On behalf of the session organisers, I would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral talks and posters as part of T5.1 entitled "Artificial Intelligence in Forest Biometry: from predictions to understanding" of the IUFRO World Congress held at Stockholm on 23-39 June 2024. Please submit your abstracts by June 2nd 2023 at https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectN…>.
Session organisers: Felipe Bravo, Clara Antón-Fernández, Sheng-I Yang
Artificial intelligence (AI) encompasses a wide range of techniques and frameworks dating back tothe mid twenty century. The use of AI in forestry is relatively new, especially when compared to the
early adoption of AI in other fields such as agriculture. In forest biometry, the irruption of AI spins researchers and practitioners to unfold the analysis of complex big data. Narrow AI, defined as an
AI system that is specified to perform a limited task, is commonly applied in forest biometry (e.g., analysis of forest structure with 3D point cloud data). Currently, it is possible to efficiently prototype AI
algorithms thanks to plenty of publicly available databases, open-source libraries, and the accessibilityto computing platforms.
However, the application of AI in forest biometry is mainly focused on improving predictions. Due to the potential power of AI, opportunities are open to broad applications of AI, such as enhancing the
understanding of forest processes. Thus, it is important to discuss, jointly with academia and industrialsectors, about the implications, limitations, and capabilities of this technology as an alternative quantitative method.
Prof. Dr. Felipe Bravo
Catedrático de Planificación Forestal/Professor of Forest Management
Chair SMART Global Ecosystems | Senior Researcher at iuFOR
Instituto Universitario de Gestión Forestal Sostenible | Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute
Universidad de Valladolid
ETS Ingenierías Agrarias, Universidad de Valladolid
Avda. de Madrid, 44 -- 34004 Palencia
Tl +34 979108424 Fx.+34 979108440
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We would like to invite your attention to the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for our sub-plenary session in the XXVI IUFRO World Congress, 23-29 of June 2024, Stockholm
Subplenary Theme 3 Forest Biodiversity and its ecosystem services
S3.1 Assisted migration for adapting forests to climate change
The abstract submission period is open until 2 June 2023, 23:59 p.m. (CEST) and interested individuals are encouraged to apply.
Please visit the submission page at: https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts<https://r.notify.appinmed.com/tr/cl/JZLsVlbaGX7P9asUWVfL46wtVQiZthblTZrP12e…>
We are looking forward to receiving your excellent and numerous abstracts!
On behalf of the organizers
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Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty
Department of Forest Growth, Silviculture and Genetics
Austrian Research Centre for Forests BFW
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna, Austria
Telefon +43 1 878 38-2101
Mobil +43 660 5086 480
Dear friends of IUFRO
I would like to draw your attention to three IUFRO World Congress sessions of special interest to scientists and teachers of silviculture:
* Close-to-nature silviculture for global change adaptation and mitigation (subplenary session S1.1)
* Interactive forest management: Should silviculture and forest operations comply with governance or the opposite? (technical session T4.18)
* Teaching and training in silviculture: contemporary challenges and future prospects (technical session T5.32)
The session on close-to-nature silviculture focuses on one of the hottest topics in contemporary forest research.
The session on interactive forest management focuses on issues on the boundaries between silviculture, forest operations and governance issues. These less explored boundaries represent an emerging research topic and deserve more attention. We are keen to spark the discussion!
The session on teaching and training in silviculture will provide communicators, teachers and students the opportunity to share experience and exchange views on pedagogics and other related topics. This session is organized in cooperation with IFSA.
Please submit your abstract by 2 June 2023 to the much advertised https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts
Jens Peter Skovsgaard
Coordinator, IUFRO Div. 1 Silviculture
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On behalf of the session organisers, I would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral talks and posters as part of session T4.21 National perspective of Forest resources policy and governance in countries of Latin America under a sustainable perspective of the IUFRO World Congress held at Stockholm on 23-39 June 2024.
Please submit your abstracts by June 2nd 2023 at https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts.
T4.21 National perspective of Forest resources policy and governance in countries of Latin America under a sustainable perspective
Session type: Technical
Duration: 120 minutes
Congress theme: 4: Forests for sustainable societies
Note that the Congress organizers reserve the rights of slightly editing the text of your session description for the Book of Abstracts, and that the abstract call will be launched by the IUFRO Headquarters and is open to all, so you may need to include contributions that were not originally proposed for your session.
For sessions involving oral presentations, the Congress Scientific Committee recommends 10-15 min including discussion for standard oral presentations, but you may want to consider also shorter (5-10 min) and even flash talks (3-5 min). All contributions to your session must be submitted in the Call for Abstracts, and that also include speakers in panel discussions.
For sessions involving poster presentations, the Congress Organizing Committee is pleased to communicate that there will be only electronic posters and that the session will be split in two parts - one oral part and one poster part. Session organizers are required to propose a moderator also for their poster session, as it will include short oral presentations of the posters.
Vitor Afonso Hoeflich, D. Sc. em Economia Rural
Professor do Departamento de Economia Rural e Extensão - Universidade Federal do Paraná -
- Coordenador do Grupo de trabalho da IUFRO
4.05.03 - Managerial economics and accounting in Latin America
-Vice-Coordenador do Grupo de trabalho da IUFRO 9.05.08 - Forest and natural resources policy and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
Contatos: Whatsapp 5541-99602.9350,
Recados: 41-3360.4206 41.3360.4212
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On behalf of the session organisers, we would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral talks and posters to the Session “T2.18. Mixed Forest plantations as resilient natured-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation” of the IUFRO 2024 Congress in Stockholm, Sweden, 23 – 29 June 2024.
This session will focus on findings from tree diversity experiments and silvicultural trials comparing mixtures with monocultures in forest plantations. Abstracts can be submitted until 2 June 2023 at https://iufro2024.com/call-for-congress-abstracts/
T2.18. Mixed forest plantations as natured-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Session organizers: Hernán Serrano-León, Ramona Werner, Joel Jensen, Hervé Jactel, Carolyn Glynn
Forest plantations globally provide an increasingly large share of the wood products that contribute to a carbon-neutral bioeconomy, while reducing the harvest pressure on native and natural forests. Their importance is likely to increase with the projected rise in the global demand for the provision of multiple forest goods, and the increasing threat to natural forests posed by climate change. Yet, plantations are faced with controversies related to the potential negative impacts of dominating monospecific plantations for the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and to the increasing vulnerability of monocultures to biotic and abiotic risks intensified by climate change (CC).
A growing body of evidence suggests that multi-specific mixed forest plantations provide a wider array of ecosystem services and can be more efficient in sequestrating carbon, while better coping with CC-related stress and biotic disturbances. These results can be traced to mechanisms of complementary or facilitated resource use and alleviated competition in mixed plantations, and can result from a “portfolio effect” of diversification that minimizes the risk of a given species or forest function to be drastically affected. Nevertheless, there is an apparent reluctance among landowners and stakeholders to adopt mixed plantations as a nature-based solution for CC mitigation and adaptation. Among the possible factors preventing the expansion of mixed plantations is an insufficient scientific base for management practices regarding the type of species mixtures that optimize CC mitigation, adaptation and ecosystem functioning across contrasting site conditions.
This session focuses on findings from tree diversity experiments, silvicultural trials comparing mixtures with monocultures, and analyses of the socio-economic contexts of tree-species diverse plantations. This session presents recent research that 1) improves the mechanistic understanding behind the potential of mixed- forest plantations to mitigate and adapt to climate change, or 2) identifies trade-offs and synergies among adaptation, mitigation and other objectives in the management of mixed-forest plantations. The final aim of this session is to identify the knowledge gaps that prevent progress towards a wider implementation of mixed plantations in adaptive forest management strategies and restoration measures, and to discuss research approaches to fill these gaps.
Freiburg University, Chair of Silviculture and Chair of Geobotanics
@TreeDivNet MixForChange <https://mixforchange.cirad.fr/> project
Tel.: +49 (0)1520 622 6221
On behalf of the session organisers, I would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral talks and posters as part of T1.34 entitled "Transitioning to Continuous Cover Forestry in Times of Climate Change and Energy Crisis" of the IUFRO World Congress held at Stockholm on 23-39 June 2024. Please submit your abstracts by June 2nd 2023 at https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts.
Session organisers: Arne Pommerening, Aine Ni Dhubhain, Jørgen Bo Larsen, Per Angelstam, Hubert Hasenauer
T1.34 Transitioning to Continuous Cover Forestry in Times of Climate Change and Energy Crisis
Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) is forest management based on ecological principles with a view to avoid degradation effects. Throughout the world and in the literature the concept goes by many semi-synonyms which do not exactly mean the same but are headed approximately into the same direction. For example, one of these semi-synonyms is nature-based forest management. CCF has a long history in Central Europe but is comparatively new to other parts of the world. Currently the popularity of CCF is on the increase again for its potential to mitigate climate change, to increase or at least maintain biodiversity in forest ecosystems, to provide valuable tools for forest conservation and to enhance the appeal of woodlands used for recreation. Recently the EU forest strategy for 2030 stated clearcutting should be “used only in duly justified cases, for example, when proven necessary for environmental or ecosystem health reasons” and the strategy promotes “the creation or maintenance at stand and landscape level of genetically and functionally diverse, mixed‐species forests.” Early in 2022, the European Forest Institute (EFI) has launched a new strategy underpinning CCF principles with scientific evidence. It is particularly the early phase of transitioning towards CCF, i.e. the introduction of CCF to a country or region where this management type has not been commonly used before, which usually constitutes a major challenge for forest practice and stakeholders. For example, this was the situation 20 years ago in Ireland and in the UK and CCF is now being considered for introduction in the congress host country Sweden. A long-standing and crucial question is how natural disturbances can be more directly included in the design of CCF methods. The recent global energy crisis has added another challenging facet to implementing CCF and methods like the coppice selection system and coppice with
standards may now assume greater importance than they did in the past. A topic close to the heart of forest practice is the important question how, in the context of these current challenges, the sustainability of ecosystem goods and services can be ensured in CCF and its variants. Effective methods of safeguarding ecosystem goods and services may, for example, require forest inventory designs to be adopted.
Arne Pommerening, PhD (Göttingen), Habilitation (Vienna)
Professor in Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU
Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department of Forest Ecology and Management
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On behalf of the sessions organizers, I would like to draw your attention
to the Technical Session 1.8 (see below description) at IUFRO World Congress
(Stockholm 23-29 June, 2024) . If you work with complex forests structures
feel free to submit your abstract until June 2nd at
All the best,
Sessions organizers: Andrés Bravo-Oviedo, Linda Nagel, Gary Kerr, Magnus
Löf, William Keeton, Miren del Rio, Andrej Boncina, Felipe Bravo, Alfredo di
Filippo, Mark J. Ducey, Hans Pretzsch
T1.8 Complex forests: Understanding and management of multiple species,
structures and ecosystem services.
Forestry faces important challenges in the decades ahead. The quick global
change affecting the climate system, economy and biodiversity has put
forests in the front line of mitigation and adaptation policies across the
world with different approaches. In temperate regions forest researchers and
practitioners have already understood that more structurally and
compositional diverse forest stands are essential to meet climate and
This session will present current knowledge on complex forest structures
research and practice. It will cover silvicultural and ecological aspects of
multiple species and multi-aged stands dynamics as well as the consequences
of increasing complexity for forest functioning, ecosystem services
provision and biodiversity conservation. The session will also deal with
measuring and modelling challenges that foresters and researchers are
currently confronting. A final discussion among moderators, presenters and
public will summarize the future of complex forest structures within the
forestry discipline and their benefits for the bioeconomy.
Presentations for oral contributions and posters are welcome on the
(i) Multiple species silviculture; (ii) Multi-aged structure silviculture;
(iii) Functions, services and biodiversity and (iv) Measuring and Modelling
the forest complexity.
The session is organized by the following IUFRO research groups RG1.09
Ecology and silviculture of mixed forests, RG1.05.00 - Uneven-aged
silviculture; and units 1.01.06 - Ecology and silviculture of oak; 1.01.07 -
Ecology and silviculture of beech; 1.01.09 - Ecology and silviculture of
fir; 4.01.02 Growth models for tree and stand simulation; 8.01.01 Old
growth forests and forest reserves.
Dr. Andrés Bravo-Oviedo
Senior Research Scientist (Científico Titular)
Coordinator of IUFRO RG 1.09.00 Ecology and Silviculture of Mixed Forests (
Reviews Editor European Journal of Forest Research
cology-ASAFE-Lab-Andres-Bravo-Oviedo> & Applied Forest Ecology Lab
Dpt. Biogeography and Global Change
National Museum of Natural Sciences CSIC
Serrano 115 bis
28006 Madrid (ES)
Phone: +34 91 333 30 82 ext. 443 440 New number!
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It is our pleasure to announce the 2024 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference, to be held 13-16 May 2024 in Columbia, Missouri, USA and hosted by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry.
IUFRO Working Parties 1.03.00 - Short-rotation forestry, 1.06.01 - Phytotechnologies for degraded sites in rural and urban communities and 2.08.04 - Poplars and willows are involved in this event as partners.
Information on abstract submission, registration, and lodging is being compiled and will be made available on a conference website. Stay tuned for more information from conference organizers!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and pass this information on to as many people as possible.
We hope to see you there!
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Supervisory Research Plant Geneticist
Northern Research Station
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Dear participants and presenters,
The Subdivision 1.04.00 – Agroforestry invite all the colleagues to
participate in the online conference */Agroforestry systems in the
world: differences and similarities/* | */26-27 July 2023/* (enclosed
follows the conference announcement flyer).
To participate please register at: https://forms.gle/j3F3FDQoKTzSC6Kw8,
until */10 of July 2023/*
To make a presentation please use the template (presentation.docx) and
e-mail it to */acag(a)uevora.pt/* and */swoyambhu_amatya(a)yahoo.com/*,
until */10 of July 2023/*. Notifications of acceptance and presentation
schedule will be sent by */20 of July 2023/*.
Is you have any questions about your participation in this meeting,
contact Ana Cristina Gonçalves (acag(a)uevora.pt) or Swoyambhu Man Amatya
Looking forward to see you,
Ana Cristina Gonçalves, MED, University of Évora, Portugal
Swoyambhu Man Amatya, Faculty of Forestry, Agriculture and Forestry
Sanjeev Chauhan, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Punjab
Agricultural University, India;
John Parrota, United States Forest Service Research & Development,
United States of America