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Oxford 7th SEA Studies Symposium
06-11-2017 11:41

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Commonwealth Forestry Conference
20-07-2017 09:47

The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 2017.  Further details about this and the CFC, incliuding the outcomes, can be found on the conference website at www.cfc2017.in  


Future Forests Fellowship
23-06-2017 10:20

The UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.
Value: $70,000 CAD annually for up to four years. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses incurred in the preparation and conduct of research.
 
Application Timeline
Opening Date: The FFF application and list of supporting documents required will be made available starting August
1, 2017. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, a complete PhD program application (September 2018 intake) must also be submitted.
Closing Deadline: The FFF and PhD applications, plus all required supporting documentation, must be submitted by 4pm PST, Friday, November 24, 2017. The award recipient announcement will be made in January 2018.
 
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Proceedings of CFA conference in Nigeria
08-12-2016 09:55

Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Disciplines in Nigerian Institutions: Inputs for Future Solution to the Dwindling Forest Estate in Nigeria

Proceedings of the 1st Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Conference, Nigeria Chapter

The 1st Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Conference, Nigeria Chapter is a follow-up to the third CFA Workshop held in October, 2015 at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Jericho, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

The meeting was a research oriented conference that sought to bring together forestry and allied natural resource scientists, graduates, development experts and policy makers from higher institutions and research institutes to proffer future solutions to the dwindling Nigerian Forest Estate.

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Sir David Attenborough endorses Queen's Commonwealth Canopy
08-12-2016 09:55

Sir David Attenborough has praised the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an ambitious project that aims to create a global network of protected Commonwealth forests, as the first nations to sign up to the initiative were honoured by the Queen at a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace on 15th November.

The broadcaster and naturalist told the 20 countries who have committed themselves to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy... (QCC) that research has confirmed the scale of the destruction of the planet's estimated three trillion trees - 15 billion a year with only five billion planted as replacements.

Sir David, who spoke to an invited audience including high commissioners and other representatives who received awards recognising their country's role in the QCC, said: "Preserving the world's green corridors, forests, jungles and botanic gardens is the simplest and most effective way to keep breathing life into planet earth.

"Over my nine decades, I have witnessed the devastating effect of the destruction of our forests and disregard for the importance of trees. I do believe that we have an obligation to nurture and replenish our natural environment for the benefit of our children and grandchildren."

The Queen was joined at the event by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal. The Commonwealth Forestry Association is a partner in the QCC along with the Royal Commonwealth Society, and the NGO Cool Earth.

 


Queen's Award winner announced
01-09-2015 17:08

 The CFA is pleased to announce that the Queen's Award for Forestry has been presented to Dr Douglas Sheil for his extensive scientific work on forest management and conservation.  

The purpose of the award is both to “recognise the achievements and support the future work of an outstanding mid-career forester”. The award is open to all citizens of Commonwealth countries, and is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in forestry.

– I am honoured to be awarded this prize, Douglas says.
– I have often been extremely lucky with my collaborations and opportunities and have been privileged to have worked in many remarkable places with many remarkable people.  The grant will allow me to explore some forest sites in Central America later this year.  I am excited by the opportunity – it is a region I have not visited before so there is plenty to learn about.

About Douglas Sheil:
Douglas Sheil was born in Northern Ireland.  He spent the first three years of his life in Nigeria, but was then brought up in the Republic of Ireland. He returned to the tropics several times as a Natural Sciences student in Cambridge in England, before gaining a Master’s Degree in “Forestry and its Relation to Land Use” from Oxford, and later a Doctorate in Tropical Ecology from the same university. He also holds an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK.

His postdoctoral experience includes ten years with the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia, four years as director of the Institute for Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) a field-based research institute in Uganda, a year at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a year at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia.

He is currently employed at Dept. of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, NMBU, and remains a Senior Research Associate of the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia, as well as Adjunct Professor of Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia. His publications have covered a wide range of tropical forest topics, and his co-authored book on rain forests is extensively used.

 


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