Von: Sheila Ward <mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. März 2021 00:04
Betreff: Join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics
You are invited to join the e-list for IUFRO Working Party 4.02.01 Resource Data in the Tropics, at https://lists.iufro.org/mailman/listinfo/wp40201/ We are focusing the unit on the discovery, curation, and use of legacy tropical forest datasets.
Much legacy data for tropical forests, including inventory and plot data, are in danger of being lost. Many tropical forest projects over the years have generated data, but the information is scattered among different institutions and people, some still only on paper, some digitized but in older formats.
These legacy datasets are invaluable for understanding how tropical forests change through time, including the cumulative impacts of land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity. change in land use and climate, and changes in patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage. Many of the forests represented in historical datasets no longer exist, so these data are the only record of the natural vegetation of the area.
There is also a need to develop a set of standard descriptive metadata, or a metadata scheme, for describing these datasets. This would assist not only with recovering and describing old data sets, but also ensure that future datasets can be consistently described and that their loss can be avoided in the future.
The first step is to review datasets referred to in older meta databases (e.g., ATROFI-UK and TROPIS) to determine if they are still available, and if they are in need of updated electronic curation. We are also reaching out via electronic media and networks, to find additional legacy tropical datasets and information on these studies. The next steps will be to develop an updated metadatabase regarding these datasets, develop with stakeholders policy on ownership and appropriate use, seek funding, and electronically curate such datasets.
We invite your participation in the e-list to discuss these and related topics.
IUFRO 4.02.01 Coordination Team
The journal of Forest Policy and Economics (IF 3.099) is currently running a special issue entitled "Justice and Power in Bioeconomy and Biosociety: a Multidisciplinary Perspective".
As we are acting as guest editors for this issue, we kindly invite you to consider submitting your full paper to this special issue.
Submission period: 1 January 2021 – 30 June 2021
Guest authors: Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen, Helga Pülzl, Wolfram Dressler, Markus Kröger, Mary Mention, Juha Hiedanpää
Looking forward to receiving your submissions!
Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen, Helga Pülzl, Wolfram Dressler, Markus Kröger, Mary Mention, Juha Hiedanpää
we are happy to inform you about the publication of our new paper in the
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning:
"Is bioeconomy policy a policy field? A conceptual framework and findings on the European Union and Germany"
by Annette Toeller, Thomas Vogelpohl, Katrin Beer and Michael Boecher
Bioeconomy policy is often labelled a policy field or at least an emerging policy field. But is it really one? And how can one tell and what does it mean?
Drawing on the scarce research on what exactly are policy fields and what are the factors driving their emergence, we aim to answer these questions based
on the definition of a policy field as a specific and long-term constellation of related problems, actors, institutions and instruments.
Empirically drawing on the European Union and Germany, in a first step we find that bioeconomy policy can be characterised as an emerging policy field at most,
as it is limitedly institutionalised and lacks a genuinely bioeconomy-related actor constellation and problem structure. Moreover, there are hardly any bioeconomy-specific
instruments in place. In a second step, we find that the fragmented institutional and regulatory landscape particularly hinders the establishment of bioeconomy policy
as a policy field, as do the ambiguity and inconsistency of its overarching goals as well as its fragile supportive actor constellations.
As a result, bioeconomy policy to date rather serves as a conceptual umbrella for a number of already existing policies, so far with little tangible effect.
Bioeconomy; policy analysis; policy fields; environmental policy; European Union; Germany
Free copies are available ( the first 50) here:
The paper is one result of the project
"Political processes of bioeconomy between economy and ecology"
a cooperation between FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany and
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.
It has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).
Prof. Dr. Michael Böcher
Institute for Social Science
Chair of Political Science and Sustainable Development
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Von: José G Borges <joseborges(a)isa.ulisboa.pt<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Gesendet: Montag, 01. März 2021 13:02
Betreff: Dissemination of Special issue sponsored by IUFRO
Special Issue "Non-Wood Forest Products Management: Inventory, Planning, Governance, Marketing and Trade"
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO Units 4.04.04-Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling and 5.11.00-Non-Wood Forest Products and the IUFRO Task Force on Unlocking the Bioeconomy and Non-Timber Forest Products) as well as the 19th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR 2021) are sponsoring this Special Issue of Forests (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests).
We welcome the submission of manuscripts for publication in this Forests special issue (SI). There are a myriad of opportunities to unlock the full potential of NWFPs, such as creating new knowledge and tools to optimize the sustainable provision and profitability of NWFPs, fostering the development of market conditions for NWFPs, and developing economic and governance strategies for the better management of wild forest products-particularly in low-income countries. Thus, this SI aims at contributing to the dissemination of research endeavors involving the development of models, methods, processes, and decision support tools to address the inventory, planning, harvesting, governance, certification, marketing, and trade of NWFPs. This will be influential to strengthen the NWFP knowledge base and of research strategies to support the full encapsulation of NWFPs in the framework of the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Papers submitted for publication in this Special Issue will undergo a rigorous peer review process with the aim of prompt and wide dissemination of research results and applications.
More information at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/non-wood_forest_products
Emin Baskent, Jose Borges, James Chamberlain, Davide Pettenela, Carsten Smith-Hall, Yu Wei
José G. Borges
Coordinator of the Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon
Coordinator of EMMC Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)
Coordinator of IUFRO Group Sustainable forest management scheduling