Calendar

Sep
17
Mon
2018
IUFRO: Landscape management @ City Conference Center (KCC)
Sep 17 @ 08:00 – Sep 19 @ 17:00

From the webpage: “Landscape management practices (including forestry, agriculture, water management) and their impact on ecosystems have been mostly studied at small local spatial scales to support multifunctionality and sustainability of landscape. Translation to higher scales cannot be achieved by simple multiplying of the data from the stand or local scale by the larger area of the landscape. At the same time, it is evident that the forest alone influences the landscape and its other elements and vice versa. Thus, proper forest practices have a significant impact on economic, as well as environmental and social aspects at the landscape level. Forest resources management impacts on the larger landscape scale is insufficiently studied and understood. To achieve a sustainable landscape it requires precise data, reliable models and relevant decision systems.

This Conference will focus on presentation of recent research findings in:

  • DataNew, progressive and innovative approaches and scientific achievements in terrestrial data gathering, remote sensing and data processing as a base of the landscape management
  • Risk and uncertaintyClimate change brings many associated effects, which include increasing occurrence of extreme natural events and disturbances (such as storms, fires, droughts, damage caused by pests etc.). These factors are significantly affecting the landscape on the scale of forest and non-forest ecosystems.
  • Modelling and assessmentApproaches for predicting landscape components, disturbances and landscape development are crucial for preparing and acceptance required decisions.
  • DecisionTo build a bridge between science and practice is the prerequisite for development of an effective decision support system based on temporal and spatial optimization of landscape management supporting bioeconomy and ecosystem services and reflecting adaptive management.”
Sep
18
Tue
2018
INCDS Conference: Forest science for a sustainable forest and human wellbeing in a changing world @ The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania - Business Center
Sep 18 @ 08:30 – Sep 21 @ 16:00

From the website:

“Background

The International Scientific Conference „Forest Science for a Sustainable Forestry and Human Wellbeing in a Changing World” – INCDS „Marin Drăcea” 85 Years of Activity, Centenary of The Great Union in 1918” is an open scientific event dedicated to the anniversary of 85 years of activity in forestry research of the National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry „Marin Drăcea”.

In 2018 this great anniversary event coincides with the celebration of 100 years since the Great Union of the Romanian historical provinces.

The conference is focused on forest research, with a large range of topics, including: the impacts of air pollution, climate change, biotic and abiotic stressors on forest resources status, adaptive management, modelling and mapping of forest ecosystems and their services, genetics, protected areas, ecological connectivity, new Earth-Observation technologies applied in forestry.

 

Objectives:

   1. increase the visibility of forest sciences in the global change research policy;

   2. develop a link between forest sciences and practices in a changing environment and society;

   3. monitor forest health, resources and ecosystem services for a sustainable adaptive management in the context of climate change, atmospheric pollution and other biotic and abiotic stressors;

   4. promote new management concepts, methods and techniques for nature and forest genetic resources conservation.”

IUFRO: 11th international beech symposium
Sep 18 @ 08:30 – Sep 21 @ 15:00

Ecology and silviculture of beech

‘Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity’

The conference is open to scientists/practitioners/policy makers and welcomes all contributes related to:

  • Biology and ecology of beech, including genetics, physiology, paleoecology and biogeography
  • Natural dynamics of beech forests and their importance for biodiversity conservation
  • Management of beech forests and their role in providing ecosystem services

 

Register

from February 1st 2018!

 

More about IUFRO

NordGen Forest Conference 2018 @ Hotel Gustavelund, Tuusula, Finland
Sep 18 @ 08:30 – Sep 19 @ 17:00

“New Forest for Future Needs  – using advanced regeneration methods and techniques”

Tuusula, Finland, 18 – 19 September 2018

The areas which will be covered at the conference and field trip include:

  • Choosing regeneration chain by using big data
  • New methods for seedling stand monitoring and thinning
  • How can research  solve problems in Norway spruce seeds production?
  • New technologies in seedling production -somatic embryogenesis, artificial light treatment etc.
  • Future disease risks for tree seedlings

Deadline for registration is 17 August 2018. There is a limit for maximum of 80 participants in the conference.

Program

Register here!

Oct
18
Thu
2018
International Seminar Bioeconomy-led development @ C3 – Polo Científico Tecnológico
Oct 18 @ 08:30 – Oct 19 @ 16:00
Opportunities through Nordic-Southern Cone countries cooperation

CIECTI, FinCEAL+, LUKE Natural Resources     Institute Finland and Lund University are organizing a high level Nordic-Southern Cone bioeconomy seminar in Buenos Aires on 18-19 October 2018. The aim of the seminar is to offer forum for knowledge sharing, networking and a seed platform for the development of new projects.

The duration of the event will be 2 working days, with the possibility of organizing additional meetings, workshops or field visits afterwards. The program of the event will be organized in plenary sessions, in which high-level experts will address the strategic dimensions of the nuclei selected, and parallel thematic working groups focused on the subthemes and topics within each nucleus, led by prominent experts from Southern Cone and Nordic countries.  The target groups of the seminar are researchers, private sector representatives and policy makers/government representatives working in the bioeconomy field.

 

Organizers:

CIECTI (Argentina) is an interdisciplinary research center that works as a platform for knowledge generation to strengthening policies which add value to the production of goods and services and stimulate a culture of innovation; CIECTI seeks also to impulse public-private synergies, favor social inclusion, protect the natural bases of development and produce socially appropriable knowledge. To those ends, CIECTI research is organized in three main areas related to STI: design, formulation and prospective analysis of policies and institutions; information, monitoring and evaluation, and impact assessment; and strategic, institutional and government planning. Key thematic research areas CIECTI is interested include: natural resources and development, technological development and innovation in cutting edge manufacturing; development of strategies for the development of high socio-economic impact sectors; and novel organizational designs, practices and regulations to foster innovation. More information: http://www.ciecti.org.ar/en/

Contact: Miguel Lengyel, Director of Interinstitutional Projects at CIECTI, mlengyel@ciecti.org.ar

 

FinCEAL+ LAC (Finland) is a project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, that supports cooperation in science, technology and innovation between Finland, Europe and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. FinCEAL+ is a national initiative coordinated by Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) network, and serves all Finnish universities and research institutes. FinCEAL+ activities focus on priority themes defined in the EU-CELAC science policy dialogues: bioeconomy, renewable energy, ICT, health, climate change, biodiversity and sustainable urbanization. More information: www.unipid.fi/finceal

Contact: Kajsa Ekroos, Senior Planning Officer at Finnish University Partnership for International Development/University of Helsinki, kajsa.ekroos@helsinki.fi

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Jämställdhetskonferens: Från #metoo till handling @ Nolia
Oct 23 @ 08:30 – 16:30

Från Länsstyrelsen i Västerbottens hemsida (https://www.lansstyrelsen.se/vasterbotten):

“Välkommen till en nationell skoglig jämställdhetskonferens som anordnas av Skogslänet Västerbotten och Nolia AB.

Denna gruppering genomför denna konferens för att tillsammans med skogssektorn syna den skogliga normen och göra sektorn mer inkluderande och jämställd.

Inom samarbetet Skogslänet Västerbotten har Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten, Skogsstyrelsen, SLU, Region Västerbotten och flera av länets företag under flera år arbetat för att förändra strukturer och föreställningar som begränsar kvinnor och män att aktivt bruka, äga, vistas i och arbeta i skog. Denna gruppering har gemensamt antagit en avsiktsförklaring och arbetar aktivt för att få fler skogliga aktörer att ansluta sig till arbetet för en mer jämställd skogssektor.

Nolia AB som sedan 1984 arrangerar Skogsnolia, den ledande skogsmässan i norra Sverige, gör nu gemensam sak med Skogslänet Västerbotten och genomför en konferens för att syna den skogliga normen i akt och mening att göra skogssektorn mer inkluderande för alla.

Målgrupp: Skogsägare, studenter, skogsföretag, skogsbruk, myndigheter, organisationer inom skoglig sektor, politiker etc.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Conference: Forests at risk @ Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw
Feb 12 @ 08:30 – Feb 15 @ 16:00

From the conference website:

“General subject of the conference:

Forests are the most diverse terrestrial living systems on Earth, which harbour high shares of terrestrial biodiversity. They are essential not only to the survival of numerous organisms, but – via a range of ecosystem services – are indispensable to human well-being. Yet forests, on the global scale, are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Deforestation, permanent removal of tree cover, constitutes the most visible form of forest destruction, but intensive forest management can be equally disastrous. For the majority of specialised forest organisms intensively used commercial forests, though still tree covered, constitute uninhabitable places. To enable the survival of forest species it is necessary to set aside patches of pristine or at least close-to-natural forests, large enough to ensure sufficient space for forest shaping processes to operate, and to keep them free of direct human intervention. However, the preservation of primeval and remnants of close-to-natural forests as dynamic biological systems, despite its importance and urgency, does not constitute a conservation priority. Current management policies and existing legal tools do not provide adequate protection for ecological and evolutionary processes in forest ecosystems.

The conference has two main goals. First, to stress the urgent need for the preservation of Białowieża Forest, the last temperate forest on European lowlands, where substantial fragments of close-to-primeval forest have survived, but are continuously threatened by forest management practices. Second, to emphasize the ubiquity of this issue and the crucial importance of the preservation of natural forests worldwide. Such forests are irreplaceable: they protect the diversity of specialized organisms and processes, provide valuable ecosystem services and priceless outdoor labs for ecological and evolutionary sciences, and ensure unique benchmarks for conservation science and modern forestry.”

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