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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 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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30 Years ICP Forests

Dear all,

ICP Forests has entered its 30th anniversary. ICP Forests has under the CLRTAP achieved quite a lot during the past three decades, however, there is still a lot of challenges left. To get more awareness about both the achievements and the challenges I designed a kind of logo. Please, make extensive use of it in various communications, however, if there are other proposals, please, post them here.

Best regards

Walter

   

Posted by Walter Seidling on March 8, 2015 at 10:30

Announcement 8th ICP Forests soil Interlaboratory comparison

The Croatian Forest Research Institute is glad to be able to invite the Laboratories to participate in 8th ICP Forests soil Interlaboratory comparison. 

All the necessary information you will be able to find in Invitation_letter_SOIL.pdf

 

For any questions, please get in touch with:

Dr.sc. Tamara Jakovljević

Head of laboratory
Hrvatski šumarski institut/
Croatian Forest Research Institute
Cvjetno naselje 41
10 450 Jastrebarsko

Croatia
tel: + 385 1 6273 025
GSM: + 385 98 339 860
e-mail: tamaraj@sumins.hr

 

Posted by Nathalie Cools on February 25, 2015 at 14:44

4th ICP Forests Scientific Conference, Ljubljana, 19-20 May 2015

It is our pleasure to invite you to the

4th ICP Forests Scientific Conference

"Long-term trend and effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems, their services, and sustainability"

that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 19-20 May 2015.

Main topics include:

  • The temporal development (possibly with predictions) of air pollution effects on forests, including nitrogen deposition and ozone impacts, on different spatial scales
  • Temporal and spatial development of forest performance indicators, forest ecosystem services, their sustainability and interactions with climate trends
  • Integrative analyses and modeling exercises based on the above indicated data

The Conference will bring together scientists and experts from ICP Forests, the UNECE ICPs community under the Working Group on Effects (WGE), partners and respective stakeholders, as well as interested scientists and…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on January 19, 2015 at 15:52

2014 Technical Report available online

Dear Colleagues,

The ICP Forests 2014 Technical Report is now available online. If you have not received a personal copy of this report by the end of this month but would like to have one, please send a request to PCC-ICPForests@ti.bund.de

With best wishes
Alexa

Posted by Alexa Michel on January 19, 2015 at 15:51

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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 on Monday.

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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Guia Cecchini replied to Tiina Maileena Nieminen's discussion Update of the Soil Solution Manual in the group Working Group on Soil Solution
"Dear Tina and dear All, I’d like to start to think together to the different points you mentioned in your mail. 1)      Pooling the samples. The drastic decrease of founding  is more or less a real transversal…"
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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 fungi. The workshop is sponsored by the British Ecological Society. If you are interested, please save those dates, information will follow on:…See More
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Manisha Koirala is now a member of ICP Forests
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Tiina Maileena Nieminen replied to Tiina Maileena Nieminen's discussion Update of the Soil Solution Manual in the group Working Group on Soil Solution
"Thanks Nicholas, good to hear, I fully agree! Tiina"
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Tiina Maileena Nieminen replied to Tiina Maileena Nieminen's discussion Update of the Soil Solution Manual in the group Working Group on Soil Solution
"Thanks Elisabeth, for your prompt response. Concerning the link between the new pooled and the old sampler-ID, what do you actually mean to add in the remark field. The list of the sampler_IDs which were combined?  We did that now, but I am not…"
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Elisabeth Graf Pannatier replied to Tiina Maileena Nieminen's discussion Update of the Soil Solution Manual in the group Working Group on Soil Solution
"Hi Tiina, Yes, you have pointed out an important issue that matters for time series analysis. I think that it is correct to give a new sampler_ID if the chemical analysis corresponds to a new sample (in your case pooled sample). In the SSM file, we…"
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