FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 11 NO. 6 June 2010 Welcome to this edition of Forest Information Update.

We have made changes to our web site, so you can check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship. Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com INTRODUCTION Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide. FIU is produced by Trade and Media Services Ltd (www.southem.com) and is supported by organizations, agencies and individuals working in the natural resources field. LINK IN TO FIU Follow up this edition with discussions and news items at the new Forest Information Linked-in group at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2304033&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr Yahoo Group - Download this and previous editions the Forest Information Yahoo group at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/?yguid=224336867 Scribd document downloads – FIU can be downloaded directly from Scribd at: http://www.scribd.com/southematscribd FACE-TO-FACE A new facebook page has been established so you can personalize your contacts with other FIU users and contributors. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forestry-info/143128941914?ref=ts FIU SPONSORS FIU is sponsored in part through the generous support of the follow sponsors – please visit their web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services: LASER TECHNOLOGY, INC. is the innovator and pioneer of reflectorless distance measurement and the leading manufacturer of pulse-laser products and mapping systems. Introducing the Criterion RD1000, the first patented electronic BAFscope/dendrometer that displays direct read-outs of heights, diameters and BAF values for IN/OUT determinations. The illuminated and adjustable bar scales is what makes this product so unique! The TruPulse series, a low-cost professional rangefinder that measures horizontal, vertical and slope distance as well as height...and now azimuth! It provides crystal-clear optics and superior performance with +/-1 ft. (30 cm) distance accuracy and +/- 1 degree azimuth accuracy. Visit: http://www.lasertech.com/ for

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more info! WORLD CLASS FOREST AND WOOD SCIENCE EDUCATION STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be the preferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for the benefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus on sustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof. For detail refer to www.sun.ac.za/forestry or contact Pierre Ackerman at packer@sun.ac.za OVERVIEW OF RMTRACKING.COM http://www.RMTracking.com <http://www.rmtracking.com/> At RMT, our team has special expertise in moving automobile tracking system information wirelessly - across town or around the world - using WiFi, cellular and satellite packet data services over 802.11x, GSM, CDMA, GeoSync Satellite and Low Earth Orbit Satellite services. Our mapping expertise extends to GIS systems such as ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo/MapX and to consumer oriented mapping products such as Microsoft MapPoint. We bring these skills together by developing end-user applications for Web based software - using development tools for the Microsoft Windows platform. More information can be found at http://www.RMTracking.com/about.php <http://www.rmtracking.com/about.php> . ESRI - As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that will help you create, visualize, analyze, and present natural resources information better and more clearly. Working with location information, ESRI's GIS software and solutions give you the power to solve problems you encounter every day. Forestry and other natural resource organizations around the world are using this ESRI software to make smart and timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000 clients in more than 189 countries and offers mapping technology to meet today's global needs. Using ESRI technology, you too can unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's information from a new perspective. For more information, contact them at 800-447-9778 in the US or 909-793-2853, ext. 11235. Or go to the web site at http://www.esri.com/industries/forestry/index.html?utm_campaign=forestryinfoupdateforestry&utm_medium=text ad&utm_source=forestryinfoupdate&utm_content=forestry Or http://tinyurl.com/fiu4esri SOUTHEM COUNTRY REPORTS Southem Forestry Country Reports are in-depth facts and figures backgrounder on the countries of the southern hemisphere, including geography, economics and political information; along with industry background, such as afforestation and log flows; industry production and trade; and outlook. Cost: US$99.00. To purchase, go to: http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=2&Itemid=37

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DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure: . Conserve Africa Group- send a blank email to: ConserveAfricasubscribe@yahoogroups.com . Forest list – See http://joyx.joensuu.fi/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=forest-list&A=1 . 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 . Carbon, Environment, Society - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Climate-EnvironmentSociety/ . Silvinet, Portuguese-based - http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/SilviNet/ You may receive FIU by joining one of the above. If you wish to receive FIU only send a blank email to forest_information_update-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike, info@southem.com INPUT - This month's input comes from: Gyde Lund, Krishna Devkota, Gary Krupnick, Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew, Infosylva, Helen Shapiro, Rajesh Rai, Chris Risbrudt, IUFRO, Erica Pohnan and many more. Thank you all for sharing your information! HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BRAZIL’S DETER SYSTEM CONFIRMS AMAZON DEFORESTATION LIFT - DETER system - Deforestation Detection in Real Time from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), confirmed during March and April, respectively, 51.79 km2 and 51.71 km2 of deforestation by shallow cut or by environmental progressive degradation in the Amazon state, totalizing 103.5 km2. DETER shows in the table below the total deforestation occurred in two months in the Legal Amazonia. http://tinyurl.com/fiuamazon CHINA APPROVES GUIDELINES TO ENHANCE FOREST PROTECTION - The State Council, China's cabinet, approved guidelines Wednesday that protect, restore and ensure the sustainable use of forests for the 2010-2020 period. Participants at the State Council meeting, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, reviewed and approved the guidelines for forest protection and utilization for the 10-year period. The guidelines say China will lift its forest coverage to 223 million hectares by the end of 2020, or 23

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percent of the national area. http://tinyurl.com/fiuchinaguide . INDONESIA AND CONFUSION OVER FORESTRY LICENSES AND US$1B CONSERVATION DEAL WITH NORWAY. Norway's billion dollar contribution to forest and peatlands conservation in Indonesia will not fund reforestation of deforested areas, a government minister told The Jakarta Post. Agus Purnomo, head of the secretariat of Indonesia's National Climate Change Council, said that Norway has only agreed to support reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) programs, which promote conservation and sustainable forest management, rather than REDD+ programs, which include reforestation. http://tinyurl.com/fiunorway EU LAUNCHES FORESTRY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOOL - EU researchers have developed a tool to help governments and industry make sustainable development the number one goal of the EU forestry sector. ToSIA (Tool for sustainability impact assessment) allows policymakers to consider in equal measure the economic, social and environmental elements of sustainable development. EU support came from the EFORWOOD ('Tools for sustainability impact assessment of the forestrywood chain') project, one of the biggest ever European forestry research studies, with a budget of EUR 20 million including a contribution of nearly EUR 13 million from the 'Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems' Thematic area of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). http://tinyurl.com/fiueutool SCIENTISTS AND STAKEHOLDERS GATHERED FOR JOENSUU FORESTRY NETWORKING WEEK 2010 - Globally, water and its quality and availability are of highest importance. Forests play an important role in this, as they protect the quality of water reserves, and regulate the water flow, preventing other areas from flooding. However, forests also use water and change its quality by intercepting rainfall, and by taking it up from the soil, and bringing it into the air. This was the topic of the Joensuu Forestry Networking week organised for the second time in Joensuu, Finland recently. The event gathered scientists, professionals and stakeholders in forestry from various regions in Europe to discuss the issues regarding forests and water in Europe. http://tinyurl.com/fiujoensuu TRIMBLE ACQUIRES DEFINIENS' EARTH SCIENCES BUSINESS - Trimble and Definiens, a Germany-based company specializing in image analysis solutions, have announced Trimble's acquisition of Definiens' Earth Sciences business assets and licensing of its software technology platform in an all-cash transaction. Financial terms were not disclosed. http://tinyurl.com/fiutrimble . STUDENT IN FORESTRY CLASS WINS 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA. Nathan Cardinal said he was in the forestry classroom at the Career Development Center in Southwest Vermont, joking with his friends about how unlikely it would be if any of them

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won a 2002 Chevrolet Impala being given away. To find out what happened next, go to: http://tinyurl.com/fiuimpala 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 . THANKS FOR MANGROVE INFO (via ESRI Forestry Group at LinkedIn) Re FIU Vol 11 No 5 links re mangroves: Elaine George writes: “Thank you for posting the link for the mangroves. For those like myself who are not familiar with mangroves I found the following link: http://www.floridaplants.com/horticulture/mangrove.htm which provides basic information about mangroves. Since mangroves filter water is it likely that they can handle the extreme phytologic stress from the oil which is washing into the coastal habitats in Louisiana and other areas? Is the mangrove a tree which is easily grown, so that some of the damage from the BP oil rig disaster can be remediated by replanting?” 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. CARBON SEQUESTRATION ACTIVITIES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL - Gyde Lund writes: “I am looking for any publications on what various countries are doing in regard to carbon sequestration activities involving forests. What are the various techniques or methods that countries are using to mitigate the effects caused by CO_2. Any URL or publication which lists or summarizes such activities by country would be especially useful. Thank you in advance for your kind assistance. Cheers, Gyde.” (gyde@comcast.net mailto:gyde@comcast.net RESPONSIBLE (ETHICAL) INVESTMENTS IN FORESTS - Dragana Stojkovic, MSc student of Sustainable Tropical Forestry writes via Forest Investment Group on LinkedIn; “I am working on MSc thesis research about Responsible (ethical) investments in forests. The aim of my research is to provide an overview of current trends in sustainable/responsible/ethical forest investments, as well to assess the criteria applied in selection of these investments. I am gathering opinions and perspectives of various socially responsible investment funds (banks, pension funds, timberland or environment special funds, etc.) engaged in forest investments. Additionally I am including the perspectives of other stakeholders such are NGOs,
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governments, and academia. Please contact me, if you would like to participate in my research or if you have information related to the topic. Any help is appreciated.” http://tinyurl.com/fiuethical . HAWAII FOREST ZOO PARTNERS SOUGHT - Partners sought for Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest project. The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) and Hawaii County Parks & Recreation, along with a diverse group of community partners, have launched the Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest project. For more information: www.HawaiiForest.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/ http://www.getforestryjobs.net/ . PHD-STUDENT IN FOREST ECONOMICS - Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) has a three year PhD-position vacant from September 1, 2010. The position is related to economic analysis of carbon sequestration and storage in African forests. http://tinyurl.com/fiuumb . 10 PHD SCHOLARSHIPS - CALL OPENED! The 2010 call for applications for the 2011-2014 edition is now opened. The new call contains 43 research topics and deadline for submission is 1 October 2010. Selected doctoral candidates should expect to start their doctoral studies around 1 September 2011. Offer from Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) - a Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme offered by a consortium of internationally recognised European universities: http://www.fonaso.eu/ . 13 PHD POSITIONS - The Centre for Statistics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is currently inviting applications for 13 PhD Positions in Statistics and their Fields of Application; within the Research Training Group (RTG 1644) on “Scaling Problems in Statistics” funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/156579.html

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. RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP – INVASIVE SHRUBS - BI-Mestre: Shrub invasion: effects on carbon, nitrogen and water cycling (FCT). A research scholarship (BI-Mestre) is open at Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Lisbon), for a highly motivated student with a completed MSc for the project “Shrub encroachment: effects on carbon, nitrogen and water cycling” (PTDC/AGR/-AAM/098790/2008) financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. This project can be a basis for a PhD project. Details at: http://tinyurl.com/fiushrubs or send an email: to mcaldeira@isa.utl.pt . APN'S 2010 ANNUAL CALLS FOR PROPOSALS - The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is inviting proposals under two separate programmes, the Annual Regional Call for Research Proposals (ARCP) Programme and the Scientific Capacity Building/Enhancement for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (CAPaBLE) Programme, for funding from April 2011, and is able to provide a limited amount of financial support for research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. For further information on these Calls and to view the guidelines for application, you may check this out: http://tinyurl.com/fiuapn HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. THE PUBLICATION LIST . Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Call for Abstracts - Special Issue. New PE&RS Special Issue September 2011 Remote Sensing for the Haiti Earthquake. Call for Abstracts. http://tinyurl.com/fiuhaitiquake . Call for papers. Remote Sensing of Environment. An Interdisciplinary Journal. Call for Papers Special Issue on Remote Sensing of Urban Environments. Submission deadline: July 1st, 2010. http://tinyurl.com/fiuurban . SmallWood 2010: Bridges, Business, and Biomass. Link to biographies, abstracts, and presentations given at SmallWood 2010: http://tinyurl.com/fiusmallwood . The Amazon: Below Water - For the first time the reader can see the fish communities in their natural habitat. Steven Simpson Books. http://tinyurl.com/fiuwater

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. Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land. The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa. Edited by Fred Nelson. http://tinyurl.com/fiugovernance ARTICLES OF INTEREST BIODIVERSITY . Roger L. H. Dennis. A Resource-Based Habitat View for Conservation: Butterflies in the British Landscape. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9945-2. Hardcover. 420 pages. February 2010, Wiley-Blackwell. http://tinyurl.com/fiubutterflies . Principal Investigator: Aaron Ellison. Impacts of elevated temperature on ant species, communities, and ecological roles at two temperate forests in eastern North America. Harvard Forest: Jan 01 2008 - Dec 31 2011. http://tinyurl.com/fiuant . Stephen P. Yanoviak, Yonatan Munk, Mike Kaspari, and Robert Dudley. Aerial manoeuvrability in wingless gliding ants (Cephalotes atratus). Proc. R. Soc. B July 22, 2010 277:2199-2204; published online before print March 17, 2010, doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.0170. Abstract. http://tinyurl.com/fiuglidingon BIOFUEL . John A. Mathews Biofuels, climate change and industrial development: can the tropical South build 2000 biorefineries in the next decade? Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. Volume 2, Issue 2, Date: March/April 2008, Pages: 103-125. CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING . Patricia A. Soranno et. al. Using Landscape Limnology to Classify Freshwater Ecosystems for Multi-ecosystem Management and Conservation. BioScience Jun 2010, Vol. 60, No. 6: 440–454. http://tinyurl.com/fiueco . Paul H. Williams, Kevin J. Gaston, and Chris J. Humphries. Mapping biodiversity value worldwide: combining higher-taxon richness from different groups. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B January 22, 1997 264:141-148; doi:10.1098/rspb.1997.0021.

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http://tinyurl.com/fiutaxon . Ivana Stehlik, John P Caspersen, and Spencer C.H Barrett. Spatial ecology of mating success in a sexually polymorphic plant. Proc. R. Soc. B February 22, 2006 273:387-394; doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3317. http://tinyurl.com/fiumating . Paini, D.R., Worner, S.P., Cook, D.C., De Barro, P.J., and Thomas, M.B. 2010. Using a self-organizing map to predict invasive species: sensitivity to data errors and a comparison with expert opinion. Journal of Applied Ecology. 47(2):290-298. http://tinyurl.com/fiupredict CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON . Jason Scott Johnston and Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Global Warming Advocacy Science: a Cross Examination. Program on Law, Environment and Economy University of Pennsylvania Law School. First Draft. September, 2008. This Revision. May, 2010. http://tinyurl.com/fiuadvocacy . Prins Gwyn. et. al. The Hartwell Paper: a new direction for climate policy after the crash of 2009. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, University of Oxford; LSE Mackinder Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. http://tinyurl.com/fiucrash . Air Pollution and Climate Change: Major Threats for Forests. Yusuf Serengil and Elena Paoletti from IUFRO 7.01.00. Proceedings are being produced from the IUFRO 7.01.00 biannual meeting on "Adaptation of Forest Ecosystems to Air Pollution and Climate Change" from 22-26 March 2010 in Antalya, Turkey. http://tinyurl.com/fiuthreats . IUFRO Policy Brief - African Forests and People Need to Adapt to Climate Change. New Policy Brief Takes a View of Climate Change Impacts and Options for Adaptation. The Policy Brief is available for download under: http://tinyurl.com/fiubrief INVENTORY/MONITORING . Min Zhao and Guang-Sheng Zhou. Estimating net primary productivity of Chinese pine forests based on forest inventory data. Forestry, doi:10.1093/forestry/cpl002. http://tinyurl.com/fiuprimary . Corona P. Integration of forest mapping and inventory to support forest management. iForest 3: 59-64 (2010). http://tinyurl.com/fiuintegration
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. Somogyi Z, et. al. (2008). Allometric biomass and carbon factors database. iForest 1: 107-113. [online 2008-07-09] URL: http://tinyurl.com/fiuallometric . Ç. C. Hepcan, Idot. A. Turan, M. B. Özkan. Monitoring land use change in the Çescedilme coastal zone, Turkey using aerial photographs and satellite imaging. Land Degradation & Development. http://tinyurl.com/fiuturkey . Paul Z. Goldstein. Systematic collection data in North American invertebrate conservation and monitoring programmes. Journal of Applied Ecology. Volume 41, Issue 1, Date: February 2004, Pages: 175-180. http://tinyurl.com/fiuinvertebrate MISCELLANEOUS . Stuart Blackman. Promises, Promises - Ill-judged predictions and projections can be embarrassing at best and, at worst, damaging to the authority of science and science policy. The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences. Volume 23 Issue 11. Page 28. Date: 2009-11-01. http://tinyurl.com/fiupromises REMOTE SENSING/GIS . Richard M. Lucas et. al. The potential of L-band SAR for quantifying mangrove characteristics and change: case studies from the tropics. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Volume 17, Issue 3, Date: May 2007, Pages: 245264. http://tinyurl.com/fiusar . Michael A. Wulder, Ronald J. Hall, Nicholas C. Coops, Steven E. Franklin. High Spatial Resolution Remotely Sensed Data for Ecosystem Characterization. BioScience Jun 2004, Vol. 54, No. 6: 511–521. http://tinyurl.com/fiuhigh . Alfred J. Wagtendonk and Richard A.M. De Jeu. Sensible Field Computing: Evaluating the Use of Mobile GIS Methods in Scientific Fieldwork. PE&RS June 2007. Volume 73, Number 6. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. http://tinyurl.com/fiumobile

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RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING . Stephen J. Walsh, Joseph P. Messina, and Daniel G. Brown. Mapping & Modeling Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in Frontier Settings. PE&RS June 2008. Volume 74, Number 6. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Journal Of The American Society For Photogrammetry And Remote Sensing. http://tinyurl.com/fiufrontier . Alvin Powell. Modeling the forest … and the trees - Moorcroft models provide detailed view of forest responses to climate variation. News Office. Thursday, December 18, 2008. http://tinyurl.com/fiumoorcroft . Murray Logan. Biostatistical Design and Analysis Using R. ISBN: 978-1-40519008-4. Paperback. 576 pages. May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell. http://tinyurl.com/fiuusingr . Jingyi Li, Amy M. Brunner, Richard Meilan, Steven H. Strauss. Matrix attachment region elements have small and variable effects on transgene expression and stability in field-grown Populus. Plant Biotechnology Journal. Volume 6, Issue 9, Date: December 2008, Pages: 887-896. http://tinyurl.com/fiumatrix SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT . Timothy M. Beardsley. Sustainability for Here and Now. BioScience Jun 2010, Vol. 60, No. 6: 403–403. http://tinyurl.com/fiunow . Communities and REDD+: Losing or gaining control? Provided by Regan Suzuki, REDD-net Asia-Pacific Coordinator – RECOFTC. http://tinyurl.com/fiucontrol . Social assessment of conservation initiatives: A review of rapid methodologies. Publisher: IIED, May 2010. http://tinyurl.com/fiurapid CAPTURED ON VIDEO Download videos from the web or from the sources provided. . Measuring the economic impact of a natural disaster. Research by Professor Janet Hunter finds that patterns are emerging that permit insights into the psychology of markets. These suggest that even short-term profit-seeking, although seemingly callous and opportunistic, ultimately plays a vital role in assuring swift recovery.

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http://tinyurl.com/fiuimpact . The Mathematics of Machine Learning| (from the Research Channel). Computers struggle with tasks we find simple. But try to describe explicitly the difference between the handwritten numerals 1 and 7, and you begin to appreciate the problem. Professor Martin Anthony explains what role mathematicians play in making computers less stupid. http://tinyurl.com/fiumachine HARVARD FOREST WEBCAM - Harvard Forest Mega-plot Census Begins: Harvard Forest researchers, with the assistance of scientists from the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), began the census of woody stems within a 35 ha plot located on Prospect Hill. Below is a web cam of Prospect Hill. http://tinyurl.com/fiuprospect YOU'RE INVITED! For a more complete listing of upcoming inventory and monitoring related meetings, see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/infomeets/ http://www.agnic.org/mtg/index.html http://www.asprs.org/asprs/meetings/calendar.html http://www.conferencealerts.com/ http://www.efi.int/events http://www.efi.int/portal/news___events/events/event_calendar/ http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/resource/frames/agenda.html http://www.fao.org/forestry/for/forc/free/education/courses.asp http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar-of-meetings/ http://www.safnet.org/meetings/index.cfm www.conferencealerts.com . 23-24 June 2010. 3rd Annual National Ecosystem Markets Conference "Ecosystem Markets: Making Them Work". Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/salzman/ . 25 June 2010. Geographic Information Systems. ESACB. Castello Branco. Portugal. http://www.esa.ipcb.pt/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=977 . 28 June-2 July 2010 – 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference. New Session Added: Post-. Copenhagen: Delivering REDD+. For more details on the conference, go to: http://www.cfc2010.org/index.html . 1 July 2010. Delivering REDD+: From Copenhagen to Cancun. Location: Edinburgh's International Conference Centre.
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www.cfc2010.org . 5-7 July 2010. FLAD – XI Summer Institute on Global Environmental Studies. Foundation Luso-American. Auditório da FLAD : Rua Sacramento à Lapa, nº 21, Lisboa. vítor.ventura@flad.ptou . 21-22 June 2010. Second Open source GIS UK Conference. CGS, University of Nottingham, UK. http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/%7Eosgis10/gvsig.pdf . 6-9 July, 2010. The Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg (GI_Forum) at the University of Salzburg, Austria. http://www.gi-forum.org/ . 28 July 2010 - The Dive GIS summer course will celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2010! The 5th edition of the course will be held from the 28th of July to the 7th of August in Crotone at the Capo Rizzuto Marine Protected Area. Enrollment deadline is May 31st! Go to: www.mappamondogis.it/divegis.htm or write an email to info@mappamondogis.com . 2-13 August 2010. Short courses for technical personnel: Collecting and processing forest inventory data. Dili (Democratic Republic of East-Timor). http://www.cifap.utad.pt/timor10-1st-announcement.pdf . August 9-13, 2010. Northern Primeval Forests: Ecology, Conservation and Management PRIFOR 2010 conference, Sundsvall, Sweden. Julia Rauchfuss, Dept of Natural Sciences, Engineering & Mathematics, Mid Sweden University. 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden. Email & web site: julia.rauchfuss@miun.se www.prifor2010.org . 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 . 9-11 June, 2010. Conference on Forest Ecosystem Genomics and Adaptation. A call for abstracts is NOW OPEN for the scientific conference on 'Forest ecosystem genomics and adaptation', organized by the EVOLTREE Network of Excellence (www.evoltree.org). San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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(Madrid), Spain. Website: www.ecosystemgenomics2010.fgua.es . June and July dates 2010. The Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of Geographic Information Science announces the 8th Annual Summer Institute on Geographic Information Science. To be held at the following locations: 14-18 Florence (Firenze), Italy Interfacing social and environmental modeling and 4-10 July 2010. Las Navas, Spain 20th Anniversary Meeting on Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space http://vespucci.org/presentation . 28 June – 1 July, 2010. International Workshop on Collective Action, Property Rights, and Conflict in Natural Resources Management. Siem Reap, Cambodia. http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=1119&L=4335&F=H . 28 June – 2 Jul 2010. 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Organized by the British Forestry Commission. Contact: cfcc(at)inconference.org.uk http://www.cfc2010.org . July 20-23, 2010. Accuracy 2010. International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA). Ninth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Leicester, UK. http://www.accuracy2010.org/ . 2-13 August 2010. Short courses for technical personnel: Collecting and processing forest inventory data. Dili (Democratic Republic of East-Timor). http://www.cifap.utad.pt/timor10-1st-announcement.pdf . 16-20 August 2010. 2nd International Conference: Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions. Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. For more information, contact (at)icid18.org or go to the web site at: http://www.icid18.org/ . 17-20 August 2010. IUFRO 5.10.00 & The UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Products Markets and Marketing: Joint Pre-Conference to the IUFRO World Congress. Hokkaido, Japan. IUFRO 5.10.00, go to web site http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/51000/ . 23-28 August, 2010. – Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment. Seoul, Republic of Korea. http://www.iufro2010.com/

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. 3 - 6 SEPTEMBER, 2010. International Conference in Landscape Ecology. Organized by CZ-IALE Brno – Prague, Czech Republic. "Landscape structures, functions and management: response to global ecological change". Details are available at: http://www.iale.cz/en/downloads/ICLE10_1ozn.pdf . 7-9 September 2010 – ForestSat 2010 - organized by the Laboratorio do Territorio (LaboraTe), a research and teaching group at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), which incorporates teachers and researchers from diverse areas of knowledge. The event will take place at the USC university campus in city of Lugo (Galicia, Spain). http://forestsat2010.usc.es/en/index.html 16-18 September. SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS. International aerial archaeology conference. AARG 2010 Bucharest. Address for conference correspondence: Dave Cowley, RCAHMS, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX, Scotland. Email dave.cowley@rcahms.gov.uk Conference website - http://aarg2010.cimec.ro/ . 20-14 September 2010 - Structures and Processes of the Initial Ecosystem Development. Cottbus, Germany. IUFRO 1.06.00. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-1/10000/10600/ http://lsb-server.umwelt.tu-cottbus.de/MYRES_2010/myres4/index.html . 27 September-1 October 2010. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, to be held in Valencia, Spain, from. For further information please visit the website at http://ipl.uv.es/raqrs . 30 September-2 October 2010. Workshop: Value of Geoinformation 2010, Hamburg, Germany. First announcement. Call for extended abstracts. Further information, contact Alenka Poplin. alenka.poplin@hcu-hamburg.de . 3-6 October, 2010. An International Workshop on "Electromagnetic Signals Associated with Earthquakes and Volcanoes" will be held on the campus of Chapman University, Orange, California. Please visit: http://sites.google.com/site/emsev2010/ . 18-20 October 2010. Opportunities and Risks for Douglas-Fir in a Changing Climate. Freiburg, Germany. IUFRO 1.01.00. Contact: Kaisu Makkonen-Spiecker, kaisu.makkonen-spiecker(at)forst.bwl.de. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-1/10000/10100/activities/ . 19-21 October 2010. IX Seminar on Remote Sensing and GIS applied to Forestry. Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil. IUFRO 4.02.05

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http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-4/40000/40200/40205/ Contact: Tomasz Zawila-Niedzwiecki, tzawila(at)ibles.waw.pl http://www.9seminarioflorestal.com.br/home/ . 23-25 November 2010. International Conference on Forestry Education and Research for the Asia-Pacific Region. Manila, Philippines. http://worldagroforestry.org/sea/ph/node/110 . 29 November to 03 December 2010. The Fifth Session of the International Conference Geotunis 2010. The use of GIS and remote sensing for sustainable development. Tunisia. http://www.geotunis.org/ . 14-17 February, 2011. 16th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Charleston, SC www.ncsu.edu/feop/BSSRC . 10-15 April 2011. ISRSE 2011 - Abstract Submission Now Open. 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. Sydney convention and Exhibition Centre. The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring. Email: isrse34@arinex.com.au . 15-19 March 2011. 3rd International Meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties (FESP 2011), to be held in Guimarães, Portugal. Contact fespiii@gmail.com

WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/ . LIDAR Analysis in ArcGIS 9.3.1 for Forestry Applications Coupling ArcGIS with the ArcGIS Server Image extension. http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/lidar-analysis-forestry.pdf . UNEP-WCMC has launched a new website highlighting the potential for actions on reducing emissions from land use change to secure additional important benefits for biodiversity and ecosystem services (co-benefits). http://www.carbon-biodiversity.net . American Carbon Registry releases forestry standard in anticipation of U.S. federal cap and trade bill. http://www.americancarbonregistry.org/news-1/Forestry-20Carbon-20Project20Standard.pdf COPYRIGHT NOTICE

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