Forestry Research News

  • UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and systems within the UK committee of the Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) - a long-term research infrastructure supporting science on greenhouse gases (GHG). Professor Richard Sanders from the NOC, commented “It is really exciting that the ...

  • Worst haze for 20 years hits the Philippines

    The Philippines is on high alert as a thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires has reached its southern and central islands, causing flight cancellations and health warnings. Weather officials say monsoon winds, combined with wind patterns created by Typhoon Koppu, which recently hammered the northern island of Luzon, could be causing the “smaze” – smoke and haze -- to drift ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Agrosciences on line : launch of the Agreenium-IAVFF Online University

    With learning strategies including ever more digital content, the first course from the Agreenium-Institut Agronomique Vétérinaire et Forestier de France (IAVFF, France's Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute) Online University is now open for subscriptions. Officially launched by three Ministers on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Paris International Agricultural Show ...

  • U.S. EPA awards $252,000 to Arizona graduate students through research fellowships

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $252,000 in fellowship grants to three students at Arizona universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines. These students selected will work on a variety of projects covering topics including drinking water, forestry and nanotechnology. The fellows were selected from Arizona State University and University ...

  • New research project addresses national priorities in combating the threat of tree diseases

    New diseases are posing significant risks to tree health and plant biosecurity.UK Government Research Councils, DEFRA, Forestry Commission and Scottish Government, are together investing £7M to fund seven new projects to help address threats to UK forests, woods and trees. Bangor University is a partner in one of these projects in collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and ...

  • How to Make Green from Your Woods, Keep Them Green in the Future

    Most woodland owners will sell timber from their land only once, maybe twice, in their lives, said Kathy Smith, forestry specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. So they should learn all they can before they decide to do it. “They should make sure the choice they make is both good for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • France to collaborate on FAO strategic objectives

    FAO and French research institutions will step up cooperation in key research areas and coordinate their actions within the global framework of FAO’s renewed strategy. Two agreements signed today cover a broad spectrum of joint activities, including agro-ecology, biodiversity, animal health, food loss, agrarian reforms and genetic resources, which will contribute to ...

  • EPA Funds LSU Study to Protect Bees from Pesticides

    Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a grant for more than $167,000 to Dr. Kristen Healy of the Louisiana State University AgCenter at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 8. The grant will fund a study to assess the impact of mosquito-control methods on honey bees. The study will look at development and application of insecticides used to control adult mosquito ...

  • USDA Announces Public-Private Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood

    On December 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a three-year public-private partnership intended to advance rapidly “the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial, a wood fiber broken down to the nanoscale.” The partnership is between the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) and the U.S. Forest ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bayer CropScience Announces Gilles Galliou as President of Environmental Science Division North America

    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today officially announced the appointment of Gilles Galliou as president of the Environmental Science division North America at Bayer CropScience. Galliou brings ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Global alliance to strengthen research–farmer links

    An international alliance of research institutions will try to implement the results of agricultural research and to communicate findings to smallholder farmers in developing nations. The Association of International Research and Development Centres for Agriculture (AIRCA) was launched last month (30 October) at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development in Uruguay. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FAO to partner CBD on biodiversity

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will work together on programmes that address climate change, food security and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pennsylvania DEP Awards Grant to Promote Environmental Education

    The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $300,000 to support the Pennsylvania Envirothon, which educates high school students about natural resources and environmental science through competitive events around the state. "I've been to the Envirothon and I've seen how it has a unique way of making learning fun through competition," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "These young adults ...

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Present 2012 Scholarships and Fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) announce the following 2012 Scholarships and Fellowships. These awards will be formally presented during their Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-24, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH. American Society of Agronomy Scholarships: The Hank Beachell Future Leader Scholarship, ...

  • China to increase support for African science

    The Chinese president has promised to increase science, technology and innovation (STI) assistance to Africa, although experts from the continent warn assistance will only work if it is Africa-led and promotes sustainable development. President Hu Jintao has pledged to expand China-Africa collaboration in science, through maintaining successful ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SFI Announces Request for Proposals for Conservation Partnerships

    The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) forest certification program is inviting applications for its highly successful Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, which is now in its third year and continues to support research and outreach on responsible forestry. "SFI Inc. has invested over $1.1 million in 24 projects since 2010," SFI President and CEO Kathy ...


    By Marketwire

  • Forests and REDD+ in COP17 Durban

    With all its complex processes and acronyms, it’s easy to forget that the international climate change negotiations are supposed to lead to changes on the ground. There have been several developments this year, however, which should remind us of the urgency of the task and the importance of getting each piece of the puzzle right, including incentives for developing countries to reduce their ...

  • CGIAR announces next batch of research programmes

    Some of the key foods that could help solve the global food crisis will be the focal point of six new research programmes totalling US$957 million over the next three years. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) — a network of governments and organisations that funds 15 major research centres around the world — conditionally approved proposals for the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Peru wavers on ten-year halt to GM imports

    A ten-year moratorium on the entry of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), approved by Peru's Congress last month, has been thrown into question by a decision by the country's Executive to return the bill for further debate. The outgoing president, Alan García, and his ministers, who make up the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

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