Issue 10/2012
The Online Information Bulletin of The Global Forest Science Network

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We are happy to present to you the issue 10 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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Trees beyond the Wood

The conference "Trees beyond the Wood: an exploration of concepts of woods, forests and trees" was held in Sheffield, UK, in September 2012. It brought together, ecologists, foresters, woodland managers, tree experts and enthusiasts, and historians to consider how trees and their landscapes were managed in the past and to discuss how to guide present and future management. It marked twenty years since the first Sheffield 'woodland' conference, and addressed key issues and paradigms from the on-going debates. More

Division 5 Contributes to Wood Culture Symposia and a Tour in SE China

The 2012 International Wood Culture Society's (IWCS) International Wood Culture Symposia and a wood culture tour were held September 1-7, 2012, in Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, in SE China. Andrew Wong, Division 5 Coordinator from Malaysia and Howard Rosen, 5.10.01 Wood Culture Working Party from USA were among the attendees. Speakers addressed various topics of wood culture from the historical to the current utilization, buildings and other products of wood found in China and other parts of the world. More

Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes

The "Second International Conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes" took place from 27-31 August in Cork, Ireland. A high standard of peer reviewed papers were presented from across the globe showing research in a range of related areas from managed to natural forests, tropical to temperate biomes, and incorporating a range of taxonomic groups from microbes and fungi, to epiphytes and vascular plants, and invertebrates, mammals and birds. More

14th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development

From 19-21 September 2012, IUFRO Unit 9.06.00, together with the Centre of the National Academy of Science of Belarus for Biologic Resources, organized the 14th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development in Minsk, Republic of Belarus at the National Library of Belarus and the Education Centre "Lidia" (Minsk Institute of Management). For 120 years, since 1892, this is the first time any IUFRO symposium or conference was held on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. More

Forests in the Future – Sustainable Use, Risks and Challenges

The international scientific conference entitled "Forests in the Future – Sustainable Use, Risks and Challenges" involved IUFRO Division 4 and took place from 4-6 October 2012 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. The conference also marked the 65th anniversary of the Institute of Forestry, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. More

GFEP at CBD Meeting in Hyderabad

At the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Hyderabad, India, the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+ successfully presented some emerging key findings of its current assessment on the relationship between biodiversity, forest management and potential REDD+ activities. More

2nd Colombian Congress and 1st International Silvopasture Seminar

Meeting Reports at the IUFRO Website

The II Silvopastoral Colombian Congress was conducted between July 31 and August 1, 2012, in the city of Medellín, Colombia. Silvopasturing has an enormous potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural production in a wide variety of American ecosystems. It requires more and deeper research into the benefits of agroforestry, modeling, management techniques and establishment. More


Third IUFRO Latin American Congress

New IUFRO Risk Analysis Working Party

New Forest Process Models Discussion Forum in IUFRO

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IUFRO News 10/2012, published in early November 2012
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