Issue 6&7/2012
The Online Information Bulletin of The Global Forest Science Network

Dear IUFRO Member:

We are happy to present to you the double issue 6&7 of IUFRO News 2012, volume 41. The newsletter is also available for download as a PDF or Word file at: http://www.iufro.org/publications/news/electronic-news/

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Alexander Buck
IUFRO Executive Director

Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World

Under this theme, the First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress was held from 25-29 June 2012, including the ITTO/(AFF) Forest Policy Day on 28 June. Some 350 forest scientists and policymakers from about 45 countries, 32 of them in Africa, came together in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to participate in this unique event that was jointly hosted by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI). More

Forests for People

The international conference "Forests for People" initiated by the IUFRO Task Force "Forests for People" and organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, drew some 200 participants including forest managers, scientists, science administrators, policy makers and also an interested public audience, representing nearly 40 countries from all continents. More

Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems

The MEDINSECT 3 conference took place in Hammamet, Tunisia, from May 8 to 11, 2012. About 60 participants gathered to give 38 oral presentations and show 23 posters. The meeting was organized into four sessions: population genetics and insect biodiversity; emerging and exotic pests; population dynamics and relations with host trees; forest decline, insect survey and control, forestry practice. More

Survey for Heads of IUFRO Member Organizations and IUFRO Officeholders

With a view to preparing the new IUFRO Strategy, it is essential to clearly understand the needs and preferences of IUFRO's member organizations and scientists, and their perceptions of IUFRO's role. Therefore, a questionnaire was prepared and circulated among officeholders and member institutions. If you have not responded already, we would be most grateful if you could dedicate approximately 30 minutes of your time to answering several questions by 15 September 2012. More

Obituary: Prof. Janusz Sabor (1946–2012)

We are sad to inform you that Professor Janusz Sabor from Poland, who had been an active officeholder in IUFRO Working Party 2.02.11 Norway spruce breeding and genetic resources since 1996, passed away on 11 June 2012. More

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