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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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Announced Position: Head of PCC

Dear all,

The position of the Head of PCC is announced by the Thuenen Institute to be filled according to the conditions described in the linked advertisement: 18-164-WO-engl.pdf. Please, consider an application by yourself or forward the application to those who might be interested.

Best regards

Walter

Posted by Walter Seidling on July 19, 2018 at 9:44

Position open for catchment biogeochemist at Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Oslo

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Oslo is looking for a researcher in catchment biogeochemistry with a strong interest in water chemistry in semi-natural boreal and temperate catchments, and an understanding of long-term biogeochemical change, including acid-base chemistry, related to air pollution and climate.

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Posted by Alexa Michel on June 27, 2018 at 11:32

Draft minutes from the 2018 ICP Forests Task Force meeting available online

The draft minutes from the ICP Forests Task Force meeting in Riga, 24-25 May 2018, are now available on the ICP Forests website. Their final version will be adopted at the next Task Force meeting in 2019.

Posted by Alexa Michel on June 25, 2018 at 11:12

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

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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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A century of NFI - informing past, present and future decisions, Norway at Sundvolden Hotel, near Oslo

May 19, 2019 to May 23, 2019
This is an opportunity to celebrate the first 100 years of history of the national forest inventories (NFI) by bringing together researchers and practitioners with an interest in forest monitoring, to reflect on the passed challenges, the lessons learned, and to improve future large-scale forest and landscape inventory programs.Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters: 30 September 2018…See More
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A century of NFI - informing past, present and future decisions at Sundvolden Hotel

May 19, 2019 to May 23, 2019
This is an opportunity to celebrate the first 100 years of history of the national forest inventories (NFI) by bringing together researchers and practitioners with an interest in forest monitoring, to reflect on the passed challenges, the lessons learned, and to improve future large-scale forest and landscape inventory programs.Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters: 30 September 2018…See More
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IUFRO RG 7.01 Nanning 2019 - Harmonized growth, cleaner environment, and sustainable forests at Guangxi Forestry Research Institute

May 13, 2019 to May 17, 2019
The next IUFRO Research Group 7.01 "Impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems" biennial conference will be held on 13-17 May 2019 in Nanning, Guangxi, southern China. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2018.Proposed IUFRO Sessions (8 general) Session 1. Balanced energy production,economic growth and environmental quality in Southeast Asia compared to other areasSession 2. Forest health and biodiversity with special focus on AsiaSession 3. Reactive…See More
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