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Horario de acontecimientos/Events Timeline 2013

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Ongoing courses & training

Próximos Cursos por Internet/Distance Learning

•January/Enero 2013 •August/Agosto 2013
•February/Febrero 2013 •September/Septiembre 2013
•March/Marzo 2013 •October/Octubre 2013
•April/Abril 2013 •November/Noviembre 2013
•May/Mayo 2013 •December/Diciembre 2013

•June/Junio 2013

Ongoing courses & training/Cursos actuales y Capacitación

•July/Julio 2013

Próximos Cursos por Internet/Distance Learning



Events by date/Horarios por la fecha 2013

5–11 de octubre de 2014. IUFRO World Congress. “Forest for thefuture-sustaining forests, sustaining people: the role of research.” Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Contactar: office@iufro.org.

24-26 January 2013. 19th Annual Conference - International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale Chapter. Food & Forests: Cultivating Resilient Landscapes. New Haven, Connecticutt, USA. Call for Abstracts.   

Topics include:
· What contributions do forests make to agriculture and food security, including ecosystem services?
· What role do forests play in adapting agriculture to climate change?
· What cultivation systems (e.g. agroforestry, swidden, silvopastoral) have the potential to increase resilience to climate
change, extreme weather events, and price shocks? What potential do these systems have for meeting projected global
demands for agricultural production?
· In light of recent calls for ‘sustainable intensification’ what cultivation systems might qualify and what might be the equity
effects of such intensification?
· What governance structures and partnerships can foster multi-functional landscape management that encourages the
sustainable and equitable integration of forests and food?
· What is the role of rights-based approaches (e.g. indigenous rights, right to food) for integrating food production and
forests? On the other hand, what is the potential role of market mechanisms and supply chain approaches?
· What lessons have been learned from integrating food security initiatives and conservation and development projects that
can be applied to our efforts moving forward?

4-7 February  2013. Breeding for Value in a Changing World: Breeding and Genetic Resources of Southern US and Mexican Pines. Jacksonville, Florida, USA.  This conference is being hosted by the IUFRO Working Group 2.02.20.  Online registration and payment are available. See the meeting web site for full details: <http://www.ncsu-feop.org/IUFRO/>. Information for the conference can be found in this press release.
4-15 March 2013. Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. Gain in-depth knowledge of analysis techniques for cutting-edge ecological research, employing R: classical regression models; mixed models; generalized linear models; generalized additive models; how to deal with the limitations of real datasets; and conservation-specific approaches. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
1-12 April 2013.Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. The course is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical background to both graduate students and professionals in distance sampling, mark-recapture, and occupancy modeling techniques, with a strong focus on the practical use of field data in the programs DISTANCE, MARK and PRESENCE. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
8–10 April, 2013. 6th International Woodfibre Resources & Trade Conference. Woodchips and Biomass for Global and REgional Markets. Istanbul, Turkey.  Website: <http://woodfibreconference.com/>. 
21–26 de abril de 2013. Protected Areas and Place Making: how do we provide conservation, landscape management, tourism, human health and regional development? Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brasil. IUFRO 6.04.00. Contactar: Teresa Cristina Magro, <teresa.magro@usp.br>; <http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-6/60000/60400/activities/>.
22-26 April 2013. Earth Observation and Global Environmental Change - 50 Years of Remote Sensing: Progress and Prospects. 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE35), Beijing, China.
Call for papers is now open. For details see http://www.isrse35.org/.
29 April-10 May 2013. Species Monitoring & Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. This course teaches current techniques in assessment and monitoring of wild mammal populations, including bats. Participants learn principles of study design; current field assessment methods; data analysis techniques including MARK and DISTANCE software; application of monitoring data to decision-making and population management; and collection and preparation of museum voucher specimens. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
13-24 May 2013. Species Monitoring & Conservation: Reptiles. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. This course will provide technical training in the essential aspects of reptile conservation. In addition to providing hands-on experience with current field monitoring techniques, participants will also learn to analyze mark-recapture, distance sampling and occupancy field data. The course will also include a review of reptile taxonomy and phylogeny, and the role of captive propagation in reptile conservation. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
16-21 May 2013. Planted Forests on the Globe Renewable Resources for the Future - 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests. Estoril, Portugal. IUFRO 8.00.00 http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-8/80000
Contact: Jean-Michel Carnus, Jean-Michel.Carnus(at)pierroton.inra.fr
http://www.efiatlantic.efi.int/portal/events/2013_icpf
1-7 June 2013. Non-Invasive Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Conservation. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. Learn how new developments in non-invasive genetics allow biologists and managers to answer questions in animal behavior, population biology and population management. Course participants will work through a directed research project, from study design through field data collection, sampling protocols, and DNA extraction and amplification, to analysis of microsatellite and sequence data. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
10-21 June 2013. Adaptive Management for Conservation Success. Front Royal, Virginia, USA. This course is taught in partnership with Foundations of Success (FOS). Working in teams on a real conservation project, participants practice conceptualizing projects, formulating objectives and providing evidence of conservation results. The course builds skills in designing and planning effective projects that provide clear evidence of conservation impact, and in use of Miradi adaptive management software. Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, a partnership between George Mason University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), is proud to announce their Spring/Summer 2013 course schedule. The School is now offering more courses than ever before, in a wide range of topics, all focused on training in different aspects of biodiversity conservation, from effective conservation leadership, to technical tools in statistics and field sampling. All courses are currently either 1 or 2-week intensive residential courses and they will be held in a brand-new, sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia. Most courses can be taken either for graduate credit or continuing education units. For more information, visit <http://SMConservation.gmu.edu> or e-mail SCBItraining[at]si.edu
12–15 de junio de 2013. IUFROLAT: 3rd IUFRO Latin American Congress. San José, Costa Rica. <iufrolat@catie.ac.cr>, <offi ce@iufro.org>.
2-7 Jul 2013. The 1st International Forestry Graduate's Conference 2013 (FORGRAD2013). Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Organized by the Faculty of Foresty Graduate's Students Association (FORGRAD2013) in collaboration with the Management of Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia http://www.forr.upm.edu.my/index.php/forgrad-2013
3 July-3 August 2013. El XXIII Curso Corto Anual de Manejo de Áreas Protegidas. El curso se da totalmente en español para conservacionistas de países de habla español y portugués de América Latina, África y Europa.  Más información está disponible en el sitio <http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpamt-protected-areas-course>. Volante curso AAPP CSU 2013.pdf
Folleto Curso AAPP CSU 2013 espanol.pdf   CSU 2013 Protected Area Management Course Brochure English.pdf
21-24 July 2013. Resilient Landscapes. Planing for Flood, Drought and Fire. Reno, Navada, USA. Call for Presentations and Symposia Sessions has been released for the 68th Annual International Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The deadline for submitting a presentation or proposal is 17 December 2012. Complete instructions are on the conference website at: <www.swcs.org/13ac>. The meeting will be held at the Peppermill in Reno, NV and is being hosted in partnership with the SWCS California-Nevada Chapter. Please consider joining your colleagues in Reno!
22-25 July 2013, the conference Forest Genetics 2013. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. This conference is a joint meeting of four organizations. Website:  www.forestgenetics2013.ca
Mark your calendar for 2014 and 2015!
10-14 February 2014. World Congress on Agroforestry 2014. Delhi, India. To accelerate the contribution that trees can make to world development, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the World Agroforestry Centre, together with the Indian Society of Agroforestry and Global Initiatives, have begun preparations for the landmark World Congress on Agroforestry 2014 to be held in Delhi, India on 10-14 February 2014.

The Congress, entitled ‘Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impacts of Agroforestry’, follows on from the 1st World Congress on Agroforestry in 2004 and the second in 2009. Over 1000 selected participants drawn from the private sector, research and development will share the current state of knowledge and seek to accelerate the positive financial, environmental and social impacts of agroforestry.

Offering a unique opportunity for the business and research communities to interact, the Congress will be built around a structure dealing with science and innovation; food and nutrition; environmental protection; enterprise; knowledge and policy environment, and climate change. It will produce a global roadmap for agroforestry in the context of world development and create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnership, investment and impact.

Further information will soon be distributed on the details of the agenda and the method of registration. In the meantime, see www.wca2014.org for further details or email wca2014@CGIAR.org to register your interest.

The Congress will be co-organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, the Indian Society of Agroforestry and Global Initiatives.
5–11 de octubre de 2014. IUFRO World Congress. “Forest for the future-sustaining forests, sustaining people: the role of research.” Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Web site: <http://www.iufro2014.com/>. 
September 2015. The Fourteenth World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on behalf of the South African Government will host the congress. The World Forestry Congress is held every six years and is attended by forestry professionals who gather for a week of intensive scientific and technical discussions.

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