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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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 13, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 3, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on October 11, 2018 at 9:49 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2018 Technical Report now available online

We are happy to inform you that the 2018 Technical Report of ICP Forests - Forest Condition in Europe is now available online.

With best wishes

Alexa Michel

Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP…

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Added by Alexa Michel on October 9, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

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_0.pdf. Please, consider an application by yourself or forward the application to those who might be interested.

Best…

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Added by Walter Seidling on September 15, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

9th Deposition and soil solution Working Ring Test 2018/2019

The Polish Forest Research Institute invite all laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP-Forests programme to participate in the 9th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests).…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on September 14, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

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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Added by Alexa Michel on June 27, 2018 at 11:32 — No Comments

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.

Added by Alexa Michel on June 25, 2018 at 11:12 — No Comments

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. …

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 7, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Diversity — Open Access Journal of Biodiversity invites manuscripts on lichen diversity and biomonitoring for special issue

Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is an open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.

They encourage researchers to send their manuscript on the following topics:

  • Empirical studies on the effects emerging air pollutants on lichen communities;
  • Investigating environmental factors, as covariates of lichen diversity;
  • Temporal…
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Added by Alexa Michel on June 5, 2018 at 9:01 — No Comments

Thank you for the interesting 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference

Dear colleagues,

the chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to the Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” and the Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” for hosting the 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference!…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 1, 2018 at 12:25 — No Comments

Convention Workplan

Dear ICP Forests Community,

as a Programme under the Air Convention (CLRTAP) our work has preliminarily to be seen within the context of the Convention work. In order to facilitate access to key documents elaborated by the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and adopted by the Executive Body of the Convention here the link to the most recent workplan is given:…

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Added by Walter Seidling on May 17, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2017 Executive Report available online

We are happy to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests 2017 Executive Report.

The report focuses on

  • Nitrogen budgets in forest stands
  • Nitrification in tree canopies
  • Mosses and nitrogen fixation by epiphytic bacteria
  • Predisposing factors for Acute Oak Decline
  • Measuring and interpreting changes in stem increment.

It is available for download from the ICP Forests…

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Added by Alexa Michel on April 5, 2018 at 14:43 — No Comments

Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison Tests 2018

Dear colleagues,

the final report from the 20th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison Test is available. You find detail information and the download here. Keep in mind that the re-qualification procedure – if needed - must be finished till 1st of…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on January 17, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Happy Holidays & a wonderful new year 2018!

Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on December 20, 2017 at 14:16 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2017 Technical Report available online

We are happy to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests 2017 Technical Report. You can download the report and the online supplement from the ICP Forests website.

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

Added by Alexa Michel on December 18, 2017 at 15:11 — No Comments

9th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison

The Croatian Forest Research Institute is glad to invite laboratories to participate in the 9th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison in 2018. All necessary information you can find here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Tamara Jakovljevic…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 18, 2017 at 11:08 — No Comments

Successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Pallanza, Italy

Together with 31 participants we had a successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Pallanza! The meeting was very well organized by Aldo Marchetto and his team. We discussed the results of the last deposition and foliar ring tests and had presentations about measuring of samples with low concentrations, the determine weak acids in deposition, actual information about the data base, data submission and new features, proposal for better coding of the methods for C-CO3 and Corg, aqua regia…

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Added by Nils König on October 6, 2017 at 12:43 — No Comments

Thank you very much for all contributions to the IUFRO congress!

Dear members of the ICP Forests community,

The chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to all colleagues of the ICP Forests community that joined and contributed to the 125th Anniversary Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

The congress took place last week in Freiburg, Germany, welcoming more than 2000 participants. In more than…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 26, 2017 at 15:49 — No Comments

UNECE Air Convention reports available online

Dear colleagues,

having attended the 3rd Joint Session of the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and the Steering Body to EMEP from 11-15 September 2017 at Geneva, I want to point to the fact that all basic documents for that meeting are available at the UNECE website. Of relevance for the ICP Forests community is especially the "2017 joint progress report on policy-relevant scientific findings" (ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2017/3-ECE/EB.AIR/WG.12017/3) and the "Progress report by the Programme…

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Added by Walter Seidling on September 19, 2017 at 10:47 — No Comments

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