FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 14 NO.

2 February 2013 Welcome to this edition of FIU Welcome to this edition of Forest Information Update. Please find below our latest batch of articles, listing, meetings and web sites for the natural resource sector. Or go to the web site to view this edition at http://wp.me/p2ypvs-B7 and also listen to a podcast of Peter Eredics, the Forestry Manager at Esri, talking about the Group’s Forestry Gis Conference in May 2013. http://wp.me/p2ypvs-zl [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71917724" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Kind regards Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@southem.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 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: info@southem.com Please visit our sponsors’ web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services.

LASER TECHNOLOGY, INC. AT THE ESRI INTERNATIONL USERS CONFERENCE See this video of a GPS World magazine interview at the ESRI show 2012 - Eric Gakstatter is talking with Steve Colburn of Laser Technology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa8x_9UWYaQ Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI), is the designer and manufacturer of the most popular line of mapping lasers and rangefinders. Find out more at: http://www.lasertech.com/ ESRI FORESTRY GIS CONFERENCE MAY 2013. The upcoming Esri Forestry GIS Conference held May 14-16, 2013 will be held at Esri's conference center in Redlands, California. This year’s topics include: - Forest spatial optimization - Integrating data and systems - Automated workflows - GIS as a system (desktop, web, mobile) - Image management, classification, and analysis - Building GIS capacity - ArcGIS Online See the agenda at: http://www.esri.com/events/forestry/agenda/index.html DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS FIU is sent to each of the following international lists – all are free, low volume and secure: 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: Gary Krupnick, CIFOR, 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 TURKEY TO HOST UN FORESTRY FORUM - The United Nations Forestry Forum is scheduled for April 9-18 in Istanbul. Forestry Ministers from 180 countries are expected to attend the international event where the main theme of the forum would be "forests and economic development." http://www.trt-world.com/trtworld/en/newsDetail.aspx?HaberKodu=9af68df5-d9ea4bf9-90b7-60872d9aff01 SPACE AGENCY TO TRACK FORESTS WORLDWIDE - Irish forestry company Treemetrics recently signed a $1 million deal with the European Space Agency to monitor forests around the world. Treemetrics provides a 3D laser scanning system to accurately measure the height, straightness, taper, and volume of the trees in a section of forest, a statement said. http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/22/european-space-agencytreemetrics/#7m0187bdQAYF9zIp.99 ‘INDEPENDENT BODY TO HOLD ON TO U.K. PUBLIC FORESTS - The U.K. Department for Environmental, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new, independent public body will hold in trust the nation’s publicly-owned forests. The announcement came as part of the government’s response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report on the future of trees and woodland. http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/8606/uk-publishes-response-to-forestry-report and http://www.defra.gov.uk/rural/forestry/ INDIA MISSION AIMING FOR MARS - India will launch its first mission to Mars this year, the News Daily reported President Pranab Mukherjee as saying. The report said the emerging Asian nation was looking to play catch up in the global space race alongside the United States, Russia and its giant neighbor China. http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre91k0mr-us-india-mars/ REMOTE SENSING SOLUTION TAKES WING ABOARD ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT - Using the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR sensor, Headwall's integration partner Alava Ingenieros (Madrid, Spain) will provide the worldwide scientific community with a completely integrated airborne remote sensing solution that is currently being deployed. http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Headwall_Alava_Remote_Sensing_Solution_Tak es_Wing_Aboard_Ultralight_Aircraft_999.html IUFRO HEADQUARTERS IS MOVING OFFICES From 18 February onwards the IUFOR HQ new office/postal address is: IUFRO Headquarters, Marxergasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria. The phone and email details remain as usual. 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. THE CURRENT FRONTIER IN CARBON MAPPING - Thomas Groen, Universiteit Twente asks: “What is the current frontier in Carbon Mapping? I'm curious to know how far we are currently with mapping carbon stocks in natural vegetation.” To join this discussion, go to: https://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_current_frontier_in_Carbon_Mappin g?ev=home_person_post_question_object FEED THE BEST TREEALYZER - The treealyzer is used to identify sapplings dropped from leaves of trees that were crossbred. http://feed-the-beast.wikia.com/wiki/Treealyzer 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): SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is accepting proposals for the 2013 SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships program, which aims to foster partnerships between organizations working to improve forest management in the United States and Canada and responsible procurement globally. Conservation grants of up to $5,000 and Community grants of up to $5,000 are available. For more information go to: http://m.foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=410900020 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMIST - The Fisheries Policies Division services the OECD Committee for Fisheries is looking for a Fisheries or Natural Resource Economist to work on monitoring fisheries policy developments, fisheries policy reform and green growth in Fisheries and aquaculture. https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=24360&lang=en ALFRED TOEPFER NATURAL HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIPS - EUROPARC Federation in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. awards the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to young promising conservationists with practical experience in the field of conservation and in the work of protected areas. Please dowload the flyer and detailed guidelines from the right side download menu for more details. http://europarc.org/what-we-do/alfred-toepfer-natur/scholarship-registra/ HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. BCN - Biological Conservation Newsletter - February 2013 - Issue No. 338. Headline: “Smithsonian Botanical Symposium to Explore Conservation Science” http://botany.si.edu/pubs/bcn/issue/latest.htm
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BIODIVERSITY H.M. Pereira et al. Essential Biodiversity Variables. Policy Forum. Science. Vol 339 18 January 2013. http://www.earthobservations.org/documents/cop/bi_geobon/ebvs/201301_ebv_paper_pereir a_et_al.pdf Sarkar, Sahotra, Ecology, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.) http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2009/entries/ecology/ Maria Dornelas et al.Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities. Published online October 24, 2012 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1931 Proc. R. Soc. B 7 January 2013 vol. 280 no. 1750 20121931 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1750/20121931.short BIOFUEL/BIOMASS G. Myhre. Modeling of the solar radiative impact of biomass burning aerosols during the Dust and Biomass-burning Experiment (DABEX). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012). Volume 113, Issue D23, December 2008. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008JD009857/abstract Ilya Gelfand & Ritvik Sahajpal et al. Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest. Nature (2013). doi:10.1038/nature11811. Received 29 March 2012. Accepted 20 November 2012 Published online 16 January 2013. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11811.html Silverstein, Robin P. et al. Biomass utilization modeling on the Bitterroot National Forest. Date: 2006. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/25987 Conghe Song. Optical remote sensing of forest leaf area index and biomass. Progress in Physical Geography February 2013 vol. 37 no. 1 98-113. http://ppg.sagepub.com/content/37/1/98.short CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING Stephen Wyatt et al. Collaboration between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian forest sector: A typology of arrangements for establishing control and determining benefits of forestlands. Journal of Environmental Management. Volume 115, 30 January 2013, Pages 21–31. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479712005439 Rodriguez Aseretto et al. 2013. Free and Open Source Software underpinning the European Forest Data Centre. Geophysical Research Abstracts 15, EGU General Assembly 2013. Authors' version DOI: 10.6084/m9.gshare.155700 (FigShare Digital Science) http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/44121/1/MPRA_paper_44121.pdf B. R. Leaton Improving World Magnetic Charts. Geophys. Suppl. MNRAS (1957) 7(6): 318-323 doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1957.tb02886.x (FREE) http://gsmnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/6/318.abstract

Cristina Gómez, Michael A. Wulder, Fernando Montes and José A. Delgado. Modeling Forest Structural Parameters in the Mediterranean Pines of Central Spain using QuickBird-2 Imagery and Classification and Regression Tree Analysis (CART). Remote Sens. 2012, 4(1), 135-159; doi:10.3390/rs4010135. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/4/1/135 CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON David Rosnick. Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change. Center for Economic and Policy Research article. February 2013. http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/climate-change-workshare-2013-02.pdf and Knight, Kyle, Eugene Rosa and Juliet Schor. 2012. Could Working Less Reduce Pressures on the Environment? A Cross-National Panel Analysis of OECD Countries, 1970-2007. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO Online. http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p563965_index.html Walthall, C.L.& J. Hatfield, et al. 2012. Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages. http://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/effects.htm Chandra , U.D. and Sangita, S. and Neeta, D. (2010) Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide on grain quality in crop plants. Physiology and molecular biology of plants, 16 (3). pp. 215-227 http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/2752/ Hector J. Causarano et al. Simulating Field-Scale Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics Using EPIC. Soil Science Society of America Journal. Vol. 71 No. 4, p. 1174-1185. https://www.soils.org/publications/sssaj/abstracts/71/4/1174 Sharma, H.C. (2010) Global warming and climate change: impact on arthropod biodiversity, pest management, and food security. In: Pest management and climate change, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, H P, India. http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/441/ INVENTORY/MONITORING Maria Sanz-Sanchez, Martin Herold & Jim Penman. Conference Report: REDD+ related forest monitoring remains a key issue: a report following the recent UN climate conference in Doha. Carbon Management. Posted online on February 19, 2013. (doi:10.4155/cmt.13.11)

http://www.future-science.com/doi/abs/10.4155/cmt.13.11 V. Grimm, C. Wissel. Babel, or the ecological stability discussions: An inventory and analysis of terminology and a guide for avoiding confusion. Oecologia, Vol. 109, No. 3. (FEB 1997), pp. 323-334, doi:10.1007/s004420050090 Key: citeulike:309157 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs004420050090

Eleanor Milne & Henry Neufeldt et al. Methods for the quantification of emissions at the landscape level for developing countries in smallholder contexts. CCAFS Report No. 9. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). http://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/24835/CCAFS9%20WEB %20FINAL.pdf?sequence=6 Chun‐Neng Wang, Michael Möller, and Quentin C. B. Cronk. Population Genetic Structure of Titanotrichum oldhamii (Gesneriaceae), a Subtropical Bulbiliferous Plant with Mixed Sexual and Asexual Reproduction. Ann Bot (2004) 93(2): 201-209 first published online January 5, 2004. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/2/201.abstract?sid=0977c6cc-e80a-4d50a181-e74802d435be LEGAL MATTERS Yun-chien Chang. Tenancy In “Anticommons”? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Co-Ownership Journal of Legal Analysis (Winter 2012) 4(2): 515-553 first published online August 9, 2012 doi:10.1093/jla/las011 (FREE) http://jla.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/2/515.abstract?sid=c4743f07-1213-4c20-ae4f9685dc2764df Randall S. Abate and Elizabeth Ann Kronk. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples - The Search for Legal Remedies. Edward Elgar 2013 Price: USD $199.00. Binding: Hardback 616 Pages. Stock Number: EE158. ISBN: 9781781001790. http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=14774 Xiuying Xua, Yaoqi Zhangb, Lanying Lia and Songkun Yanga. Markets for forestland use rights: A case study in Southern China. Land Use Policy. Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 560–569 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837712000841 Walter T. Overton and Hattie Overton, Plaintiffs, v. Evans Logging, Inc. F/K/A/, D/B/A, C.B. Carter and Sons, Inc., Evans Logging, and International Paper Company, Defendants. Regarding the overturning of a court ruling on the case of a logging truck driver injured on a logging skid. http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/north-carolina/court-of-appeals/12761.pdf?ts=1358266587 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In which the court found no solid grounding in precedent for setting flooding apart from other government intrusions on property. http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-597_i426.pdf MISCELLANEOUS Sharon J. Martinson, Tiina Ylioja, Brian T. Sullivan, Ronald F. Billings, Matthew P.

Ayres. Alternate attractors in the population dynamics of a tree-killing bark beetle. Population Ecology, 2012; 55 (1): 95 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10144-012-0357-y REMOTE SENSING/GIS Clark, M. L., et al., Estimation of tropical rain forest aboveground biomass with small-footprint lidar and hyperspectral sensors, Remote Sensing of Environment (2011). http://www.umsl.edu/~biology/files/pdfs/dave-clark/Clark%20et%20al%20RSE %202011%20Mateo%20lidar%20hyperspectral%20LS.pdf Reviewed by Peter Keller. Thoughts on Two New Map Design Texts Designing Better Maps : A Guide for GIS Users - By Cynthia Brewer, ESRI Press, 2005. Making MAPS: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS - By John Krygier and Dennis Wood - Guildford Press, 2005. http://www.cartoperspectives.org/carto/index.php/journal/article/download/cp57keller/343 J Greer. GIS: The Missing Tool for Supply-Chain Design. Upcoming, 2013 – FORESIGHT Winter 2013 http://forecasters.org/pdfs/foresight/FS-iss28-greer.pdf#page=46 RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING H. Pretzsch, R. Grote, B. Reineking, Th. Rötzer, and St. Seifert. Models for Forest Ecosystem Management: A European Perspective. Ann Bot (2008) 101 (8): 1065-1087. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcm246 First published online: October 21, 2007. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/101/8/1065.abstract?sid=0977c6cc-e80a-4d50a181-e74802d435be Paul Abraham & Richard J. Giannone et al. Putting the Pieces Together: Highperformance LC-MS/MS Provides Network-, Pathway-, and Protein-level Perspectives in Populus. Mol Cell Proteomics 2013 12: 106-119. First Published on October 16, 2012, doi:10.1074/mcp.M112.022996 http://www.mcponline.org/content/12/1/106.abstract Acevedo, M.A., Marcano, M., and Fletcher, R.J. 2012. A diffusive logistic growth model to describe forest recovery. Ecol. Model. 244:13-19. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380012003390 Beissinger, S. R. and Westphal, M. I. 1998. On the Use of Demographic Models of Population Viability in Endangered Species Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 62: 821 –841. http://www.mendeley.com/catalog/demographic-models-population-viabilityendangered-species-management-1/ Adiat, K.A.N., Nawawi, M.N.M., & Abdullah, K. (2012a). Assessing the accuracy of GIS-based elementary multi criteria decision analysis as a spatial prediction

tool-A case of predicting potential zones of sustainable groundwater resources. Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.03.028 M. Aloisi et al. Are the source models of the M 7.1 1908 Messina Straits earthquake reliable? Insights from a novel inversion and a sensitivity analysis of levelling data. Geophys. J. Int. (March, 2013) 192(3): 1025-1041 doi:10.1093/gji/ggs062 http://gji.oxfordjournals.org/content/192/3/1025.abstract Dennis Chitty. Do Lemmings Commit Suicide? Beautiful Hypotheses and Ugly Facts. Oxford University Press. ISBN13: 9780195097863. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LifeSciences/HistoryPhilosophyofBiol ogy/?ci=9780195097863 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT Transforming Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Science Education. Science House Foundation in Brazil – 2012. A new White Paper about BraZil - From 20112012 Science House Foundation launched a significant outreach effort in Brazil to explore how globally collaborative science education could transform the science education paradigm. The result can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/16475182 Planting Empowerment Contributes to Industry-Leading Tropical Forestry Publications http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Planting-Empowerment-Contributesto-4252111.php CAPTURED ON VIDEO What’s Happening in Our Forests. An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1vQAWmduM4 Plotting Artists in Miami - Miami Mapping Project Plots Where Artists Once Worked and Lived http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/miami-mapping_n_2624993.html Gary Johnson, Jr. Service Path Attribution Networks (SPANs): Spatially Quantifying Ecosystem Service Flows. Gund Institute for Ecological Economics : University of Vermont. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6vtkLUlYUI YOU’RE INVITED! 5-6 Mar 2013. World Forests Summit. Stockholm, Sweden. http://cemea.economistconferences.com/event/world-forestssummit#.UJi8VWdMg80

19-20 March 2013. The Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden will convene the 2013 Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, "Avoiding Extinction: Contemporary Approaches to Conservation Science," to be held at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., on 19 - 20 April 2013. http://botany.si.edu/sbs/ Symposium: Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change – March 26-29, 2013 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Call for abstracts, due November 30, 2012. http://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2013/wakefield-arctic-ecosystems/call.php 16-18 January 2013. Building Resilient Communities Through Communitybased Forest Management. Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities. Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. http://noscp.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2012/09/CBFM2013_PreliminaryProgram_21jun2012-2.pdf 13-15 March 2013. Small Log Conference. Forest Business Network’s 6th BiAnnual Small Log Conference. Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. http://www.forestbusinessnetwork.com/our-events/slc/ 2-5 April 2013. Forest Cover Change (FoCC). Freising, Germany. Contact: Thomas Knoke, Email: knoke(at)forst.wzw.tum.de http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-4/40000/40200/ 7-12 Apr 2013. Aspects of sustainable biomass utilization for energy and industrial raw materials. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013: Session ERE1.7. Vienna, Austria, http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/session/11641 22 April 2013. UNECE/FAO/InnovaWood Seminar on Innovation in the Forest Sector. Innovation in the Forest-Based Sector – Prerequisite for the Green Economy. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.unece.org/forests/wood-innovation2013.html 14-17 May 2013. 15th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development. Tirana, Republic of Albania. Contact Peter Herbst or Haki Kola at HP@net4you.at haki.kola@cnvp-eu.org 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 http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-8/80000 Contact: Jean-Michel Carnus, Jean-Michel.Carnus(at)pierroton.inra.fr http://www.efiatlantic.efi.int/portal/events/2013_icpf 2-5 June 2013. Forest Operations in Mountainous Conditions. The mission of IUFRO Research Group 3.06.00 "Forest operations in mountainous conditions" is: to provide forest scientists and engineers with a network and focus for the full range of forest engineering practices for accessing and harvesting in mountainous terrain in

an environmentally sound manner. http://www.skogoglandskap.no/konferanse/forest_operations_in_mountainous_condi tions 2-9 June 2013. Primeval Beech Forests: Reference Systems for the Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services. Lviv, Ukraine. http://www.wsl.ch/dienstleistungen/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungskalender/beech_f orests/organisation_EN 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 http://www.forr.upm.edu.my/index.php/forgrad-2013 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: www.forestgenetics2013.ca 20 July-28 July, 2014 Sixth International Poplar Symposium (IPS-VI). Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. Contact: Cees van Oosten, Email: silviconsult(at)telus.net http://www.iufro.org/download/file/8779/3637/ips-vi14-revised-dates_pdf/ 28-30 August 2013. International conference title: Forests, People and Climate: Changing Paradigm. Conference organizers: Institute of Forestry, Community Based Forest Management in the Himalaya (ComForM) Project in collaboration with the Department of Forest Research and Survey/MoFSC and the Forest and Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen. Conference venue: Hotel Fulbari Resort, Pokhara, Nepal. Contact address: Santosh Rayamajhi <srayamajhi2002@gmail.com> mobile 9840051018 8-12 Sep 2013. Future Directions of Small-scale and Community-based Forestry. Fukuoka, Japan. Contact: Akie Kawasaki, iufro.fukuoka(at)gmail.com http://ffpsc.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/policy/IUFRO/IUFROF2013.html 23-26 September 2014. Fifth Forest Engineering Conference (FEC 2014). Gerardmer, France. http://www.fcba.fr/approvisionnement/fec2014.php XXIV IUFRO World Congress - Call for Session Proposals - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 5-11, 2014. Technical Session Proposals will be accepted from January – April 2013. Session proposals will be accepted that address one or more of the following Congress themes: http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/congressthemes/ • Forests for People • Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services • Forests and Climate Change • Forest and Water Interactions

• Forest Biomass and Bioenergy • Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future • Forest Health in a Changing World http://iufro2014.com/scientific-program/session-proposals/ WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/ Images of Conifers Around the World http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images? _adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=conifers+around+the+world 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.