IUFRO D5 Conference 2012 - 3rd Announcement
Call for proposals | abstracts
Dear Colleagues and friends,
Next year, from July 8 to 13 2012, the IUFRO Division 5 Conference FORESTS
& FOREST PRODUCTS will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
The proposed sessions are already online and OPEN FOR MORE PROPOSALS (
<http://www.iufro2012.org/nm_quemsomos.php?id=38> find more).
TOPICS ( <http://www.iufro2012.org/nm_quemsomos.php?id=61> find more)
Contributions are invited that relate to the following topics:
Wood Quality | Physiomechanical Properties of Wood | Wood-based materials
and their Applications | Wood Processing | Wood Protection | Composites
and Reconstituted Products | Pulp & Paper | Properties and Utilization of
Plantation Woods | Energy and Chemicals from Forest Biomass | Forest
Products Marketing | Non-wood Forest Products | Forest Products Education
| Wood Culture | The Role of Wood in a Sustainable Society | Cork: the
ultimate sustainable forestry practice
Instructions and submissions, please click here
Technical Sessions proposals - October 31st 2011.
Submission of abstracts November 14th 2011
IUFRO, along with the Technical University of Lisbon/ ISA invites you to
take an active part in this important event through submitting more
proposals / abstracts that surely will enrich the ambitious program. The
2012 D5 Conference hopes to address some of the major issues concerning
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PRODUCTS now and into the future with keynote talks and technical sessions.
It would be greatly appreciated, if you can forward this information to your
colleagues, friends, students, or anyone who may be interested in the
Looking forward to receiving your contributions.
Pekka Saranpää (Finland)
Jamie Barbour (USA)
Helena Pereira (Portugal)
Local Organising Committee Chair
T H E THE HOUSE OF EVENTS
Congress Agency & PCO
Organising Committee Support
PHONE: +351 22 834 8940
MOBILE: +351 93 244 8914
IUFRO 2012, All D5 CONFERENCE <http://www.iufro2012.org/>
Estoril Congress Centre, 8 >13 July12
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Fred M. van Eck Scholarships:
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
Description: The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) at Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Areas of research include: development of plant tissue culture and genetic modification technologies for tree improvement; conservation and population genetics; forest tree breeding; forest entomology; nursery, outplanting, and silvicultural stand management.
Fred M. van Eck Foundation for Purdue University: Funding for the van Eck Scholarships is provided by the Fred M. van Eck Foundation for Purdue University whose purpose is to support research in the genetic improvement of high-value North American hardwood tree species.
Qualifications: Candidates should have well developed quantitative skills and knowledge and experience in biological sciences such as forestry, horticulture, botany, plant biology, genetics, physiology, entomology, or pathology. Candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.2 and a top-tier GRE score.
Assistantships will be awarded at $18,000 (M.S.) and $20,500 (Ph.D.) per year. In addition, an annual research budget ($10,000) will be available for research support and a laptop computer will be provided for the duration of the scholarship.
Applications or Additional Information : For fall semester, (August 2012), applications must be received by November 15, 2011 (M.S. and Ph.D). Applicants must mail a short (one page) letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (international students only) and three letters of reference to one of the principal investigators listed below. Please visit: www.htirc.org <http://www.htirc.org/> and contact Drs. Fei ( sfei(a)purdue.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>), Ginzel ( mginzel(a)purdue.edu <mailto:email@example.com> ), Jacobs ( djacobs(a)purdue.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ), Jenkins ( jenkinma(a)purdue.edu <mailto:email@example.com> ), Lawson ( sslawson(a)purdue.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or shaneka.lawson(a)gmail.com <mailto:email@example.com> ), Meilan ( rmeilan(a)purdue.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ), Michler ( michler(a)purdue.edu <mailto:email@example.com> or cmichler(a)fs.fed.us <file:///\\C%7C\Documents%2520and%2520Settings\janisgos\Local%2520Settings\Temporary%2520Internet%2520Files\OLKD0\firstname.lastname@example.org> ), Pijut ( ppijut(a)purdue.edu <mailto:email@example.com> or ppijut(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ), Saunders ( msaunders(a)purdue.edu <mailto:email@example.com> ), or Woeste ( woeste(a)purdue.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or kwoeste(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:email@example.com> ) prior to submitting a formal application and identify one of these principal investigators as your potential adviser. If selected for a van Eck Scholarship, we will notify you to make formal application to Purdue University.
About us: HTIRC is a collaborative regional research organization of industry, state and federal agency and university partners, administratively located in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University . Its purpose is to improve the genetic quality and regeneration success of North American hardwood tree species.
Matthew D. Ginzel, PhD
Departments of Entomology and Forestry & Natural Resources
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
Minnesota DNR is going to hire a Forest Health Specialist to be located in St Paul, MN . Please note the short time frame for application.
Closing date for applications is 9/28/2011
Working Title: Forest Health Specialist
Class/Option: NR FORESTRY REGIONAL SPEC
Position: 00577920 Location: St. Paul
Bargaining Unit: MAPE
Employment Condition: Unlimited Full-time - 100%
FLSA Status: exemptpro Temporary Position End Date:
Days of Work: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday Hours of work: 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Work Area: Previous Incumbent: N/A
View at: https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=11DNR000524
You can view all job postings at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/
If you have any questions about the above postings, contact the Bureau of Human Resources at (651) 259-5888.
The Monte L. Bean Museum has 250 copies of Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of South America that we are distributing for free. Shipping to U.S. and Mexico is free. Shipping to Canada is $25, and shipping elsewhere is $45. We also have copies of Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs volumes 10, 11, 13A, and 13B for free. Please send all requests and inquiries to wnan(a)byu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you are interested in viewing Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of North and Central America, follow this link: https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/wnan/index.php/gbnmem/issue/view/195
Toni Pilcher, Editorial Assistant
Mark C. Belk, Editor
Western North American Naturalist
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Dear colleagues and friends,
assistant position is available immediately at the National Forestry
Research Programme of the "Instituto Nacional de Investigación
Agropecuaria" (INIA) in Tacuarembó, Uruguay. The successful applicant
will participate in the project "*Biología y epidemiología de las plagas
y enfermedades prioritarias para el sector forestal*".
Job scope includes participating in field and laboratory work,
supervising rearing and other activities at the laboratory and
collaborating in the discussion and redaction of future research
projects in forest protection.
Fluency in Spanish is an essential requirement. Prior experiences on
insect rearing and field data processing are advantageous.
Salary and benefits will be commensurable to qualifications and working
experience. Interested individuals can send their application and
curriculum vitae (including scanned certificates) via email to
rrhh(a)inia.org.uy or to the address below.
*Gerencia de Recursos Humanos.
INIA - Dirección Nacional
Andes 1365 piso 12. Montevideo 11100
More information at: http://www.inia.org.uy/online/site/912406I1.php
Please note that, although the deadline for national applicants is
September 16th, there will be an extra week to receive international
I would appreciate that you post this call on your notice boards
*Lic. Gonzalo Martínez Crosa*
Programa Nacional de Investigación en Producción Forestal
Tel: ++ 598 63 22 407 ext. 1371
A new EU COST Action FP1002 PERMIT (Pathway Evaluation and pest Risk Management In Transport) is now up and running and we had a successful science meeting in Belgrade during May of this year, with a further meeting to take place in Warsaw in December. We are keen to have more interest in the Action which deals with pathways for international movement of pests (both insects and pathogens) and what generic risk mitigation measures can be applied to reduce pest transfers. We are also looking at how people through their behaviour and perceptions can influence pest risks. More information can be found on the Action website (http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/permit).
For those readers in COST countries (see http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/cost_countries) we also have the valuable capacity to fund Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for Early Stage Researchers (i.e. within 8 years of post doctorate or equivalent qualification) to spend time in other COST countries to gain experience and work on topics related to the aims of the Action. Essentially, a grant of up to 2500 Euros can be offered to fund travel and subsistence. Since the Action is still relatively new, we are under-subscribed for 2011 and would welcome applicants who could carry out STSMs before the end of December. More details can be found on the Action website or by emailing me or the STSM coordinator, Dr Rimvys Vasaitis in at SLU in Sweden (Rimvys.Vasaitis(a)slu.se). There will be further opportunities during the next three years of the project too. We look forward to your applications!!
Please let me know if you would like further details of PERMIT.
With best wishes,
Chair of PERMIT
Professor Hugh F Evans
Pennaeth Ymchwil Coedwigaeth yng Nghymru / Head of Forest Research in Wales
Swyddfa Genedlaethol CC Cymru/ FC Wales National Office,
Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru/ Welsh Assembly Government,
Uniongyrchol/Direct: +44(0)300 068 0079
Rhif ffôn Symudol gwaith /Work mobile: +44 (0)7917000234
Canolfan Gyswllt/Contact Centre: +44(0)300 068 0300
Ffacs/Fax: +44(0)300 068 030
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Subject: MSc European Forestry scholarships
the call for MSc European Forestry is now open. Generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships of 20,000 - 48,000 euro are available on a competitive basis.
The MSc European Forestry is a top-class taught master's programme delivered by seven prestigious European universities in partnership with a Chinese and Brazilian university.
MSc European Forestry welcomes people from around the world to apply. For further information, please visit:
Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in applying.
T: +358 13 251 4411
University of Eastern Finland
School of Forest Sciences
P.O. Box 111
*TENURE TRACK POSITION IN FOREST ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY*
*Under the Institutional Policy for the Recruitment of New Professorial
Resources, UQAM (http://www.uqam.ca) is looking for the most qualified
human resources to assure quality development in all areas and the
renewal of its professorial staff. *
Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position in the
Department of Biological Sciences, UQAM (http://www.bio.uqam.ca), in the
area of forest ecosystem productivity. Candidates must have research
expertise in tree or stand productivity, soil-tree interactions, the
genetic improvement and molecular biology of tree growth, ecophysiology,
or modelling at the tree, stand, or landscape scale. The successful
candidate must be able to develop an independent research program in the
area while bringing expertise to the department, and must apply for a
Canada Research Chair (level 2: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) in
We are looking for a motivated person with postdoctoral experience and a
Ph.D. obtained less than 10 years ago. The successful candidate must
have an excellent publication record in the above areas; their research
must demonstrate a tangible link to forest ecosystem productivity. The
successful candidate will join one of the most important forest ecology
research groups in Canada (CFR -- UQAM: http://www.cef-cfr.ca/) in a
very dynamic department, which includes a diversity of research groups
in forest ecology, aquatics, evolution, and behaviour. He or she will be
encouraged to interact actively with the members of the CFR, but also
with the other ecology groups at UQAM.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses
using the innovative problem-based learning approach of the department.
He or she will teach in some of the following areas: general ecology,
forest ecology, ecosystem ecology, modelling, and statistics. All
courses are taught in French. Non-francophone professors will be offered
a training period, but must master written and spoken French to quality
for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to
participate in the university community and to train graduate students.
STARTING DATE: June 2012 at the earliest
RENUMERATION: According to the SPUQ-UQAM collective agreement
*Equity is a policy at UQAM; women, Aboriginal peoples, members of
visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. *
Interested candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, signed
and dated, in French; a sample of publications; and three letters of
recommendation (sent directly) by mail or e-mail before October 7^th ,
2011, 17h00, to
Monsieur Yves Prairie, directeur
Département des sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8
Telephone:(514) 987-3000, poste 4870
Fax: (514) 987-4647
2011 Emerald Ash Borer Research and Technology Development Meeting
October 12 and 13, 2011
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations Deadline: September 9, 2011. See
the following link for directions for submitting presentations:
Ohio State University is pleased host the 2011 Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Research and Technology Development Meeting at the Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. This meeting
replaces the Research and Technology Developments meetings hosted by USDA
APHIS in past years. We expect a program packed with reports on the latest
EAB related technology developments and research results. A poster session
with a cash bar will be held the evening of October 12. All researchers who
have received USDA funding for EAB related research are especially
encouraged to submit papers and posters for presentation, but submissions
for all EAB related research will be welcomed.
Attendance is limited to the first 250 people that register. The
registration fee is $50 ($25 for single day), which includes continental
breakfast, breaks, and lunch both days.
See the following website for registration and lodging information,
instructions for submitting paper and poster title, and an agenda (when
Funding and other support for this meeting has been provided by Ohio State
University and USDA APHIS.
Please excuse any duplicate postings.