The next IUFRO World Congress will be held in Malaysia, 7-12 August, 2000. The Congress title is “Forests and Society: The Role of Research”. The responsibility for its scientific programme lies with the IUFRO Executive Board, which has established a Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) for this purpose. The practical organisation is in hands of the Congress Organizing Committee (COC) in Malaysia.
A Sub-Plenary “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Fire and Forests” will be organized by the IUFRO Fire Group 8.05 (see contact address below) on 8 August 2000. For the detailed poster and oral presentations programme on forest fire: see http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/congress/csc/.
Congress Scientific Committee IUFRO Secretariat c/o Federal Forest Research Centre Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 1131 Vienna AUSTRIA
IUFRO XXI World Congress: Sessions of Group 8.05 Forest Fire Research
The programme of scientific meetings of IUFRO Unit 8.05.00 Forest Fire Research is given below (state: 19 October 1999). Updated programme information is available on-line at: http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/congress/csc/
8 August 1999: Sub-Plenary “Sustainable management of natural resources: Fire and forests”
1- Johann G.Goldammer. The fire and smoke episode of 1997-98 in South East Asia: implications on regional and global fire research programmes. 2- Adriana G. Moreira and Daniel C. Nepstad. Forest fires in tropical America : challenges for research. 3- Brian J. Stocks and Susan G. Conard. Forest fire research in north America and Russia. Past accomplishments and future trends. 4- Ertugrul Bilgili and Johann G.Goldammer. Fire in the Mediterranean basin: towards an interdisciplinary science programme.
Organisers: Johann G. Goldammer and Brian J. Stocks
Posters “Fire weather and behaviour”
1- Bulent Saglam, Ertugrul Bilgili. Fire occurrence in relation to weather conditions 2- Ronaldo Viana Soares. Performance of the Monte Alegre formula on fire danger evaluation in different regions of Brazil 3- Shoji Inoue. An analysis of forest fire behaviour based on estimation of wind direction and wind Velocity at the time of the fire 4- A.P.Sapozhnikov. About necessity of new approach to pyrological estimation of forests 5- A.V.Volokitina, L.Ph.Nozhenkova, M.A.Sofronov, D.I.Nazimova. Prognosis of emergency situations under wildland fires
Posters “Fire effects, ecology and country profiles”
6- K.Owusu-Afriyie et al. Seedling survival, mortality and regeneration after fire in a tropical high forest in Ghana 7- Ranjith B. Mapa. Effect of fire on soil properties in pine and natural forest in Sri Lanka 8- George Mathew, P.Rugmini, C.F.Binoy. Impact of fire on forest insect species diversity. A study in the Silent Valley 9- Andre M. Tandjiekpon. Influence des feux de brousse sur la dynamique des forêts seches. Cas des formations forestières degradées du Nord-Benin 10- H.H.Liwangsa et al. Forest plantation fire. The SAFODA experience (Sabah Forestry Development Authority) 11- Ronaldo Viana Soares. Wildfire occurrence in a forest district and other Brazilian protected areas 12- Daniel Otu. Natural regeneration of Tectona grandis and Gmelina arborea after fire in Ikrogon Forest reserve, Cross River State, Nigeria 13- Yamaguchi Tsunashi, Tsuyuki Satoshi, H. Siswanto, and Y.Ruslim. Assessment of forest fire impacts in East Kalimantan using satellite remotely sensed data 14- Angelo M. Carvalho Oliveira, Jaime S. Luis. Growth and development of a maritime pine stand after fire
8 August 2000: Session Forest Fires in Southeast Asia (I)
1- M.Hasmadi Ismail, Kamaruzaman Jusoff. Forest fire. Monitoring and management using satellite remote sensing data (Malaysia) 2- Yousif Ali Hussin, Heri Sunuprapto. Forest fire monitoring and damage assessment using remotely sensed data and GIS. A case study from East Kalimantan, Indonesia 3- Samsudin Musa, S.Ibrahim, I.Harun, R.Barizan, A.Hassan, W.M.Shukri, I.Parian. Haze forest fires and land-use practices. An assessment (Malaysia) 4- Gusti Z.Anshari. A study of fire history and the vegetation change of a lowland, peat swamp forest in the Lake Sentarum wildlife reserve, West Kalimantan, Indonesia 5- Bambang Hero Saharjo. Fire research and society interest as limiting factors in minimizing large forest fires burn in Indonesia
Organisers: Brian Stocks and Johann G. Goldammer
9 August 2000: Forest Fires in Southeast Asia (II) and in Other Tropical Regions
1- Eulis Retnowati. Managing smoke in forestry and crop estate sector in Indonesia 2- A.R.R. Menon and K.J. Martin Lowel. Fire-related regeneration dynamics in the moist deciduous forests of Western Ghats. A case study 3- Paul Kankan. Sustainable management of natural resources: Forest and fire (Ghana) 4- Marcos Pedro Ramos Rodriguez, Ronaldo Viana Soares. History of forest fires in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba 5- Lailan Syaufina. The interest of students on forest fire studies (Indonesia)
Organisers: Brian Stocks and Johann G. Goldammer
11 August 2000: Forest Fires in Temperate and Boreal Forests. Scientific Session and Panel Discussion
1- Susan G. Conard, Brian J. Stocks. Fire in temperate and boreal forests. Global change, fire management, and sustainability 2- E.S. Arzybashev. Forest fires in Russia 3- Panel Discussion