10 October 2012 Welcome to this edition of FIU – Please find below our latest batch of articles, listing, meetings and web sites for the natural resource sector. Kind regards Mike Smith, Editor and Director 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 ( 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: YAHOO GROUP - Download this and previous editions the Forest Information Yahoo group at: FACE-TO-FACE A new Facebook page has been established so you can personalize your contacts with other FIU users and contributors. FIU SPONSORS FIU offers advertisers with access to influential readers spanning the globe. This influential group of readers is active in all aspects of the forestry, natural resources, and climate change sector, from establishment, management and marketing to development and trade. For more information, contact: Please visit our sponsors’ web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services. LASER TECHNOLOGY, INC. DARES ALL ARCPAD USERS – TAKE THE LaserGIS CHALLENGE Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI), the designer and manufacturer of the most popular line of mapping lasers and rangefinders, is daring all ArcPad® users to take a GIS mobile mapping challenge. This new campaign was officially announced at the opening day of Esri’s User Conference, July 25th 2012. The challenge is to test out an LTI TruPulse® 360 mapping laser and the LaserGIS® ArcPad® extension completely risk free without any upfront costs or obligation. This campaign is designed to

persuade GIS professionals to simply "try" something that will prove to save time and money and offer an immediate ROI. Find out more at: ESRI FORESTRY - The 2012 Esri Forestry GIS Conference was a great success, helped by the willingness of participants to share their expertise. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event, May 14–16, 2013 in Redlands, California. For more information, contact: View photos from the event at: DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure: Forest list – See Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF) - see International Forest List (IFL) - Nepalese Foresters - Wetlandfriends – see and Global e-Forum on Climate Change and Global Warming Applied-GIS-RS homepage - Silvinet, Portuguese-based - You may receive FIU by joining one of the above. If you wish to receive FIU only send a blank email to For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike, INPUT - This month's input comes from: Gary Krupnick, Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew, Selva Escalera, Colin, Infosylva, IUFRO, and many more. Thank you all for sharing your information! HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CHINA LAUNCHES VENEZUELA'S RESOURCE MONITORING SATELLITE China launched Venezuela's second satellite on September 29, delivering the spacecraft into a 400-mile-high orbit to monitor the country's territory, survey crops and natural resources, and aid Venezuela's security services. FILIPINO FORESTERS ASK FOR VIGILANCE AMID ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS - Society of Filipino Foresters Inc. (SFFI) National Council President Renato de Rueda urged fellow foresters to be vigilant in performing their duty as guardians of the environment, emphasizing the need to protect the remaining forests in the Philippines. De Rueda posed the challenge during the “National Summit

Conference on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade,” which was held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here to mark the 64th founding anniversary of the SFFI. WHEN WE LOSE WILDLIFE, WE LOSE STORIES – George Monbiot writes on The Guardian newspaper site that nature has far-reaching roots, not least the magnificent ash tree and its European mythology. Both could be lost to die-back. “The death of a species, especially a species as significant as the ash, punches a hole not only in nature, but also in our culture.” See more at: NEW DG TAKES HELM AT INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH - Food security, forestry and climate change leading expert Peter Holmgren took the reins at the Center for International Forestry Research this month amid growing awareness worldwide of the critical role forests play in sustainable development and global warming. INDONESIA SELECTS SUPERGIS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT - SuperGeo Technologies, a provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced that Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia utilized SuperPad 3 on the recommendation of the local reseller, Datascrip to complete efficient field mapping and data collection for improving the forest management and planning. NEW LINE OF TEREX FORESTRY COMPACT TRACK LOADERS – Terex has released the first in its new line of interim Tier 4 compliant compact construction equipment with the PT-110G and PT-110G Forestry compact track loaders. 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. 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): NEW IUFRO WORKING PARTY ON GENETICS AND SILVICULTURE OF ACACIAS - IUFRO News reports a new Working Party which it is hoped will provide a forum for the many researchers and technical managers growing Australian Acacias around the world. The Co-ordinators Rod Griffin (Australia), Wickneswari Ratnam (Malaysia) and Ha Huy Thinh (Viet Nam), as indicated by their national affiliations, are primarily concerned with industrial tropical acacias, but those working on temperate species and also the many multi-purpose arid zone taxa which have utility on rural economies around the world are most welcome to join! Please contact Rod Griffin at: rodgriffin(at), and visit the Working Party website at: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - The Journal of Environmental Investing Scholarship Program is meant to reward graduate students who write an original, rigorous, and interdisciplinary work of scholarship in a critical area of environmental investing. Interested and qualified students are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, an extended abstract of his/her manuscript, which refers to results and generally describes how the results will be discussed, and a letter from his/her college or university attesting to the applicant’s academic status. The deadline for applications is November 28, 2012. Manuscripts are due February 25, 2013. The Program expects to announce the winner by May 10, 2013. POPULATION DYNAMICS - New Undergraduate AND Graduate Student Opportunities in Population Dynamics; from the NMFS RTR Program at the University of Florida. The 10th annual Undergraduate Marine Resources PopulationDynamics (MRPD) Workshop, March 3-9, 2013, at its new location at the Key Marine Lab in Long Key, Florida. For more information, please contact Mendy Willis, Administrative Assistant at (352) 294-0886 or email: HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. ARTICLES OF INTEREST BIODIVERSITY Gustafsson, L, et al. Retention forestry to maintain multifunctional forests: a World perspective. Bioscience 62(7): 633-645. 2012. Judith S. Weis Peddrick Weis. The effects of using wood treated with chromated copper arsenate in shallow-water environments: A review. Estuaries. June 1996, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 306-310.

Nicole Cliff and Marnie L. Campbell. Perception as a tool to inform aquatic biosecurity risk assessments. Aquatic Invasions 7(3) September 2012 (pp 387404) Xinzeng, Wei; Mingxi, Jiang. Limited genetic impacts of habitat fragmentation in an “old rare” relict tree, Euptelea pleiospermum (Eupteleaceae). Plant Ecology , Volume 213 (6). Springer Journals. Jun 1, 2012 Traditional Knowledge Contributes to Sustaining Forests and Biocultural Diversity. Article in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 2012, No. 312 (2) - By IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge. BIOFUEL/BIOMASS Lubieniechi, S., T. Peranantham, and D. B. Levin. Recent Patents on Genetic Modification of Plants and Microbes for Biomass Conversion to Biofuels. Recent patents on DNA & gene sequences (2012). Kumarathunge, M. D. P., and M. C. M. Iqbal. Biomass estimation in some dry zone forests in Sri Lanka from Forest Inventory Data. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. Vol. 14. 2012. Yu, Manlu, et al. Mechanical shear and tensile characteristics of selected biomass stems. Meeting Proceedings. Vol. 121337358. 2012. seq_no_115=287212 CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING C. J. Sapart, G. Monteil, M. Prokopiou, R. S. W. van de Wal, J. O. Kaplan et al. Natural and anthropogenic variations in methane sources during the past two millennia. Nature 490, 85-88 doi:10.1038/nature11461 Verbrugge, L.N.H., van der Velde, G., Hendriks, A.J., Verreycken, H., and Leuven, R.S.E.W. 2012. Risk classifications of aquatic non-native species: application of contemporary European assessment protocols in different biogeographical settings. Aquatic Invasions 7(1):49-58. Yemshanov, Denys, et al. A dominante-based approach to map risks of ecological invasions in the presence of severe uncertainty. Diversity and Distributions (2012). Sutton, Paul C., et al. The real wealth of nations: Mapping and monetizing the human ecological footprint. Ecological Indicators 16 (2012): 11-22. CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON Why did Copenhagen fail to deliver a climate deal? - The BBC environment correspondent Richard Black looks at eight reasons that might have played a part in the failure of the Copenhagen summit deliver a way to halt climate change. Howarth RW, Swaney DP, Boyer EW, Marino R, Jaworski N, et al. (2006) The influence of climate on average nitrogen export from large watersheds in the Northeastern United States. Biogeochemistry 79: 163–186. Marc Hanewinkel, et al.. Climate change may cause severe loss in the economic value of European forest land. Nature Climate Change, 2012; DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1687. INVENTORY/MONITORING Pignatti, Giuseppe, et al. High Nature Value forest areas: a proposal for Italy based on National Forest Inventory data. RomaForest 2011: Present and future role of forest resources in the socio-economic development of rural areas, Rome, Italy, 23-24 June 2011.. Vol. 67. No. 3. Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali, 2012. Islam, Md Nurul, et al. Effects of forest inventory errors on the area and spatial layout of harvest blocks. European Journal of Forest Research (2012): 1-13. McIntosh, Anne, Andrew N. Gray, and Steven L. Garman. Estimating Canopy Cover from Standard Forest Inventory Measurements in Western Oregon. Forest Science 58.2 (2012): 154-167. Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats - A Practitioner's Guide. CRC Press 2011. ISBN: 9781420070552. Hardback 296 Pages. Price: USD $96.00. Author: Written by a team of ecologists LEGAL MATTERS Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center v County of Siskiyou – Refers to an appeal regarding: Defendant Siskiyou County in the US approved a project to expand

an existing wood veneer manufacturing facility owned by real party in interest Roseburg Forest Products Co. in order to permit cogeneration of electricity for resale In: Court of Appeals of California, Third District, Siskiyou. Filed September 26, 2012. . case=2586679351725598946&hl=en&lr=lang_en&as_sdt=2,5&as_vis=1&oi=scholar alrt MISCELLANEOUS IUFRO 2012 Small-scale Forestry Conference – Abstracts and Proceedings. The focus of this conference was on the special issues facing small-scale forests around the world and the solutions to these problems that can benefit landowners, society, and the natural environment. (24-27 September 2012) REMOTE SENSING/GIS Scott Goetz & Ralph Dubayah. Advances in remote sensing technology and implications for measuring and monitoring forest carbon stocks and change. Carbon Management (2011) 2(3), 231–244. Duccio Rocchini et al. Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers & Geosciences. Available online 29 May 2012. Hugh D. Eva et al. Forest Cover Changes in Tropical South and Central America from 1990 to 2005 and Related Carbon Emissions and Removals. Remote Sensing , 4(5), 1369-1391; doi:10.3390/rs4051369 RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING Walid D Fakhouri, et al. Deciphering a transcriptional regulatory code: modeling short-range repression in the Drosophila embryo. Molecular Systems Biology 6 Article number: 341 doi:10.1038/msb.2009.97. Published online: 19 January 2010. Citation: Molecular Systems Biology 6:341. Yohannes T, Awas T & Demissew S. Survey and documentation of the potential and actual invasive alien plant species and other biological threats to biodiversity in Awash National Park, Ethiopia. Management of Biological Invasions, 2011, 2. Nichols JD, Hines JE, Sauer JR, Fallon FW, Fallon JE, et al. (2000) A doubleobserver approach for estimating detection probability and abundance from point counts. Auk 117: 393–408.

Colin E. Studds, William V. DeLuca, Matthew E. Baker, Ryan S. King, Peter P. Marra. Land Cover and Rainfall Interact to Shape Waterbird Community Composition. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7 (4): e35969 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035969 Timber, Pulp and Paper Sector and WWF’s The 2050 Criteria Report: - A companion to The 2050 Criteria, providing additional data, information, tools, and resources on the timber, pulp and paper sector. For context and more complete guidance, download the full report. olutions/methodology/commodity_financing/2050_criteria/timber_pulp_paper/ R Development Core Team (2011) R: A language and environment for statistical computing R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 3900051-07-0. Available: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT D.B. Lindenmayer, J.F. Franklin, et al. A major shift to the retention approach for forestry can help resolve some global forest sustainability issues. Conservation Letters 5(4). Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012. Nasi, R., and P. G. H. Frost. 2009. Sustainable forest management in the tropics: is everything in order but the patient still dying? Ecology and Society 14(2): 40. URL: Orders are being taken for papers from the event - 2012: Who will own the forests? Ileana Cerón-Palma. Towards a green sustainable strategy for social neighbourhoods in Latin America: Case from social housing in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Habitat International. Volume 38, April 2013, Pp 47-56. CAPTURED ON VIDEO FREE WEBINAR ON FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITIES - Listen in on this recent webinar, which introduces the basic concepts behind the Fire Adapted Communities program in the USA and how this national effort is engaging homeowners, firefighters, civic leaders, and land managers to reduce wildfire risk in communities throughout the United States. CHALLENGES FACING FRENCH FORESTRY - The Union of forestry Cooperation

Française (UCFF) which grew by 7% last year with 350 million euros of turnover recently organized its Congress. Its president Cyril Le Picard, says the challenges facing the French forestry, including its use. Look at... KĪLAUEA VOLCANO, SUMMIT Live Panorama of Kīlauea Caldera from HVO YOU'RE INVITED! For a more complete listing of upcoming inventory and monitoring related meetings, see: 29 October-1 November 2012. MAPPS/ASPRS 2012 Specialty Conference: Emerging Technologies Supporting Geospatial Application. Tampa, Florida USA. Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. 19-20 November 2012. Forests and Society – Forestry Association of Portugal seminar in Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto, bringing together various experts whose contributions to enhance the debate around forests and society's commitments in terms of preserving and harnessing natural resources. Email:> W: <> Symposium: Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change - March 26-29, 2013 Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Call for abstracts, due November 30, 2012. 12-13 December 2012. International Conference on Forest Mountain & People 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 29 October-9 November 2012. Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis & Remote Sensing. Learn to use GIS tools to address conservation research problems, quantifying effects of human-induced global changes on wildlife and biodiversity. Hands-on lab exercises (e.g. land cover mapping; home range analysis; modeling habitat selection; mapping species distributions) use remote sensing data and SCBI

field surveys to monitor global changes, assess impacts on wildlife, and develop mitigating strategies. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Graduate/Professional Training Courses. 13-15 November 2012. Modern Problems of Forestry and Forest Management. St. Petersburg, Russia.IUFRO 3.00.00, Contact: Maxim Chubinsky, mchubinsky(at) IUFRO 4.00.00, 22-27 November 2012. Gender and Forestry Conference: Environmental governance and four decades of gender research: Where do we stand? Wondo Genet Forestry College, Ethiopia. IUFRO 6.08.00, Contact: Gun Lidestav, Gun.Lidestav(at) 6-7 December 2012. Illegal Logging and Legality Verification – The FLEGT / VPA as New Modes of Governance. University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2012. Contact: Kirsten Carlsen: kica(at) 16-18 January 2013. Building Resilient Communities Through Community-based Forest Management. Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities. Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. 13-15 March 2013. Small Log Conference. Forest Business Network’s 6th Bi-Annual Small Log Conference. Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 2-5 April 2013. Forest Cover Change (FoCC). Freising, Germany. Contact: Thomas Knoke, Email: knoke(at) 16-21 May 2013. Planted Forests on the Globe Renewable Resources for the Future - 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests. Estoril, Portugal. IUFRO 8.00.00 Contact: Jean-Michel Carnus, Jean-Michel.Carnus(at) 2-7 Jul 2013. The 1st International Forestry Graduate's Conference 2013 (FORGRAD2013). Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Organized by the Faculty of Foresty Graduate's Students Association (FORGRAD2013) in collaboration with the Management of Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia

July 22-25, 2013, the conference Forest Genetics 2013 will be held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. This conference is a joint meeting of four organizations: 20 July-28 July, 2014 Sixth International Poplar Symposium (IPS-VI). Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. Contact: Cees van Oosten, Email: silviconsult(at) 5-11 Oct 2014. XXIV IUFRO World Congress. Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research. Salt Lake City, UT, United States. WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to Bizarre and strange trees from around the world In a similar vein: Astonishing waterfalls 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 utilize 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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