Skogsarbete, Island. Photo: Mats Hannerz

News & Views

News & Views is the SNS newsletter published 8 times/year (previously bimonthly), which contains short and popularized articles covering Nordic forest research and forestry. News & Views is available for download below and from the homepage of Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research.

2014

2014-4
This issue of News and Views presents an interview with the coordinator of the new EFINORD – SNS Network Continuous Forest Cover, Lars Drössler, working at SLU in Sweden. Further there is a short overview of upcoming meetings of SNS funded projects and the IUFRO Congress in Salt Lake City, USA; as well as shortcuts from forestry research going on in the Nordic Countries. Another article describes how new technologies challenges teaching and learning at universities.

2014-3
This issue of News and Views presents the ERA-net SUMFOREST where SNS is one of 23 partners across Europe and responsible for the website www.sumforest.org . Further, the history and activities of two EFINORD – SNS networks are presented: 1) FORDISMAN, a network dealing with natural disturbances of forests and the impact of climate change (coordinated by Kalev Jögiste). 2) The network “Forests in urban and rural studies” held a meeting the “Helge River” area in Sweden.

2014-2
This issue of News and Views presents the funded EFINORD-SNS Networks in 2014 with short summaries. It will be really interesting to follow their activities during this year. A closer look has been taken on the forestry web portal, Waldwissen, that elucidates all facets within forestry and forest research of Central Europe.

2014-1
SNS-supported project CARe-FOR-US is now half-way through its second five-year period; SNS- and EFINORD-supported network “Social indicators in forestry” suggests that there is a lack of standardised social indicators among North European countries, at least for the studied topics recreation and tourism.

2013

2013-8
SNS-supported project CAR-ES argues against a proposed standard for calculating water footprints; Vi-Agroforestry 30 years; SNS-supported workshop “The forest sector in the biobased economy: perspectives from policy and economic sciences”.

2013-7
SNS-supported project “Risk assessment of new forest tree species” about introduced species in a changed climate – how should we handle the risks?

2013-6
SNS-supported project ‘Decline of Fraxinus excelsior in Northern Europe’; Nordic workshop on bioeconomy.

2013-5
SLU contributes to Wikipedia; new Finnish forest law; Phytophthora; ash decline is a bestseller.

2013-4
Research communication; ten EFINORD-SNS networks in 2013; Umeå Plant Science Centre.

2013-3
Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry 200 years; four new SNS projects; blog in NB Forest; EFI 20 years; SNS annual report 2012.

2013-2
Communication pays off; Research must be implemented; Satellite-based mapping of the growing season.

2013-1
Xylan modification; Nordic furniture; EUFORGEN; Planters’ Guide; Swedish movie – sustainable forest management.

2012

2012-8
Environmental labels; Future Forests; Nidaros declaration, Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative.

2012-7
Invasive pathogens; SNS and the Selfoss declaration.

2012-6
PRIFOR network; SNS jubilee conference; State of the World’s Forests; 30-m timber trucks.

2012-5
Biomass, ENERWOODS; forest workers; windpower in forests; Russian forest sector; WMSE; new professors; ash pathogens.

2012-4
Nordic forest research 40 years; Jubilee conference; SNS landmarks; positive evaluation of SNS.

2012-3
Sustainable landscape management in practice; Euroforester master students; Norway spruce; EFINORD office.

2012-2
Wood – the eco-friendly Nordic material; SNS-supported network activities in 2012; Good advice for Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research.

2012-1
Seeds and insects; SNS 40 years jubilee conference, NB Forest portal open; Erik Næsset; Marcus Wallenberg prize.

2011

2011-6
Mercury and forestry; distance learning; IUFRO president first year; forest agreement in Europe; more to cut in Norway.

2011-5
Finnish forests; Nordic research citation; Jan Svensson; Lisa Sennerby Forsse; Metla research directors.

2011-4
Retention and biodiversity; New SNS website; EFI book series; breeding material; Arboretum 75 years.

2011-3
Gender research; New SNS projects; Field layer preferences; Environmental credentials of wood; Leaching from forests.

2011-2
SIFI – new forest think tank; New CARs; Networks supported by SNS; Johan Wester.

2011-1
EFINORD inaguration; Open Access; Gender research in forestry;  cooperation in Norwegian agricultural research.

2010

2010-6
OSCAR; Laser scanning ; Erik Naesset; Riparian forests; Forest & Landscape Denmark; J Bo Larsen leads EFI board.

2010-5
Niels Elers Koch chairs IUFRO; Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 25 years; Jubilee Award to Erik Naesset; ICP Forests 25 years.

2010-4 (no issue)

2010-3
Risk of bark beetles; SLU communication; Pernille Karlog; EFINORD established; Hans Fredrik Hoen new rector of UMB.

2010-2
Creative destruction in Finland’s forest sector; Sweden requires open access; Call for CARs;  Danish forest research downsizes; Ten actions to combat climate change.

2010-1
Ash decline; SNS secretariat moves to Denmark; FIRST – Nordic forest technology research school; Genetic mapping of conifers.

2009

2009-6
Forest education; Finnish Academy worried; Forest Day 3; Nature important for city-dwelling Finns;  Nordic campaign for wood products.

2009-5
EFINORD will be established; Icewoods project; NKJ – relevant also for forest researchers; EFORWOOD; Old-growth forests and carbon storage; National Key project to Norway.

2009-4
Iceland becomes forested again; Successful start for Nordic CARs; What motivates Danish hunters?; Strong support for tree breeding in Sweden.

2009-3
State of the world’s forests; EU not successful on conventions for sustainable forestry; Maximum growth in Swedish forest park.

2009-2
NovelTree; Cooperation on wood material research funding; Foresters aware of climate change; Increased biomass production.

2009-1
Publication pays off – quality scoring for published papers; Female forest owners in Norway; Project North Hunt; Increased use of wood mitigates climate change.

2008

2008-6
Ash recycling; Genetic engineering; Satellite mapping of growing season; Hans-Örjan Nohrstedt, Kari Mielikäinen, Håkan Wirtén.

2008-5
Bioenergy harvesting  in young stands; Bioenergy; Mikael Sandvik, Jon Loftsson, Johs Kolltveit.

2008-4
Nordic campaigns to increase forest production; EFI and its regional offices; Adalsteinn Sigurgeirsson; Noltfox.

2008-3
Effects of climate warming; METLA; Afforestation and  landscape; Niels Elers Koch, Trondur Leivsson, Liisa Saarenmaa; Climate and insect damage; Phenology network.

2008-2
Halftime for EFORWOOD; Planning with laser scanning; New Nordic network activities; Forest management in Europe is sustainable.

2008-1
Experience economy and ecosystem services; Metla reorganizes; First village-level forestry program.

2007

2007-6
Children learn from the forest – school projects in the Nordic countries; New secretary of SNS; Presentation of GFIS.

2007-5
Virtual forests from Heureka; METLA, decision support; AVVIRK, Planning in Norway; Modified wood; Scandinavia under attack by bark beetles; Seed orchards; Ban on pesticides.

2007-4
Encyclopedia of flora and fauna; Torleif Ingelög; Nordic database on fungal genetic codes; Boomerang hypothesis; Closer cooperation between Nordic forest owners.

2007-3
Scientific fraud in Scandinavian research; Swedish project on bioenergy; Martin Einfeldt.

2007-2
Forestry and use of wood to mitigate climate change; Larch wood and durability; Are Wikis reliable?; Finnish forest cluster research portal.

2007-1
EU Seventh framework program; Nordic-Baltic forest research web; Reshuffle of Denmark’s academies; PHYSENSE.

2006

2006-6
Better wood via breeding; Policy-makers and scientists; Forest Action Plan; Conferences and workshops.

2006-5
Tree biotechnology; Silviculturists leave academia for industry; Prize to oak geneticist; Norwegian prognostic tool; National parks – more visitors with more service.

2006-4
FTP – new technology platform; Skogforsk and NIJOS merges in Norway; Nordforsk; Price to Håkan Lindström.

2006-3
Lessons to learn after Swedish storm; Presentation of CARs; Finland versus Sweden; NOLTFOX expands; Lisa Sennerby Forsse head of SLU; Jan Heino FAO forestry director.

2006-2
Certification of Nordic forest; EFORWOOD kicks off; IT in forestry – not exploited; Measurement of root rot in standing trees; Nordic forest inventory compiled.

2006-1
Genomics in Norway spruce; Biomimetics; PATHCAR; SNS secretariat moves; Wood Material Science and Engineering.

2005

2005-6
Family forest owners; Value-chains in forestry; Swedes find forest important for wellbeing; SNS exposed in Australia; Healthy Finnish forests.

2005-5 (no issue)

2005-4
Award to wood welding; EFI goes international; SNS initiates new journal for wood scientists; Presentation of NOVA.

2005-3
EFORWOOD; Nordic family forestry website; Prize to doctoral thesis in genetics; Finland restores green belt.

2005-2
Cooperation between Nordic forest research institutes; Storm in southern Sweden; UMB new university; Meeting calendar.

2005-1
Forest research in the north: Åland; CARs; Precommercial thinning with topping.

2004

2004-6 (no issue)

2004-5
Forest research in northwestern Russia part II; Award for polymer research; Cloudberries for Christmas.

2004-4
Forest research in northwestern Russia; BioNord – forest biodiversity indicators.

2004-3
Forest research in the North: Latvia and Lithuania; Wood Wisdom program.

2004-2
NOLTFOX; Carbon storage; Plant protection by beneficial fungi; Ectomycorrhizal fungi; Wood hemicelluloses for modified fibers; Risk management, Family forestry; SilviScan.

2004-1
Forest research in the North: Estonia; Resistance to root rot determined by genes; Tools for urban forestry; Nature values on the market.

2003

2003-6
Forest research in the North: Denmark; Signing off volume 18; New chairman of SNS.

2003-5
Forest research in the North: Sweden; Larch wood; Forest regeneration seminar.

2003-4
Forest research in the North: Norway; Increased demand for wood; Growth responses to elevated N; Subalpine firs; Nutrient dynamics after afforestation.

2003-3
Forest research in the North: Finland; Cooperation on tree genomics; Tree-gene mapping; Wood Wisdom.

2003-2
Forest research in the north: Iceland; Forest restoration; Genetic variation of timber quality; Larch wood; Thinning in Norway spruce; Information technology.

2003-1
SNS networks; Mixed stand forestry; Effects of climate on carbon and nitrogen; Gene conservation of trees; Gender in Nordic-Baltic forestry.

2002

2002-6
Closing volume 17; Nitrogen and increased growth; Wooden roller coaster; Taiga Rescue; Clonal forestry; Nordic plant producers seminar.

2002-5
Danes visit forests; PROFOR; Tree planting on Faroe Islands; Protected forests in Norway; Certification of forests; Combat against giant hogweed.

2002-4
Olav Hepsø new chairman; Nordic foresters share common values; Nordic wood research mapped; Environmental impacts of forest nurseries; Deterioration of warship Vasa.

2002-3
Current SNS activities; Composites from wood fibres; Carbon allocation in fine roots; Finland, Sweden and Denmark ranked top in EU-report on research; Diseases in nurseries.

2002-2
Swedish forest policy revised; World´s forest plantations increase; Nordic countries are clean; Wood-En-Man; SNS secretariat.

2002-1
Northern forests are carbon sinks; Wood preservation with sugar-cane residue; Mykorrhiza inoculation; Stump treatment against root rot; Nordic Forest Congress.

2001

2001-6
Summing up issue 16; Editorial board meeting; New SNS project NOLTFOX; Research program Sunare; Children met the forest.

2001-5
Copenhagen declaration on sustainable rural development; Soil preparation with steam; Motorway-bridge of wood; Database on forest disturbance; Healthy Danish forests.

2001-4
More birch planted in Iceland; More protected forests in Sweden; Faroe Islands; New editorial board for SJFR; Prescribed burning; Direct seeding; ELMIA wood fair.

2001-3
New scientific editor; Detection of root rot in standing trees; Simple language needed in research communication; SNS project on pre-commercial thinning; Danish forest-in-school web.

2001-2
Vikings are coming – campaign for Nordic wood; Norway spruce lacks stability; Carbon sequestration; Nutrient removal; Status of certification.

2001-1
Biofuels in Nordic energy supply; Swedes likes to roam in the forests; European centre for urban forestry in Denmark; Nutrient supplies in forest; Forest increase in Russia.

2000

2000-6
New strategic plan for SNS; Kyoto protocol and forests; Red spruce crowns in Denmark; Good marks for Norwegian research program; New wood-energy program in Finland.

2000-5
Effects of global warming in Sweden; Forestry CD for schools; Prize to Pro Silva; MIS registrates biodiversity; Denmark seeks to lower regeneration costs; Finn leads IUFRO.

2000-4
Nordic harvesting technique of global interest; Nordic representation in EU funded forest research; Tree planting compensates for car use; Browsing threatens hardwood regeneration.

2000-3
Lisa Sennerby Forsse new SNS chair; Forest history network; Seminar on communication; Prognosis for Swedish forestry; Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000.

2000-2
Heavy wind throw in Europe; Seedling production ; Urban forestry; Root rot resistance; Snags for biodiversity; New center for Danish forest research.

2000-1
New scientific editor of SJFR; NOLTFOX; Reorganization of Swedish research funding; Database on European Forest Research.

1999

1999-6
Finnish-Swedish cooperation on paper research; Nordic promotion of timber; Iceland 100 years of forestry; GIS for bark beetle tracking; Price to Icelandic inventor.

1999-5
Nordic forum – From research to application; Forest damage diagnosis on the web; Indoor larch seed orchard; Finnish phenology web.

1999-4
Benecol reduces cholesterol in blood; Evaluation of SNS projects; Re-nationalization of Swedish forests; Danish oak research; Impact assessment of lodgepole pine.

1999-3
Wallenberg prize to paper experts; New future for aspen in Finland; Nitrogen downfall; Abies lasiocarpa for Christmas trees.

1999-2
New forest program in Finland; Temperature, day lengths and trees; Environmental services; Climate effects on carbon and nitrogen; Insects vs wind-pollination.

1999-1
Presentation of News & Views and SNS; Forest damage in Norway; European forests grow faster; Pine weevil task force.