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Visit: http://www.lasertech.com/ for more info! . 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 800-4479778 in the US or 909-793-2853, ext. 1-1235. Or go to the web site at http://www.esri.com/industries/forestry/index.html?utm_campaign=forestryinfoupdateforestry&utm_medium=text ad&utm_source=forestryinfoupdate&utm_content=forestry . FORSight Resources LLC – FORSight Resources, LLC, is a private consulting firm that specializes in forest management planning and related services to the forestry and natural resources sectors. Our staff brings together decades of combined forestry and GIS/GPS experience to provide a full suite of decision support offerings for natural resource management. The company’s offerings include forest planning, inventory, acquisition due diligence, wood and fiber supply studies, growth and yield modeling, GIS analysis and custom programming, as well as other decision support services geared specifically towards natural resource management. FORSight Resources is an authorized Business Partner for Trimble and ESRI, offering sales and support for their respective products. With 3 offices located in South Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington, FORSight Resources is well-positioned to serve clients throughout North America and abroad. For more information, please contact Bruce Carroll (SC) +1-843.552.0717, Chuck Stiff (WI) +1608.868.2799, or Karl Walters (WA) +1-360.882.9030, email us at info@FORSightResources.com or visit our web site http://www.FORSightResources.com. PODCAST: NEW ZEALAND ENLISTS ESRI-BASED SYSTEM TO MONITOR GREENHOUSE GAS The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment is implementing geographic information system (GIS) software from ESRI to analyze, measure, and report greenhouse gas emissions and land-use change. In this podcast, we hear from Steve Botica, Manager of the Ministry’s LUCAS project. Go to: http://tinyurl.com/fiulucas INPUT - This month's input comes from: Gyde Lund, Gary Krupnick, Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew, Infosylva, Matthieu Molinier, Dev Raj Gauatm, Muhammad Sohail, Ramesh P. Singh, HelenaIR.com, Milos Pelikan, Saied Pirasteh, Deb Ranjan Sinha, Ogunjobi Johnson. Thank you all for sharing your information! HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
. WILDERNESS, RECREATION, TIMBER PLANS ANNOUNCEDV - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester came to a small timber mill here this afternoon to announce plans to set aside 677,000 acres of Montana wilderness, designate a new national recreation area and create partnerships with timber companies to clean up thousands of overgrown acres. Calling it his “forest jobs and stewardship bill,” Tester’s effort is the first to designate new wilderness areas in Montana in a generation. http://www.helenair.com/articles/2009/07/17/top/49st_090717_tester.txt INDIA ALLOCATES RS5BN FOR FORESTRY - The Indian government has introduced a Rs 5 billion package for environment and climate change, primarily to restore and regenerate the forest cover. Via FAO INFOSYLVA. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\07\11\story_11-7-2009_pg7_39
. AVOIDED DEFORESTATION CARBON AGREEMENTS - Cambodia's Forestry Administration signed agreements with nine community forestry groups to develop and market carbon credits for an avoided deforestation project in the Oddar Meanchey province. Via FAO INFOSYLVA http://sev.prnewswire.com/environmental-services/20090624/DC3692024062009-1.html . ESRI LAUNCHES FORESTRY GROUP - ESRI has launched a new user group specifically for its forestry and timberland management customers. The newly formed ESRI Forestry Group (EFG) will build opportunities for foresters to learn about business solutions, network with like-minded professionals, and develop professional growth. http://www.esri.com/industries/forestry/index.html . FORESTRY AND FINANCE EXPERTS LAUNCH FINITE CARBON - Forestry and finance experts with unique forest carbon project experience and knowledge of forest carbon markets have formed Finite Carbon, a company that provides a single-source, end-to-end solution, including the necessary capital, for landowners to create and monetize carbon offsets. “We are exclusively focused on forest carbon and offer the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the United States,” said Finite Carbon President Scott Nissenbaum, a venture capitalist who co-founded the company. http://www.finitecarbon.com/pdf/pointcarbon_finitecarbon.pdf . VENTURE LAUNCHES COMBINED FOREST INVENTORY SERVICES - ImageTree, GeoEye and MJ Harden Sign Agreements to Develop Cost-Effective Forest Inventory Solutions - ImageTree Corporation has signed agreements with GeoEye, Inc., and MJ Harden Associates, Inc., enabling the three companies to cooperatively create, market, sell and deliver commercially viable, management inventory solutions to the forestry industry. http://www.imagetreecorp.com/pressreleases/7_1_2009.html . HUBBLE-BUBBLE TOBACCO PIPES AND FOREST DESTRUCTION - How the act of abandoning tobacco growing leads a struggling farming family into activities that contribute to destruction of a forest in Syria. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jul2009/2009-07-13-02.asp
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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. . QUICKBIRD-LIKE REFERENCES SOUGHT - Matthieu Molinier is searching for references/articles on co-registration of aerial images with satellite very high resolution optical imagery (QuickBird-like), aiming at cross-sensor change detection. Input images may or may not have the same ground resolution. A basic Google search with queries like "aerial satellite co-registration" or "aerial VHR change detection" did not prove too successful. Also Keith Price bibliography seemed to have only a few references. I would be grateful if anybody had references to suggest on this topic. Matthieu Molinier, Research scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Digital Information Systems - Earth Observation. Tel. +358 20 722 7345 / Fax. +358 20 722 7024. www.vtt.fi, email@example.com
. NEPAL TREE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM HISTORY - Dev Raj Gauatm writes: “I need the information regarding the Tree Improvement Programme in Nepal. So I request for your help to find out the documents which gives me information regarding the History of Tree (Breeding) Improvement Program in Nepal. Thank you very much in advance for your incredible support.” firstname.lastname@example.org . CALCULATING ABOVE-GROUND BIOMASS - Muhammad Sohail writes: “I have an assignment to calculate the above ground biomass of dipterocarp species in a forest stand so as to calculate their carbon stock before and after logging in the Sabah district of Malaysia. Could you please post this request on the mailing list if someone has any idea how to do it?” email@example.com . GIS AND EDUCATION IN ENGLISH TEACHING - Saied Pirasteh, chair of GIT for Natural Disaster Management, writes: “Am looking for information, papers, websites and reports on how we can work in GIS environment for the development of the education and English teaching. The idea comes when we understand there is a lack of education and English teaching in non native English language countries. How to manage it? How could we improve it? How can GIS technology help us to monitor? How can GIS help for the decision makers for future plans?” moshaver1380@YAHOO.CO.UK Milos Pelikan writes: “Looking at complying a case for the use of Neural Networks and/or Bayesian Belief Networks in NRM – looking for any: (1) papers; (2) tutorial or examples; and (3) software that handles spatial inputs. Will summaries any posts. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.mygreeneducation.com/ . FOREST RESOURCES OFFICER, FAO. Location: Bangkok, Thailand. The FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific is seeking a Forest Resources Officer. http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=784&L=3168&F=H . RESEARCH OFFICER (REDD & GOVERNANCE), CIFOR. Location: Bogor, Indonesia. Closing Date: Until filled. CIFOR is seeking a Research Officer (REDD & Governance) for its Forests and Governance Program. http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=784&L=3174&F=H . TWITTER JOB FEEDS OF INTEREST: Washington Jobs FORESTRY AID/ TECHNICIAN - Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Washington: Oreg.. http://bit.ly/TTaiO
Washington Jobs SURVEY TECHNICIAN - INTERIOR, Bureau of Land Management - Washington: Oregon: Coo.. http://bit.ly/TcZzY Also at GET FORESTRY JOBS TODAY…at http://tinyurl.com/m36old . RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN KENYA - The Association of American Geographers is pleased to advertise the following governance and policy internship opportunity in Kenya, for graduate or post-graduate students interested in contributing significantly to GIS and remote sensing-related mapping and research. Interns would work directly with a current member of the Parliament of Kenya, Dr. Wilbur Ottichilo. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Dr. Ottichilo and to become engaged in a prototype mapping effort aimed at improving effectiveness and transparency of local and national governance. The project work could well serve as a basis for future thesis or dissertation research. Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, a current CV and any other information relevant to their qualifications for this opening to Dr. Wilbur Ottichilo, c/o Candida Mannozzi, email: email@example.com . REMOTE SENSING POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,USA, announces a post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning as early as September 2009, focusing on experimenting with and applying emerging image processing methods for crop classification in the Great Plains using a combination of satellite imagery (primarily Landsat) and county-level agricultural data. firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. THE PUBLICATION LIST The Foundation of Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS) publishes biannual quantitative and analytical works in mathematical and computational forestry and natural resource sciences. For more details see an editorial at: http://mcfns.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/MCFNS-1%3A41 . Earthscan Journals is offering a buy 1 and get 1 free for its Climate and Development and Environmental Hazards publications. For more information, go to: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/bdlink.aspx?id=1681748&link=http%3a%2f%2fwww.earthscan.co.uk%2fJourn alsHome%2fOrderingJournals%2ftabid%2f101725%2fDefault.aspx . Roots of success: cultivating viable community forestry. Duncan Macqueen. Published: May 2009 – IIED. Topics: Forestry, Trade, Corporate Responsibility. Language: English. Series: IIED Briefing Papers. http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/17057IIED.pdf . Community Forestry E-News. Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific. June 2009. Commentary of the Month: What Does it Mean to Be 'Green' Today? http://www.recoftc.org/site/fileadmin/docs/e-letter-documents/enews2009/CF_ENews_June_2009_01.htm . The Wetlands Handbook - 20% Discount Extended!. Buy Now. http://dmmsclick.wiley.com/click.asp?p=6085579&m=18372&u=297690
. Free Online Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). An online Directory contains free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are now 3,833 journals in the directory. Currently 1,365 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 2,52,055 articles are included in the Directory of Open Access Journals service. Visit below for full details: http://free-gis-data.blogspt.com/2009/01/directory-of-open-access-journals-doaj.html The directory itself: http://www.doaj.org/ . Banko Jankari is a Journal of Forestry information in Nepal, published by Department of Forest Research and Survey, Government of Nepal. Contributers are invited to send their articles related with forestry and environmental discipline for the coming Nov, 2009 Issue. Send to Rajesh Malla at email@example.com . BCN - Biological Conservation Newsletter. July 2009 - Issue No. 295. http://botany.si.edu/pubs/bcn/issue/latest.htm . ASTER Imagery. NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or Aster, instrument aboard Terra. NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, known as METI, developed the data set. It is available online to users everywhere at no cost. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/20090629.html ARTICLES OF INTEREST
BIODIVERSITY . Reporting biodiversity loss the world over. Tips on how journalists can report increasing biodiversity loss and its implications at the local level. This guide, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development, offers journalists — particularly those in developing countries — pointers on how to report biodiversity loss and its implications. Source: IIED. http://scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/biodiversity/practical-guides/reporting-biodiversity-lossthe-world-over.html . Michael Tennesen. Gauging Biodiversity by Listening to Forest Sounds. Noise from human activity threatens an animal's reproductive success. October 2008 Scientific American Magazine. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=sounds-of-biodiversity . Ambinakudige, S., and Sathish, B.N. 2009. Comparing tree diversity and composition in coffee farms and sacred forests in the Western Ghats of India. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(4):987-1000. . Schilthuizen, Menno. The Loom of Life. Unravelling Ecosystems. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2008, XVI, 168 p. 14 illus., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-3-540-68051-2. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-68051-2 . George Johnson. Is Biodiversity Good for the Forest? On Science. Online article. http://txtwriter.com/Onscience/Articles/biodiversity.html . No Consistent Effect of Plant Diversity on Productivity. Technical Article in Science 25 August 2000: Vol. 289. no. 5483, p. 1255. DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5483.1255a.
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/289/5483/1255a . M. Loreau, S. Naeem, P. Inchausti, J. Bengtsson, J. P. Grime, A. Hector, D. U. Hooper, M. A. Huston, D. Raffaelli, B. Schmid, et al. (2001). Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges. Science 294, 804-808. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/5543/804 BIOFUEL . Damiana Chinese, Antonella Meneghetti. Design of forest biofuel supply chains. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 5, No. 5, 2009. http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=24251 Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics Vol. 1 (1), pp.012–017, April 2009 CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING . Hikaru Komatsu. Forest categorization according to dry-canopy evaporation rates in the growing season: comparison of the Priestley-Taylor coefficient values from various observation sites. Hydrological Processes. Volume 19, Issue 19, Date: 15 December 2005, Pages: 3873-3896. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/112159733/abstract . Jiménez, Iván; Distler, Trisha; Jørgensen, Peter M. Estimated plant richness pattern across northwest South America provides similar support for the species-energy and spatial heterogeneity hypotheses. Ecography, Volume 32, Number 3, June 2009, pp. 433-448(16). Blackwell Publishing http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article?title=mapping&title_type=tka&year_from=1998&year_to=2 009&database=1&pageSize=20&index=12 . Latta, Gregory; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Barrett, Tara M. Mapping and imputing potential productivity of Pacific Northwest forests using climate variables. Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Volume 39, Number 6, 1 June 2009, pp. 1197-1207(11). NRC Research Press. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article?title=mapping&title_type=tka&year_from=1998&year_to=2 009&database=1&pageSize=20&index=19 CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON . Scarfò F & Mercurio R: Carbon credit accounting: the model CO2FIX v. 3.1 applied to a beech stand under Forest Management in southern Italy. Forest@ - Vol. 6 (Year 2009). http://www.sisef.it/forest@/?lang=en#id587 . Climate Change Science - Faster Change and More Serious Risks. Prepared by Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Climate Change Institute. Published by the Department of Climate Change, 2009. http://www.climatechange.gov.au/science/publications/faster-change-more-risks.html . Ian Angus. The Global Fight for Climate Justice - Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction (Paperback). (Editor), Derek Wall (Introduction), Daniel Tanuro (Contributor). Resistance Books (London); now available for US$18.00. http://www.amazon.com/Global-Fight-Climate-JusticeAnticapitalist/dp/0902869876/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247081103&sr=8-1
. Mike Hulme. Geographical work at the boundaries of climate change. School of Environmental Sciences, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Volume 33 Issue 1, Pages 5 – 11. Published Online: 26 Nov 2007 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119391475/abstract INVENTORY/MONITORING . Lloyd C. Irland. Assessing sustainability for global forests: a proposed pathway to fill critical data gaps. Online Paper. European Journal of Forest Research. Springer-Verlag 2009 In Online First section Springer website. http://www.springerlink.com/content/27367056252n6873/fulltext.html . Matteucci G: Sensitivity of Amazon rainforest to drought: results from forest inventories. Forest@ - Vol. 6 (Year 2009). http://www.sisef.it/forest@/?lang=en#id585 . Mollicone D, Federici S. Estimating forest surfaces in Italy: the uncertainties of the new national forest inventory. Forest@ - vol. 2, no. 2 (June 2005). pp. 143-150. http://www.sisef.it/forest@/issue.php?action=displayFULL&type=index&n=4&k=2 . Laar, Anthonie van, Akça, Alparslan. Forest Mensuration. Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems , Vol. 13. Originally published by Cuvilliers, Gottenberg, 1997. 2nd ed., 2007, XVI, 383 p., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4020-5990-2. http://www.springer.com/life+sci/forestry/book/978-1-4020-5990-2
MISCELLANEOUS . Zuur, Alain F., Ieno, Elena N., Meesters, Erik H.W.G. A Beginner's Guide to R. Series: Use R. Springer New York. 2009, XVI, 220 p., Softcover. ISBN: 978-0-387-93836-3 http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-0-387-93836-3 . Jonathan Rigg Anthony Bebbington, Katherine V Gough, Deborah F Bryceson, Jytte Agergaard, Niels Fold and Cecilia Tacoli. Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE. The World Development Report 2009 'reshapes economic geography': geographical reflections. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Volume 34 Issue 2, Pages 128 – 136. Published Online: 5 Feb 2009 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121683144/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 REMOTE SENSING/GIS . Yuri Gerasimov, Anton Sokolov, Timo Karjalainen. GIS-Based Decision-Support Program for Planning and Analyzing Short-Wood Transport in Russia. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, Vol. 29 No. 2 Date of publishing: December 2008. (str.163-175). English version http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/51191 . Atinç Pirti. Accuracy Analysis of GPS Positioning Near the Forest Environment. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, Vol.29 No.2 December 2008. http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=51193 . F. Sivrikaya, G. Çakir, A. Idot. Kadiogbreveullari, S. Kelescedil, E. Z. Bascedilkent, S. Terziogbrevelu. Evaluating land use/land cover changes and fragmentation in the Camili forest planning unit of
northeastern Turkey from 1972 to 2005. Land Degradation & Development. Volume 18, Issue 4, Date: July/August 2007, Pages: 383-396. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/114095835/abstract RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING . Oscar Garcia. A simple and effective forest stand mortality model. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS), Vol 1, No 1. February 2009. http://mcfns.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/MCFNS-1%3A1 . McConnell, W. J. Modeling human agency in land change in Madagascar: A review and prospectus. Journal Madagascar Conservation & Development. Vol. 4 Iss. 1. http://www.mwc-info.net/en/services/Journal_PDF%27s/Issue41/MCD_2009_vol4_iss1_Modeling_HR.pdf . Soetaert, Karline, Herman, Peter M.J. A Practical Guide to Ecological Modelling. Using R as a Simulation Platform. Springer Netherlands. 2009, XVI, 372 p. 125 illus., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-40208623-6. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4020-8623-6 . Carlos Comas, Jorge Mateu. Modelling Forest Dynamics: A Perspective from Point Process Methods. Biometrical Journal. Volume 49, Issue 2, Date: April 2007, Pages: 176-196. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/112759727/abstract . Bernhard Erich Splechtna. Height growth and site index models for Pacific silver fir in southwestern British Columbia. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. Vol. 1 Issue 1. http://www.forrex.org/jem/Article.asp?Article=10 . Zipkin, Elise F.; DeWan, Amielle; Andrew Royle, J. Impacts of forest fragmentation on species richness: a hierarchical approach to community modeling. Journal of Applied Ecology, Volume 46, Number 4, August 2009 , pp. 815-822(8). Blackwell Publishing. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article;jsessionid=37p9wdk7kgmbw.alice?title=Biodiversity+value& title_type=tka&year_from=1998&year_to=2009&database=1&pageSize=20&index=2 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT . Susan Leech, Alan Wiensczyk, and Jennifer Turner. Ecosystem management: A practitioners’ guide. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. Vol. 10 No. 2. FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources. http://www.forrex.org/jem/Article.asp?Article=216 . Kangas, Annika, Kangas, Jyrki, Kurttila, Mikko. Decision Support for Forest Management. Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems , Vol. 16. 2008, XII, 224 p., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6786-0. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4020-6786-0
CAPTURED ON VIDEO Download videos from the web or from the sources provided. . THE GREENING OF DESERTS - From the BBC: Ayisha Yahya explores warnings from some scientists and meteorologists that some deserts, including the Sahara, could turn greener in the future and experience more rainfall.
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
. 4-8 August 2009. First World Congress of Environmental History; at Copenhagen, Denmark. http://wceh2009.org/ . 17-21 August 2009. III International Conference on Remote Sensing In Archaeology. Tiruchirappalli, India. For more information, go to: http://www.spacetimeplace2009.org . 19-21 August 2009. First Global Forum on Ecological Economics in Forestry, "Building a Harmonious Future for Human Well-being". Nanjing, China. IUFRO 6.11.05 http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-6/60000/61100/61105/ Contact: Zuomin Wen, zmwen(at)njfu.edu.cn, zmwen(at)jlonline.com Contact: David Bengston, dbengston(at)fs.fed.us http://www.gfeef.org/ . 20-29 August 2009. The 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 20-29 August 2009. The overall Congress theme is Agroforestry - The Future of Global Land Use. For the latest information, visit <http://www.worldagroforestry.org/wca2009/>. . 29 August - 2 September 2009 - 1st Call for Papers: Geomorphometry 2009, 29 August - 2nd September, Zurich, Switzerland. Go to: http://2009.GEOMORPHOMETRY.ORG Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . 2-4 September 2009 - 6th International Symposium on LBS & TeleCartography. Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham. For further information go to: http://www.lbs2009.org/ . 8–9 September 2009. International Conference: Forests, Markets, Policy & Practice. Shanghai, China. http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/news/documents/china_conference_2009.pdf . 10-12 September - CALL FOR PAPERS - International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climate Changes – EcoHCC’09. Tomar (Portugal)
http://www.ecohcc09.ipt.pt . 15-18 September 2009. The first International Community Forestry Workshop. Pokhara, Nepal. The theme of the workshop is Thinking globally – Acting Locally: Community Forestry in the International Arena. http://www.communityforestryworkshop.com.np/ . 21-25 September 2009. Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT '09. Location: France, Aber Wrac'h COSIT aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines for intensive scientific exchanges. The ninth International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2009, is especially concerned with theoretical aspects of space, time, and spatial information. For more information, go to http://www.cosit.info/ . 5 to 15 October 2009. International Training Course on Participatory Integrated Watershed Management; at Godavari, Kathmandu, Nepal. http://www.forestrynepal.org/event/4255 . 12-16 October. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is hosting a celebratory scientific conference on 12-16 October 2009, Plant Conservation for the Next Decade: A Celebration of Kew's 250th Anniversary. Kew now invites interested parties to submit abstracts for posters and oral presentations, to be considered for inclusion in this exciting conference. http://botany.si.edu/pubs/bcn/issue/latest.htm#call . 13-16 October 2009. 2nd International Conference on Wind Effects on Trees. Freiburg, Germany. http://www.wind2009.uni-freiburg.de/ . 14-16 October 2009. Processing and Classification of Satellite Imagery. Thematic Session within the VipIMAGE2009 - II ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing. Porto, Portugal. www.fe.up.pt/~vipimage and http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~vipimage/conference/thematic_sessions.html . 18-23 October 2009. XIII World Forestry Congress. Buenos Aires – Argentina. http://www.wfc2009.org/en/index.asp . 21 October 2009. In preparation for Copenhagen 2009, the XIII World Forests Congress invites the global forest community to a Forum on Forests and Climate Change, a unique occasion for debate which aims to produce a recommendation of a technical nature, which will be presented to the UNCCC COP 15. http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/wfc/15e.pdf . 22-22 October 2009. 6th International Oak Society Conference. Puebla, Mexico. Contact: Maricela Rodriguez-Coombes, herbario.jardinbotanico(at)mail.buap.mx http://www.internationaloaksociety.org/home . 20-23 October 2009. The international conference, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G), will be held in Sydney, Australia, and is now open for registration. http://2009.foss4g.org/ 27–28 October 2009. 2nd Call for Papers: Decentralization, Power and Tenure Rights of ForestDependent People. Sadguru Foundation, Gujarat, India. Submission deadline: 10 August 2009. Download details at: http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=663&L=2199&F=H . 28-30 October 2009. Introduction to Wetland Remote Sensing and Mapping. Abdalla Hall,
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. For more information contact Lindsey A. Broussard:Intern, National Wetlands Research Center/USGS. 337-266-8502. Email: email@example.com . 3 November 2009. 2009 International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks (LBSN 09). Seattle, WA, USA. Held in conjunction with the 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. Adding a location dimension to online social networking. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/xingx/LBSN2009.htm and http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/xingx/LBSN2009.htm . 23-27 November 2009. The East Asian Seas Congress 2009. Manila, Philippines. The international conference theme is "Partnerships at Work: Local Implementation and Good Practices". Email: Congress@pemsea.org Website: www.pemsea.org/eascongress . 13 December 2009. Forest Day 3. Copenhagen, Denmark. Forest Day 3 will take place alongside the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and will be hosted by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, the Government of Denmark, and CIFOR. http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=784&L=3173&F=H 14-18 December 2009. NH03: Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards during the Fall AGU meeting to be held in San Francisco, USA. You are invited to submit your abstract for presentation (oral and poster) by September 3, 2009. For more details, go to: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/program/scientific_session_search.php?show=detail&sessid=269 . 28-30 December. ICECS - Dubai 2009: The 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science http://www.icecs.org/ . 2 February 2010-. World Wetlands Day 2010 - Wetlands, Biodiversity, and Climate Change. http://ramsar.org/wwd/10/wwd2010_advance.htm . 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/ 1st Announcement: http://www.iufro2010.com/text/upload/1st_Announcement.pdf . 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 . 4-6 May 2010. International Biomass Conference & Expo. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. http://www.biomassconference.com/ . 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
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. Montenegro’s National Forest Inventory. The new forest policy of Montenegro, which was adopted by Government in April 2008 defines the National Forest Inventory as essential for long-term sectoral planning and should cover multiple resources including wildlife. http://www.fodemo.com/task1-nfiprocess . First Open Source GIS UK Conference - Suchith Anand writes: We are pleased to make available the webcasts of presentations (Stream 1) of The First Open Source GIS UK Conference at Centre for Geospatial Science for the benefit of the wider GIS community. Go to: http://www.opensourcegis.org.uk/