we would like to inform you that we are organizing the conference Tree
Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology (TRACE) 2013 in Viterbo,
Italy, 8-11 May 2013.
TRACE 2013, organized in conjunction with the Association for Tree-ring
Research (ATR, www.tree-ring.org), seeks to strengthen the network and
scientific exchange of scientists and students involved in the study of
tree-rings. It aims at presenting and discussing new discoveries and
approaches in the wide field of tree-ring science. The scope of the
meeting includes all fields of dendrochronology, such as tree-rings in
archaeology, climate, geomorphology, glaciology, fire history, forest
dynamics, hydrology, physiology, and stable isotopes.
The deadline for abstract submission is 24 March 2013.
All information available at: www.trace2013.unitus.it
With best regards,
The local Organizing Board
Gianluca Piovesan, Manuela Romagnoli, Alfredo Di Filippo
PS: we would be grateful if you could share this email with people you
think could be interested to participate. Thank you!
ALFREDO DI FILIPPO, PhD
Dept. of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy (DAFNE)
Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
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"Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry"
18-21 March 2014, Hue, Vietnam
This is a joint conference of the recently formed IUFRO Working Party WP 2.08.07 on Acacia Genetics and Silviculture, WP1.02.06 on Ecology and Silviculture of Acacia and WP 2.04.01 on Population, Ecological and Conservation Genetics and will be hosted by the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS). The conference will include invited and contributed presentations and posters, discussion sessions, satellite and business meetings, and in-conference and post-conference tours.
This 4 days' conference with the theme, "Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry" will be structured so as to promote discussion between geneticists, breeders and scientists concerned with management regime development and interactions of the crop with its biotic and abiotic environment. This broad ranging review should provide scientific support to those responsible for developing and implementing forest plantation management policies. While our primary interest is in tropical acacias we recognize that there is a much more established tradition of planting temperate species such as A. mearnsii, and we will welcome contributions from scientists working on those crops.
To be included in the mailing list for updates on the conference, please contact:
Ms Jane Harbard
School of Plant Science
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 55
For more information please follow the link: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20800/20807/
And please accept my apologies for duplicate emails on the occasion of this 1st Announcement.
The University of Tasmania
School of Plant Science
Private Bag 55
Hobart TAS 7001 Australia
Tel: +61 3 6226 7657
Fax: +61 3 6226 2698