Vacancy for 2 PhDs and 1 Postdoc at Ghent University (Belgium)

Development trajectories of temperate forest plant communities under global change: combining hindsight and forecasting (PASTFORWARD)

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2014 Training School of COST Action FP1202 MaP-FGR (7-11 July 2014, Jaca – Spain): call for applications

cost_mapMessage sent on behalf Fulvio Ducci, Chair of the Cost Action FP1202 MaP-FGR and Christophe Besacier, WG4 coordinator

It’s our pleasure to inform you that the 2014 Training School of Cost Action FP1202 MaP-FGR will be organized in Jaca (Spain) on 7-11 July 2014, kindly hosted by University of Saragoza.

The topic of this 2014 TS will be ‘’Adaptation and evolution of Marginal-Peripheral populations of forest trees at the leading, altitudinal and rear edges of species distribution’’.

The TS will focus on:  Leggi il resto dell’articolo

ForestSAT2014 Third Call-for-Papers: last two weeks to submit!

Gherardo Chirici:

Il 30 Aprile è la scadenza per l’invio degli Abstract a ForestSAT2014! L’invio è on-line assieme a tutte le informazioni utili su

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Third Call-for-papers


ForestSAT 2014 is the 6th in a series of international conferences promoting scientifically based understanding of how spatial analysis technologies can help describe and monitor forested systems. ForestSAT 2014 will be held in the conference center located in the picturesque town of Riva del Garda on the north shore of Lake Garda, in the north east of Italy. Previous conferences were held in USA (2012), Spain (2010), France (2007), Sweden (2005), and Scotland (2002). Delegates typically represent research organizations, universities, agencies, and the private sector.

Overview & Themes

ForestSAT 2014 conference is aimed at promoting the integration of earth observation with other geo-spatial applications and traditional forest sciences. The conference covers all possible scientifically-based developments and applications of remote sensing and GIS tools for monitoring, mapping or modeling forest systems. Aiding a better understanding of their functioning, and supporting their inventory and sustainable management. Conference themes will…

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16 maggio 2014 presso il Consiglio per la ricerca e sperimentazione in Agricoltura – Centro di ricerca per la selvicoltura Viale Santa Margherita 80, 52100 Arezzo

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Professor in Biogeochemistry

Department of Applied Environmental Science. Deadline for application: June 26, 2014. Leggi il resto dell’articolo


Giornata formativa professionalizzante, con lezione in aula Venerdì 18 Aprile,  sala convegni di Villa Severi, Via F. Redi, 13, AREZZO.

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5 Open PostDoc Positions at Stockholm University

There is an open call for PostDoc positions at ITM, Stockholm University with deadline 30 Apr.

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Deposizioni di azoto ed ecosistemi forestali in Italia

16 Maggio 2014. Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Via G. Carducci 5, Sala del Parlamentino, Roma. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Silviculture and Forest Ecology Tour at IUFRO World Congress

A full suite of Pre-Congress scientific tours will be offered, providing delegates with an opportunity to visit a variety of landscapes across the United States and to learn about ongoing research and management issues.  Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Posticipazione data di scadenza per l’invio dei contributi – X Convegno Nazionale sulla Biodiversità

*X Convegno Nazionale sulla Biodiversità

Roma – Sede CNR, 3-5 Settembre 2014

Visto il cospicuo numero di richieste pervenute, il Comitato Organizzatore del Convegno ha deliberato di posticipare al 30 aprile 2014 la data di scadenza per l’invio dei contributi al X Convegno Nazionale sulla Biodiversità, che si terrà a Roma dal 3 al 5 Settembre 2014.

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UNESCO-SCBD Joint Conference: Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity in Europe

1st European Conference for the Implementation of the UNESCO-SCBD Joint
Programme on Biological and Cultural Diversity

Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity in Europe

8-11 April 2014, Florence, Italy
Istituto degli Innocenti/Palazzo Budini

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Poplar and willow: from stress physiology to phytoremediation applications

PhD programme in AgroBioSciences
Poplar and willow: from stress physiology to phytoremediation applications

18th April 2014 – 11:00-13:30
Aula 3, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Fast-growing tree species, such as poplar and willow, have been studied as possible candidate in phytoremediation approaches to clean up soil or water polluted by organic and inorganic compounds. Compared to other species, these plants have several advantageous characteristics, such as deep root system, high transpiration activity and productivity. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Curator, Systematics of Vascular Plants

The curator will be a member of the Vascular Plants Team (c. 20 persons) of the Botany Unit. The team manages the herbarium collections of vascular plants (1.8 M specimens) and algae (22 000 specimens), carries out research on these groups, and takes part in mapping the Finnish flora. The team is also responsible of the curation of the living collections in the two botanic gardens and the seed bank of endangered taxa. The team carries out research especially in the fields of taxonomy, systematics, and conservation biology of vascular plants.

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A post-doc position in hydrology/biogeochemistry in the boreal landscape

A post-doctoral position is available at the Department of Forest Ecology & Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.  Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Forest field surveys trough a smartphone

Gherardo Chirici:

MOTI: una innovativa APP forestale per aiutare i rilievi di campagna.

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moti MOTI is an Android app for acquiring and calculating basal area, number of trees per ha, tree height and growing stock volume in plot and stand forest inventories. It includes GPS features, volume tables and design based estimators for real time calculations.

MOTI is developed by the Bern University of Applied Sciences and is freely available here:

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Professor in Insect Ecology at the Department of Ecology, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

The professorship should focus on the ecology and dynamics of insect populations. Of particular interest is basic understanding of the population processes affecting distribution and abundance and how these processes interact with changing environmental conditions. Understanding of how population growth can be controlled is also central.
The professor will develop and lead an eminent research group with the ability to attract external financing. This includes taking advantage of opportunities for collaboration within and outside the department. The professor is expected to carry out research and other activities with a clear connection to the applied part of the insect research in the Department of Ecology, e.g. conservation biology, agricultural and forest entomology. The professor in Insect Ecology is also expected to contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between entomologists and ecologists in and outside the department.

A scientific roadmap for projections of global change impacts on forests

COST Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the COST Strategic Event
A scientific roadmap for projections of global change impacts on forests
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27-28 August 2014
Europe’s forests contribute substantially to human prosperity and well-being. Forests have been subject to intensive research for centuries. However, new developments such as climate change as well as other environmental and societal changes are challenging our current knowledge about sustainable management of forests. These challenges have been partly addressed by a number of past and ongoing research projects and COST Actions, but a synthesis of what we know and what we do not know regarding the future of forests is needed. This 2-day event will bring together a group of approximately 30 scientists to discuss the challenges and research needs for making projections about the future of Europe’s forests under climate and global change.
The main objectives of the event are to assess the scientific state-of-the-art for making projections of forest responses to global and climate change; to summarise and map the results and impacts of previous COST Actions and European projects on this topic; and to identify gaps in research and opportunities for enhanced collaboration at the European level. The workshop will bring together senior scientists, and Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) from throughout Europe in an innovative and highly participative format that guarantees an attractive and original event.
A key aim of the workshop is to produce a scientific roadmap for organising research efforts and highlighting crucial knowledge gaps regarding the projection of forest responses to climate and environmental change. By synthesising earlier projects and allowing for the development of new research foci, the workshop will identify key scientific progress that is needed to support the long-term sustainable management of Europe’s forests. The roadmap produced through the workshop will be made available to
scientists and policy makers in the form of a written report and could potentially be published in a scientific journal. The workshop will also foster further collaboration among participants.

The Organising Committee is calling for expressions of interest to participate in the event and present a poster highlighting research on the topic at the centre of the workshop. Fifteen leading experts of forests and climate change have already been invited, most of whom have already confirmed their participation. Additionally, there are 10-15 open places for which applicants are sought.
The selected participants will take active part in the workshop and should present a poster of their own work. COST will reimburse* travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses to the successful candidates according to the COST Reimbursement Rules, which will be communicated to participants in due time. (*Costs must be covered by participants and will be reimbursed according to COST rules after the event, so participants must be able to cover the expenses.)

 Application submission deadline: 15 April 2014.
 All interested scientists are invited to apply, but preference will be given to Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) in accordance with the definition in common use at COST (for details visit and researchers from less research intensive countries, following COST Inclusiveness Policy.
 Applications must be submitted via an online form available at
Applicants must provide personal and contact details, as well as short answers to the following questions:
• How would you benefit by participating in the workshop?
• How would the workshop benefit from your participation?
• What are your current research interests?
• Which are your 3 most representative publications?
• Provide the title of your poster and a short abstract of max. 300 words or 2000 characters (no spaces)

 Applications will be assessed by the Organising Committee. Their decision is final and will be communicated to the successful candidates by 31 May 2014.

Draft programme
 Wed 27 August 2014 – morning: Plenary session for general introduction, invited scientific talks, and introduction to open-space discussion groups.
 Wed 27 August 2014 – afternoon: Open-space discussion groups, ESR poster session and summary of first day.
 Wed 27 August 2014 – evening: Networking dinner.
 Thu 28 August 2014 – morning: Short plenary session with reporting from discussion groups, invited scientific talks and continuation of open-space discussion groups.
 Thu 28 August 2014 – afternoon: Plenary session: Wrap-up of open-space discussions, conclusions, and future steps.

Should you have any questions about this Call, please address them to the Organising Committee to, indicating “CCF Call – Sarajevo” in the subject line.

“Global Forest Change 2000–2012″

Gherardo Chirici:

La prima mappatura della copertura forestale e dei cambiamenti 2000-2012 disponibile globalmente ma realizzata a una risoluzione tale da poter essere utilizzata anche per scopi locali!

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Interesting  SOURCE . rs

University of Maryland

Global Forest Change 2000–2012
Data Download

Results from time-series analysis of 654,178 Landsat 7 ETM+ images in characterizing global forest extent and change from 2000 through 2012. For additional information about these results, please see the associated journal article(Hansen et al., Science 2013).

Web-based visualizations of these results are also available at our main site:

Please use that URL when linking to this dataset.

We anticipate releasing updated versions of this dataset. To keep up to date with the latest updates, and to help us better understand how these data are used, please register as a user. Thanks!

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Open position at EFIMED

EFIMED has and open position for a Junior Researcher at the EFIMED Offices in Barcelona, Spain. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Docente di Tecnologia del legno in Argentina






Adjunto Simple - Productos compuestos de madera- Adhesivos y recubrimientos Ingeniería en Industrias de la Madera

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