Questionario sul futuro del monitoraggio forestale

Segnalato da: Giorgio Matteucci

Il Corpo Forestale dello Stato gestisce il sistema di sorveglianza delle foreste italiane che fornisce dati essenziali per conoscere le condizioni del nostro patrimonio forestale e valutarne il ruolo nella mitigazione dell’effetto serra, nel mantenimento della biodiversità, nella protezione del territorio in generale.

E’ ora necessario ristrutturare questo sistema di sorveglianza: a questo fine, l’Unione Europea ha cofinanziato un progetto dedicato, chiamato SMART4Action. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Postdoctoral Position

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management – University of California, Berkeley

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PhD studentship

Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Implications of Integrated Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation Options for Scotland 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Coupling of the Carbon and Water Cycles

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowships. Successful applicants will work with leaders in the field of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Third International Conference WOOD IN WORLD RIVERS 2015

PADOVA, ITALY July 6-10 2015

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Python for Forestry

segnalato da Nicola Puletti Leggi il resto dell’articolo


segnalato da Franco Mason

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Premio Giovani Ricercatori Italiani

segnalato da Rossella Guerrieri Leggi il resto dell’articolo


University of California, Berkeley
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Postdoc-Position – Impacts of high-end climate scenarios on European forests and forestry

at the  ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

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Research Assistant or Research Associate in Land Surface Modeling and Soil Moisture Scaling

at University of Bristol, UK
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Nuoro Forestry School presenta…

“TECNOLOGIA DEL LEGNO e UTILIZZAZIONI FORESTALI (SSD AGR/06)”, la didattica, le domande e le prospettive di ricerca in Sardegna

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Ph.D Student Opportunities –

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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DEM a 30 m di tutto il globo disponibile on-line

Finalmente sembra che il dato a 30 m di risoluzione ottenuto dallo Shuttle Radar Topography Mission-Level 2 (SRTM-2) sia reso disponibile pubblicamente. Ad oggi è disponibile pubblicamente solo il dato a 90 m di risoluzione.

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Postdoctoral position in modeling BVOC emissions in the Arctic

Segnalato da: Francesco Loreto

A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen starting in January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. More info at:

Research project
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) participate in many atmospheric reactions and can thereby affect the concentrations of greenhouse gases and global warming. The emission of BVOCs from arctic ecosystems is likely to drastically change under climate change, which is both more pronounced and faster in the Arctic. In the past three years, data have been collected at plant and ecosystem level from long-term climate change-mimicking field experiments in several locations in the Arctic. These include datasets on both diel and seasonal variations of BVOC emissions from different plant communities, and responses of the emissions to multiple factors of climate change (e.g. temperature and light). The advertised postdoc project builds upon these measurements, and aims to scale up the measurements for regional applications, by (1) using the observational data for further development and evaluation of an existing ecosystem model (LPJ-GUESS), and (2) applying the model to simulate BVOC emissions at regional scale in the Arctic, with a particular focus on the effect of anticipated climate change on regional BVOC emissions.

The post doc will work closely together with Associate Professor Riikka Rinnan, Associate professor Guy Schurgers, and a group of PhD and MSc students working with BVOC emissions in the Arctic. He/she will be affiliated both to the Department of Biology and to the Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), both at University of Copenhagen. CENPERM is a center of excellence, which integrates multidisciplinary research of biogeochemical and physical processes in a “climate-vegetation-soil-microorganism-permafrost” approach, in transects across the major climate zones of Greenland. The ambition is that new insights in permafrost dynamics will improve the quantification and predictions of changes in carbon and nitrogen pools, and gas fluxes, including BVOCs, from arctic ecosystems. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Almut Arneth, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated candidate with a PhD in environmental science, biology, geography, climatology or a related field. The candidate should have experience with environmental modelling, in particular modelling of biogeochemical processes, or with measurements of trace gases, preferably BVOCs. Knowledge of programming (C/C++ or other programming languages), previous participation in arctic field work, and knowledge of plant ecophysiology and ecosystem-atmosphere interactions are assets. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement, as well as excellent writing skills demonstrated by the publication record.

Salary and terms of employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The position will be at the level of postdoctoral fellow and the basic salary according to seniority is 31.950-33.639 DKK/month + pension. Negotiation for further supplement will be possible.

How to apply
Applications must be in English, submitted electronically and include:

  • A cover letter describing motivation, project-related research experience and personal qualities
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete list of publications
  • Pdf files of the two most important articles
  • Copy of the PhD diploma or documentation for planned PhD defense
  • Letters of recommendation (max. two)

Please forward your application via the job portal of The University of Copenhagen at Press “Søg stillingen” to fill in the application form. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

Contact person
Further information can be obtained by email from Associate Professor Riikka Rinnan,

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Premio Debutto nella Ricerca

Possono competere al Premio Debutto nella Ricerca giovani ricercatori di età non superiore ai 30 anni (nati dunque a partire dal 1984) che abbiano conseguito il dottorato in un ateneo italiano, discutendo la propria tesi nel corso del 2013 o del 2014. Tali tesi devono fare riferimento alle due principali aree di interesse di Eni Award, ovvero energia e ambiente.

La scadenza per la registrazione dell’account necessario alla presentazione della candidatura è fissata entro e non oltre le 17.00 (CET) di venerdì 14 novembre 2014, mentre la procedura di candidatura dovrà essere conclusa nella successiva settimana (non oltre venerdì 21 novembre 2014, ore 17 CET).

Per ulteriori informazioni, i bandi dell’edizione 2015 sono disponibili online al seguente indirizzo:


Post-Doc in Plant Physiological Ecology

at University of Wyoming Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Bando per collaborazione esterna progetto ‘VETTA 2′

ERSAF, Regione Lombardia Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Convegno: “Agroforestry Systems – a Modern Response to Global Challenges of Climate Change, Food Production, Bioenergy Needs, Environmental Restoration”

Porano (TR – Italy), CNR-IBAF, October 16-17, 2014

Al fine di valorizzare i benefici produttivi ed ambientali degli alberi forestali nelle aree agricole, anche in relazione alla misura del Greening nella nuova PAC, il CNR IBAF di Porano (TR) organizza nei giorni 16-17 ottobre 2014 il Convegno Internazionale di Agoselvicoltura: “Agroforestry Systems, a Modern Response to Global Challenges of Climate Change, Food Production, Bioenergy Needs, Environmental Restoration”. Leggi il resto dell’articolo

Cambiamento climatico, inquinamento e foreste, Nizza, giugno 2015

Save Congress Date

The 27th international biennial conference of the IUFRO Research Group 7.01 “Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems” entitled “Global Challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change to Forests” will be held in Nice on June 2-5, 2015,  back-to-back with the COST Action GreenInUrbs meeting on June 1-2. Info are available at


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