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Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 8

Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 8

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FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 11 NO. 8 August 2010 Welcome to this edition of Forest Information Update.

We’ve added a handy widget to our home page to track news stories for the interest of FIU readers regarding forestry and natural resources information. Check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship. Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com INTRODUCTION Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide. FIU is produced by Trade and Media Services Ltd (www.southem.com) and is supported by organizations, agencies and individuals working in the natural resources field. LINK IN TO FIU Follow up this edition with discussions and news items at the new Forest Information Linked-in group at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2304033&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr Yahoo Group - Download this and previous editions the Forest Information Yahoo group at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/?yguid=224336867 FACE-TO-FACE A new facebook page has been established so you can personalize your contacts with other FIU users and contributors. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forestry-info/143128941914?ref=ts FIU SPONSORS FIU is sponsored in part through the generous support of the follow sponsors – please visit their web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services: OVERVIEW OF RMTRACKING.COM http://www.RMTracking.com <http://www.rmtracking.com/> At RMT, our team has special expertise in moving automobile tracking system information wirelessly - across town or around the world - using WiFi, cellular and satellite packet data services over 802.11x, GSM, CDMA, GeoSync Satellite and Low Earth Orbit Satellite services. Our mapping expertise extends to GIS systems such as ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo/MapX and to consumer oriented mapping products such as Microsoft MapPoint. We bring these skills together by developing end-user applications for Web based software - using development tools for the Microsoft Windows platform. More information can be found at http://www.RMTracking.com/about.php <http://www.rmtracking.com/about.php>

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ESRI As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that will help you create, visualize, analyze, and present natural resources information better and more clearly. Working with location information, ESRI's GIS software and solutions give you the power to solve problems you encounter every day. Forestry and other natural resource organizations around the world are using this ESRI software to make smart and timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000 clients in more than 189 countries and offers mapping technology to meet today's global needs. Using ESRI technology, you too can unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's information from a new perspective. For more information, contact them at 800-447-9778 in the US or 909-793-2853, ext. 11235. Or go to the web site at: http://www.esri.com/industries/forestry/index.html?utm_campaign=forestryinfoupdateforestry&utm_medium=text Or http://tinyurl.com/fiu4esri LASER TECHNOLOGY, INC. is the innovator and pioneer of reflectorless distance measurement and the leading manufacturer of pulse-laser products and mapping systems. Introducing the Criterion RD1000, the first patented electronic BAFscope/dendrometer that displays direct read-outs of heights, diameters and BAF values for IN/OUT determinations. The illuminated and adjustable bar scales is what makes this product so unique! The TruPulse series, a low-cost professional rangefinder that measures horizontal, vertical and slope distance as well as height...and now azimuth! It provides crystal-clear optics and superior performance with +/-1 ft. (30 cm) distance accuracy and +/- 1 degree azimuth accuracy. Visit: http://www.lasertech.com/ for more info! WORLD CLASS FOREST AND WOOD SCIENCE EDUCATION STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be the preferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for the benefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus on sustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof. For detail refer to www.sun.ac.za/forestry or contact Pierre Ackerman at packer@sun.ac.za SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FORESTRY PODCASTS Podcasts of key interviews are available at southem.com: . Anatoloy Lebedev on the transformation in the Russia-China wood trade. . Jon Dey on developing new processing opportunities in China. . Rens Bosman on the benefits of log exports.. Aldo Cerda on wood’s role in Chile’s reconstruction after 27 February earthquake. . Roger Godsmark and forestry update and the Football World Cup. GO TO:

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http://www.southem.com/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=47 DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure: . Conserve Africa Group- send a blank email to: ConserveAfricasubscribe@yahoogroups.com . Forest list – See http://joyx.joensuu.fi/pipermail/forest-list/ . Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF) - see http://www.foresters.org/portal/newmember.php . International Forest List (IFL) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ifl-tech2000/ . Nepalese Foresters - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nepaleseforesters/ . Wetlandfriends – see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wetlandfriends and http://www.dgroups.org/groups/wetlandfriends/ . Global e-Forum on Climate Change and Global Warming http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClimateConcern/ . Applied-GIS-RS homepage - http://www.matox.com/agisrs . Silvinet, Portuguese-based - http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/SilviNet/ You may receive FIU by joining one of the above. If you wish to receive FIU only send a blank email to forest_information_update-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike, info@southem.com INPUT - This month's input comes from: Gyde Lund, Krishna Devkota, Gary Krupnick, Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew, Infosylva, Helen Shapiro, Rajesh Rai, Chris Risbrudt, IUFRO, Lucy Green, Dhananjaya Lamichhane and many more. Thank you all for sharing your information! HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD . THE ROLE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN RUSSIA’S DEADLY FIRES - Katia Moskvitch Science reporter, BBC News, prepared this run-down on the impact on climate change on fires in Russia, said to have been killing as many as 700 people daily in Moscow. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10919460 . WASHINGTON TO COMMISSION FORESTRY BIOMASS SUPPLY STUDY – In the U.S.A., Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources is calling for proposals to undertake a statewide study of potential forest biomass supplies. It’s reported project will be funded through a US$1 million grant from the US Forest Service, aiming to assess availability of biomass feedstocks. It’s reported that the work should help determine appropriate levels of biomass removal from state forests, for use in electricity power generation, heating and to produce liquid transportation fuel. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/OtherConservationInformation/Pages/e m_biomass.aspx

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THE HEALING EFFECTS OF FORESTS - "Many people," says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, "feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature. But not many of us know that there is also scientific evidence about the healing effects of nature." Forests – and other natural, green settings – can reduce stress, improve moods, reduce anger and aggressiveness and increase overall happiness. Forest visits may also strengthen our immune system by increasing the activity and number of natural killer cells that destroy cancer cells. http://www.iufro.org/index.php?id=4648 BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED... This section is devoted to resource inventory tips and miscellaneous blurbs for whatever uses you care to make. Please limit contributions to one paragraph or so. Thanks, Mike Smith. HELP! FEEDBACK TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – “Pay it forward!” If you can help with any of the requests below, please take the time to do so. Your kind assistance will be appreciated and rewarded. SATELLITES MEASURING CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE - This question was posed via the Applied GIS and RS group: “I am looking for information on satellites that measure the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and have found the following: GOSAT – Japan; OCO – NASA; IIASA – Eumetsat; and SCIAMACHY – ESA. Are these the extent of our Atmospheric Carbon measuring satellites? I am sure there are more but I wanted to ask on the list as some guidance from the collective is always beneficial. Many thanks and looking forward to your responses, Wesley” Email: gimps.sa@GMAIL.COM OPPORTUNITIES - Several readers of FIU are seeking employment in the forestry field. If you have jobs available and are in need of good people, please consider posting your vacancies in FIU (there is no charge for this service) and the following outlets: http://lists.topica.com/lists/wood http://stateforesters.org/news.html http://www.canadian-forests.com/job.html http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/forest.html http://www.devnetjobs.org http://www.foresters.org/portal http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.htm http://www.HigherEdJobs.com http://www.postdocjobs.com/jobseekers/search_fellowships.shtml http://www.safnet.org/careercenter/classifieds.cfm http://www.careerjet.com
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http://www.mygreeneducation.com/ http://www.getforestryjobs.net/ . STUDY OF ATTITUDES TO CLIMATE CHANGE - Lucy Green, a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University, is carrying out a study on attitudes to climate change and has asked for assistance from LCCN members. The project, entitled ‘Understanding public attitudes to climate change problems and solutions’ aims to explore the patterns of attitudes and values which are present in individuals who are taking action on climate change. As part of the study she has prepared a short questionnaire which assesses general values, beliefs about climate change and what kind of behaviours individuals are currently, or would like to engage in to combat climate change. She is particularly interested in finding out the views of individuals who are actively involved in climate change related behaviours. Go to: https://www.surveys.cardiff.ac.uk/climatesurvey If you have any further questions please contact Lucy via GreenLM2@cardiff.ac.uk . IURFO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Dr. Peter Mayer, who has most successfully served IUFRO as Executive Director since 2003, has been appointed Director of the Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW) in Vienna, Austria. During his time with IUFRO, Dr. Mayer has managed to increase the visibility of the organization in international forest-related fora considerably. His term will end after the IUFRO World Congress at the end of August 2010. Now IUFRO is seeking to appoint an Executive Secretary to serve as its chief executive officer based at the Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as of 1 November 2010. In the interim period, Alexander Buck will act as Executive Director and lead IUFRO Headquarters. Please find attached the full announcement of the position which is based on secondment or a specific donor grant, and feel free to distribute it as you deem appropriate. Go to http://www.iufro.org/download/file/5809/4664/Executive_Director_Announcement_10_A ug.pdf/ . POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - RS&GIS - DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY Autonomous University of Barcelona - 2011-2012. The Geography Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona announces a call for one post-doctoral research position. This Department has been awarded with this Chancellor resource for the second time. The Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) research group of the Department, GRUMETS, seeks a self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to undertake work in the areas of Remote Sensing and/or GIS theory, methodologies, and applications as well as in software development. Duration: 2011-12, 24 months, full-time regime. General inquiries: Ms. Cristina Domingo Cristina.Domingo@uab.cat Specific questions about research topics: Professor Xavier Pons Xavier.Pons@uab.cat . GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS - Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. Half time, Grant Funds, Department of Natural Resources and

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Environmental Management (NREM), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, (CTAHR), University of Hawaii-Manoa. Duties: Assist project directors in conducting research required for the project titled Sustainable Management of Agroecological Resources in Tribal Societies (SMARTS). The goal of this project is to improve the sustainability of smallholder agriculture in tribal villages of India and Nepal through the development, testing, implementation, and dissemination of conservation agricultural production systems (CAPS). For more information, visit: www.oired.vt.edu/sanremcrsp/ . CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS - August to 10 September 2010. Call for grant applications: The Aarhus University Research Foundation invites interested researchers to apply for grants to be awarded the second half of 2010. The foundation's objective is to support scientific and scholarly research at Aarhus University. http://www.au.dk/en/facultiesdepartmentsetc/otherunits/tilknyt/auff/callforgrantapplicatio ns . ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND CONFLICT: FROM VULNERABILITIES TO CAPABILITIES: - FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Researchers from Enviromental and Social Sciences are invited to submit abstracts for both short talks and poster presentations for the ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conference on Environmental Degradation and Conflict: From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities. The conference will take place on 05.12 - 09.12 2010 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bad Salzuflen, Germany. Submission Deadline: 15 August 2010. www.esf.org/conferences/10328](http://www.esf.org/conferences/10328 . YOUNG RESEARCHERS AWARD - The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), an intergovernmental initiative established to enable free and open access to biodiversity information via the internet to underpin sustainable development, today announced a call for proposals for the first GBIF Young Researchers Award 2010 (YRA). Two awards of Euro 4,000 each will be made available in 2010. Closes 15 September 2010. http://www.gbif.org/communications/news-and-events/showsingle/article/call-forproposals-for-the-first-gbif-young-researchers-award-2010/ . CHALLENGING DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARD IN COMPUTATIONAL GEOGRAPHY - William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography. Deadline for Nominations: September 2, 2010. Full information on the submission of applications may be found at: http://www.aag.org/cs/garrison HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided.

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THE PUBLICATION LIST . Summary of Activities and Achievements between May 2005 and November 2005. UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group / Global Wildland Fire Network. IATF/DR12/inf.8. http://www.unisdr.org/eng/task%20force/tf-meetigns/12th-TF-mtg/inf8-wildland-fireadvisory-group-IATF12.doc . Edward Elgar 2010. Resource Economics: An Economic Approach to Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3rd Edition). ISBN: 9781848442535, Hardback 448 pages. http://www.earthprint.com/productfocus.php?id=EE076&eptc=ep8600 Michael J. Prescott, Patrick B. Durst and Robin N. Leslie. Forest law enforcement and governance: Progress in Asia and the Pacific. Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission. Bangkok, 2010.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST BIODIVERSITY . Patrick B. Durst, Dennis V. Johnson, Robin N. Leslie and Kenichi Shono. Edible Forest Insects – Humans Bite Back. Proceedings of a workshop on Asia-Pacific resources and their potential for development. UN FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok, Thailand. 2010. http://www.fao.org/world/regional/rap/tigerpaper/Paper/TP35_1_FN.pdf . Sharon E. Morley and Maria Gibson (2010). Successional changes in epiphytic rainforest lichens: implications for the management of rainforest communities. The Lichenologist, 42 , pp 311-321. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract? fromPage=online&aid=7419276&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0024282909990570 . Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma and Lorna Collins. World Atlas of Mangroves. June 2010. 304 pages. Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCOMAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=34104 . Jeremy Hance. Stunning monkey discovered in the Colombian Amazon. mongabay.com. August 11, 2010. http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0811-hance_caquetatiti.html

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BIOFUEL . Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph. Sustainable biochar to mitigate global climate change. Nature Communications, Aug. 10, 2010. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v1/n5/full/ncomms1053.html . Biofuel report stimulates who said what spat. A dispute has erupted over reports published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Biomass Power Association (BPA). The EWG published a report projecting a massive increase in forest cutting to provide fuel for biomass-fueled power plants being built in the US. See the report at: http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2010/clearcut-disaster See the BPA’s response at: http://www.powergenworldwide.com/index/display/articledisplay/4002331232/articles/po wergenworldwide/renewables/biomass/2010/06/Biomass-association-responds-toreport.html See the EWG’s counter at: http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2010/06/did-they-really-say-that-see-for-yourself/? utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AgMag+ %28Environmental+Working+Group+AgMag%29 . Lattimore B. Environmental factors in woodfuel production: Opportunities, risks, and criteria and indicators for sustainable practices. (2009) Biomass and Bioenergy, 33 (10), pp. 1321-1342. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V22-4WRD65N1&_user=10&_origUdi=B6T6X-48XMMJW172&_fmt=high&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2009&_rdoc=1&_orig=article&_acct=C0000 50221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=5c5b6381757b32551682e162b7 b1657d CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING . Verdú, F. and Rooms, J. (2010): Mapping of burned areas by means of visual analysis of satellite images in the Spanish peninsular during the period 19912005 (Cartografía de áreas quemadas mediante análisis visual de imágenes de satélite en la España peninsular para el periodo 1991-2005) GeoFocus (Articles), No. 10, p. 5481. http://geofocus.rediris.es/2010/Articulo3_2010.pdf . Laborte AG, Maunahan AA, Hijmans RJ (2010) Spectral Signature Generalization and Expansion Can Improve the Accuracy of Satellite Image Classification. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10516. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010516. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010516

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. Mary Pax-Lenney, et al. Forest mapping with a generalized classifier and Landsat TM data, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 77, Issue 3, September 2001, Pages 241-250, ISSN 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/S0034-4257(01)00208-5. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V6V-43NT3Y51/2/c90cc4ae270bf220c8badfa596348657 . Venette, R.C. et al. 2010. Pest risk maps for invasive alien species: a roadmap for improvement. BioScience 60(5):349-362. http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2010/nrs_2010_venette_001.pdf CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON . Forests and climate change after Copenhagen – as Asia-Pacific perspective. RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests. http://recoftc.org/site/fileadmin/docs/publications/The_Grey_Zone/2010/FCC-afterCopenhagen_3.pdf . Ekadinata A; van Noordwijk M; Dewi S and Minang P A. ASB Policy Briefs 16: Reducing emissions from deforestation, inside and outside the forest. Publication: ASB Policy Briefs. http://www.asb.cgiar.org/publications/view.asp?Pub_ID=1098 INVENTORY/MONITORING . Brandão, Pedro Christo et al. Geoenvironments of the purus national forest: a contribution to the management plan; Caracterização de geoambientes da floresta nacional do purus, Amazônia ocidental: uma contribuição ao plano de manejo. Rev. Árvore, Fev 2010, vol.34, no.1, p.115-126. ISSN 0100-6762. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S010067622010000100013&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en . Curtis E. Woodcock, Scott A. Macomber, Mary Pax-Lenney, Warren B. Cohen, Monitoring large areas for forest change using Landsat: Generalization across space, time and Landsat sensors, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 78, Issues 1-2, October 2001, Pages 194-203. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V6V-44414DJJ&_user=10&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2001&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sor t=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1431878193&_rerunOrigin=scholar.google&_ acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=1c024fef364b0c945b 36f70c021d401c . Veen, P., Fanta, J., Raev, I., Biris, I.A., de Smidt, J., and Maes, B. 2010. Virgin forests in Romania and Bulgaria: results of two national inventory projects and their implications for protection. Biodiversity Conservation. 19(6):1805-1819.

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MISCELLANEOUS . STORA: THE ROAD TO CERTIFICATION. Prepared by: Richard A. Fletcher, James McAlexander, and Eric Hansen. Swedish forest products giant STORA has transformed its forest management to implement and verify a commitment to sustainable forestry. Report at Sustainable Forests Partnership. http://sfp.cas.psu.edu/stora.htm REMOTE SENSING/GIS . Daniau A-L, d'Errico F, Sánchez Goñi MF (2010) Testing the Hypothesis of Fire Use for Ecosystem Management by Neanderthal and Upper Palaeolithic Modern Human Populations. PLoS ONE 5(2): e9157. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0009157

RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING . Sam Lawson and Larry MacFaul, July 2010. Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Indicators of the Global Response. Programme Report. Chatham House. http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/download/-/id/911/file/16950_071 0pr_illegallogging.pdf . Caldararo N (2002). Human ecological intervention and the role of forest fires in human ecology. (2002) Science of the Total Environment, 292 (3), pp. 141-165. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V78-44KPK3H2&_user=10&_coverDate=06%2F26%2F2002&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sor t=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1431859702&_rerunOrigin=scholar.google&_ acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=5d26328353ae65dd9 3448e9c401431e7 . M Jurvélius. HEALTH AND PROTECTION: Forest Fires (Prediction, Prevention, Preparedness and Suppression). Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences. Pages 334-339. Available online 14 June 2004. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7GGG-4CM99456B&_user=10&_origUdi=B6V78-44KPK3H2&_fmt=high&_coverDate=06%2F14%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_orig=article&_acct=C000050 221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=fe66a6f63e0ecc4450f73b33f238648 d . Scarpinati, Edimar Aparecido et al . Influences of experimental plot forms and statistical model analysis in Eucalyptus spp Clone selections; Influência do modelo de análise estatística e da forma das parcelas experimentais na seleção de clones de Eucalyptus spp. Rev. Árvore, Viçosa, v. 33, n. 4, Aug. 2009.

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http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0100-67622009000400020&script=sci_arttext . Valery E Forbes et al. Integrating population modeling into ecological risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 191–193, January 2010. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ieam.25/full . Stokes EJ, Strindberg S, Bakabana PC, Elkan PW, Iyenguet FC, et al. (2010) Monitoring Great Ape and Elephant Abundance at Large Spatial Scales: Measuring Effectiveness of a Conservation Landscape. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10294. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010294. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010294 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT . Simmathiri Appanah, Eduardo Mansur and Rolf Krezdorn. Strategies and financial mechanisms for sustainable use and conservation of forests: experience from Latin America and Asia. Proceedings of an Inter-Regional Workshop, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 20-22 November 2006. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1329e/i1329e00.htm . S. Brumelle et al.; Framework for the analysis of risks in forest management and silvicultural investments. Forest Ecology and Management. Volume 36, Issues 2-4, September 1990, Pages 279-299. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T6X-48XMMJW172&_user=10&_coverDate=09%2F30%2F1990&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_ sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=026 a0d9ba1eb1ba709aa077fcf3d5a08 . Planted forests in sustainable forest management - A statement of principles. From the UN FAO. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/al248e/al248e00.pdf CAPTURED ON VIDEO Download videos from the web or from the sources provided. . The Swedish National Forest Inventory - Inventaires forestiers en Suède. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mge1ElahA_A . Inventario forestal en Matallana – In Provincia de Cuenca, Spain. http://www.panageos.es/videos/matallana_3174/inventario-forestal-enmatallana_223838.html . Rocky Mountain Tracking – RMTracking GPS Tracking Devices

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbG7rIOX0mY YOU'RE INVITED! For a more complete listing of upcoming inventory and monitoring related meetings, see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/infomeets/ http://www.agnic.org/mtg/index.html http://www.asprs.org/asprs/meetings/calendar.html http://www.conferencealerts.com/ http://www.efi.int/events http://www.efi.int/portal/news___events/events/event_calendar/ http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/resource/frames/agenda.html http://www.fao.org/forestry/for/forc/free/education/courses.asp http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar-of-meetings/ http://www.safnet.org/meetings/index.cfm www.conferencealerts.com . 23-28 August 2010. XXIII IUFRO World Congress "Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment", Seoul, Republic of Korea. Invitation: http://www.iufro.org/auth/events/congresses/world-congress-2010/ . Forestry Information Session - At the World Forestry Congress there will be a session on “The evolving role of information specialists in today’s rapidly changing world: are libraries still relevant?” Visit: http://www.cfm2009.org/ Contact: vanda.ferreira(at)fao.org . 17-20 August 2010. IUFRO 5.10.00 & The UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Products Markets and Marketing: Joint Pre-Conference to the IUFRO World Congress. Hokkaido, Japan. IUFRO 5.10.00, go to web site http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/51000/ . 23-28 August, 2010. – Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment. Seoul, Republic of Korea. http://www.iufro2010.com/ . 31 August–3 September 2010. Workshop on forest governance, decentralisation and REDD in Latin America. Oaxaca, Mexico. http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/Events/CIFOR/decentralisation-redd.htm . 3 - 6 SEPTEMBER, 2010. International Conference in Landscape Ecology. Organized by CZ-IALE Brno – Prague, Czech Republic. "Landscape structures, functions and management: response to global ecological change". Details are available at: http://www.iale.cz/en/downloads/ICLE10_1ozn.pdf

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. 7-9 September 2010 – ForestSat 2010 - organized by the Laboratorio do Territorio (LaboraTe), a research and teaching group at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), which incorporates teachers and researchers from diverse areas of knowledge. The event will take place at the USC university campus in city of Lugo (Galicia, Spain). http://forestsat2010.usc.es/en/index.html . 15-17 September 2010. ESRI European Forestry Group (EEFG) Conference. Kranzberg, Germany. http://www.esri.de/eefg/conference.html . 16-17 September 2010. Good Green, Bad Green: Invasive Plant Control for Habitat Restoration, in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. Presented by Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment and cooperators. http://www.forestryforthebay.org/ggbg/index.cfm . 16-18 September 2010. SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS. International aerial archaeology conference. AARG 2010 Bucharest. Address for conference correspondence: Dave Cowley, RCAHMS, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX, Scotland. Email dave.cowley@rcahms.gov.uk Conference website - http://aarg2010.cimec.ro/ . 20-22 September 2010. Who Will Own the Forest? 6 Summit. Portland, Oregon. World Forestry Center. In cooperation with University of Georgia's Center for Forest Business. Agenda: http://wwotf.worldforestry.org/wwotf6/ . 20-14 September 2010 - Structures and Processes of the Initial Ecosystem Development. Cottbus, Germany. IUFRO 1.06.00. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-1/10000/10600/ http://lsb-server.umwelt.tu-cottbus.de/MYRES_2010/myres4/index.html . 27 September-1 October 2010. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, to be held in Valencia, Spain, from. For further information please visit the website at http://ipl.uv.es/raqrs . 27 September 2010. 10th Annual Conference of the German.Council for Sustainable Development, Berlin, Germany. More info: http://www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de/en/events/council-events/10-jahreskonferenz/ . 30 September-2 October 2010. Workshop: Value of Geoinformation 2010, Hamburg, Germany. First announcement. Call for extended abstracts. Further information, contact Alenka Poplin. alenka.poplin@hcu-hamburg.de . 3-6 October, 2010. An International Workshop on "Electromagnetic Signals

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Associated with Earthquakes and Volcanoes" will be held on the campus of Chapman University, Orange, California. Please visit: http://sites.google.com/site/emsev2010/ . 18-20 October 2010. Opportunities and Risks for Douglas-Fir in a Changing Climate. Freiburg, Germany. IUFRO 1.01.00. Contact: Kaisu Makkonen-Spiecker, kaisu.makkonen-spiecker(at)forst.bwl.de. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-1/10000/10100/activities/ . 19-21 October 2010. IX Seminar on Remote Sensing and GIS applied to Forestry. Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil. IUFRO 4.02.05 http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-4/40000/40200/40205/ Contact: Tomasz Zawila-Niedzwiecki, tzawila(at)ibles.waw.pl http://www.9seminarioflorestal.com.br/home/ . 21-22 October 2010. Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum. More info: http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/adaptationforum2010/ . 11– 3 November 2010. First Serbia Forestry Congress. Belgrade, Serbia. http://www.sfb.rs/pdffajlovi/conference/First%20announcement.pdf . 23-25 November 2010. International Conference on Forestry Education and Research for the Asia-Pacific Region. Manila, Philippines. http://worldagroforestry.org/sea/ph/node/110 . 29 November to 03 December 2010. The Fifth Session of the International Conference Geotunis 2010. The use of GIS and remote sensing for sustainable development. Tunisia. http://www.geotunis.org/ . 8-10 December 2010. Call for Abstracts - IVth World Aqua Congress (Exhibition and Congress). 4th World Aqua Congress, Exhibition & Conference from December 8th to 10th, 2010, at India Habitat Center, New Delhi on Emerging New Technologies in Water Sector- Present Status and Need for the Future". The abstract submission is open till 31 August 2010. The details of the and conference are available at www.worldaquacongress.org . 14-17 February, 2011. 16th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Charleston, SC www.ncsu.edu/feop/BSSRC . 15-19 March 2011. 3rd International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties (FESP 2011), to be held in Guimarães, Portugal. Contact fespiii@gmail.com . 22-26 March 20111. Symposium on Ecosystem level Approaches to Sustainability. Burgos, Castilla y Leon, Spain.

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http://www.globalforum2011.net/content/seminar . 10-15 April 2011. ISRSE 2011 - Abstract Submission Now Open. 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. Sydney convention and Exhibition Centre. The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring. Email: isrse34@arinex.com.au . 5 May 2011 - Call for Papers - Brazilian Symposium of Remote Sensing (INPE) 2011. Deadline for Papers Submission: November 10th 2010. http://www.dsr.inpe.br/sbsr2011/ . May 2011. 5th International Wildland Fire Conference Wildfire 2011. Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. www.wildfire2011.org/ WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/ . The International Model Forest Network. The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) is a global community of practice whose members and supporters work toward a common goal: the sustainable management of forest-based landscapes through the Model Forest approach. The IMFN is comprised of all member Model Forests in existence or under development around the world. http://www.imfn.net/?q=node/362 . Naturlink has acquired a Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturlink/122796594434348 COPYRIGHT NOTICE Items headlined in Forest Information Update are drawn from a number of sources. The source of the item is quoted, either by publication or organisations in line with the practice of fair reporting. Where necessary, Items are translated by TMS Ltd. Every effort is made to ensure use of paid wire service material is avoided at all times. Should users wish to utilise Forest Information Update on their own web sites, we request that this is done to accurately reflect the current layout to ensure attribution is appropriate.

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