2014 IUFRO World Congress Call for Abstracts is Open – Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 15 October 2013 – submit your abstract at: <http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/abstract-submissions/> http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/abstract-submissions/.
The title of the Congress is "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research" and the seven scientific themes of the program are: Forests and People, Forests and Climate Change, Forest and Water Interactions, Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Forest Biomass and Bioenergy, Forest Products for a Greener Future, and Forest Health in a Changing World. Sessions will address these themes and more!
Keynote speakers include: Dr. Jack Dangermond (founder and President of ESRI GIS systems – Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis and Application: the Science-Management Interface) & Dr. David Haskell (Professor of Biology, University of the South - Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis and Application: the Science-Management Interface); Dr. Andy Buchanan (Professor of Timber Design at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Modern Timber Buildings from Sustainable Forests); Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch (Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, University of Copenhagen - City Forests, Forest Cities – exploring the complex liaison between the sylvan and the urban); Dr. David Newbery (Professor for Vegetation Ecology, the Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland - On maintaining cycles and feedbacks in tropical forest ecosystems: some thoughts from basic research) and, Connie Hedegaard, to be confirmed (European Commissioner for Climate Action). Plus many more exciting and knowledgeable sub-plenary and technical session speakers.
Submit your abstract today to be part of this unique and exciting event!
The IUFRO 2014 Congress Scientific Committee
John Parrotta (Chair); Jens Peter Skovsgaard (Division 1); Yousry El-Kassaby (Division 2); Hans Heinimann (Division 3); Ron McRoberts (Division 4); Andrew Wong (Division 5); Tuija Sievänen (Division 6); Tod Ramsfield (Division 7); Alain Franc (Division 8); Jim Johnson (Division 9); Mike Wingfield (Vice-President, Divisions); Su See Lee (Vice-President, Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO-led Initiatives); Lisa Hansen (International Forestry Students Association); Richard Guldin (ex-officio; COC Chair)
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Betreff: [IUFRO Div 7] IUFRO 2014 tech session 219: How does biodiversity help to manage high-value timbers and vice versa?
Please consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for the IUFRO 2014 World Congress Session #219 – How does biodiversity help to manage high-value timbers and vice versa?
Organizers: Sheila Ward (Mahogany for the Future, Inc, Puerto Rico), Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong (Forest Research Institute of Ghana), & Nicholas Brokaw (University of Puerto Rico)
mahoganyforthefuture(a)gmail.com; eofrimpon(a)csir-forig.org.gh; nvbrokaw(a)ites.upr.edu
This session will explore diverse means by which a biodiverse environment positively impacts management of high-value timber species, and, conversely, how management for high-value species helps conserve biodiversity.
Conservation of biodiversity and management for high-value timber species can seem a contradiction. Nevertheless, the demand for these timbers will remain high, as well as an increasing need and demand for management to conserve biodiversity. Needed are ways forward to integrate these management objectives. Management of high-value timber species may help conserve both the target species and the biodiversity of the forests they inhabit. Conversely, biodiversity may contribute to the health of individual trees and populations of high-value species.
We aim for a global scope, including tropical and temperate high-value timbers. Presentations might address: biodiversity and protection of high-value species from pests and pathogens, the role of plantations in biodiversity conservation, biodiversity for plantation health, enrichment planting with high value species to maintain biodiversity via intact forest instead of land use change, high-value species and the maintenance of intact forests, use of high value species for habitat rehabilitation and restoration of biodiversity, or high-value plantations as a means to reestablish biodiversity, among other topics. How might more land area devoted to high-value timber in natural forest as well as plantations may help maintain biodiversity and associated ecosystem services? Conversely, how might more intact ecosystems, as indicated by biodiversity, may help in the sustainable production of high-value species?
If this is of interest, can you let me know by October 3? Guidelines and the page for abstract submission can be found at http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/abstract-submissions/.
Dear IUFRO member,
A short note to let you know that the next meeting of IUFRO Research
Group 1.05.00 on uneven-aged silviculture will be based at the Swiss
Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) in
Birmesndorf near Zurich in Switzerland.
The title of the conference will be: 'Future concepts in uneven-aged
silviculture for a changing world'
The conference will be held on Tuesday 17 June 2014 to Thursday 19 June
(3 days) and the post conference field trip will be between Friday 20
June and Tuesday 24 June (5 days).
We are in the process of designing a website with more information and
registration details. The website will go live in September.
For more information please contact Andreas Zingg (andreas.zingg(a)wsl.ch)
or Gary Kerr (gary.kerr(a)forestry.gsi.gov.uk).
We look forward to seeing you in Switzerland next summer.
Andreas Zingg and Gary Kerr
Research Group 1.05.00 - Uneven-aged silviculture
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
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