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.”
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/polic
- 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
from February 1st 2018!
“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.
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Från Länsstyrelsen i Västerbottens hemsida (https://www.lansstyrelsen.se/vasterbotten):
“Välkommen till en nationell skoglig jämställdhetskonferens som anordnas av Skogslänet Västerbotten och Nolia AB.
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.