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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 (Air Convention, formerly 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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XXV IUFRO World Congress - Deadline extension until 10 January 2019

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for abstract submission to the XXV IUFRO World Congress has been extended to 10 January 2019.

Once again, we would like to advertise session B4g on Long-Term Forest Monitoring Networks for Evaluating Responses to Environmental Change.

The session aims to attract scientists, managers and stakeholders who are keen to understand large-scale, long-term effects of rapidly changing environmental drivers on forest ecosystems, to advance forest monitoring systems from local to global scale. The session offers the opportunity to present latest research findings, address methodological issues, and outline solutions based on the comprehensive data series from long-term forest monitoring networks world-wide, such as ICP Forests, EANET, ICOS, ILTER, AnaEE, ENFIN, TERN and others.

Congress registration and abstract submission at:…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on December 21, 2018 at 17:50

Season's Greetings

Dear members of the ICP Forests website community,

The Chairman of ICP Forests and the team at the Programme Co-ordinating Centre wish you happy holidays and a peaceful and healthy new year 2019!

Marco Ferretti, Chairman of ICP Forests
Till Kirchner, Alexa Michel, Anne-Katrin Prescher, Ralph Ryl, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

Posted by Alexa Michel on December 17, 2018 at 11:10

ICP Forests 2018 Executive Report now available online

We are pleased to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests 2018 Executive Report on long-term monitoring of forest ecosystem compartments, organism responses to environmental stress, and modelling environmental stress in forest ecosystems.

You can download this report from the ICP Forests website. Printed copies will be available soon.

With best wishes for the holiday season
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

Posted by Alexa Michel on December 14, 2018 at 11:40

Registration open for next Combined EP Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 25-29 March 2019

All members of the Expert Panels on Crown Condition and Damage Causes, Soil & Soil Solution, Foliage & Litterfall, Deposition, and QA/QC in the Labs can now register for the next Combined EP Meeting in Brussels on the website of this meeting; registration closes on 1 March 2019.

Best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

Posted by Alexa Michel on December 13, 2018 at 13:30

ICP Forests Brief No 3 now available online

We are happy to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests Brief No 3 titled Ozone concentrations are decreasing but exposure remains high in European forests. You can download this brochure from the ICP Forests website. Printed copies will be available soon.

With best wishes for the holiday season
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

Posted by Alexa Michel on December 3, 2018 at 16:30

ICP Forests scientists receive Marin Drăcea Award

The Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry celebrated its 85th anniversary by means of an international scientific conference from 17–21 September 2018. During the celebration, the name giver of the institute, Professor Marin Drăcea (1885–1958), was honoured as the promoter of modern silviculture in Romanian forestry and a bust of him was unveiled. The celebration also included grants of the “Marin Drăcea Award and Diploma of Excellence” to Dr. Marco Ferretti, Chairman of ICP Forests, Dr. Walter Seidling, Head of PCC of ICP Forests, and Dr. Martin Lorenz, former Head of PCC of ICP Forests.

Honoured for their co-operation in the field of international forest monitoring (from left): Dr. Walter Seidling, Dr. Marco Ferretti und…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on October 11, 2018 at 9:49

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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, 2018.

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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XXV IUFRO World Congress - Deadline extension until 10 January 2019

Dear colleagues,The deadline for abstract submission to the XXV IUFRO World Congress has been extended to 10 January 2019.Once again, we would like to advertise session B4g on Long-Term Forest Monitoring Networks for Evaluating Responses to Environmental Change.The session aims to attract scientists, managers and stakeholders who are keen to understand large-scale, long-term effects of rapidly changing environmental drivers on forest ecosystems, to advance forest monitoring systems from local…See More
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IUFRO 2019 XXV World Congress, Curitiba, Brazil at Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

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Dear Colleagues We are pleased to advertise our session on Long-Term Forest Monitoring Networks for Evaluating Responses to Environmental Change at the IUFRO 2019 XXV World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. This session aims to attract scientists, managers and stakeholders who are keen to understand large-scale, long-term effects of rapidly changing environmental drivers on forest ecosystems, to advance forest monitoring systems from local to global scale. The session offers the opportunity…See More
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Season's Greetings

Dear members of the ICP Forests website community,The Chairman of ICP Forests and the team at the Programme Co-ordinating Centre wish you happy holidays and a peaceful and healthy new year 2019!Marco Ferretti, Chairman of ICP Forests Till Kirchner, Alexa Michel, Anne-Katrin Prescher, Ralph Ryl, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP ForestsSee More
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