• Conference Announcement: Cool forests at risk?

    On the occasion of the International Day of Forests 21 March 2018 Cool forests at risk? The critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy, and climate 17-20 September 2018, Laxenburg (near Vienna), Austria. The International Boreal Forest Research Association is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX), the International […]

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  • 2018 IBFRA Conference Announcement

    Save the Date! 2018 IBFRA Conference Announcement The International Boreal Forest Research Association is pleased to announce, in collaboration with IIASA, PEEX and IUFRO, the 2018 “Cool Forests at Risk! The critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy and climate” conference to be held in Laxenburg, Austria. The event will focus on both boreal […]

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  • New video: 60-second science with Dr. Yujun Sun, the best model for biomass estimation of Chinese fir

    In order to estimate the overall underground and aboveground biomass, the problem of incompatibility between tree biomass models and forest stand-scale biomass estimation must be solved. Based on biomass data of 35 Chinese fir sample trees and 74 previously established biomass models, the biomass model general index was analyzed, and the best biomass model structure […]

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  • Early-bird registration for the 18th IBFRA conference, “Our Boreal Our Future”, has been extended to April 30

    Early-bird registration for the 18th IBFRA conference, “Our Boreal Our Future: The Science, Policy and Practice of Addressing Change”, has been extended to April 30. Registration fees for the conference are based on early and late registration periods and the type of registration selected (student or professional). Registering on or before April 30, 2017 will […]

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  • 60-second science with Dr Rainer Peltola: Pollination in the boreal forests of Finland (in Finnish)

    Berries in addition to mushrooms are Finland’s most important Non-Timber Forest Products, NTFPs. Although many berries are the most important NTFPs of Finnish forests and an important component in the Finnish nature-use tradition, there is a vast gap in knowledge of the pollination services for many berries. Native pollinator populations, many of which are dependent […]

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  • Early-bird registration is open for the 2017 IBFRA conference, Our Boreal Our Future

    Head to http://2017ibfra.org to register now. Registration fees for the conference are based on early and late registration periods and the type of registration selected (student or professional). Registering on or before March 31, 2017 will offer the lowest registration fees. The registration fees will increase by 15% beginning April 1, 2017. Advanced registration will […]

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  • “Can your research unlock the secrets of the boreal?” and “Have new research ideas you want to discuss?”, two more fun 2017 IBFRA conference promotion videos!

    The Science, Policy and Practice of Addressing Change The 18th international conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) will take place June 5-9, 2017 in Bangor, Maine, USA. Invited keynote speakers, scientific sessions (oral and poster) and panel discussions will explore new scientific findings and their linkages with policy relating to the addressing […]

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  • To tweet or not to tweet? Thoughts on social media for scientists

    by Brian Bonnell, IBFRA Secretary (Canadian Forest Service) As a scientist, should you spend some of your valuable time tweeting, on Facebook or blogging about your work? What value is social media to a researcher? Some argue against it while others say you absolutely must have an online presence. Has publish or perish turned into […]

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  • Special issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research

    Reprinted from “Towards a new era of forest science in the boreal region”. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2016, 46(12): vii, 10.1139/cjfr-2016-0371. Raisa Mäkipää, Rasmus Astrup, Pierre Y. Bernier Sustainable forest management in an era of global changes has always been a central thematic area for the International Boreal Forest Research Association. At the 17th IBFRA […]

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  • What’s your research story? Message from the IBFRA President

    Dear fellow boreal researchers, We want to hear from you. In our first newsletter, we announced several new social media services designed to help us met our objectives of promoting research related to boreal forests and connecting those involved in boreal forest research. If you haven’t already done so, then I encourage you to check […]

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