Issue 9/2012
The Online Information Bulletin of The Global Forest Science Network

Dear IUFRO Officeholder:

We are happy to present to you the issue 9 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

IUFRO All Division 5 Conference: Forests and Forest Products Now and in the Future

From 8-13 July 2012, IUFRO Division 5 "Forest Products", together with the Technical University of Lisbon/ISA organized a most successful all-Division 5 Conference in Estoril, Portugal. This major event brought together a record number of more than 500 researchers from all over the world, half of them from Asian countries. The focus of IUFRO Division 5 is on forest products, their processing, finishing, logistics and recycling and includes the use of plantation wood and non-wood forest products. More

1st Brazilian Meeting on Forest Mensuration (MENSUFLOR)

The 1st Brazilian Meeting on Forest Mensuration (MENSUFLOR) was held on 9-10 August, 2012 at the Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys/UFVJM. The main objective of the event was to promote the exchange, discussion and dissemination of scientific and practical knowledge among professionals in the area of Forest Mensuration, linked to the various educational, research and extension institutions in Brazil. More

12th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference: Challenges and Opportunities Related to Tropical Lumber Drying

The city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará in the equatorial north of Brazil, hosted the 12th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference (WDC 2012) from July 30 to August 3, 2012. This first WDC in South America offered a great opportunity to learn about tropical rainforest species and visit the exuberant Amazon forest. There is growing concern around the world, and especially in Brazil, about the sustainable use of natural resources from tropical forest, and wood drying is an important factor for adding value to that wood. More

Impacts of Extreme Weather on Natural, Socio-economic, and Land-use Systems

A NASA science meeting and workshop on "Impacts of extreme weather on natural, socio-economic, and land-use systems: Focus on the 2010 summer anomaly in the Volga region" were organized to examine the extreme drought which occurred in most of European Russia in 2010. 78 scientists from the US, Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan gathered in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia from 17-22 June, 2012 to develop a comprehensive view of the 2010 drought and its impacts on ecosystems and society. More

New IUFRO Working Party on Genetics and Silviculture of Acacias: 2.08.07

IUFRO has a new Working Party which we hope will provide a forum for the many researchers and technical managers growing Australian Acacias around the world. Of course, those of you working on temperate species and also the many multi-purpose arid zone taxa which have utility on rural economies around the world are also most welcome to join! More

IUFRO's Featured Member: RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests

RECOFTC is the only international organization in Asia-Pacific specializing in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management. During the past two decades, RECOFTC has trained over 20,000 people from more than 27 countries in community forestry, including national policy makers, researchers and practitioners, and local forest users. More

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IUFRO News 9/2012, published in September 2012
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