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I am pleased to welcome the return of Laser Technology as a sponsor. You can see more about the company via the web site www.lasertech.com. Check it out, along with longstanding sponsor Esri’s forestry GIS conference. See below for more details on both. A reminder that the Forestry Country Reports on Argentina and Australia are now available. The facts and figures reports include general background on each country – geographic, climate change and carbon credits political and economic – as well as details of forestry and the forest industries. Please feel free to contact me for more information. Kind regards Mike Smith, Editor and Director email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit our sponsors’ web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services. LASER TECHNOLOGY WEBINAR FOR FORESTERS Laser Technology will host a three-part webinar series for foresters which will equip participants with an understanding of how to use the latest in measurement technology so you can become more efficient in the field. The hour-long webinars
are free and qualify for Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits through the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The first webinar, GIS/Forestry - Laser Mapping, in the series goes into depth about laser and compass measurement technology. Participants will find out how easy it is to integrate mapping lasers with field data collection software and transfer field data to a GIS. The second webinar, Tree Hypsometry - Vegetation Management discusses laser measurements and modes, including 3-step height and 2-step missing line routine. Participants will also learn the best way to deal with danger tree and vegetation clearances. The series concludes with the third webinar, Timber Cruising – In/Out Sampling & Diameters, where attendees will learn how to take tree heights and percent slope measurements, use the BAF factor to perform in/out determination of borderline trees and how to make accurate diameter measurements and more. For more information and registration links, visit: http://www.lasertech.com/blogs/Professional-Measurement/post/12/04/07/LaserTechnology-Hosting-Forestry-based-Webinar-Series.aspx Or http://tinyurl.com/laserweb ESRI FORESTRY GIS CONFERENCE - Solutions and Resources for Today's Forest Management Challenges Join forestry professionals from around the world and explore how they use GIS to . . . . . Calculate land values Evaluate resource assets Automate data storage and management Increase forest revenue and economic value Support and track regulatory activities
This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about projects from forestry users, talk to onsite GIS specialists, participate in discussions and workshops, and explore the advantages of GIS in a setting just for foresters. WHEN: May 1–3, 2012 WHERE: Esri Headquarters, Redlands, CA Go to: http://www.esri.com/events/forestry/ 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 email@example.com. For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike, firstname.lastname@example.org INPUT - This month's input comes from: Mette Løyche Wilkie , Gary Krupnick, Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, 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 BIOMASS FOR POWER SUBSIDY BLAMED FOR 55% RISE IN WOOD COSTS The UK Government’s subsidies to energy suppliers to build new power stations using “huge” volumes of biomass has pushed up wood costs 55%. The claim has come as the British Furniture Confederation has been lobbying to raise concerns about the issue. http://tinyurl.com/fiucampaign NATIONS FOREST BUILDS BIOMASS BASED ON MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE CATASTROPHY A Canadian company focused on the creation of carbon neutral energy products from Mountain Pine Beetle-killed biomass has appointed an executive to oversee the acquisition of forestry licences and development of biomass energy facilities. Nations Energy Corporation, of Vancouver, BC, appointed Richard Crowell to the position of senior vice president forestry and operations, as part of its role in leveraging timber harvesting residuals and MPB feedstock through energy projects. http://tinyurl.com/fiunations U.S. FOREST SERVICE CHIEF – BUDGET REFLECTS PUBLIC WILL - In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said the proposed FY 2013 Forest Service budget reflects strategic investments to grow the economy, create jobs and fund programs that matter to Americans. The report from PoliticalNews.me can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/fiubudget TALKING FOREST FIRES TO YOUNG IN WALES - Young people from the valleys in Wales, UK, have been learning more about how forest fires are tackled and prevented. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Rural and Forestry Team (Raft) joined forces with the police, Communities First, Neath Port Talbot Council and Forest Schools for the two-day event in Neath Port Talbot's valleys. http://tinyurl.com/fiuwales
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS AND NATIONAL ENVELOPE ALIGN PAPERS Resolute Forest Products and National Envelope have announced a unique partnership that will provide customers with an expanded portfolio of solutions, including folio-size sheets using Resolute's innovative, high-yield, sustainable paper. This alliance is an integral part of both companies' continued emphasis on providing customers with industry-leading eco-friendly solutions. http://tinyurl.com/fiualign ‘POLITICALLY DRIVEN FOREST CERTIFICATION DERAIL ASIA’S ECONOMIC RISE’ –Todd Myers, economic director of the Washington Policy Center in Seattle and host of the new online information centre Forest Certification Audit, writes http://tinyurl.com/fiuderail FOREST FIRE AND HUMAN ENCROACHMENTS - A ravaging forest fire in Dariya Hills, India, has put threat on flora and fauna of Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, human encroachment in Dachigam National Park in Srinagar is posing threat to the sanctuary's wildlife, including the Valley's famed Hangul (Kashmir stag) which numbers have dwindled from around thousands in 1947 to just 218. Over the years, agricultural fields bordering the park have been transformed into a village. (Source: Headlines Himalaya) http://tinyurl.com/fiuhuman1 and http://tinyurl.com/fiuhuman2 ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS DETAINED - Four Tibetans belonging to locally founded environmental group, Tawu Environmental Protection Association, were arrested by the Chinese officials last month. The group organized protests against rampant mining, deforestation, and smuggling of wildlife products in the region and in other cases, fined Chinese fishermen for fishing in sacred rivers. (Source: Headlines Himalaya) http://tinyurl.com/fiudetained HAWAIIAN LEGACY HARDWOODS IS REBUILDING HAWAII’S FORESTS Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods sustainably grows tropical hardwoods, such as koa, for harvest. A nonprofit side of the business plants trees for permanent reforestation, as on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island, where it has planted 200,000 trees in three years. The company is challenging the view that the only way to make money after planting a tree is by cutting it down. http://tinyurl.com/fiurebuilding BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED... This section is devoted to resource inventory tips and miscellaneous blurbs for whatever uses you care to make. Please limit contributions to one paragraph or so. Thanks, Mike Smith. HELP! FEEDBACK
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – “Pay it forward!” If you can help with any of the requests below, please take the time to do so. Your kind assistance will be appreciated and rewarded. OPPORTUNITIES - Several readers of FIU are seeking employment in the forestry field. If you have jobs available and are in need of good people, please consider posting your vacancies in FIU (there is no charge for this service) 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/ GRANTS SPECIALIST AT THE NATURE CONSERVANCY - The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest environmental organizations in the world, is looking for a Grants Specialist II position. The Grants Specialist II is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of a USD $ 6 million, Inter-American Development Bank funded award whose objective is to support the establishment of a series of Water Funds in at least five countries across Latin America and the Caribbean region that would serve as financing mechanisms for the protection of key watershed and the provision of long-term payments for environmental services. The position will be based either in Colombia, Guatemala, or Bolivia. Contact: Douglas Ibanez, Edificio Multi Centro, Avenida Arce esquina Rosendo Gutierrez, torre B piso 4, Oficina 401 OR email@example.com AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY EXPERTS, CHINA - a donor-funded tender for agriculture and forestry in China which is looking for high profile experts.-The project supports China to reach his national greenhouse gas reduction goals through piloting sectoral approaches in agriculture and forestry and by developing incentives for low carbon land-use methods. Project duration: August 2012 – November 2014; Assignment duration: Two short term inputs per year (between April and May and between September and October) with a duration of up to 4 weeks including reporting. http://www.devex.com/en/jobs/agriculture-and-forestry-experts-21502 PROJECT POSITION IN CAMBODIA - Please note that there is a new and very interesting P2 position as Forestry Officer (REDD+) available in Cambodia as part of the UN-REDD Programme. We are very keen to hear from as many qualified
candidates as possible, so please help spread the word. For details, please see http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/FOM_787_12_PRJ.pdf SUMMER INTERN 2012 - Weyerhaeuser is offering summer internships and co-ops to students in forestry and related fields throughout the southeastern U.S. http://www.jobdiagnosis.com/index.php? option=com_neorecruit&id=13957277&task=offer_view&Itemid=87&aff_id=oodle&su b_id=feed&feed=true VACANCIES AT PROFOREST - an internationally recognized, independent organization whose unique expertise delivers sustainable natural resource management. Senior Project Manager - responsible sourcing and sustainable supply chains; Project Manager - conservation and sustainable land management; and, Finance Administrator - supporting the financial management of the Proforest group of companies http://www.proforest.net/about/vacancies YOUNG FORESTER AWARD 2012 - The Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Forester Award 2012. Applications for the Young Forester Award are invited from students and young professionals below the age of 35 years on 30 June 2012 who are nationals of Commonwealth countries. For details, please visit: http://www.cfa-international.org/youth/yfa.php PhD in FOREST PATHOLOGY - Opportunity for a graduate student to pursue a PhD degree in Forest Pathology in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University, USA. Contact: Jared LeBoldus: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantpath/faculty/jared-leboldus INTERNATIONAL MASTER STUDY PROGRAMME: GLOBAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT (M.Sc.) - Students who graduated or will graduate in summer 2012 as (at least) a Bachelor of a subject related to natural resources and / or socioeconomics may apply at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany to be one of the 25 participants admitted for the two-year study programme Global Change Management (M.Sc.). Classes will begin in September 2012. Deadline for application is 1st May 2012! Further information: http://www.hnee.de/GCM HAVE YOU READ? Obtain from your local library or from the sources provided. ARTICLES OF INTEREST BIODIVERSITY Phalan B, Onial M, Balmford A, Green RE. Reconciling food production and biodiversity conservation: land sharing and land sparing compared. Science. 2011 Sep 2;333(6047):1289-91. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21885781
BIOFUEL/BIOMASS Derek Dougherty and Jeff Wright. Silviculture and Economic Evaluation of Eucalypt Plantations in the Southern US. Forest Landowners Magazine. July 2010. http://progressiveforestry.com/pdf/JA10_Financial_Eval_of_Eucalypt_Bioenergy.pdf CLASSIFICATION/MAPPING Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead, Esri. Atlas of Design provides inspirational examples. On April 3, 2012, in Mapping. Atlas of Design is a forthcoming publication dedicated to furthering the art and craft of cartography through inspirational examples. As noted by the North American Cartographic Information Society, the organization that is editing and publishing the atlas. http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/04/03/atlas-of-design-provides-inspirationalexamples/ Zhu, Zhiliang. Forest density mapping in the lower 48 States: a regression procedure: Date: 1994: Source: Res. Pap. SO-280. New Orleans, LA: U.S. www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/194 Roxie Graham-Marski. U.S. Forest Service Releases Updated Wildflower Map (WASHINGTON, DC)-The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations on national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s great outdoors. Posted at: 04/09/2012. http://www.fs.fed.us/news/2012/releases/03/wildflowers.shtml and http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/viewing/index.php CLIMATE CHANGE/CARBON Forests and climate change adaptation in Asia. 2012, A new publication from and UN FAO Asia Pacific, Recoftc and UNEP. For further information, visit: www.fao.org/asiapacific/forestry-adaptation or www.recoftc.org/site/publications/ Ralph J. Alig and Lucas S. Bair. Forest Environmental Investments and Implications for Climate Change Mitigation. Published in J. Environ. Qual. 35:1389 –1395 (2006). http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10113/3902/1/IND43851934.pdf A. Bacicini & S J Goetz et al. Estimated carbon dioxide emissions from tropical deforestation improved by carbon density maps. 29 January 2012, Nature Climate Change. http://eorder.sheridan.com/3_0/display/index.php?flashprint=1608 Barbara Buchner et al. The Landscape of Climate Finance. Published October
2011. Climate Policy Initiative. http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Climate-FinanceExecutive-Summary.pdf Forests and Climate Change Working Paper 10 - Forest Management and Climate Change: A Literature Review. This new FAO publication summarizes knowledge and experiences in forest management as a response to climate change, based on a literature review and a survey of forest managers. This is part of an FAO-led process to prepare climate change guidelines for forest managers. http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/md012e/md012e00.pdf INVENTORY/MONITORING Researchers have developed a methodology for accurately predicting where deforestation will occur in the Amazon up to a year in advance, enabling law enforcement agencies and officials to take preventative action before trees are actually chopped down. See Mongay article at: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0330-swf_souza_imazon.html Go to the Imazon web site for more details: http://www.imazon.org.br/publicacoes/risco-de-desmatamento Reusser, D. E.; Zehe, E. Low-cost monitoring of snow height and thermal properties with inexpensive temperature sensors. In: Hydrological Processes, 25 , 12. 2011. 1841-1852 p. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.7937/abstract;jsessionid=B54E377812 4C6D754C0482E1B8DF5521.d02t04 LEGAL MATTERS South Dakota Joins Black Hills Forest Management Plan Lawsuit to Address Pine Beetles – South Dakota, USA, Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the State of South Dakota has successfully intervened into the latest litigation over the Black Hills Forest Land and Resource Management Plan recently filed by environmentalist in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming. (Media statement) http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=12727 REMOTE SENSING/GIS Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision Making [Paperback]. Anne Taylor, David Gadsden, Joseph J. Kerski and Heather Warren. Paperback: 175 pages. Publisher: ESRI Press (June 16, 2012). Language: English. ISBN-10: 158948320. http://www.amazon.com/Tribal-GIS-Supporting-American-Decision/dp/1589483200 Friedrich, Robert L.; Blystone, Robert V. Internet teaching resources for remote sensing and GIS. (includes related article on web sites for remote sensing) (geographic information system). Article from: BioScience. March 1, 1998. http://business.highbeam.com/411908/article-1G1-54085559/internet-teachingresources-remote-sensing-and-gis
Adam J. McLane et al. The role of agent-based models in wildlife ecology and management. Pages 1544-1556 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380011000524 Jong-Kuk Choia et al. Crustacean habitat potential mapping in a tidal flat using remote sensing and GIS. Ecological Modelling. Volume 222, Issue 8, 24 April 2011, Pages 1522–1533 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380010006575 RESOURCE ANALYSIS/MODELING David M. Theobald, Sarah E. Reed, Kenyon Fields and Michael Soulé. Connecting natural landscapes using a landscape permeability model to prioritize conservation activities in the United States. Conservation Letters. Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages: 123–133. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00218.x/abstract Marieke Heemskerk. Do international commodity prices drive natural resource booms? An empirical analysis of small-scale gold mining in Suriname. Ecological Economics. Volume 39, Issue 2, November 2001, Pages 295–308. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800901002233 Evelyne T. Lennette et al. Forest conservation and restoration using eco-loan financing (ELF) in Costa Rica: report on a working model. Conservation Letters. Volume 4, Issue 5, pages 402–407, October/November 2011. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00193.x/abstract Das, Sayantan et al. Prioritizing Remnant Forests for the Conservation of Mysore Slender Lorises ( Loris lyddekerianus lyddekerianus) in Karnataka, India Through Estimation of Population Density. International Journal of Primatology; Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p1153. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/66303662/prioritizing-remnant-forestsconservation-mysore-slender-lorises-loris-lyddekerianus-lyddekerianus-karnatakaindia-through-estimation-population-density Hanula, James L.; Horn, Scott 2011. Removing an invasive shrub (Chinese privet) increases native bee diversity and abundance in riparian forests of the southeastern United States. 2011. Insect Conservation and Diversity 4:275-283. http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/39743 State of the Worlds Cities 2010/2011 : Bridging the Urban Divide. UN-HABITAT 2010. ISBN: 9789211322118. Paperback 220 Pages. Price: USD $40.00. http://www.earthprint.com/productfocus.php?id=HS/1249/09E&eptc=ep8680 Jaffe, B.E. and Gelfenbuam, G. A simple model for calculating tsunami flow speed from tsunami deposits. In Sedimentary Geology. Volume 200, Issues 3-4, August 2007, Pages 347-361. http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.034547403812&origin=inward&txGid=h4honRDcfcs_e1FtnVgNZRu%3a2
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT Cornell Forest Experts: Have a Cow -- And a Sheep. Published on Monday, 09 April 2012 11:27. Written by Aaron Munzer, Cornell Press Service. http://www.ithacaindy.com/201204091067/Land/Cornell-Forest-Experts-Have-a-CowAnd-a-Sheep Schlichter, Tomás; Montes, Leopoldo (Eds.). Forests in Development: A Vital Balance. 2012, 2012, IX, 83 p. 4 illus., 1 in color. http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/forestry/book/978-94-007-2575-1 CAPTURED ON VIDEO The German documentary “The Forest”, receives award from Unversidad de Navarra, Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55QDwVxzwk Wood Hole Research Center discussion of New Carbon Flux Estimates and New Carbon Stock Datasets. http://www.whrc.org/mapping/pantropical/carbon_dataset_video.html 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 24-25 April, 2012. Invest in Forest. 1st international conference on forest investment in the Baltic Sea region countries. Riga, Latvia. http://investforest.com/ 30 April-5 May, 2012. Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (CBD SBSTTA-16). Convention on Biological Diversity. http://www.cbd.int/sbstta16/ and
Advanced drafts are now available for peer review on the review of documents in preparation for SBSTTA-16 web page. http://www.cbd.int/sbstta16/peerreview/ 1-3 May, 2012. SmallWood 2012 Conference: Forest Restoration for a New Economy. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. http://www.forestprod.org/smallwood/ 7 - 11 May, 2012. Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change. Hanoi, Vietnam. http://sdplannet-ap.us2.list-manage.com/track/click? u=91e66d4ff21bfa9a2ef1fc5de&id=1102e7aaaa&e=8dff61f837 8 May 2012. Wood Energy – is it Good or Bad? A UNECE Green Economy Debate. Rom XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva. More information about registration will be soon available on: http://www.unece.org/forests.html For any additional information: David Ellul: firstname.lastname@example.org 12-13 May 2012. 2012 World Migratory Bird Day: Migratory Birds and People Together through Time. http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/2012/?utm_source=SDPlanNetAP+Members&utm_campaign=0c23f7f8be-plannet-news20120412&utm_medium=email
22 – 24 May, 2012. Forest Fires 2012. 3rd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires. New Forest, UK. http://www.wessex.ac.uk/images/stories/pdf_cfps/2012/forestfires2012cfp.pdf 21-24 May 2012. Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of Forest Scientific Knowledge. Tours, France. Jean-Michel Carnus, JeanMichel.Carnus(at)pierroton.inra.fr http://www.gip-ecofor.org/tours2012/ SHORT INTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL COURSES ON FIELD IDENTIFICATION OF TROPICAL PLANTS (TROPICAL DENDROLOGY) GIVEN IN COSTA RICA EVERY YEAR, SINCE 1993. (two weeks): March-April (en Español); June-July (in English). Learn while you travel over Costa Rica. Courses given in 4 different environments (Life Zones). Highly efficient teaching methodology. Students are prepared to preidentify, down to family and important genera level, about 80% of the trees and shrubs in the Tropics. Visit our Website for you to learn about the course and read testimonies from previous students. Costs: US$ 1600.00 which covers every basis needs while you are in Costa Rica. Airfare is not included. Visit www.hjimenez.org. Direct contact: Dr. Humberto Jiménez-Saa. Apdo. 86-1200/ San José, Costa Rica. FAX: (506) 22534963. Phones: (506) 2291-0862; 2231-1236 email@example.com 16-19 April, 2012. International Biomass Conference & Expo. Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
http://biomassconference.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Home 2-4 May 2012 . USA. Forest Energy Forum. Seminars and technical meetings. Doral Resort - Miami- USA. Contact Stephen Reid. firstname.lastname@example.org www.forestenergyforum.com 7-8 May 2012 - Directors' Forum: Governance of Forest Research and Education – Innovations in Participatory Management. Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. IUFRO 9.02.00 . Contact: Konstantin von Teuffel, konstantin.teuffel(at)forst.bwl.de. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-9/90000/90200/activities/ 22-24 May 2012. Forests for People - International Experiences and the Vital Role for the Future. Alpbach/Tyrol, Austria. IUFRO Task Force on Forests for People, http://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/forests-people/ 6-8 Jun 2012. Renewable Wood and Plant Resources: innovative development in the forestry sector. Saint Petersburg, Russia IUFRO 1.00.00, http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-1/10000/ IUFRO 4.00.00, http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-4/40000/ IUFRO 5.00.00, http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/ Contact: Maxim Chubinsky, mchubinsky(at)gmail.com http://onlinereg.ru/RR2012/ 25-26 June 2012 - IUFRO MELIACEAE MEETING – The first meeting of IUFRO working party 1.02.04 – Sustainable management and genetic resources in Meliaceae. This meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the meeting is to share the latest in research and applications for a global perspective on solutions for the tropical timber species of the Meliaceae (subfamily Swietenoideae). This meeting will be held in conjunction with the IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress in Africa (IUFRO = International Union of Forest Research Organizations; FORNESSA = Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa). For more information, see “Upcoming IUFRO Meetings” at: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division1/10000/10200/10204/activities/unit/1.02.04/ 31 May 2012. Final date for the submission of abstracts for NEOBIOTA 2012 Seventh European Conference on Biological Invasions. To be held 12-14 September 2012. Ponteverdra, Spain. http://eei2012-neobiota2012.blogspot.com.es/ 8-13 July, 2012 – IUFRO CONFERENCE V DIVISION. Lisboa – Portugal. This International conference will focus on the topic of Forests and Forest Products of future and current importance. For more information, go to: http://www.iufro2012.org/nm_quemsomos.php?id=37 8th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference – Peter Bettinger writes: We are scheduling the 8th conference in this series for Dec. 11-13, 2011 in Athens, GA. Please send any ideas regarding practical "software updates" or "how to" presentations to me (email@example.com)
5-12 August 2012. Ecological Society of America - The 97th Annual Meeting will be held, in Portland, OR. This meeting’s theme is "Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing, and Sustaining our Ecosystems”. http://esa.org/portland/ 12-13 December 2012. International Conference on Forest Mountain & People 2012. Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://www.icimod.org/?q=6525 13-15 March 2013. Small Log Conference. Forest Business Network’s 6th Bi-Annual Small Log Conference. Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. http://www.forestbusinessnetwork.com/our-events/slc/ 4-7 May 2012. Geography International Symposium - Climate Change for Sustainability. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. http://www.geographysymposium.geo.ugm.ac.id/geography_symposium.html 21-26 Oct 2012. International Forestry Graduate Students' Conference 2012 (FORGRAD 2012). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, in collaboration with the Academy of Science Malaysia. Contact: technical.forgrad2012(at)gmail.com http://www.forr.upm.edu.my/index.php/ifgsc-forgrad2012 6-7 Dec 2012. Illegal Logging and Legality Verification – The FLEGT / VPA as New Modes of Governance. University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2012. Contact: Kirsten Carlsen: kica(at)life.ku.dk http://sl.life.ku.dk/English/outreach_publications/Conferences/flegt.aspx 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 WHILE SURFING THE WEB…INTERESTING LINKS For a complete listing of links go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/ Mapping & Monitoring - National Level Carbon Stock Dataset. As part of ongoing projects in the pan-tropical region, Woods Hole Research Center scientists and their collaborators generated a national level aboveground dataset for tropical countries. http://www.whrc.org/mapping/pantropical/carbon_dataset.html Exploring Urban Forestry Modeling - By Deb Boyer http://www.azavea.com/blogs/atlas/2012/04/exploring-urban-forestry-modeling/ International Disaster Database http://www.emdat.be Hawaii’s Woodshow Marketplace. HAWAII'S WOODSHOW 2012 PEOPLE'S AND ARTIST'S CHOICE WINNERS SELECTED - The 20th Annual Hawai`i Forest
Industry Association's Hawaii's Woodshow wrapped up recently at the Honolulu Museum of Art Academy Art School Gallery at Linekona. http://gallery.hawaiiforest.org/ 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 utilise 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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