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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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Nature publication on mycorrhizal fungi by Imperial College London and ICP Forests partners

We are very happy and proud to announce that yesterday evening the study on "Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi“ by Sietse van der Linde and others  (2018) was published in Nature. Please, have a look at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0189-9. 

This important publication is based on a close cooperation between the Imperial College London and ICP Forests partners, bringing together methods of specialists on fungi and mycorrhizas and data and experience of transcontinental air pollution monitoring. As a major result, the study recommends a down-ward adjustment of critical loads for eutrophying nitrogen for forests in order to keep the balance between mycorrhizal fungi and forest trees…

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Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 7, 2018 at 18:00

Diversity — Open Access Journal of Biodiversity invites manuscripts on lichen diversity and biomonitoring for special issue

Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is an open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.

They encourage researchers to send their manuscript on the following topics:

  • Empirical studies on the effects emerging air pollutants on lichen communities;
  • Investigating environmental factors, as covariates of lichen diversity;
  • Temporal and spatial patterns of lichen diversity as a function of disturbances;
  • Monitoring climate change by means of lichen diversity shifts;
  • Effects of forest management on lichen communities and populations;
  • The use of lichen functional traits in biomonitoring;
  • Theoretical aspects related to the quantification and to the interpretation of lichen diversity.…
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Posted by Alexa Michel on June 5, 2018 at 9:01

Thank you for the interesting 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference

Dear colleagues,

the chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to the Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” and the Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” for hosting the 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference! Further, we thank the Scientific Committee, the Programme Committee and, especially, Karin Hansen, the chair of the committees, for their dedicated work! Finally and particularly, we cordially thank all presenters for their interesting contributions making this event a great success!

The conference featured 29 oral presentations and 22 posters that are partly available at…

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Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 1, 2018 at 12:25

Convention Workplan

Dear ICP Forests Community,

as a Programme under the Air Convention (CLRTAP) our work has preliminarily to be seen within the context of the Convention work. In order to facilitate access to key documents elaborated by the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and adopted by the Executive Body of the Convention here the link to the most recent workplan is given:

http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/documents/2018/Air/ece.eb.air.140.add.1-Final-Advance_copy.pdf

Best regards

Walter

Posted by Walter Seidling on May 17, 2018 at 11:30

Forum

Choosing brands for some instruments 1 Reply

Dear colleagues,It is planned to purchase a new mill, Kjeldahl Steam Distillation System for N analysis and combined system to analyze pH, EC and alkalinity for water samples for my lab. 1. There are…Continue

Started by Rabia GUNHAN. Last reply by Robert Menegotto Apr 30.

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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Katrin Meusburger Di Bella joined Richard Fischer's group
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Working Group on Soil Solution

Internal page of the ICP Forests WG on soil solution sampling, analysis and evaluationSee More
Friday
Alexa Michel posted events
Thursday
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Jun 18
Anne-Katrin Prescher posted a blog post

Nature publication on mycorrhizal fungi by Imperial College London and ICP Forests partners

We are very happy and proud to announce that yesterday evening the study on "Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi“ by Sietse van der Linde and others  (2018) was published in Nature. Please, have a look at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0189-9This important…See More
Jun 7
Elena Gottardini commented on Marcus Schaub's group Ozone visible symptoms
"Dear colleagues, I would like to introduce the new online tool for ozone symptom validation, called OSVALD, the Ozone Symptom VALidation Database.  http://appmeteo.fmach.it/osvald/index.php   OSVALD can help you…"
Jun 7
Javier Ubanell Moreno is now a member of ICP Forests
Jun 7
Alexa Michel posted a blog post

Diversity — Open Access Journal of Biodiversity invites manuscripts on lichen diversity and biomonitoring for special issue

Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is an open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.They encourage researchers to send their manuscript on the following topics:Empirical studies on the effects emerging air pollutants on lichen communities;Investigating environmental factors, as covariates of lichen diversity;Temporal and spatial patterns of lichen diversity as a…See More
Jun 5
Alexa Michel posted an event
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Workshop on Forest Regeneration and Cockchafer (Melolontha spp.) Damage, Nancy, 2-4 Oct 2018 at Nancy

October 2, 2018 to October 4, 2018
In France, forest cockchafer (Melolontha spp.) populations have increased from endemic to epidemic proportions in the last 10 years, with severe damage being recently reported in young forest stands in Picardie and Northern Alsace.A workshop is planned on October 2-4, 2018, in Nancy, in order to share existing knowledge about the forest cockchafer and about how management practices can influence its populations. In particular, Eastern European countries have faced recurrent infestations since…See More
Jun 4

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