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20–22 May 2019 The Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry (Agroforestry 2019)
Over one thousand agroforestry geeks will come together to bring news of agroforestry’s progress from the four corners of the globe, celebrate progress, push global policymakers to support agroforestry, and discuss the most up-to-date research into these amazing land use systems, which, by combining trees, crops and/or animals, can...
The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the progress of agroforestry science and practice in order to bridge the science-policy gap.
Major topics include:agroforestry and climate change
agroforestry, food security and nutrition
adoption of agroforestry
special attention will be paid to vulnerable countries and populations.
10–11 July 2019 Biomass to Power North America
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Broadening horizons on the growing Biomass Power industry for almost a decade at the sell-out Biomass to Power conference in Europe, ACI is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Energy portfolio of events across the Atlantic with the release of Biomass to Power North America will be taking place in Raleigh, NC, USA July 10-11 2019.
This year’s show will play host to an audience of owners and operators of biomass power facilities, utilities, producers and distributors of biomass feedstocks and many more, providing a focal point to discuss the latest advancements in the field.
Over the two days, the event will give you in-depth look into case studies giving practical examples of planning, finance and technology strategies utilized for biomass cogeneration projects.
Exclusive Site Visit: NOVEC Energy Production, Halifax County Biomass
On Tuesday July 9 a limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit NOVEC Energy Production, Halifax County Biomass plant. There is no extra charge to attend the site visits, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is highly recommended to book early to guarantee availability.
Key topics include:
- Sourcing & Sustainability Supply
- Technological Advancements of Biomass to Power
- Biomass Handling & Storage
- Investment Opportunities in Biomass Energy Sector
- Case Studies: Biomass to Power Projects in North America
- Policy & Regulation
- The Latest Biomass Conversion Developments Stimulating & Transforming The Biomass Industry
- Sustainability of Biomass to Energy
Confirmed speakers include:
- Darcey Bailey, West Production Manager, Ontario Power Generation
- Joseph Aquino, Head Of Sustainability, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.
- William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics, LLC
- Paul Newall, President, Newall Consulting Inc.
- Fred D. Circle, President CEO, FDCE
- Trevor Taylor, Engineering Specialist, Coal Milliing Projects
- Brian Baldwin, Professor, Mississippi State University
Latest agenda HERE>>
For more information & registration, please contact:
+48 61 646 7047
29 September–5 October 2019 XXV IUFRO World Congress (IUFRO 2019)
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
In 2019, for the first time Latin America will host a World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations). This event will take place in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil (at Expo Unimed), from September 29 to October 5, and will be organized and coordinated by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) and EMBRAPA. Approximately three thousand participants are expected at the event, which will discuss various aspects related to forest research.
The Congress will be a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge on technological innovations, as well as to stay up to date on the latest research findings and trends for the future of forestry and forest research in all areas of the world.
Forests for People
Forests and Climate Change
Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions
Forests, Soil and Water Interactions
22–25 April 2019 69th Western Forest Insect Work Conference
Anchorage, AK, USA
The 69th annual Western Forest Insect Work Conference will be taking place in Anchorage, AK providing members with opportunities to exchange information and explore new ideas regarding forest entomology and related fields. The conference takes place over three days with 10 special topic sessions that include ecology and management of spruce beetle, climate impacts on forest disturbance, forest pollinators, and several more. Speakers hailing from federal and state agencies, tribal organizations, private industry and universities are scheduled to present their important work. A fieldtrip is scheduled for Wednesday, in conjunction with the Alaska chapter of the Society of American Foresters who will also be in meeting in Anchorage that week. The joint fieldtrip will provide an opportunity for entomologists and foresters to discuss forest health issues and exchange valuable information. The fieldtrip will include areas impacted by spruce beetle and speakers from Chugach State Parks and Chugach National Forest.
The Western Forest Insect Work Conference aims to advance the science and practice of forest entomology, provide a medium for exchange of professional thought, and serve as a clearinghouse for technical information on forest insect problems of western North America.
Registration for the 69th Western Forest Insect Work Conference is now open via Eventbrite! You can register for the conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/69th-western-forest-insect-work-conference-tickets-58400803375 and there are many registration options available. Late registration begins on Friday, April 12 at 7pm ADT. Any issues or questions regarding registration should be directed to Jason Moan, Local Arrangements Chair, at [email protected] or 907-269-8460.
20–24 March 2019 2019 World Wood Day VII "Change"
Stuebing & Graz, Austria
The 2019 World Wood Day is the seventh celebration since 2013 in Tanzania, followed by 2014 in China, 2015 in Turkey, 2016 in Nepal, 2017 in USA, 2018 in Cambodia. World Wood Day is an international and a cultural event on March 21st, aiming to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation. The day serves as a reminder of the importance and true value of wood and its responsible uses.
CHANGE for 2019 World Wood Day is to heighten the need for awareness to make changes for an eco-friendly and sustainable future. It will be an intersection of tradition and innovation - preserving the past and pioneering for the future——to take action and face the challenges in this ever-changing world. A variety of programs will be organized and available for the public to be involved, such as woodcraft activities, folk art workshops, and children’s event. Furthermore, an academic symposium, live music performance and concerts, designing projects, stockmuehle reconstruction project, and tree-planting ceremony will all be included in the event. Come be a part of 2019 WWD in a proactive effort for CHANGE.
Please view the latest agenda of the event: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2019/regions/Austria
And the schedule of the 2019 WWD Symposium and the 2nd IUFRO Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium will be announced here: http://www.worldwoodday.org/2019/symposium
For more information or to register your attendance, please contact [email protected].
13–14 February 2019 Lignofuels 2019
Now on its 11th edition, this two day conference will once again bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join our forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe represented by Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies.
With its interactive format and numerous networking breaks it will also provide a senior level platform for representatives of the entire value chain, allowing attendees to benefit from excellent networking opportunities.
To view the latest agenda please click here
Confirmed speakers include senior representatives from UPM, European Commission, Borregaard, Goodfuels, NEOT, St1 Biofuels, Preem, CRI Catalyst Company and many more.
In addition to the main two day event on Tuesday, 12th of February, a day prior the conference, limited number of conference delegates will have a unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the Borregaard’s biorefinery production facility in Sarpsborg, Norway. There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on first come first served basis. Therefore, we would strongly suggest to book your place early to avoid disappointment.
“Forests” readers/subscribers are entitled to a special discount on registration. For more information or to register your attendance please contact Dimitri Pavlyk on +44 (0) 203 141 0627 or [email protected] quoting EEFE9D15.
27–30 November 2018 Sixth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6)
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Sixth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6) , to be held in in Lucknow, India， in 27th–30th November 2018. The meeting is organized by the IUFRO’s Oak Unit (1.01.06: Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks).
Oak (Quercus spp.) trees are an important component of many hilly forests in sub-tropical and tropical areas in Central America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Oak forests in these parts of the world are declining and becoming vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, forest fires, mudslides, and cyclones. In addition, deforestation, poverty, rising level of pollution, and lack of sustainable forest management practices further contribute to the degradation of oak forests. This represents a significant ecological crisis because oak forests are known for high biodiversity and provide a wide range of ecosystem services to local populations. Therefore, immediate focus should be given to conservation and sustainable management of oak forests. However, our understanding of the ecology and silviculture of many subtropical and tropical oak species is inadequate. In this session, we welcome submissions of research and review works on subtropical and tropical oaks on a wide range of topics in the field of (but NOT limited to): forest ecology, restoration ecology, silviculture, soil science, biodiversity conservation, forest management, forest economics, forest entomology, forest pathology, traditional ecological knowledge, genetics, etc. The contributions in this session will be published in a special issue of an appropriate peer-reviewed journal(https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/oak_global).
We invite you to find more information on our website:
5–9 November 2018 The Joint Conference on Forests and Water 2018
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
25–28 September 2018 New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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
22–26 October 2017 IUFRO Tokyo 2017-Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
18–22 September 2017 IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017
Konzerthaus in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
11 September 2017 Joint Meeting of IUFRO's WP 7.03.05 & WP 7.03.10 Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics
The Joint Meeting of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 and 7.03.10 brings together experts from different countries all sharing the same enthusiasm in Forest Entomology and Pathology thus advancing our science and Forest Protection. During this meeting, new and challenging ideas are being exchanged and fruitful discussions are taking place.
At the Joint Meeting of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 and 7.03.10 experts are presenting their up-to-date studies on a good number of topics, among which:
• Ecology and population dynamics of forest insects and pathogens
• Invasive forest pests
• Monitoring, surveillance methodology and management of forest pests
• Chemical ecology of forest insects
• Genetic analysis of forest insects and pathogens
IUFRO meetings are the main scientific events in the field of Forest Sciences in general. As such, these meetings bring together reputable scientists from all over the world. This Joint Meeting in particular examining forest insects and pathogens attracts scientists that are actively involved in shaping national and international policies regarding forest pests.
3 September 2017 The 13th International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference
This meeting will be comprised of scientific presentations, discussions, posters, excursions and social events. We kindly recommend that you consider participation in this event which we believe will be as fruitful and inspiring as ever before. Also we would be thankful to have as many pre-registrations as possible, as this facilitates the preparation work.
19–21 May 2017 Third Global Forum for Ecological Economics in Forestry (GFEEF 2017)
Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China
Topics of this forum cover a lot of aspects, such as forest-water ecosystem management, climate change and adaptation, ecosystem service and value assessment, forest-water ecological economic policymaking, ecological restoration and management and so on.
The forum is the third high-level international academic conference about forest ecological economy held by IUFRO. It will invite several Nobel Economics Prize winners, members of National Academy of Engineering and Sciences, and internationally renowned scholars in the field of forest ecological economy. Besides, authors of papers with crucial research value selected by discipline committee of the forum will be invited to give keynote speeches.
The forum is the high-level academic one with gathering and communication among global celebrated scholars in forest ecological economy (including water-ecology-economy) and also an significant opportunity for Chinese scholars to present their research achievements and exchange the theories and practices of forest ecological economy. Please submit papers actively in accordance with the theme of forum.
4 April 2017 COST FP1204 - Green Infrastructure: Nature-based solutions for sustainable and resilient cities
Top-level Keynote Speakers, awards for best posters and presentations, a wide range of topics distributed in 12 sessions, an exciting field tour through the Urban and Periurban GI of Rome, Credits for Practitioners, an outstanding Venue and an enchanting mix of history and landscape will make this a unique event that you cannot miss.
Several international institutions will be present at the event including DG Environment and DG Research of the European Commission and all the main international institutions dealing with sustainability and resilience.
27–28 January 2017 The 6th World Sustainability Forum
Cape Town, South Africa
An international scientific conference of the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa.
14 November 2016 The ForestSAT 2016
2–6 November 2016 Society of American Foresters - 2016 National Convention
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Forests form the fabric of the landscapes of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area, influencing generations of foresters and figuring prominently in the cultures, traditions, and economies of the region. Madison is central to a robust Midwestern forestry community that offers a rich history, a legacy of pioneering forestry environmentalism, and an active contemporary forestry industry. It is a vibrant, safe, walkable capital city that is home to the University of Wisconsin and the world-renowned USFS Forest Products Lab.
The 2016 SAF National Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.
26–29 September 2016 FowiTa - German Forest Sciences Conference (Deutsche Forstwissenschaftliche Tagung)
We invite you to the Black Forest for the most important German Forest Science Conference and are looking forward to a lively scientific exchange and discussions. The main topics of the conference include:
• Impact of climate change on forests and adaptation strategies of forestry to climate change
• Biodiversity and Conservation
• Intensity of forest use
• The role of the bio-economy for forestry and forest industries
• Evidence-based forestry for a more objective system understanding
Four to five sessions are offered for each of these topics. The sessions are organized and moderated by colleagues from many forestry research institutions from Germany and abroad. In addition, there will also be a session block with free themes.
You are invited to submit conference contributions in the form of oral presentations and posters. For further information about the program of the Forest Science Conference 2016 see www.fowita.de.
In addition to technical sessions, the award ceremony of the German Forest Science Prize, social events and a number of excursions complement the conference programme.
For specific information, you may contact Prof. Jürgen Bauhus, the chair of the Scientific Committee and local organizing team: [email protected]
30 May–3 June 2016 IUFRO Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics Conference
A conference jointly organised by the four working parties of IUFRO subdivision 2.4 (Genetics) with two side events: Genomic Selection workshop & IUFRO Task Force meeting
The objective of this conference - bringing together researchers from the four working parties of IUFRO subdivision 2.4 (Forest Genetics) - is to present and discuss new scientific findings in the area of population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics and how they can be applied in genetic resource conservation and breeding. Participants may submit contributions from empirical, experimental and theoretical pieces of works, that address key leading scientific and applied issues.
22–24 February 2016 2nd International Conference on Urban Tree Diversity
The conference’s perspective on urban tree diversity will include the following topics:
- Selection of urban trees.
- Diverse approaches to design, integrate and establish urban trees
- Different approaches to assessing urban tree populations.
- Ecosystem services provided by diverse urban trees
- Strategies and planning for urban tree diversity.
- Managing diverse threats: such as pest, diseases, climate change, invasiveness.
Diverse social-ecological perspectives, values and engagement with urban trees. The main organisers of the conference are The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and the City of Melbourne (CoM).
16–20 November 2015 the 6th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress
San Antonio, Texas, USA
7–9 September 2015 The 5th World Sustainability Forum
Centre for Teaching and Research of the University Hospital of Basel
2015 is an important year for all of us. We are taking stock of the accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are immensely positive. In most countries around the globe, extreme poverty and hunger have been reduced, and infant, child, and maternal mortality have decreased. Girls have better access to primary schooling, progress has been made in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has improved, and more information and knowledge is available to more people via the internet than ever before. However, not all goals have been achieved and some regions have benefitted less, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
The period marked by the MDGs will end in December 2015. As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in the second half of September 2015. The new set of goals, despite their similarity in some aspects, go beyond the MDGs in that (a) the formulation and focus of the goals are more encompassing, explicitly requiring active participation from wealthy and poor nations alike, and that (b) the overall focus is shifting away from ameliorating the situation of poor and underdeveloped regions and societies toward improving the sustainability of global economic and social development while concurrently protecting the environment.
5–11 October 2014 24th IUFRO World Congress: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People. The Role of Research
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- Forests for People
- Forests and Climate Change
- Forest Biomass and Bioenergy
- Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Forest and Water Interactions
- Forests and Forest Products for the Future
- Forest Health in a Changing World
This Congress will include 5 world-class plenary speakers, 150 technical sessions, spectacular field trips, and a robust trade exposition.
- 5 August 2013 to 15 October 2013 – Call for Abstracts
- 30 November 2013 – Registration Opens
4–8 August 2013 The 6th International Symposium on the Biology and Ecology of Galling Arthropods and Related Endophytes
The 6th International symposium on the biology and ecology of galling arthropods and related endophytes will be held in the heart of Lamington Plateau in southern Queensland, a World Heritage Area known for its natural beauty, rainforests, birdlife, ancient trees, waterfalls, walking tracks, mountain views and exceptional biodiversity.
The Symposium will provide a valuable forum and networking opportunities for researchers, systematists, evolutionary biologists and ecologists with interests in the biology, ecology, physiology taxonomy, and evolution of gall forming arthropods. For the first time the program has been expanded to include leaf mining arthropods, due to their close affinities to their galling counterparts.
The scientific program will comprise invited keynote speakers, oral presentations and poster sessions (refer to respective pages for regular postings). The social program includes a Welcoming Reception at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat and a mid-conference excursion to explore the unique flora and fauna of Lamington National Park and tour the renowned Canungra Wine Estate.
- Review of gall morphology
- Taxonomy of world species
- DNA based taxonomy
- Rearing methods
- Insect sample preparation for morphological study
- Microscopy of mounted specimens of larvae, pupae and adults
22–25 July 2013 Forest Genetics 2013
Scientific sessions at this international conference will include presentations on a wide range of topics within forest genetics including population, quantitative, and conservation genetics, genomics, tree breeding, and seed orchard management. In addition to invited presentations by leading forest geneticists, there will be opportunities for volunteer talks and posters. Students are encouraged to attend, and will be offered reduced registration fees. A limited number of student sponsorships will be available for students from Canadian universities through the Canadian Forest Genetics Association.
- population, quantitative, and conservation genetics
- tree breeding
- seed orchard management
16–20 June 2013 The 12th North American Forest Soils Conference—The Role of Forest Soils in Sustaining Ecosystem Services
Whitefish, MT, USA
The 12th North American Forest Soils Conference is being held in Whitefish, MT at the Grouse Mountain Lodge. It will examine the role of forest soils in providing ecosystem services and is an opportunity for researchers, government officials, and forestry industry personnel to interact and learn about forest soils research and discuss where it will take us in the future. Conference sessions will feature keynote addresses; oral and poster presentations relevant to theme areas; area forest tours of National Forest and Forest Industry lands; a dinner banquet; and close with a two-day, post-conference field trip to observe impacted area soils, landforms, tribal nursery operations, and regional research projects.
- Linking science to forest policy
- Production systems for biomass and bioenergy
- Forest change dynamics and climate change
- Soil regulation of water quantity and quality
- New technologies in soils research
Two international conferences on planted forests have been held previously, in Chile in 1999 ( http://www.globalregister.co.nz/evergreen/reports/roleofforests.pdf) and New Zealand in 2003 ( www.un.org/esa/forests/pdf/cli/report-nz-plantedforests-sfm.pdf) . Both of these conferences highlighted the need to promote the multiple dimensions of Sustainable Forest management (SFM) in view of the social and environmental challenges of the 21 st century. Since then, new research, global assessments of planted forest resources and outlook studies for wood from planted forests, best practice guidelines and many interesting cases of country applications from around the world have documented and further emphasized the global significance of planted forests. In parallel, international processes and financing mechanisms have increasingly recognized the central role of planted forests for mitigating climate changes, conserving biodiversity and combating land degradation. In contrast to these positive developments, negative social and environmental impacts of planted forests have given rise to concern.
It is therefore timely to investigate the contribution of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes and to organize a Third International Congress on Planted Forests. Central topics would include the sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in environmental protection and REDD+. The aim is to address issues surrounding planted forests today, their productive, environmental and social functions and the challenges they present. The target audience includes forest scientists, policy makers, the private forestry sector and forest managers.
- The sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates
- The future role of planted forests in environmental protection and REDD+
12–16 November 2012 8th IUFRO International conference on uneven-aged silviculture: "Uneven-aged silviculture: optimizing timber production, ecosystem services and resilience to climate change"
Lincoln University, New Zealand
Uneven-aged forest management (UAFM) in its broadest sense is one of the oldest existing examples of the integrative use of forest resources. Yet, its use in Europe decreased in the second part of the 20th century due to rigid interpretation, forest health problems, excessive deer browsing and non-adapted technologies. Often UAFM was criticised for its loose connection with ecological processes, such as natural disturbance regimes. There are also many different interpretations of what UAFM is in various parts of the world and this has led to a greater range of more flexible applications. However, over the last few decades there has been increasing interest in UAFM and it has become increasingly important. The main reasons for this include the increased significance of nature conservation, ecosystem services, forest stability, recreational functions and difficult economic conditions. In spite of many successful practices of UAFM, its ability to integrate ecological theory and natural processes with forest stability, climate change adaptation, technological feasibility and economic efficiency are under debate. This conference is an opportunity to debate and address these issues.
16–19 September 2012 SilviLaser 2012: 12th International Conference on LiDAR Applications for Assessing Forest Ecosystems Vancouver
SilviLaser 2012 is the twelfth international conference focusing on applications of laser systems for forestry and forest landscapes. Previous conferences have taken place in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, USA, UK, Japan, and Finland. SilviLaser 2012: First return marks the 10th year of the conference, the first of which was held in Victoria, British Columbia. The return to Canada is aimed at bringing together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of LiDAR for forest and vegetated environments.
- LiDAR for Forest Inventory, Management, and Planning
- LiDAR assisted wood resource assessment and value recovery
- Carbon, Biodiversity, forest health and environmental applications
- Forests and the water cycle
- Fire management
- Large area mapping and assessment
- Emerging technologies, methods and algorithms
- Terrestrial laser scanning
- Industrial applications of LiDAR for forest inventory, management, planning
8–13 July 2012 2012 IUFRO Division 5—Forest Products
The 2012 D5 Conference hopes to address some of the major issues concerning forests and forst products now and into the future with Keynote talks and technical sessions.
- Forests for People
- Forests and Climate Change
- Resources for the Future
- Wood in Construction
2–6 July 2012 Meeting on Mangrove Ecology, Functioning and Management
Galle, Sri Lanka
MMM is an international conference on mangrove ecosystems that is held every 6 years. Although dealing with a variety of ecological themes, incl. flora, fauna, biogeochemical cycles and human impacts, this conference originally stood for the ‘International Meeting on Mangrove Macrobenthos’ and was organised by the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) as MMM in Mombasa (Kenya), 7–11 September 2000. Six years later a consortium including Griffith University and University of Queensland organised ‘MMM2: Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting’ in Coolangatta (Australia), 25–30 June 2006, where it was decided that the meaning of the MMM could be opened up in order to continue this conference as the first global recurrent conference on mangrove ecosystems. Hence, the name for MMM3: Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management. MMM is to be organised by mangrove scientists world-wide, every 6 years, i.e., at an interval that allows scientific innovation. It is not aiming at massive attendance but at single sessions covering various topics, with plenty of time for discussion in each of them. As a matter of fact, macrobenthos will still form a solid theme together with vegetation, trophic, restoration and management issues, just like MMM1 and MMM2. The conference is usually accompanied by a mid-conference excursion and followed by mid-week workshop in a mangrove site aiming at identifying research gaps through joint-fieldwork, analyses and brainstorming.
- flora, fauna, biogeochemical cycles and human impacts
- vegetation, trophic, restoration and management issues
10–14 June 2012 International Paper Physics Conference & 8th International Paper and Coating Chemistry Symposium
The 2012 International Paper and Coating Chemistry Symposium is the eighth in a series of meetings that started in 1988. The symposium will cover the latest developments in the fields of paper chemistry, coating chemistry and nanotechnology for the paper industry.
The 2012 International Paper Physics Conference is the tenth in a series of conferences that started in 1971. The conference will focus on the physical properties of materials and structures from wood fibres, such as paper, board, biocomposites and nanostructured materials. The programme will contain presentations on the latest experimental and theoretical findings as well as on advanced physical simulations.
The two conferences will be arranged together as a way for the paper and coating chemistry and the paper physics communities to interact and to offer the industry an insight into the latest developments in these fields.
- Paper, coating and barrier properties
- Experimental methods
- Computational methods and simulations
- Coating chemistry
- Paper chemistry
22–24 May 2012 3rd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires
New Forest, UK
This conference aims to address all aspects of forest fires, from fire propagation in different scenarios to the optimum strategies for firefighting. It will also cover issues related to economic, ecological, social and health effects.
Forest fires are very complex phenomena which, under the right physical conditions, can rapidly devastate large areas, as demonstrated by recent events. Different approaches are required for controlling fires in rural areas as opposed to urban environments, and strongly depend on the physical characteristics of the surrounding region. It also depends on weather conditions, regional activities, forest type, as well as social and economic factors.
At present there is insufficient knowledge of the behaviour of fires and how they propagate. This lack of appropriate studies makes these phenomena very difficult to control, and is one of the most important obstacles to development of a reliable decision support system. Public concern in this topic is increasing as uncontrolled fires may lead to major ecological disasters, and usually result in negative economic and health implications for the region.
- detection, monitoring and response systems
- decision support systems
- resource optimisation
- risk and vulnerability assessment
- computational methods and experiments
- air quality and health risks
- environmental impact
- emergency response systems
- human behaviour and education
- economic impact
8–12 May 2012 15th European Forum on Urban Forestry Conference
The conference will focus on “Urban Forests – Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Maintenance”, a topic that will highlight the crucial role played by urban forests in delivering essential ecosystem services for people in urban landscapes, especially in relation to the problem of how to maintain new large-scale urban forests and urban green spaces with declining public sector budgets. This is a problem that is more and more abundant in cities with industries and societies in transformation.
- Ecosystem services and sustainable maintenance
- Urban forestry and green space management under societal and climate change conditions (includes forests, parks, gardens, and street trees)
- Management of old urban forests, parks and cemeteries
- Planting new forests in urban areas
- New strategies for large scale urban green space management
- Revitalization of ecosystem services on floodplains, derelict land and traffic corridors, military areas, etc.
- Response strategies to new demands of providing healthy living and working conditions
- Revitalization and management of urban waterways to improve urban forest health
23–24 November 2011 Conservation and Management of Forests for Sustainable Development: Where Science Meets Policy?
An international conference for policy makers and scientists to discuss what science can contribute to improved ecosystem services of forests in Europe and beyond.
Forests cover 31% of the total global land area. These forests give home to 80% of Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity and the livelihood of 1.6 billion people around the world depends on forests. Recognizing the global importance of forests the United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on conservation, multiple use and sustainable development of all types of forests.
- forest protection under global change
- forest products and ecosystem services
- international forest policies
1–30 November 2011 The 1st World Sustainability Forum (WSF-2011)
Research concerned with sustainability and sustainable development is progressing fast. Simultaneously, activities within industry, government and academia are becoming more globalized. Successful research requires interaction with multiple partners around the world. We are facing an obvious need for new types of communication within our scientific community. Sciforum.net electronic conferences provide a platform for fast exchange of the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to traveling.
The World Sustainability Forum 2011 (WSF-2011) will cover timely research topics concerned with sustainability and sustainable development. The conference will include six topical sessions focusing on:
1. Environmental Sustainability (Section A).
2. Economical Sustainability (Section B).
3. Social Sustainability (Section C).
4. Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (Section D).
5. Energy Return-on-Investment (Section E).
6. Governance & Sustainability (Section F).
7. Sustainability Assessment and Policies (Section G).
8. Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity (Section H)
9. General and Related topics (Section I)
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to recent insights and advances in these topics. In particular, the conference will encourage both theoretical and practical debates surrounding environmental, economical and social contexts for those who want to go beyond the buzzword.
The conference will be completely free of charge―both to attend and for authors to publish―and is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sustainability.Selected papers will be published in the journal Sustainability.
The 1st World Sustainability Forum Conference will be held at www.sciforum.net, a new platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.
For more information about Sciforum and the importance of electronic conferences, please visit http://www.sciforum.net/about/
Please submit your abstract with max 2500 character (in English) by October 1, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org. All submissions will be reviewed by our scientific committee. For accepted abstracts, a full draft paper should be submitted by October 30, 2011.
22–24 September 2011 1st WoodEX for Africa Conference and Expo
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
The conference programme will run over three days and delegates will have a choice of four tracks which will run concurrently for the duration of the conference. These parallel sessions will cover a wide range of topics within the Timber Industry. Specialised seminars and AGM"s are also available to trade associations.
Plenary sessions should not be missed as industry experts will be presenting their knowledge on key topics within the industry.
The Conference has Four Main Tracks
1) Industry and Trade
The timber industry is complex and dynamic. Skilled experts in the various fields within the timber industry will share knowledge pertaining to new developments, new products and technical advances. It will include debates around the promotion of the use of timber, positive carbon footprints, development towards green living, timber treatments, machinery and tools - to mention a few.
2) Business and Marketing
Business and marketing surrounding the timber industry is an increasingly popular topic. This track will see key experts providing specialised knowledge around marketing and doing business in the timber industry.
3) Action Based Workshops for Skills Development
In this track delegates will be able to participate in more hands-on and practical demonstrations and training presentations. These presentations are scheduled to run throughout the conference at various times.
4) Specialized Seminars and AGM’s (Industry associations)
Trade associations are welcome to submit applications for hosting seminars which may or may not be directed to specific audiences within the timber industry. This session will also be open to organisational participatory discussion slots for which organisations can apply to share knowledge and experiences.
23–24 June 2011 Present and future role of forest resources in the socio-economic development of rural areas
In the last few decades, the role of forest has become more and more important in a perspective of socio-economical development of rural and mountain areas and within the environmental protection strategies. Great attention is today paid by society and by international/national policies to environmental protection. This attention extends today forest functions beyond the production objectives, involving new issues and challenges such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, energy production, water cycle management, soil erosion and desertification containment, natural risks prevention and forest historical-cultural landscape management.
In this context, considering the new importance held by the forest sector within the European Policy for Rural Development:
- what will be the destiny of the forests in Europe?
- which are the orientations of rural development policies concerning the forest sector for the 2013-2020 programming period?
15 June 2011 PEN Conference - Counting on the Environment: The Contribution of Forests to Rural Livelihoods
The Royal Society, London, UK
The role environmental income from forests plays in poverty alleviation remains poorly documented and not obvious to many policy makers. Existing tools and practices for capturing the environment’s contribution to household income fall short. These include poverty surveys for national Poverty Reduction Strategies, the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Surveys and national income accounting systems. The true value of environmental income to the livelihoods of the world’s rural poor remains largely invisible. This conference intends to help put the environment more realistically onto the poverty agenda, and to strengthen the case for systematic data collection on the ways in which poor people rely on environmental income.
The world’s leading researchers and policy makers will give presentations on the role of forest resources in rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation. A comprehensive global analysis of tropical forests and poverty is underway, led by CIFOR’s Poverty and Environment Network project (PEN). PEN has established a global database containing more than 8,000 households in 40 study sites in 25 developing countries (www.cifor.cgiar.org/pen/). The database contains comparable and detailed income and other socio-economic and environmental data, collected on a quarterly basis over a 12-month period. PEN researchers will present new results from these data. Other presenters will include, among others, the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) project, the World Bank and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
27–29 April 2011 Forestry Leaders Summit: Building Partnerships in International Forestry Education and Research
UBC Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Recognizing that forests can contribute significantly to sustainable development, poverty eradication and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, the UN General Assembly declared 2011 the International Year of Forests. It invited governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and other stakeholders to make concerted efforts raising awareness of the need to strenghten the conservation and the sustainable management of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.
In celebration of the Internatioanl Year of Forests, the UBC Faculty of Forestry is honoured to host global forestry leaders to the
Forestry Leaders Summit: Building Partnerships in International Forestry Education and Research
The main objectives of the Summit are to:
- highlight forestry education and research success stories from around the world and the contribution of forestry graduates to international development agendas;
- investigate how we can jointly build on these successes to further promote forestry education and research;
- identify new collaboration opportunities.
To facilitate and make the best of interaction among participants, the Summit is intended for leaders from forestry education institutions, research organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) and other international stakeholder organizations in the forestry sector. The main outcome of the Summit will be an action plan, identifying new areas for future collaborative partnerships.
22–24 March 2011 Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2011
22–26 March 2011 2011 Landscape and Sustainability Global Forum
Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain
While the world’s ecosystems are under strong and multiple pressures that threaten the critical life-sustaining values that they represent it is also the case that significant advances have been made around the world in recent years that are positively implicating hundreds of millions of hectares of forests and tens of millions of forest dependent people. This is a story that needs to be better told and 2011 as the United Nations International Year of Forests, is an ideal time to tell the story.
20–22 September 2010 Who Will Own the Forest?
Portland, Oregon, USA
15–17 September 2010 Implementation in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Practice and Teaching
In a knowledge society, research questions, processes and results cannot be disconnected from everyday practices. Politicians, funding bodies and society at large increasingly demand of researchers to propose efficient ways of how to use abstract findings in concrete situations and as a common good. From the very start, implementation strategies should therefore include processes of embedding the research in its social and scientific contexts, recursiveness and negotiation with non-academic actors, and testing the expected impact through ‘real-world’ experiments. How exactly to bring research results to fruition, integrate theory and practice and build truly participative collaborations are key issues of inter- and transdisciplinarity. Keynotes includes experts in the fields of public health, new media, urban planning, sustainability, action research. Please visit our website for further information. Deadline for paper/poster/workshop submissions: 3 May 2010.
31 August–3 September 2010 Workshop on Forest Governance, Decentralisation and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean
Purpose and expected results Several factors underscore the relevance of discussions on the relationships among sustainable forest management (SFM), forest governance, REDD+ and livelihoods. Forests in Latin America are home to millions of people who depend directly on forest resources for their livelihoods. Current deforestation rates and their external drivers deprive these people of essential resources. At the same time, poverty drives deforestation and forest degradation in many places: Poor communities change the way they use land to improve their lives. Forest policies and instruments can affect how REDD+ projects and their outcomes provide incentives for preservation of forests while reducing poverty. The Oaxaca workshop will: * Identify trends, facilitate experience sharing and distil lessons learnt on SFM, forest governance and decentralisation and REDD+ and identify opportunities and threats to livelihoods and poor people * Contribute directly to the 9th session of the UN Forum on Forests * Inform discussions during the next UN climate change conference, COP16 in Mexico, and contribute to REDD+ design. Workshop themes * People, forest governance, and forests * SFM, development, markets and forests * Rights, livelihoods and forests
23–28 August 2010 XXIII World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
The Congress title for the XXIII IUFRO World Congress, "Forests for the Future: Sustaining and the Environment", will provide the basis for the program scope and format. The structure of the scientific program includes plenary sessions, sub-plenary sessions, technical sessions and poster sessions. The scientific program will give delegates an opportunity to access the latest research and projects conducted by the world's leading experts and scientists.
- Forests and Climate Change
- Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resource
- Forest Environmental Services
- Asia’s Forests for the Future
- Forest Products and Production Processes for a Greener Future
- Emerging Technologies in the Forest Sector
- Frontiers in Forest and Tree Health
- Forests, Communities and Cultures
- Forests, Human Health and Environmental Security
Online, delivered through your browser, 6 August 2010
Investing in forestry and timber assets is nothing new. But the possibility of generating carbon credits by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) has triggered a dramatic increase in investor interest.
To help you understand what kind of projects are currently being undertaken, the potential to use the credits as voluntary offsets or for compliance in mandatory emission reduction regimes, and the risks involved, Environmental Finance Events invites you to participate in Forestry Finance, REDD & the Carbon Market webinar on 6 August.
Wosk Centre for DialogueSimon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
28 June–2 July 2010 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference (CFC 2010)
Forests and forest lands play a pivotal life-supporting role in the lives of Commonwealth citizens across the globe. They provide us all with many benefits including our livelihoods, vital ecosystem services, raw materials, fuel and goods for trading. Yet these benefits are being seriously eroded by the mounting momentum of deforestation.
If we are to restore the Commonwealth\'s forests and preserve and expand their role in development and tackling climate change, we need to share hard-won practical knowledge, and open up opportunities for the full and enthusiastic involvement of local populations in our endeavour.
The 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference provides a unique chance to address these challenges and ways to fulfil the Commonwealth\'s commitment to contribute to global efforts on climate change.\'
5–7 April 2010 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Conference Description and Objective
The Central Hardwood Forest Conference is a series of biennial meetings that is dedicated to the sustainability and improvement of the Central Hardwood forest ecosystems. The objective of the conference is to bring together forest managers and scientists to discuss research and issues concerning the ecology and management of forests in the Central Hardwood region. The conference has been hosted by different institutes across the region. We are pleased to announce that the 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference will be hosted by the University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry. The meeting will be held April 5-7, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.
The 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference will encompass topics related to the research and management of forest ecosystems in the Central Hardwood Region in the eastern United States. We welcome contributions in the following areas, as well as any related topics:
- Forest Ecology and Physiology
- Silviculture, Harvesting, and Utilization
- Forest Biometrics, Stand Dynamics, and Modeling
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Forest Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
- Forest Health and Protection
- Invasive Species
- Wildlife Management
- Forest Soils and Hydrology
- Urban Forestry
18–23 October 2009 13th World Forestry Congress (WFC 2009)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The first World Forestry Congress was held in Rome in 1926 and has generally taken place every six years in different host countries since then.
These meetings serve as a forum for governments, universities, civil society and the private sector to exchange views and experiences and to formulate recommendations to be implemented at the national, regional and global levels. The Congress also provides an opportunity to present an overview of the state of forests and forestry in order to discern trends, adapt policies and raise awareness among decision and policy makers, the public and other stakeholders.
14–16 October 2009 Silvilaser 2009 - 9th International Conference on Lidar Applications for Assessing Forest Ecosystems
Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
1. Forest Inventory
2. Ecological Applications, Habitat Mapping, and Forest Fuel Assessment
3. Terrestrial Applications and Ground Measurements
4. Satellite lidar sensors
13–16 October 2009 2nd International Conference Wind Effects on Trees
The conference will be held in Freiburg (SW Germany) and is being organised by the Meteorological Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, in collaboration with IUFRO Section 8.01.11.
23–25 September 2009 ICFST 2009 - International Conference on Forestry Science and Technology
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The International Conference on Forestry Science and Technology aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Forestry Science and Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
29 July–1 August 2009 2009 Midwest Oak Savanna and Woodland Conference
Sylvania, Ohio, USA
The mission of this conference is to promote conservation-based research, planning, management, and education focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring oak savannas and woodlands in the Midwest.