Dear Colleagues, I am looking for reviewers for Chapters in a new book “Fundamentals of Fiber Science”. Please look at the Table of Contents and choose any chapter you feel comfortable with. Looks like this could be an excellent teaching text covering a lot of material we would teach in the new program. I am a little time sensitive so I would appreciate a quick yeah or nay response. Note the chapters in italics have already be spoken for. H. M. Barnes Thompson Professor of Wood Science & Technology Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without ...

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2014 June SWST Business Meeting Minutes June 25, 2014

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I hope that everyone is having an exceptional start to September. Please be sure to click on the links below and to open the minutes from the SWST Business Meeting for changes to SWST. Kindest Regards, Dave

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*** NEW DATES *** The new dates for ISCHP 2015 are September 15-18, 2015. This change of dates presents an incredible opportunity to discover the charms of Québec City in the Fall and witness the saturated colors of blazing autumn leaves. Participants wishing to present a contribution are invited to submit an abstract to the ISCHP 2015 Organization. The abstract should fit on one page and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to (abstract@ischp2015.org) by October 3rd, 2014. Important Deadlines Friday, October 3rd paper abstract submission Friday, November 7th notification of abstract acceptance Friday January 9th ...

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The logging company many hope will protect forested communities from catastrophic wildfires continues to struggle to marshal a massive effort, but hasn’t yet cut much, participants at a conference on Forest Health learned last week. Steve Horner, who is seeking to fulfill the biggest forest restoration contract in Forest Service history, said Good Earth has permission to cut some 15,000 acres already and expects another 10,000 in task orders shortly. Horner is area manager for Campbell Global, which is managing the contract for Good Earth. But that’s just the down payment on a contract through the Four Forest Restoration Initiative ...

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The Australian Forest Certification Scheme and the Portuguese Forest Certification Scheme are now open for global public consultation, following their submission for PEFC re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 September 2014. Australia and Portugal are looking to become re-endorsed for the second time, with both countries first achieving endorsement back in 2004. More

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Eye Make A Difference is our global eyewear donation program. Donate your used glasses and the frames are cleaned, refurbished and sent to communities in need all over the world. It’s a great way to help make a difference – and help people see.

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IAWS Plenary Meeting 2014 – Sopron (Hungary) – Vienna (Austria) & Eco-efficient Resource Wood with special focus on hardwoods Sopron & Vienna, 2014. (14) 15-18th September The University of West Hungary, the BOKU University and the International Academy of Wood Science are pleased to invite you to the conference “Eco-efficient Resource Wood” Discover two Cities in the heart of Europe, and meet scientists, young researchers from all over the world, by accepting the invitation of the organizers! Further information about the conference can be found at: http://services.woodscience.hu/?nic=programme The conference will feature key-note speakers, technical and poster presentations on various topics ...

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