Please note the deadline has been extended for the following until June 15
On behalf of IUFRO, International Society of Tropical Foresters, and The Society of American Foresters, we would like to invite you and your colleagues to contribute to the IUFRO World Congress session T3.23 in Stockholm, Sweden, 23-29 June 2024, "Resilience of Forest Biodiversity to Climate Change and Pests: Civic Engagement and Conservation in Seed Banks, Public Gardens, and Wild, Urban, and Agroforestry Landscapes" - if you have already submitted an abstract to this session, please disregard.
Please submit your abstracts for this session by Thursday, June 15 on a topic of your choice related to the theme; also, please forward this to interested parties! This session will have talks, flash talks, posters, and hopefully a panel discussion as well. You can have multiple submissions from the same institution.
Link to submit: https://www.appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=iufro2024abstracts
Jill Wagner, Geoff Williams, Denita Hadziabdic-Guerry, Sean Hoban, Lara Salido
Abstract submission instructions
SESSION: (Search for the session of interest)
TITLE: Spell out words, do not use abbreviations. The title or text is not to indicate the country of origin, unless it is pertinent to the topic.
AUTHORS: Names and surnames for each author must be provided. Do not include degrees or titles. The presenting author's name will be published in bold.
AFFILITATIONS: Each author should be listed by University/Hospital, Department and Country. Please make sure to include this complete information in the Affiliation text box.
TEXT: The abstract must be in English and should be a maximum of 300 words, excluding the title. It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be published as typed by the author, if accepted. Poor English may be a cause for rejection. The Programme Committee will accept abstracts for the Scientific Programme (oral or poster presentation) on scientific merit.
To conserve biodiversity, multiple approaches can be taken on the ground. This mini-symposium (Panel, Flash-talks & Posters) represents experts who focus on complementary aspects of conservation and reforestation; threat assessment, seed collecting and banking from wild trees, collective action and civic engagement, the roles of public gardens in conserving genetic resources, developing genetic resistance to pests to conserve biodiversity, and the importance of conserving genetic diversity in the face of pests and climate change.
Seed is the unit by which biodiversity is propagated, and therefore, protected. There is ever increasing pollination disruption with shifting local climate conditions and more fragmented and degraded native ecosystems. As forests and genetic diversity are lost, so are mother trees for seed collection, in a time when people want to greatly scale reforestation efforts. In addition to potential declines in seed crops, global trade, biodiversity loss, and fragmentation increase the threat of emergent insect and pathogen outbreaks, resulting in local or range-wide extinction of iconic tree species. Therefore, there is a global need for threat assessments, seed collection and banking of native tree species.
In the context of the above challenges and solutions, public gardens and arboreta are critical to the resilience of forests and society. In addition to acting as living collections, seed sources, and refugia of tree species, public gardens serve as biodiversity hotspots in cities, and meeting places for public and volunteer conservation efforts and outreach. As sentinels, trees in public gardens can be used to proactively detect emergent disease threats. Through collective action, exchange of information, public engagement, and local expert knowledge, "think global, act local" could be applied to aid proactive efforts to protect forest biodiversity from the next major pests across the world. Local experts and civic ecologists can accomplish this by collecting seed and observing trees in native environments, plantations, public gardens, and urban forests. Breeding or human-directed genetic improvement presents a practical solution for restoration of species that are impacted by emergent pest epidemics, climate change, or other threats. The utility of breeding to protect biodiversity also depends on the prior establishments of seed banks and other germplasm resources. It is critical to generate a prior understanding of the diversity of populations of tree species valued for their ecological, horticultural, or economic and commercial characteristics, the observed or potential effects of threats to those populations, and the role diversity could play in recovery of species.
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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 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
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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
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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
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