Dear Subtropical and Tropical Silviculture Researchers:
The 125th Anniversary Congress of the International Union of Forest
Research Organizations will be held in Freiburg, Germany, September 19-22,
2017 (for information, see http://iufro2017.com/). Abstracts should be
submitted by *November 30, 2016*, at
http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts/ . Guidelines for abstract
submission and for application for funding for attending the Congress are
attached. Funds for attending the meeting are for early career researchers
(under 45 years old) from less developed countries.
The deadline for session proposals was June 30, 2016, and I missed that (!)
for the Meliaceae, but we still have an opportunity to organize a session
on Research Advances for the Timber Species of the Meliaceae if sufficient
abstracts are submitted for such a session. So if you are interested in
participating in a session for the Meliaceae Working Party 1.04.02, (
http://www.iufro.org/) please keep reading.
For the abstract to be considered for a Meliaceae session, please submit
under *Theme 3: Forests and Forest-Based Products for a Greener Future*,
and then *42 - Open Session*. Please send an email to
mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com, when you have submitted an abstract for the
Meliaceae session, so that I can inform the meeting organizers that the
abstract should be included in the Meliaceae session. Instructions for
abstract submission are attached, as well as instructions for applying for
a scholarship to attend the meeting, if you qualify.
The IUFRO Meliaceae Working Party is a forum for the exchange of
information for all interested parties on sustainable management and
genetic resources for timber species of the Meliaceae. For the Meliaceae
session, it would be good to cover a range of advances in Meliaceae
management in natural forests and plantations, ecology, genetics, insects
and their control, and uses of Meliaceae species in different contexts such
as afforestation and watershed protection, among other topics.
Hope to see you in Freiburg!
Coordinator, IUFRO Working Party 1.04.02