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)
A Reminder that Abstract Submissions are open for Acacia 2014 "Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry" | March 18 - 21, 2014 | Hue - Viet Nam.
We welcome voluntary contributions addressing any of the following topics:
Genetics and breeding: Breeding of acacia species and hybrids; propagation and seed production for operational deployment; provenance variation, adaptive limits and site species matching ; improvement of wood properties; molecular genetics and genomics; polyploid breeding.
Plantation Management for Sustainable Wood Production: Planting domains for key species and anticipated impacts of climate change; the choice of acacia or other species; sustainable site and stand management; role of nitrogen fixation; rotational use versus intercropping; wood and fibre properties and suitability for end uses; acacias in smallholder farming systems.
Risk Management including Pests and Diseases: Monitoring and managing pests and diseases of acacias; impact of changing climates and ecology including invasiveness.
Abstract submission will remain open until the 1st of November.
Abstracts must be submitted following the prompts in the online electronic form. Abstracts, papers and posters will be posted on the Conference website which will be maintained for a minimum of 3 years. In addition Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science has agreed to devote a special issue to key papers.
We would like to advise that The Conference Organising Committee are still actively seeking sponsorship funds which can be used to sponsor participation by regional researchers and students. If you wish to be considered for such assistance please email the organisers program(a)iufroacacia2014.com.vn<mailto:email@example.com> after you have submitted your Abstract using the online process. Include the Title of your Abstract in your email to us. We will consider the abstracts offered by intending participants when deciding on how to distribute the available funds so we recommend early submission. Please note that it is possible to send Abstracts now and followup with your payment. We will notify you when the website is open for payments and hotel bookings.
Registration Fees are as follows:
Early-Bird Registration (before Dec 31, 2013) - USD$500
Late Registration (after Dec 31, 2013) - USD$550
Accompanying Person - USD$200
Registration fees includes: Abstracts Publication, Program Book, Conference Kit, Entry to Opening Ceremony and all technical Sessions, Welcome Reception, Mid-conference Tour and Conference Dinner.
The conference Scientific Program, Plenary and Lead speakers have all been updated on the website. If you have not visited recently we encourage you to do so here http://iufroacacia2014.com.vn/content/scientific-program
We look forward to hearing from all researchers/workers in the Acacia field and please fell free to forward this email to any of your colleagues who might also be interested in attending. Do not hesitate to contact me or anyone else on the Organising Committee http://iufroacacia2014.com.vn/content/organizing-committee if you have any queries.
on behalf of the Organising Committee
Acacia 2014 "Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry" | March 18 - 21, 2014 | Hue - Viet Nam
The University of Tasmania
School of Plant Science
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Hobart TAS 7001 Australia
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We are currently revising an MS on the population genetic structure of Acacia pycnantha in Australia and South Africa. One of the main reviewers' comments was a clear need for us to illustrate early human-mediated wattle movements (1800's onwards) in Australia during re-vegetation and forestry initiatives. The only literature sources that we could find in this regard were:
# Victoria. Board of Inquiry. "Wattle Bark: Report of the Board of Inquiry, Together with a Statement Showing the Profit to be Derived from the Systematic Cultivation of Wattles.". 1892
# Frawley J: Joseph Maiden and the National Transitional circulation of wattle Acacia spp. Hist Rec Aust Sci 2010, 21: 35-54
Does anyone know/have references to any sources that may provide additional information on this issue? This does not have to be specific to A. pycnantha, but also wattle ,movements in general. This would be very helpful and dearly appreciated.
Dr Jaco Le Roux
Department of Botany and Zoology
Centre for Invasion Biology
Matieland, South Africa
TEL: +27 21 808 2086
ALT EMAIL: jacoleroux01(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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