.
The employee will be based at EFI's Office in Bonn, Germany.
The employee will be an EFI staff member. This is a fixed term appointment of five years with the possibility for an extension. The successful candidate is expected to take up the position by Summer 2022.
This position offers a challenging opportunity to work within a stimulating international environment in one of the Institute's senior positions.
Interested candidates are requested to send (in English) a CV including copies of academic degree certificates/diplomas with a motivation letter by 29th November 2021, using the online application form<https://efi.int/file/head-of-governance-programme>.
For more information about the post, please contact Robert Mavsar, Deputy Director: robert.mavsar(a)efi.int<mailto:email@example.com>.
EFI is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated confidentially.
Please note that only candidates that have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted.