New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests will be an international conference to benchmark the state-of-the-art, identify emerging frontiers and explore new innovations and technologies in models predicting future forest growth, yield and wood properties. An important objective of the meeting is to explore and discuss how new frontiers in forest modelling research can be implemented to empower decision makers and deliver impact, particularly in the context of changing international climate and market conditions. The conference is being organised around five main themes: Understanding and evaluating uncertainties in models predicting future growth, yield and wood properties
The nexus between models of tree growth, wood formation and product properties
Model application, integration and accessibility for forest management, planning and product development
The cutting edge in process-based and statistical approaches: how we will model future forest attributes in the 3rd millennium
Leveraging big data and high technology in forest models
The Joint Conference on Forests and Water 2018, which brings together the II Congreso Latinoamericano Bosques y Agua and the V IUFRO Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment, is ready to receive abstracts on the twelve topics of the conference (http://forestsandwater2018.cl/registro/abstract-submission/). These topics are related to forest hydrology, watershed management, eco-hydrology, climate and climate change (http://forestsandwater2018.cl/programa/temas/). The main objective of the event is to promote science as a basis for the sustainable development of forest ecosystems, both native forests and plantations, water resources and aquatic ecosystems in a context of climate change. Abstracts submission will be open until May 31.
Christian Little of the Forest Institute, and Kevin Bishop of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Presidents of the Joint Conference, point out that the opening of abstracts is one of the most exciting moments in the organization of the conference: "We look forward to many abstract contributions from scientists, researchers, resource managers, NGOs and policy-makers related to any of the twelve topics of the conference”. This meeting is organized jointly by various institutions including IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), Universidad Austral de Chile, the Forestry Institute (INFOR), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, the Center for the Science of Climate and Resilience (CR) 2 and the Native Forest Center Foundation (FORECOS).
More information is available on the conference website