Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the North European Regional Office of European Forest Institute – EFINORD – announce a new joint call for networks. Are you interested in to establish a scientific network within your research area or you want to continue a successful ongoing scientific network? Welcome and apply here!
This years annual Meeting of EFI’s North European Regional Office, EFINORD will be in Umeå, Sweden, the 14-15th of May 2014. Welcome and find out more in the flyer and here.
The SNS-supported network ‘Leaching of carbon, nitrogen and phosporus from forest land in the Nordic and Baltic countries’ has published a new research and policy brief:
Quantifying N, P and C losses to waters from Fennoscandic/Baltic forests and the effect of various forestry operations (pdf). The overall goal of this project is to build a meta-database which identifies and documents forest research sites in Fennoscandia and the Baltic states where water chemistry data have been measured. The meta-database locates and catalogues studies where nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) have been measured in soil and stream water from intact and harvested forests.
The new initiative, ‘Journal news feed’, is now available on SNS’s website, and also on NB Forest.
The journal news feed presents the editors’ condensed summaries of key findings from selected scientific papers from SNS’ two scientific journals, and the first one is from Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Volume 28, Issue 8.
The Journal news feed can also be downloaded as a PDF-file.
SNS activities are directed by a 4-year strategy plan, and the strategy for the period 2014 to 2017 is now available on the website.
The strategic focus areas for the coming period are the role of forests in bioeconomy; forests and the climate, and social aspects of forestry. Targets include strengthening research on sustainable forest management, providing research-based policy advice, and strengthening the position of Nordic forest research in European and international contexts.
Find out more by downloading the SNS Strategy 2014-2017 (pdf).
Global environmental change poses complex challenges to our continued demand for ecosystem services. Where forestry in the past focused on the production of a few commodities, the threat of global environmental change demands that we adopt a new paradigm of forest management that combines past knowledge with innovative management planning strategies that consider a full range of projected ecosystem responses, and resilience to unanticipated factors.
The challenge of restoring ecosystem processes while safeguarding ecosystem services in a balanced mosaic landscape demands a global dialogue on innovative methodologies. Therefore, the Estonian University of Life Sciences is proud to announce the conference Forest landscape mosaics: disturbance, restoration and management at times of global change, August 11.–14. 2014 in Tartu, Estonia.
For more information visit the conference webpage or read the conference announcement (pdf).
SNS prepares for a new four-year period. The Danish chairman Pernille Karlog wishes good luck to the incoming Swedish chairman Jan Svensson. The secretariate is well prepared for a smooth transition. Thanks from Denmark, and good luck to Sweden.
The SNS network ‘Social indicators in forestry – further development in the north European context’ has published a report. The report provides a review of social indicators in forestry, particularly concerning nature-based recreation and tourism in North European countries.
The report is available for free on www.norden.org.
At the SNS board meeting November 28th, SNS and EFINORD jointly decided which networks will receive funding for activities in 2014:
SSFE_Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics
NEFOM_North European Forest Mycologists
NOLTFOX_Northern European Database of Long-term Forest Experiments
WSE_Northern European Network for Wood Science Engineering
Phythopthora-diseases of forest trees in Northern Europe
Nordic Network on Forest Policy Science
NorForM_Northern Forest Water Mercury Network
Ecosystem services from dead wood in Northern Europe
FORDIS_Natural Disturbance Dynamics Analysis for Ecosystem Based Management
Continuous forest cover experiments in Northern Europe.