Forests and Climate Change

The work of this group supports national and regional adaptation in Africa by means of an improved scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change on forests and people in Africa and the options and priorities for adaptation.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:06

Timber species differ in their response to logging disturbance. Knowledge about the impacts of different logging intensities is necessary to determine levels of timber extraction compatible with species responses in order to refine management interventions.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:01

Planning for the ICFR/IUFRO 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is well in hand and detailed information can be found on the ICFR website

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:30

The 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests will be held in New York from 1-5 May 2017.  The Agenda items include the following:

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:55

Contribute to the development of a mathematical modelling framework that can bring functional diversity into representation of tropical African forests in ecosystem models

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:37

Earth is currently experiencing its strongest El Niño for many decades. Such events lead to a carbon source in the tropical land biosphere, but the exact mechanism of this carbon source is poorly described and quantified.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:42

Forest encroachment into savanna is occurring at an unprecedented rate across tropical Africa, leading to a loss of valuable savanna habitat. One of the first stages of forest encroachment is the establishment of tree seedlings at the forest–savanna transition.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:28

The impacts of charcoal production on woodland were assessed in the Forest-Savannah Transition Zone of Ghana to facilitate policy formulation for a win-win situation for both sustainable woodland management and charcoal production.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:18

Restoring Forest Landscapes: A "Win-Win" for People, Nature and Climate outlines key messages for policy makers, synthesizing major lessons learnt from a recent review of the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on the climate benefits of forest landscape restoration (FLR).

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:21

The Rwandan Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Food and Agriculture Organization, and Wageningen University, based on funding support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) are organising an International Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on “Forest Landscape Restoration and Global Change: From Policy to Practice” in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 27 July, 2016.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:29

Draft resolution submitted by the Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests at its eleventh session, Noel Nelson Messone (Gabon), on the basis of informal consultations

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:20

TWAS is inviting young scientists from the developing world, as well as policymakers and diplomats with a science portfolio, to apply to attend a TWAS Science Diplomacy workshop on Sustainable Water Management to be held in Trieste from 30 November to 4 December, 2015.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:15

IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the World Resources Institute is organizing a 3-day training workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration in conjunction with the World Forestry Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:57

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:07

SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm@safnet.org).

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:01

Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.