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IUFRO prides itself on being one of the world’s oldest international scientific organizations. When IUFRO was established in 1892 by the forestry research institutes of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, these founding members shared the conviction that scientific research needed to be an international activity. Almost 125 years later, we are able to state with pride that this vision of our founding members has not only materialized, but has achieved a level I am sure they would not have dreamed possible. Today IUFRO unites over 15,000 scientists in more than 120 countries from virtually every part of the world. The thematic spectrum of IUFRO’s activities is equally unparalleled and includes more than 250 scientific units. The unique qualities of IUFRO as a networking organization are also well-reflected through the more than 70 IUFRO-sponsored meetings held every year around the globe. Our 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg will not only celebrate the accomplishments of the past. It will also establish a dialogue on the future of forestry and forest research. These discussions will focus on globally pressing topics such as how to enhance the contribution forest research will need to make towards mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, providing water, creating income and employment, and improving the quality of life. Issues such as how changes and disruptions in society and technologies are likely to impact on forests and people in the future will also be discussed. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Association of Forest Site Ecology and Geobotany (AFSV) has a long tradition and was boosted by the leadership of prominent forest scientists with international reputation. When established in 1928, foremost forest ecologists such as Prof. Dr. Konrad Rubner were founding members of the association. Beyond classification and syntaxonomy of forest types their geobotanical approach placed an emphasis on investigations of ecology and silvicultural application of results. After an interruption during World War II the society was re-founded in 1954. In 1985 our association was accepted as a member organization of the German Union of Forest Research Organizations (DVFFA; national agency of the IUFRO). Since 2006 the AFSV represents an independent research unit (section) within the DVFFA and is thus part of a larger national and international network. ... [Information of the supplier]
FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent’s forests. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for its 46 member countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests. Founded in 1990, the continuous co-operation of FOREST EUROPE has led to achievements such as the guidelines and criteria for sustainable forest management. The collaboration of the ministers responsible for forests in Europe has been of great economic, environmental and social importance on the national and international level. High-priority topics of FOREST EUROPE are to strengthen the role of forests in mitigating climate change, secure the supply of good-quality fresh water, enhance and preserve forest biodiversity and provide forest products. Other important tasks are to develop a framework for future forest collaboration and to explore the possibilities for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe. Several countries outside Europe and international, non-governmental and private sector organisations participate as observers. FOREST EUROPE is linked to global and other regional processes and initiatives dealing with issues of highest political and social relevance related to forests. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Vegetation of the westerly exposed downward slopes of the Amanos Mtn. between Osmaniye and Dörtyol is dominated by Euro-Siberian floral elements of Euxinian origin in the montane belt. This type of vegetation reminds especially of south-european forest vegetation. Nearly 100% of the determined Euro-Siberian elements are identical with species of the Pontos Mtn. Black Sea region and the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. In literature mentioning the flora and vegetation of the Amanos Mtn., the exceptional high portion of endemics have been emphasized. ... ... [Information of the supplier]
Primarily due to its unique location overlapping the boundary between temperate and subtropical climatic zones, east central Florida's Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is one of the most biologically diverse estuarine systems in the continental United States. The lagoon’s habitats support more than 3,500 documented species of animals, plants, fungi and protists. In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated the IRL as an "estuary of national significance", which initiated both local and national efforts to better protect the biodiversity of this rich ecosystem. We invite you to become part of this on-going effort. To learn more about the Indian River Lagoon’s unsurpassed biodiversity, habitats, and the challenges it presently faces, please click on one of the graphics or the links to the left. ... [Information of the supplier]