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April 2015

IUFRO 2014 World Congress Program Summary Report

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October 2014

IUFRO 2014 Congress Review Newsletter

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IUFRO 2014 Newsletter for Friday 10 October

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Urgency at IUFRO Congress, Largest Gathering of Forest Researchers Ever

Agroforestry World Cathy Watson The 24th Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) started with a bang on 6 October in Salt Lake City, Utah, as keynote speaker Robert Bonnie laid out graphic statistics on the impact of climate change on American forests. The USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment said that 47 million acres are being laid to waste by bark beetles and that the fire season is an astounding 60-80 days longer than it was in the past. Read More

Invasive Myrtle Rust Impacts Discussed at International Forestry Congress

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Largest Forest Research Conference Worldwide Opens this Week in Salt Lake City

Biodiversity International Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researcher Judy Loo joins scientists gathering 5-11 October at the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Utah, US. Read More

Laser Technology Showcasing Forestry Tools At 2014 SAF National Convention

Forest Industry Network Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) will be exhibiting at the 2014 Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Convention at booth #823. The conference is larger this year due to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Forestry for a joint convention. Read More

IUFRO 2014 World Congress

Annals of Forest Science The Congress title is “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research” The Conference is the largest global scientific conference on forests with an expected number of more than 3,500 participants from all over the world. It will be held from 5-11 October in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The program will reflect diverse contributions from the forest science community across the full range of natural and social science disciplines.

Op-ed: A Thick Stand of Foresters will Grow in Utah this Week

The Salt Lake Tribune In the same year that Brigham Young began to develop Salt Lake City in the Territory of Deseret based on Mormon principles, another group of pioneers in Europe began to manage forests based on scientific principles. In 1873, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) was founded in Vienna, Austria. Since then, IUFRO has provided a forum for researchers to share the best available science on forests by conducting an International Congress every four years. Read More

Forest Research Congress Plants 4 Trees as a Gift to Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake Tribune Kai McArthur, 11, of Hawaii, joins Gerhard Mannsberger, left, chief of the Austria Forest Service, and Niels-Elers Koch, president of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), during a tree planting ceremony Sunday at the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City. The IUFRO 24th World Congress kicked off Sunday and began with the planting of four trees as a gift to the host city. The group planted a cedar of Lebanon, a pinyon pine, an American chestnut and a European beech at the peace gardens. Read More

IUFRO 2014 Newsletter for Thursday 9 October

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IUFRO 2014 Newsletter for Tuesday 7 October

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IUFRO 2014 Newsletter for Monday 6 October

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Largest forest research conference worldwide to be held in Salt Lake City

More than 3,500 scientists and experts will be gathering from 5‐11 October at the 24th IUFRO World Congress – New IUFRO publication series now available. Learn More

September 2014

Elsevier to host Forest Ecology and Management Seminar with the Editor-in Chief on Tuesday at the World Congress

Elsevier to host Forest Ecology and Management Seminar with the Editor-in Chief on Tuesday at the World Congress.Learn More

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests to give prestigious Wangari Maathai Award at the 2014 IUFRO World Congress

The Wangari Maathai Award will be presented on 6 October at 18:15 hours. Learn More

IUFRO 2014 World Congress posts Second Newsletter and Updates from the Congress Organizing Committee

The second newsletter and updates from the Congress Organizing Committee are now available for Download Here.

IUFRO 2014 World Congress Media Advisory Package Now Available!

The media advisory package for the IUFRO 2014 World Congress is available for Download Here.

U.S. Forest Service to Host International Forest Research Conference

Three American scientists to be recognized for their contributions to forest management and sustainability Read More

New IUFRO Spotlight Available

New IUFRO Spotlight Available: A comprehensive study of the conditions that assist sustainable forest development will be published at the upcoming IUFRO World Congress this fall in Salt Lake City, USA. The title of the publication, produced by the IUFRO Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO-WFSE), is Forests Under Pressure - Local Responses to Global Issues. Click Here to Learn More

August 2014

Why will you attend the XXIV World Congress?

Watch this video to hear from delegates from across the globe about what interests them most for the 2014 IUFRO World Congress.

July 2014

IUFRO 2014 World Congress Newsletter

The first edition of the IUFRO 2014 World Congress Newsletter is now available. Download Here!

Sustainable Biomass as an Answer to Global Energy Concerns?

Read the newest IUFRO Spotlight for More Information.

Congress Blog Competition - Win $500USD

Write about your undiscovered and interesting forest research for a chance at publication and $500USD. Learn More!

Scientific Program Schedule Now Available

Download the Scientific Program Schedule (Draft Format: times and dates are not subject to change)

June 2014

The forest pharmacy and food store

"For millennia, forests have been sources of food and medicine ensuring human health and wellbeing, yet they are not fully appreciated and valued for those benefits…” Learn about forests as pharmacies.

Green cities: The benefits of the urban forest

Learn about the value of urban forests across the globe.

April 2014

The climate's changing: So should forest management.

The latest in a series of IUFRO Spotlights is available – highlighting the Forests and Climate Change sessions of the upcoming IUFRO World Congress. Learn more.

IUFRO releases new Congress Spotlight on Invasive Species

‘Citizen science’: A way to fight invasive species? Invasive species are a threat to forest ecosystems around the world.Thousands of invasive flora and fauna have been transported – sometimes by accident, sometimes by design – to different continents and countries. Very often their impact is detrimental to their new region. Read More

March 2014

IUFRO 2014 World Congress Lists of Accepted Abstracts Are Now Available!

Remember to register by 30 April to keep your place on the program!

List of Accepted Abstracts By Congress Theme

List of Accepted Abstracts By Country

IUFRO Announces Tree Breeding Conference

August 25-29, 2014 in Prague, learn more: http://www.iufrobreeding2014.org

Photo Competition Announced

Share your story about the Forest-Agriculture Interface through a Gender Lens! The best 100 photos and accompanying stories will be published in a photo booked to be launched at the 2014 IUFRO World Congress and the participants will be invited to the CIAT CRP-FTA Social Science Workshop in Uganda, November 2014. Learn more here.

NEW IUFRO Spotlight highlights how consumers and industry are “keen on green.”

To learn more about how the World Congress plans to cover the topic of Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future click here

NEW IUFRO Spotlight Available

What does the future hold for our forests? Click here to read more

February 2014

IUFRO Announces Special Call for Abstracts for the IUFRO Incubator Session

Specifically formatted for graduate students and recent graduates to present a summary of their BSc, MSc, or PhD thesis work, the IUFRO World Congress is pleased to announce a special call for the IUFRO Incubator Session. The call for abstracts Read More

December 2013

Registration has Opened for the 2014 IUFRO World Congress

Early Bird Rates Available through April 2014. Read More.

September 2013

Now accepting nominations!

Now accepting nominations for outstanding U.S. scientists for the Host Country Scientific Achievement Award, through 31 December 2013. Read More

The IUFRO 2014 Information Booklet Released.

This information booklet has the most recent information on the 2014 IUFRO World Congress. Read More

May 2013

2014 IUFRO World Congress Awards: Nominate Your Candidates Now!

For the upcoming IUFRO World Congress 2014 in Salt Lake City, USA, there will again be an opportunity to honor special scientific performances and achievements with selected IUFRO Awards. There are still good chances for your candidates to be among Read More

April 2013

The 2014 IUFRO World Congress will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, 5 - 11 October, 2014.

The 2014 IUFRO World Congress will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, 5 - 11 October, 2014. The event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Read More

The IUFRO 2014 World Congress has released their Official First Announcement Letter.

The 2014 IUFRO World Congress will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, 5 – 11 October, 2014. The event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Read more