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FABI Celebrates its 17th Anniversary
27 November, 2014
FABI
A fabulous Highveld thunderstorm provided the perfect prelude to the 17th Annual FABI year end gala dinner and awards ceremony. As the rain stopped and the last rays of sun peaked through the clouds, some 250 FABI team members and their guests arrived at the "River Lodge" to celebrate another amazing FABI year gone by. read more
FMG Annual Research Meeting a great success
27 November, 2014
FABI
The Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme in FABI hosted members from the South African Forestry industry at their annual Research Meeting on Tuesday, 18 November, at the University of Pretoria. read more
Sappi Executives visit FABI
27 November, 2014
FABI
The forestry research team (including members of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme - TPCP), theDST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) and the Forest Molecular Genetics Programme (FMG) enjoyed the pleasure of a visit by Sappi senior executives on Friday 21st November. read more
"Beyond Carbon" Benefits The Talk Of The Forest Carbon Markets
27 November, 2014
Ecosystem Marketplace
Though demand for forest carbon offsets grew 17% in 2013, market participants recognize the need to scale up faster in order to curb emissions from deforestation and land-use change. read more
Kishugu
27 November, 2014
Kishugu
Fire is a friend to mankind - until it gets out of hand: then it can become a formidable enemy, one that can only be subdued by an army versed in both conventional and guerrilla warfare and co-ordinated ground and air operations. read more
FSC Africa News
17 November, 2014
FSC
Latest FSC Africa News 2014 read more
Information requested for sites infested with Thaumastocoris peregrinus
13 November, 2014
FABI
We are currently looking for sites with moderate to high infestations of the bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus, for further releases of the biological control agent. read more
Reminder: Invitation: ICFR Midlands Field Day at Wartburg, KZN Midlands
10 November, 2014
ICFR
Invitation to join us for what will be the last ICFR field day for 2014 to be held at Wartburg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The programme includes a range of highly relevant talks addressing some of the key challenges currently facing timber growers and managers in the region. read more
TPCP-CTHB students break the tree planting record again!
5 November, 2014
Fabi
A large group of Honnours, Masters, and PhD students, and even three Postdoctoral fellows, of the TPCP and CTHB programmes joined in to replant 2700 Eucalyptus trees into bags at the FABI nursery on the experimental farm. Earlier this year, the record was set for the most students...
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Thousands gather in Wasatch forest for global forest conference
5 November, 2014
Fabi

SALT LAKE CITY - Several thousand forest researchers, foresters and policymakers are in Salt Lake City in week-long meetings to discuss the sweeping threats to forest health - such as pests, disease and "mega" wildfires - and how to best arrive at solutions.The International Union of Forest Research Organization...

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Sirex Woodwasp: A Model for Evolving Management Paradigms of Invasive Forest Pests
5 November, 2014
Fabi
FABI
I attach here a review paper by three FABIans that was published online this week in the prestigious Annual Review of Entomology, the top ranked journal in entomology with a current impact factor of 13.021. The paper reviews the recent breakthroughs in research that challenge previous... read more
IUFRO appoints Mike Wingfield as new President
3 November, 2014
FABI
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) today announced the appointment of Prof. Mike Wingfield as new President... read more

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