Dear IUFRO Working Party on Resource Data in the Tropics:


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Sheila Ward


IUFRO WP 4.02.01 - Resource data in the tropics

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Issue 6, 2022


IUFRO NEWS 6, 2022

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All-IUFRO Conference: Forests in a Volatile World – Global Collaboration to Sustain Forests and Their Societal Benefits

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Protect, Restore and Sustainably Use Forests: Building Blocks for Environmental and Economic Recovery

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22nd International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (NDTE) of Wood Symposium 2022

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The goal of this NDTE of Wood Symposium was to disseminate information on the latest research advances and improvements in the field of wood quality and non-destructive testing and bridge the gap between research and practical applications. More



Social Forest Entrepreneurship Training: Introduction to Nature-based Solutions

Photo showing Students discussing during the training. Photo by Sandra Rodriguez.

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Fellowship Application Workshop

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This workshop was held on 1 May 2022 associated with the World Forestry Congress in Korea, with twelve in-person participants from the International Forestry Students' Association. The workshop focused on how to prepare an application for the ITTO Fellowship program. More



New Opportunities for the Teak Sector in the Post-COVID Scenario

Photo showing the leaf of a teak tree. Photo by Walter Kollert

The International Teak Information Network (TEAKNET successfully organized a Side Event titled "New opportunities for the Teak Sector in the post-COVID Scenario" in, Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 5 May 2022 at FAO's XV World Forestry Congress. The session was moderated by Dr. S. Sandeep, TEAKNET Coordinator. More



Extension & Knowledge Exchange 2022

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Extension plays a key role in empowering individuals and communities to take action. This virtual conference, conducted over three sessions, celebrated the successes of what extensionists do every day in their ‘extension' lives. The conference offered opportunities to learn from each other and build strong partnerships from local to international. More



Latest in Forest Mensuration and Modelling

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The IUFRO 4.01.00 webinar series "Forest Mensuration and Modelling Chats" highlights forest mensuration and modelling research across a variety of research areas and allows for scientific exchange across the globe, while ongoing travel restrictions related to COVID-19 make the organization of in-person meetings challenging. More



Socio-Ecological Conflicts in Forest Management: Risks of (Not) Adapting?

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Professor Kazuo Suzuki Received IUFRO's Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. Mariko Inoue of FFPRI Received Japanese Forest Society Award

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UFS Honorary Doctorate for Professor Mike Wingfield

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Dr. Daniel Murdiyarso Receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland

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Dr. Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) was bestowed with the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest university in Finland, on June 17, 2022. More





Prestigious FAO Champion Award for Embrapa, Brazil

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On 13 June 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) bestowed the Champion Award to the Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa). The Champion Award is FAO's highest honor. More




Scion Celebrates 75 Years of Forest Science Impact

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Photo showing Dr. Harold "Pete" Steen.

The Forest History Society (FHS) sadly reported the passing of Harold K. "Pete" Steen, a former executive director of FHS. Harold Karl Steen received the IUFRO Distinguished Service Award in 1998 for his long and outstanding leadership of IUFRO's work in Forest History in Division 6. More





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