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– the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests operating under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) –

A programme aiming at a comprehensive compilation of information on the condition of forests in Europe and beyond

ICP Forests was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in response to wide public and political concern over extensive forest damage that had been observed in Europe in the beginning of the 1980s. ICP Forests monitors forest condition in Europe at two monitoring intensity levels: The Level I monitoring is based on around 6000 observation plots on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe and beyond to gain insight into the geographic and temporal variations in forest condition while the Level II intensive monitoring comprises around 500 plots in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships. At present 42 countries participate in ICP Forests.

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Thank-you letter from ICP Forests lead country to former Chairman of ICP Forests Mr Michael Köhl

On behalf of the ICP Forests lead country and all members of ICP Forests, Mr Clemens Neumann, Head of the Directorate 5 at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, expresses his sincerest thanks to former Chairman of ICP Forests, Mr Michael Köhl, for more than ten years of work for ICP Forests. For the complete thank-you letter please follow this link.

Posted by Alexa Michel on April 7, 2017 at 14:26

Thank you Michael for charing ICP Forests 2005 to 2017

Dear Michael

On behalf of the Programme Co-ordinating Centre (PCC) of ICP Forests at the Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems I would like to thank you for successfully administrating ICP Forests since 2005. Over the years a constant flow of internal and external strategic decisions had to be taken along with official duties at annual meetings of the Task Force of ICP Forests, the Programme Co-ordinating Group and other bodies and ad-hoc groups of ICP Forests. Your effective and clear manner was helpful in many complex situations, which an advanced monitoring programme such as ICP Forests had to face over the years.…

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Posted by Walter Seidling on February 13, 2017 at 12:30

Dr Marco Ferretti new Chairman of ICP Forests

The Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests is very happy to announce that Dr Marco Ferretti from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL has been appointed as new Chairman of ICP Forests by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Marco has been very active in this programme for many years and we are very happy about this decision.

Nomination letter by the lead country's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Posted by Alexa Michel on February 7, 2017 at 13:06

Next ICP Forests Expert Panel Meeting - Event information and registration

Dear members of the ICP Forests community,

On behalf of the local organizers, Ms Tamara Jakovljević and Mr Nenad Potočić, please find more detailed information on the upcoming ICP Forests Expert Panel Meeting in Zagreb, 27-30 March 2017, and the registration form on the ICP Forests website.

If you need any help with the registration…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on February 6, 2017 at 13:09

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What is the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or Integrated Pest Control (IPC), what is its role in protecting our Environment?

I would like to ask on IPM and how benefits us in protecting the environment?Continue

Started by Mohamed Dadamouny Dec 19, 2016.

Upcoming workshop: Environmental change and forest ectomycorrhizal fungi. 8-9 October 2015

Dear all,I would like to announce that we will organise a workshop on 8-9 October 2015 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, with the topic environmental change and forest ectomycorrhizal…Continue

Started by Sietse van der linde Mar 30, 2015.

Soil Sample Laboratory Test 1 Reply

I would like to know about Soil Sample Laboratory Test, are we going to have it in 2014 year. Best regards, Radovan Nevenic, NFC Serbia.Continue

Started by Radovan Nevenic. Last reply by Nathalie Cools May 7, 2014.

 
 
 

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Profile IconHuseyin Yurtseven, Michael Sprintsin and Jinyan Yang joined ICP Forests
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25th anniversary of the RENECOFOR Network at --

October 11, 2017 to October 13, 2017
You’re kindly invited to the conference organized from October 11 to 13, 2017, by the ONF (French National Forest Office), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RENECOFOR Network (French part of the ICP Forests Level II network).This conference will be the opportunity to attend informative presentations reviewing the 25 years of knowledge acquired through the Network’s forest ecosystem monitoring programme. It is addressed to the ONF foresters involved in the network, to partners, but also…See More
Tuesday
Valda Araminiene joined Marcus Schaub's group
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Ozone exposures

The group focuses on the evaluation of tropospheric ozone exposures from passive samplers and real-time monitors (see ICP Forests Manual part XV). We aim at investigating temporal and spatial trends of ozone concentrations, based on Level II data from the last 10 years. The analyses are embedded in a broader evaluation and publication concept on ozone risk assessment across Europe. For detailed info, see…See More
Jun 14
Valda Araminiene joined Marcus Schaub's group
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Ozone visible symptoms

The group focuses on the evaluation of tropospheric ozone effects in terms of ozone visible symptoms (see ICP Forests Manual Part VIII). We investigating temporal and spatial trends of injury occurrence in relation to ambient ozone concentrations. The analyses of Level II data from the last 16 years are embedded in a broader evaluation and publication concept on ozone risk assessment across Europe.…See More
Jun 14
Profile IconMathias Neumann, Luciana A. Jaime González, Nanna Jacobsen and 2 more joined ICP Forests
Jun 14
Elena Gottardini commented on Marcus Schaub's group Ozone visible symptoms
"Dear colleagues,A pilot study has been recently launched to verify the responsiveness of native Viburnum lantana plants to ozone exposure at European scale. The study intends to collect data to verify the feasibility and applicability of a…"
Jun 9
Nils König posted an event

Meeting of the heads of the labs in Pallanza, Italy 7.-8. Sept. at Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Pallanza, Italy

September 7, 2017 at 8:30am to September 8, 2017 at 5:45pm
The next meeting of the heads of the labs will take place in Pallanza, Italy at the Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi from 7. to 8. Sept. 2017!As chair persons of the WG QA/QC in Labs we want to invite you cordially to this meeting!The fee for the meeting is 60 euro, which has to be paid by bank transfer, and it will include three meals and coffee breaks.A small excursion is planned for Friday afternoon, which will include a guided tour to the “Villa Taranto” botanical garden at the extra…See More
Jun 8
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28th IUFRO conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: “Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change”, Tokyo at Fuchu campus, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

October 22, 2017 to October 26, 2017
The follow-up IUFRO conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems, entitled Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change, will be held in Tokyo on 22-26 October, 2017 (http://web.tuat.ac.jp/~iufro-tokyo2017/Home.html)The deadline for early registration has been postponed to June 10th. In parallel, we have opened again the possibility to submit an…See More
Jun 6

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