4 April 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. A couple of items of interest included an article about the implications for the trade in non-resource products of national resource exports. This article finds how trading raw resources impact economies and manufacturing exports. Another article tells how throwing money at natural resource developments for the wrong reason can be an “illusory” form of economic development. See these articles in the Classifications section. Also, the latest edition of the Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal is out and, with UPM going into Mozambique, the discussion is around “Forestry outcomes all about investment aspirations. FIU can also be viewed at the Web site at: 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

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INPUT – This month’s input comes from: Thomas G. Harris, Javier de Vicente, Silvia Lac, 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 CONGRESS SUPPORT COLLABORATIVE RESTORATION SUCCESS IN 2014 A 151-member coalition of community, forest, timber, and wildlife champions sent a letter to U.S. Congressional appropriators requesting they maintain support for the successful Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program (CFLR). In 2013 this U.S. Forest Service program applied $40 million to forest restoration projects in 23 forested landscapes across the country. NEW UN-BACKED MONITORING TOOL AIMS TO HELP COMBAT DEFORESTATION - A new initiative unveiled at the United Nations Forum on Forests will provide clear and timely information that makes it easier for governments, companies and communities to fight deforestation. KENYAN GRAIN FARMERS REAPING FORESTRY PROFITS - Investment in private forestry is becoming profitable, in Western Kenya due to increased demand for wood fuel by textile and food processing industries. Grain farmers who have invested in commercial forestry are recording huge profits as a result of the high demand for wood products that has outstripped forest plantation establishments. A BC FOREST POLICY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - New laws needed for balanced protection of a vital resource. Latest in a series. IRISH FORESTRY PREMIUMS - Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture has announced that EURO28.3m in forestry premiums are being paid. These premiums are set to benefit 8,873 contractor holders with 14,000 plantations. The majority of these holdings are farmer owned. The Department of Agriculture estimate that EURO75m will be paid out in forestry payments this year. Landowners have also shown a keen interest in establishing forestry with a high uptake of the Teagasc nationwide forestry consultancy. FOREST GUARD KILLED TRYING TO STOP ILLEGAL MINING - A forest guard was killed by a few villagers in Bundi's Dabi forest area while he was trying to stop a tractor carrying illegally mined stones, The Times of India reported. A forester who was with the victim was injured and had to run away from the spot to save his life.

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. STUDENT PRESENTATION COMPETITION WINNERS - The following were the winners of the student presentation competition at the recent Artic Ecosystems Symposium held in Anchorage, Alaska: Lauren Divine, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Best Student Poster Adrian Gall, University of Alaska Fairbanks and ABR Inc., Best Student Oral Presentation 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): NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR RELAUNCHED FORESTRY RESEARCH ADVISORY COUNCIL - The USA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the re-establishment of the Forestry Research Advisory Council and is seeking nominations for new members. HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga by Sylvain Tesson, Linda Coverdale (Translated by). On Sale Date: September 17, 2013. ARTICLES OF INTEREST BIODIVERSITY Burel, F. and Lavigne, C. and Marshall, E.J.P. (2013). Landscape ecology and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. pp. 1-2. E. O. Effiom, G. Nunez-Iturri, H. G. Smith, U. Ottosson, O. Olsson. Bushmeat hunting changes regeneration of African rainforests . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2013; 280 (1759): 20130246 DOI: Ignazio Verde et al. The high-quality draft genome of peach (Prunus persica) identifies unique patterns of genetic diversity, domestication and genome evolution. Nature Genetics, 2013. BIOFUEL/BIOMASS Belcher, C. M. Fire and the Land Surface, in Fire Phenomena and the Earth System: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Fire Science, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118529539.ch8 Olivia Koland, Martin Schönhart and Erwin Schmid. International Trade of BioEnergy Products – Economic Potentials for Austria. Study commissioned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, Family and Youth (BMWFJ) as part of the project ‘Research Centre International Economics’ (FIW). CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING Harding, Torfinn and Venables, Anthony J., The Implications of Natural Resource Exports for Non-Resource Trade (January 2013). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9318. Eoin F. McGuirk. The illusory leader: natural resources, taxation and accountability. Public Choice. March 2013, Volume 154, Issue 3-4, pp 285-313 Asner, G. P. (2013). Biological Diversity Mapping Comes of Age. Remote Sensing, 5(1), 374-376. Johannes Heinzel, Barbara Koch: Corrigendum to “Investigating multiple data sources for tree species classification in temperate forest and use for single tree delineation" [Int. J. Appl. Earth Observ. Geoinform. 18(2012) 101-110]. Int. J. Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 21: 581 (2013) CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON Homma, Takashi, and Keigo Akimoto. Economic impacts of power supply and CO2 emission reductions of Japan after the Fukushima nuclear power accident. Paper. Akimoto, K., Sano, F., Homma, T., Oda, J., Nagashima, M., Kii, M., 2010. Estimates of GHG emission reduction potential by country, sector, and cost . Energy Policy 38 (7), 3384-3393. Tom Beckley, Shawn Dalton and Arielle DeMerchant. Potential Effects of Climate Change on New Brunswick Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems . University

of New Brunswick special report. Päivänen, J. & Hånell, B. 2012. Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach. University of Helsinki Department of Forest Sciences Publications 3: 1– 267. ISBN 978-952-10-4531-8. INVENTORY/MONITORING DeRose, R. Justin, Shih-Yu Wang, John D. Shaw, 2013: Feasibility of HighDensity Climate Reconstruction Based on Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Collected Tree-Ring Data. J. Hydrometeor, 14, 375–381. Spur, S.H. Forest Inventory. Forest Inventory (book), 1951 pp. xii + 476 pp. Wilson, B. T., Woodall, C. W., & Griffith, D. M. (2013). Imputing forest carbon stock estimates from inventory plots to a nationally continuous coverage . Carbon balance and management, 8(1), 1-15. LEGAL MATTERS Maintaining Natural British Columbia for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals. A special series in co-operation with the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria reveals what leading experts in environmental law say are needed improvements for protecting natural B.C. To read all their recommendations, download the free electronic publication. Rule of Law, Good Faith, Land and Timber Purchases United States v. Detroit Lumber Co. – 200 U.S. 321 (1906). Case around a rule of law around good faith in respect to purchases of land and timber. The Supreme Court reversed a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that held that all public roads associated with forestry in the Pacific Northwest are subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act. Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF), in its friend of the court brief, had advised the Court that the ruling abrogates Congress’s carefully crafted plan that vests exclusive jurisdiction over challenges to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in the courts of appeals. REMOTE SENSING/GIS Sun, J., & Southworth, J. (2013). Remote Sensing-Based Fractal Analysis and Scale Dependence Associated with Forest Fragmentation in an Amazon

Tri- National Frontier. Remote Sensing, 5(2), 454-472. Gutman G. et al. Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth’s Surface ; Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York, NY, USA, 2004. Jensen, J. R. (1986). Introductory digital image processing: a remote sensing perspective. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbus. Hashimoto, H. et al. (2013). Structural Uncertainty in Model-Simulated Trends of Global Gross Primary Production. Remote Sensing, 5(3), 1258-1273. Ku, Nian-Wei (2011). Assessing Available Woody Plant Biomass on Rangelands with Lidar and Multispectral Remote Sensing . Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from at RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING García, O. Forest Stands as Dynamical Systems: An Introduction . Modern Applied Science 7(5), 32-38. 2013. Mark D. Partridge, Michael R. Betz, and Linda Lobao. Natural Resource Curse and Poverty in Appalachian America. Am. J. Agr. Econ. (2013) 95 (2): 449-456. doi: 10.1093/ajae/aas086 Zhenhua Peng et al. The draft genome of the fast-growing non-timber forest species moso bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla) . Nature Genetics 45, 456461 (2013). Lindsay Gunzburger and Mary Carla Curran. Counting Parasites: Using Shrimp to Teach Students about Estimation. Natural Sciences Education. Vol. 42 No. 1, p. 913. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT Nikolaos Papadakis, Nikolaos Veranis, Nikolaos D. Arvanitidis. Sustainable development of natural resources in Northern Greece, focusing on water supply reliability and public health protection. Presented at the International Conference on New Water Culture of South East European Countries-AQUA 2005,

21–23 October 2005, Athens, Greece. Natural resource aspects of sustainable development in the Russian Federation. This information is based on Russia's submission to the 5th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 1997. Last update: 1 April 1997. CAPTURED ON VIDEO Forests under fire - This documentary on local forest health is from Lemhi County, Idaho, USA. The 1.5 hour presentation features local residents, local agency officials and local city and county officials. Pierce, A. J., & Pobprasert, K. (2013). Nest predators of southeast Asian evergreen forest birds identified through continuous video recording . Ibis, 155(2), 419-423.;jsessionid=F4D4E493A2 045CCF3264784567E2695B.d01t02? deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false YOU’RE INVITED! 2-5 April 2013. Forest Cover Change (FoCC). Freising, Germany. Contact: Thomas Knoke, Email: knoke(at) 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, 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. 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 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)

2-5 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. tions 2-9 June 2013. Primeval Beech Forests: Reference Systems for the Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, Forest Resources and Ecosystem Services . Lviv, Ukraine. orests/organisation_EN 11-13 June 2013. Advanced Active Remost Sensing (SAARS 2013). The theme of the seminar is Managing Natural Hazards, Disaster, Risky Infrastructures, Natural Resources, and Environment in Malaysia. Venue : Dewan Utama Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If you have any queries regarding the seminar then please do not hesitate to contact is: More information can be found on the conference website: 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) 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 <> mobile 9840051018 8-12 Sep 2013. Future Directions of Small-scale and Community-based Forestry . Fukuoka, Japan. Contact: Akie Kawasaki, iufro.fukuoka(at)

30 September-3 October 2013. 2013 Algae Biomass Summit. Solicitation for Abstracts. Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida, USA. refer=/ema/memberarea/speaker/submitabstracts.aspx 20 – 24 October 2013. 34rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2013) will be held on Bali, Indonesia. 23-26 September 2014. Fifth Forest Engineering Conference (FEC 2014). Gerardmer, France. 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: • 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 WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to Powerful Pictures Of Earth Being Destroyed Wild distortions on Google Earth Maps captured (photos) 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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