IUFRO 2017 – Garfinkel – Open Science View of a Technology Sharing Framework

September 22, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Michele Garfinkel of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) presented on the global shift towards open science frameworks in a variety of fields. She discussed the need for continued governance with institutional flexibility. A PDF of the presentation slides is available here. Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Seguin – Soil Microbiome Biology for Healthy Forests

September 20, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Armand Seguin is using NexGen sequencing and metabarcoding to look at the soil microbiome in a Canadian forest area infected with Hemlock looper. Mycorrhizal networks are instrumental in bringing back soil diversity. armand.seguin@canada.ca A PDF of the presentation slides is available here. Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Hulbert – Citizen Science Initiatives for Forest Pest Challenges

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Local forest pest invasions can become global problems when they jump continents. The world needs more than single country strategies to address invasive species. Citizen science is a tool that works locally but needs to expand and connect globally. joey.hulbert@fabi.up.ac.za Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Veloso de Freitas – Brazil’s National Forest Inventory Initiative and Progress

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Brazil is undertaking a complete landuse mapping of the entire country. While some plots in the Amazon are logistically and physically difficult to inventory, the National Forest Inventory (NFI) effort is making great progress after 10 years of work. joberto.freital@florestal.gov.br Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Schepaschenko – Crowdsourcing Forestry Spatial Information

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Geo-Wiki.org is a set of tools to visualize, gather, and analyze forest landscape information. Allows users to compare maps, layers, and coverage on a range of forest topics such as biomass, plantations, and natural forests. Apps for phones include PhotoQuestGO. Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More