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11th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison (Ring Test)

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).…

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Added by Alexa Michel on February 1, 2024 at 7:30 — No Comments

Happy holidays & best wishes for the new year

The ICP Forests Chairman and the Programme Co-ordinating Centre wish you and your families

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 20, 2023 at 11:30 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2023 Technical Report available online

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 18, 2023 at 10:00 — No Comments

11th FORECOMON and 40th ICP Forests Task Force Meeting, Prague, 10-14 June 2024

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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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on October 20, 2023 at 11:00 — No Comments

ICP Forests Chairman Marco Ferretti receives Victor Girugiu Award from INCDS

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on October 12, 2023 at 14:00 — No Comments

FORECOMON 2023 - The 10th Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Conference is coming up

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:

  • Session 1 - Forest monitoring in the Anthropocene - the results
  • Session 2 - Forest monitoring in the Anthropocene – new approaches and perspectives

For further details and participation link visit the conference…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on May 11, 2023 at 13:30 — No Comments

Happy holidays & all the best in the new year

The Chairman of ICP Forests and the team at the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests wish all members and friends of ICP Forests

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 19, 2022 at 13:30 — No Comments

New Report on Empirical Critical Loads of Nitrogen published

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…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on December 16, 2022 at 13:45 — No Comments

Reminder: Plants Special Issue on "Stress response and ecophysiological indicators of tree vitality" - Deadline 31 Oct 2022

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: …

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Added by Alexa Michel on September 20, 2022 at 12:04 — No Comments

New Biodiversa+ Call on Biodiversity Monitoring - Pre-proposal Deadline 9 Nov 2022

Biodiversa+ is a wide co-funded biodiversity partnership for research on biodiversity, policy and society.

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on September 20, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments

Widespread visible effects of 2022 drought on forest vegetation

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.…

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Added by Marco Ferretti on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2022 Technical Report available online

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on September 14, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments

12th Deposition and soil solution Working Ring Test 2022/2023

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:…

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Added by ICP-Forests Admin on September 5, 2022 at 12:00 — No Comments

Recent editorial in Nature emphasize the importance of long-term forest monitoring (and its funding).

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…

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Added by Marco Ferretti on September 2, 2022 at 14:48 — No Comments

New videos on the effects of nitrogen on forests available in French, German, and Italian

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:…

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Added by Alexa Michel on June 15, 2022 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

New e-learning course on the UNECE Air Convention

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on June 14, 2022 at 13:25 — No Comments

Establishment of new Ad hoc Working Group on Tree Physiology

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 (filippo.bussotti@unifi.it) and Martina Pollastrini (martina.pollastrini@unifi.it) directly.

Added by Alexa Michel on June 14, 2022 at 12:16 — No Comments

38th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests successfully held online

The 38th Task Force Meeting was held online with 93 participants from 28 countries, including presenters from other bodies under the Convention and external guests.

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!



With best…

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Added by Alexa Michel on June 10, 2022 at 16:00 — No Comments

Successful meeting of the Heads of the Labs in Birmensdorf, Switzerland

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on May 31, 2022 at 9:25 — No Comments

Joint Expert Panel Meeting successfully held in Prague, 5-7 April 2022

We thank Vít Šrámek and his colleagues from the Czech Forestry and Game Management Research Institute for organizing this year's Joint Expert Panel Meeting in Prague, 5-7 April 2022.

Participants were very grateful for meeting in person again after two years of online meetings under the COVID19-pandemic and appreciated peaceful…

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Added by Alexa Michel on April 8, 2022 at 15:00 — No Comments

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