The Working Group on QA/QC in Laboratories gladly invites all laboratories to participate in the 11th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison (Ring Test) in order to assess the quality of the soil analytical results performed on the samples collected in ICP Forests as part of the systematic (Level I) or the intensive monitoring (Level II).…Continue
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a peaceful and relaxing holiday season and a happy and healthy new year 2024.
Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those involved in ICP Forests and especially the participating countries for…Continue
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The PCC is pleased to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests 2023 Technical Report: Forest Condition in Europe - The 2023 Assessment and its online supplement. It can be downloaded here; printed copies will be available…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on December 18, 2023 at 10:00 — No Comments
We are happy to announce the date of the 11th Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Conference - FORECOMON 2024 - and the 40th ICP Forests Task Force Meeting. Both will be held in Prague, Czechia, from June 10 to June 14, 2024 and hosted by the Forestry and Game Management Research Institute (FGMRI) and…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on October 20, 2023 at 11:00 — No Comments
At the international scientific conference “Forest science for people and societal challenges - The 90th "Marin Drăcea" INCDS Anniversary", Bucharest, Romania, 2-5 Oct 2023, ICP Forests Chairman Marco Ferretti was offered the “Victor Giurgiu” award for forest biometrics, management planning and environmental protection. He received the award…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on October 12, 2023 at 14:00 — No Comments
This year's Scientific Conference of ICP Forests is coming up: 6th June 2023, 13:00 - 16:30.
The programme includes 11 presentations devided in two sessions:
For further details and participation link visit the conference…Continue
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a happy holiday season and all the best in the new year.
We would like to specifically express again our sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the ICP Forests and especially to the…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on December 19, 2022 at 13:30 — No Comments
The new report on "Review and revision of empirical critical loads of nitrogen for Europe" by the Coordination Centre for Effects of ICP Modelling and Mapping was published in late autumn. Several scientists and experts of the different ICPs were involved, including colleagues from ICP Forests. It features a 86 pages long chapter on "Effects of nitrogen deposition on forests and other wooded land" and provides updated numbers for empirical…Continue
Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on December 16, 2022 at 13:45 — No Comments
Deadline for submitting manuscripts for the Plants Special Issue on "Advances in Forest Ecophysiology: Stress Response and Ecophysiological Indicators of Tree Vitality" is 31 October 2022.
Guest editor: Nenad Potočić, Chair of the ICP Forests Expert Panel on Crown Condition and Damage Causes
More information: …Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on September 20, 2022 at 12:04 — No Comments
The 2022-2023 Call has a clear acronym: "BiodivMon" open to research proposals on "Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society" covering terrestrial, freshwater and marine…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on September 20, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments
Leaf browning on deciduous broadleaved forest vegetation became visible already in August over several slopes in Ticino (Switzerland) and northern Italy (left), and even on the Mediterranean vegetation along the coast of Tuscany (central Italy) (right). It will be interesting to see the results of the 2022 Level I survey.…Continue
Added by Marco Ferretti on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 — No Comments
The PCC is happy to announce that the ICP Forests 2022 Technical Report and the Online Supplement are now available online and can be downloaded from the ICP Forests website.
Printed copies will be available…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on September 14, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments
All laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP Forests are kindly invited to participate in the 12th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Forests programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests). The registration is open until 30th September 2022.
All necessary information are available in the document:…Continue
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A one-page editorial published on 18th August on Nature put emphasis on the need and the importance of long-term forest monitoring: "the edifice of forest science relies on the long-term data that scientists wring from forests over decades. Our chances of overcoming climate change are small, but they will diminish further if we forget the basics of monitoring our home planet."
Among others, in the editorial it is also pointed out that long term observations "depends on…Continue
Added by Marco Ferretti on September 2, 2022 at 14:48 — No Comments
The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN has published a new video on the effects of nitrogen deposition on Swiss forests. It is a beautifully designed educational video aimed at the general public.
The video is available on YouTube in three languages so far:…
There is a new self-paced online course that aims to raise awareness about air pollution and its effects, ways to prevent and reduce harmful emissions and the Convention and its protocols as an international framework for co-operation on cleaner air.
The course features four distinct modules that aim to equip learners with the knowledge and resource…Continue
Added by Alexa Michel on June 14, 2022 at 13:25 — No Comments
The new Ad Hoc Working Group on Tree Physiology within the EP Crown Condition and Damage Causes is still looking for experts in forest ecophysiology.
For more information, please have a look at their call or contact Filippo Bussotti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Martina Pollastrini (email@example.com) directly.
Added by Alexa Michel on June 14, 2022 at 12:16 — No Comments
Thank you again to all participants for making this meeting a success and we hope to see you again in person at the 39th TFM in Helsinki next year!
Added by Alexa Michel on June 10, 2022 at 16:00 — No Comments
The ICP Forests Heads of the Labs Meeting took place at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL on 12-13 May 2022 with 58 participants (15 online) from 20 countries.
Topics that were discussed included the results of the last ring tests (water, foliage and soil) as well as methodical aspects (ICP-MS, Mercury in wood and deposition samples, bark sampling for determination of the nutrient status,…), and the stability of soil solution samples.
Due to the…Continue
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Participants were very grateful for meeting in person again after two years of online meetings under the COVID19-pandemic and appreciated peaceful…Continue
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