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CRC for Forestry News - issue four (December 2009)

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Issue four - December 2009 e-newsletter
CRC for Forestry News - science for sustainable forest landscapes

From the CEO, Gordon Duff

Gordon Duff - thumbThe CRC for Forestry Annual Science Meeting is regarded by many as the most significant information sharing and networking opportunity in the Australian forestry research and development calendar.  I’m happy to announce that our next meeting will be held from 18-20 May 2010, in Fremantle WA.                                        [read more]

Decision support systems in forestry

Chris Harwood with vietnamese colleagueDuring August, the CRC held a two-day workshop on decision support systems (DSS) at the University of Melbourne to help participants gain a clear understanding of what DSS actually are, how they are developed and how they can be used in fields related to natural resource management.                                                          [read more]

Award to assess land-owners' understanding of using forest carbon offset sinks

Lyndall Bullthumb-CRCForestryNewsDr Lyndall Bull, CRC Board Member and convenor of Australia’s National Forestry Masters Program, has received a 2009 Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Eucalypt expert Brad Potts invited to visit Hunan Provincial Forestry Department in China

Brad Potts and colleaguesBrad Potts, CRC Program Manager for Program Four ‘Trees in the landscape’ and a world leader in eucalypt genetics research, has recently returned from a weeks visit to the Hunan Provincial Forestry Department in China.

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Home is where the hollow is

Hollows booklet thumbnailA guide ‘Tree hollows in Tasmania’ has been developed to help forest field workers identify trees that are most likely to contain hollows that can be used for shelter by Tasmanian fauna.

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Farewell to Shelley Caswell

During October we farewelled our Finance and Administration Manager, Shelley Caswell, after fifteen years with the CRC for Forestry and its previous incarnations. We will miss Shelley's friendliness, organisational skills, and her great store of accumulated CRC knowledge, and we wish her a happy and relaxing retirement.                                                                                                                 [read more]

Chinese delegation visit the CRC

chinese visitors thumbDuring late November an eight-member delegation from China’s Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission visited the CRC for Forestry’s headquarters in Hobart. The delegation was interested in gaining a greater understanding of how Australia manages its forest resources, and visited the CRC to better understand our structure, research and priorities.                                [read more]

Common ground - is a solution to the forestry conflict possible?

Chris Harwood- thumbThe CRC’s 'High-value wood resources' Program Manager , Dr Chris Harwood, was invited to speak at a public forum during November titled ‘Common ground – is a solution to the forestry conflict possible?’ organised by the University of Tasmania’s School of Geography & Environmental Studies.                                                [read more]