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 7/8, 2022


IUFRO NEWS 7/8, 2022

Dear IUFRO Officeholder:

We are happy to present to you Double Issue 7/8 of IUFRO News 2022, volume 51!

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Dealing with Uncertainty in Forestry

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Read an interview with Professor Donald G. Hodges, Head of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee, USA; IUFRO Division 4 Coordinator and Chair of the All-IUFRO Conference Scientific Committee! Find out about forest assessment, modelling and management, and more



All-IUFRO Conference Program Highlights

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The conference will include six scientific plenaries that involve a panel presentation, lightning talks and associated posters, a wrap-up session focused on the connections to global change, a conference dinner, as well as a professional field trip, mentoring events, book presentations, awards, networking opportunities, and more



IUFRO World Congress 2024 - Call for Session Proposals

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The Congress Scientific Committee invites submissions of session proposals for the 2024 IUFRO World Congress. In line with the spirit of the Congress title “Forest and Society towards 2050“, the program shall highlight the forest contributions to the UN 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Submit sessions by 13 October 2022!  More



Forest Expansion, Landscape Dynamics and Ecosystem Services in Europe

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The symposium "Forest expansion, landscape dynamics and ecosystem services in Europe", organized by the IUFRO Landscape Working Party at the IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress, focused mostly on the existence of tradeoffs between ecosystem services and risks. More


Field Sampling for Multi-Taxon Biodiversity Studies in European Forests

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This Training School within the framework of the COST Action "Biodiversity of Temperate Forest Taxa Orienting Management Sustainability by Unifying Perspectives" involved IUFRO Unit 8.02.01. It provided the first practical implementation of the standardized protocol for multitaxon studies developed by the COST Action Bottoms-Up. More




Forest Diseases During Global Crises

Photo showing Group photo: Joint IUFRO WP 7.02.02 and 7.02.05 meeting participants at the field trip; Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA on 6/28/2022. Photo (not protected by copyright) by Tod Ramsfield

Invasive forest pathogens and climate change are threatening the health and sustainability of our forest ecosystems. Promising disease management techniques are being developed to control forest diseases which include breeding, genetics, nanotechnologies and silviculture. Read this report from the meeting "Foliar, Shoot, Stem and Rust Diseases of Trees - Forest Diseases During Global Crises" and find out more


Webinar Humusica 2022 – Soil, Society and Climate Warming

The webinar of IUFRO WP 8.02.03 Humus and Soil Biodiversity discussed the idea that something can still be done to stop climate change and the loss of biodiversity on our planet; and that we are all on the front line and can do something, individually and collectively. More



Modelling Growth of Natural Forests with Scarce Data

Photo showing Screenshot from Dr. Salas-Eljatib’s presentation

The webinar in the series "Forest Mensuration and Modelling Chats" on 19 July discussed "Modelling growth of natural forests with scarce data: challenges and a proposal". Dr. Christian Salas-Eljatib, Professor at the Centre for Ecosystem Modelling and Monitoring at the Universidad Mayor, Chile, provided an overview of current efforts to build a tree-level distance-independent growth model for natural Nothofagus-dominated forests in Chile. More


Pine Silviculture: International Success Factors – Management of Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) in Chile

The IUFRO Ecology and silviculture of pine Working Party 1.01.10 and Centro PINUS – a Portuguese NGO focused on maritime pine – invited foresters and researchers from all over the world to join the second of their international webinar series on 13 July 2022. More



2022 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference

Photo showing Organizing committee and support team. Photo provided by Chenguang Zhou

The online conference hosted by Northeast Forestry University and North Carolina State University covered five topics: 1) Forestry and Climate Change, 2) Genomes and epigenomes, 3) Wood biology, physiology, development and uses, 4) Genomic variation in breeding and genetic studies, and 5) Regulations and biosafety of GMOs. More



The Future of Pan-European Forests in a Changing Climate – How to Balance Wood, Carbon, Biodiversity and Energy?

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As part of the IUFRO-Mondi Partnership the first Stakeholder Dialogue Meeting was held from 9-10 June 2022 in Vienna, Austria, with 24 participants. The meeting was comprised of a half-day workshop followed by a half-day field trip to the forest. Read the key messages and more



Drawing Parallels between SDG17 and the Collaborative Work on Forests

Photo showing IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck. Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck was one of the speakers at an HLPF session on 5 July titled "Capacity development and partnerships to maximize the benefits of science, technology and trade for sustainable development". He addressed the question as to how partnerships and capacity building at the research-policy interface can advance science, technology, and innovation. More




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Representatives of the Global Forest Expert Panels Programme (GFEP) attended the ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its associated Stakeholder Consultations as observers. More




IUFRO at Stockholm+50

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Dikshya Devkota, Project Manager with the Global Forest Expert Panels Programme  (GFEP), came to Stockholm to attend the Stockholm+50 conference in late June 2022. Two years from the Stockholm+50 meeting, the city will host the XXVI IUFRO World Congress from 23-29 June 2024, under the theme "Forests and Society towards 2050". More



Young Restoration Professional Committed to Restoring Degraded Forest in El Salvador

Photo showing Agroforestry system (Maize-tree system). Photo provided by Gabriela Gavarrete

Gabriela Gavarrete is a young Salvadoran biologist who is involved in restoring Cerro Tecana together with the organization Un Pulmón Más. When Gabriela presented this restoration project to the Restoration Stewards program of the Global Landscapes Forum and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, she was selected as one of the Restoration Stewards 2022. IUFRO has been involved in the program since its inception in 2020. More



IUFRO-SPDC Presents: "Resilient Future Forests Lab in Central Asia"

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The Resilient Future Forests Lab (RFFL) offers demonstration opportunities to support innovative solutions to address Forest Landscape Restoration and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation challenges. IUFRO-SPDC together with several IUFRO member organizations are implementing the "Resilient Future Forests Lab" in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan. More




100 Years of Forest Research Science in the Republic of Korea

Photo showing Dr. Hyun Park, President of NIFoS, and Dr. John Parrotta, President of IUFRO, at the 2022 World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Photo by IUFRO

The National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), until 2015 known as Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), was founded in 1922. It is the sole national institute which carries out comprehensive research on forests, forestry and forest products to meet the diverse needs of the public and private sectors. The Institute joined IUFRO in 1976. More



Celebrating 130 Years of IUFRO

Photo showing Former forest academy "Alte Forstakademie" in Eberswalde, the birthplace of IUFRO, with memorial of Bernhard Danckelmann from Germany, second IUFRO President, and one of the founding fathers of IUFRO. Photo © HNNE/Marco Natkhin

IUFRO was established on 17 August 1892 in Eberswalde, Germany, with only three members: the Association of German Forest Experiment Stations and the experiment stations of Austria and Switzerland. From that time onwards IUFRO has grown constantly to become a worldwide organization. More



Winners of the IFSA-IUFRO Summer School 2022

In July 2022 three webinars on EU Forest Policy were held specifically for students from the Ukraine. The webinars were jointly organized by the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) and IUFRO. Ukrainian students and young researchers were eligible for a competition at the end of the webinars. More



Mike Wingfield Wins Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award

Photo showing IUFRO Immediate Past President Mike Wingfield. Photo by Morne Booij-Liewes

IUFRO's Immediate Past President Professor Mike Wingfield, a professor at the University of Pretoria's (UP) Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), is the recipient of the annual Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for his research into disease-causing fungi. More




GFEP REDD+ Policy Brief Now Also in Spanish

The Policy Brief summarizes the key messages of the GFEP report "Forests, Climate, Biodiversity and People: Assessing a Decade of REDD+", and includes lessons learnt over the past ten years of REDD+ implementation, as well as outcomes of a stakeholder consultation. More




Now also in French: Guide sur la gestion des forêts et de l'eau

Forests and trees play a vital role in meeting the world's increasing demand for water and need to be managed for water-related ecosystem services, according to the guide co-published by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the United States Forest Service and partners. More




Videos: Green jobs – The Future of Employment in the Forest Sector

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Video: Women in Science

Photo showing Nathália Nascimento. Photo provided by Nathália Nascimento

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Opinion Piece: Time to Realise the Potential of Sustainable Wood for the Planet

Photo showing Wood-based building materials could make a major difference to the environment. Photo Alex Jones/Unsplash

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Hunting Wildlife in the Tropics and Subtropics

The hunting of wild animals for their meat has been a crucial activity in the evolution of humans. It continues to be an essential source of food and a generator of income for millions of Indigenous and rural communities worldwide. If the use of wildlife resources is to continue by those who depend on it, sustainable practices must be implemented. This book has been co-authored by Robert Nasi (CIFOR-ICRAF), who is an IUFRO officeholder. More





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