Dear IUFRO 1.05 Uneven-aged Silviculture Research Group Members:
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email from this research group if you do not register!
This is another update with information for our
research group. As before, my goal is to send out
a similar update several times each year. Please
forward this email to interested persons who
might not be on this mailing list and encourage
them to register if they would like to be included.
We will co-sponsor one meeting in February 2008,
and host our next meeting of our Research Group in October 2008:
17-21 February 2008 in Hobart, Tasmania,
Australia. Conference title: Old Forests, New
Management: Conservation and Use of Old-Growth
Forests in the 21st Century. More information
Uneven-Aged Silviculture Meeting
The next meeting for our Research Group will be
October 24-27, 2008 in Shizuoka, Japan. Note
that these dates have changes slightly since my
last email. Conference theme: Feasibility of
Silvliculture for Complex Stand Structures:
Designing Stand Structures for Sustainability and Multiple Objectives.
The meeting will focus on the feasibility of
managing for complex forest structures. Dr.
Hiromi Mizunaga is leading the effort to host
this meeting (contact email:
mizunaga(a)agr.shizuoka.ac.jp). Both preconference
and postconference tours are tentatively planned
as well as an in-conference tour day. The timing
of the meeting is intended to coincide with some
of the best weather around Mt. Fuji. This will be
our Research Group's first meeting outside Europe
or North America. Abstract submission will begin
this spring and close by 31 May 2008.
Registration begins in February. For more
(note that the dates above are correct and supercede those on the website).
Other Meetings of Interest:
25-28 August 2008, in Umea, Sweden, Conference
title: IUFRO Interdivisional Conference on
"Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to
Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health:
A Review of Science, Policies, and Practices"
Watch the IUFRO website for more details:
You can also register to receive emails regarding
22-28 August 2010, XXIII IUFRO World Congress,
Seoul, Republic of Korea, "Forests for the
Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment"
Note that a call for congress themes has been issued:
The IUFRO Congress Scientific Committee (CSC)
invites all IUFRO members and officeholders to
submit suggestions for the themes for the 2010 Congress.
In keeping with the forward-looking spirit of the
Congress title, "Forests for the Future:
Sustaining Society and the Environment", we hope
that with your involvement we can develop a set
of approximately 10 themes that will focus the
contributions that forest science is making to
adapt to our changing world and address the
significant environmental, social and economic challenges facing society.
Suggested themes should be concise, informative,
attractive, and hopefully exciting to a broad
audience within and outside of IUFRO, preferably
interdisciplinary and spanning the social and biophysical sciences.
Our Congress themes will be used as the basis for
the development of the scientific program
plenary, sub-plenary, and technical sessions so
we welcome your input into this process to ensure
that the 2010 Congress will serve the broad
interests of the IUFRO community its member
organizations, scientists and students and
enhance our position as the global leader for forest science.
The CSC will consider all suggestions for the
Congress themes received by February 29th, 2008.
These should be sent directly to John Parrotta
(CSC Chair) at: jparrotta(at)fs.fed.us
Future Uneven-aged Silviculture meetings: We
continue to look for opportunities to add to the
geographical diversity in our Research Group and
to involve researchers working on tropical
forests. We would also like to receive
suggestions on, or offers to host, future
meetings. It isn't too early to be planning a meeting for 2009 or 2010.
The Forum Feature of papers from our 2006 meeting
in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec have been published in
the September 2007 issue of the Canadian Journal
of Forest Research (volume 37, issue 9). Maya
thanks to Brian Harvey and Simon Landhäusser for
their editorial work for this issue.
REMEMBER: register to continue to receive these emails.
Your Research Group Officers are:
Kevin O'Hara, Coordinator
University of California - Berkeley
137 Mulford Hall, #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114 USA
Hubert Hasenauer, Deputy Coordinator
Institute of Forest Growth Research
University of Agricultural Sciences
Peter Jordan Str. 82
Dr. Shi Zuomin, Deputy Coordinator
P.O. Box 14
Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Beijing 100091, P. R. China
Dr. Susan Stevens Hummel
USDA PNW Research Station
P.O. Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208 USA
Tel. 503 808-2084
Fax: 503 808-2020