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Global Change Research Symposium – Sept 16-18 Ostuni, Italy

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Global Change Research Symposium will be held in Ostuni, Brindisi, Southern Italy on September 16-18, 2014.

Concern for ecosystem services and human well-being is one of the most compelling reasons to study the effects of global change, but in order to intervene, policymakers and resource managers need predictions of how humans and ecosystems respond, and recover from, anthropogenic stressors.

This Symposium will bring international leading scientists from relevant fields to discuss the theme of how global change research can support management decisions and interventions that are most urgently needed to mitigate different stressors and protect ecosystem services and human well-being.

For more information, visit www.global2014.it.

Urban Tree Diversity (June 2014) Alnarp, Sweden Speakers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The six keynote speakers for the international conference on Urban Tree Diversity (16-18 June of this year in Alnarp, Sweden) have now been confirmed:

  • Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Commissioner for Parks and Recreation & deputy CEO, Singapore’s National Parks Board (opening keynote)
  • Dr Nina-Marie Lister, Ryerson University and Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Prof. Ingo Kowarik, Technical University of Berlin
  • Prof. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University
  • Prof. Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University
  • Matthew Wells, Urban Forester for the City of Santa Monica (and formerly with the New York City Parks Department)

IUFRO European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) – June 3-7, 2014

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

This year’s edition of the IUFRO European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event, under the title “Crossing Boundaries: Urban Forests – Green Cities”, will take place during 3-7 June of this year.

EFUF provides a meeting place for decision-makers, practitioners and researchers working with urban forests and urban green spaces. The event has been held annually since its establishment in 1998.

Please note that abstracts can still be submitted until January 31st. For more information, visit http://www.efuf2014.org/abstract-and-poster-submission/paper-submission.

SLU (Alnarp, Sweden) Tenure Track Position

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU (Alnarp, Sweden) has opened a new, tenure-track assistant professorship. The post is within landscape interpretation, representation and communication. International candidates are very welcome to apply!

The full announcement can be found here: http://www.slu.se/sv/om-slu/fristaende-sidor/aktuellt/lediga-tjanster/las-mer/?eng=1&Pid=1336.

Urban Forestry in Transition – CARe-FOR-US II Conference

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

This is the first announcement of the CARe-FOR-US II CONFERENCE to be held in Tarta, Estonia on October 9-11, 2013.  “Urban Forestry in Transition – Addressing the needs of changing societies”.

The conference is organised by CARe-FOR-US II, the second phase of the The Centre of Advanced Research on Forestry Serving Nordic Urban Societies. This Centre, jointly with the Estonian University of Life Sciences, invites researchers and practitioners from the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond to meet and exchange research and practice in all aspects of urban forestry. The conference is excellent value for money and takes place in the charming and historic university town of Tartu in Estonia. The conference includes plenary and parallel sessions and kicks off with a field visit for delegates to orientate themselves to the urban forestry context of Estonia.

To view more information and a call for papers, please Click Here.