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Academic Position Announcements

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) chair group of Wageningen University (www.fnp.wur.nl) has two vacancies for two enthusiastic and ambitious academics at the associate or assistant professor level.

For details on how to apply visit

Australia – New Zealand Forestry Conference Planned for April 2015

Friday, November 21st, 2014

“Beyond tenure: managing forests across the landscape” is the theme for this upcoming conference. Forest management in Australia and New Zealand is undergoing rapid change driven by local economic, social and political restructuring and dynamic social and economic forces across the Asia Pacific region.

This conference aims to provide forest managers, owners, researchers and policy makers in all sectors from across Australia and New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region the opportunity to learn about the implications of these emerging issues for forests and forest management.

The program is designed to explore different sectors of forest management (such as fire management, conservation, timber, recreation, water production, urban forests or carbon forestry) through the lenses of transformative thinking, resilient systems and community and market-based approaches to management of different forest values.

Conference Details
Dates: April 13-15, 2015
Place: Creswick, Victoria Australia

Presentations and Abstracts
The Deadline for submittal is Friday 28 November 2014
To submit an abstract visit http://www.forestryconference.org.au/submit/submit-an-abstract

For More Information
Please visit www.forestryconference.org.au for registration and more information or contact the conference coordinator Professor Rod Keenan, The University of Melbourne, Conference Chairperson

Visit www.forestryconference.org.au for additional details.

European i-Tree Conference Scheduled for March 2015

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Assessing urban tree resources and the the ecosystem services and benefits these provide are crucial to urban forest management. i-Tree is a software suite from the USDA Forest Service (USA) that has been used since 2006 to calculate and economically valuate these ecosystem services. i-Tree has been used on individual trees, parcels, neighbor- hoods, cities, and even entire states. i-Tree is now being used around the world and have been modi- fied specifically to Australian and Canadian conditions.

The European i-Tree conference will discuss how i-Tree can be used in Europe and how i-Tree have been used around the world!


Dates: 12 March 2015
Place: University of Agriculture, Alnarp, Sweden
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2014

Please visit www.i-tree.se for registration and more information or contact the conference coordinator Dr. Johan Östberg, johan.ostberg@slu.se

Visit www.i-tree.se for additional details.

IUFRO Online Member Directory Now Online

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

iufro websiteThe IUFRO Urban Forestry Section has just launched an online Member Directory, that we hope will enable more effective communication among our research partners, cooperators and other urban forestry practitioners.  The Member Directory is now in beta testing, and we hope that you can assist us in reviewing it for ease of use, value and accuracy of the data.  Your name, contact information and area of interest may, or may not, be included in the directory database.  If you can, we ask that you go to the online directory and search for your name and information, and check it for accuracy.

You can access the Member Directory at http://www.itreetools.org/iufro/


  • IF YOU ARE LISTED AND INFORMATION IN INCORRECT – Please visit http://goo.gl/p7vlA and resubmit your directory information.
  • IF YOU ARE NOT LISTED - Please click the button at the bottom of the page, or visit http://www.itreetools.org/iufro/participate.php, to add your information.
  • IF YOU ARE LISTED AND INFORMATION IS CORRECT – You are all set to start using the Directory.


  • Please try out the Directory and let us know what you think.  Please send all comments and suggestions to David Bloniarz, US Forest Service at dbloniarz@fs.fed.us

Call For Papers Environmental Research – Special Issue

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Official approval has been granted by the Elsevier journal Environmental Research (www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-research/) to publish a Special Issue on the topic: The Provision of Ecosystem Services in Response to Global Change (guest-editors: Raffaele Lafortezza & Jiquan Chen).

The aim of the special issue is to involve authors of original research, reviews, and synthesis studies. These potential authors will contribute to the special issue by illustrating general theories and methods, generating and analyzing natural and social datasets, developing integrated modeling techniques, and presenting state-of-the-art research results. We believe that this focus issue will play a critical role in improving our understanding of current knowledge, research gaps, and future research needs for ecosystem services provision in response to global change.

The full manuscript submission deadline is February 28, 2015. A guest editorial committee will work with the ER handling editors on the review process.

To download the Submission Details, please visit http://unri.org/iufro/?page_id=99