International IUFRO Symposium: Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting
Vienna, Austria; 9–11 May 2016
IUFRO Unit 4.05.00 - Managerial economics and accounting
4.05.01 – Managerial, social and environmental accounting
4.05.02 - Managerial economics
4.05.03 - Managerial economics and accounting in Latin America
Conference webpage: https://www.wiso.boku.ac.at/afo/tagungen-forst/iufro-symposium-2016/
Contact: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> forec(a)boku.ac.at
1st ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Forests contribute to modern societies through cultural, economic, environmental, institutional and social dimensions. Forest management decisions and practices, therefore, must incorporate information concerning all of these dimensions. In addition, global issues such as changes in society, climate and forest values influence and transform the ways in which forest ecosystems are perceived, managed and used. The role of managerial economics and accounting in forest ecosystems management and policy development in response to these evolving conditions and needs of society will be central to this symposium which addresses and aims to contribute to theme 3 of the IUFRO-strategy: 'forests and forest products for a greener future'.
The symposium is aimed at forest researchers and practitioners from the IUFRO 4.05 Unit (members engaged in managerial, social, and environmental forest economics and accounting), as well as scientists and practitioners in the areas of forestry, forest and natural resource policy, decision support modeling, and land-use planning. Presentations are sought on a range of topics related to managerial economics and accounting, including:
- New economic instruments, regulations, policies, and organizations in view of emerging needs of society from forest ecosystems.
- Forest development and management in the light of global change
- New approaches in forest management to increase the ability for adaptation
- Economic impact assessment of environmental, social and economic changes on forest management
- Economic evaluation of forest- and timber trade-related policies
- Financial modeling of forest management under changing framework conditions
- Lessons from long-term forest-related economic data systems
- Opportunities related to the development of payments for ecosystem services and consequences for forest management
- Shifts in supply and demand for non-market services of forests
- The role of decision support systems in adaptation to shifting framework conditions
- Managing long-term risks in forestry
- Awareness and perception of long-term changes in framework conditions among forestrelated stakeholders
- Understanding of sustainability under changing framework conditions
- Transdisciplinary research in forest management
Contributions in the fields of environmental, social, regional and national accounting are
This is a reminder of the upcoming IUFRO Risk Analysis (4.04.07) meeting in Freiburg, Germany; 21-23 April, 2016.
The meeting is hosted by the Institute of Forestry, University of Freiburg.
PERCEPTION ==> PREDICTION ==> ACTION:
Managing risk in uncertain times.
This conference will bring together leading experts from the international scientific community to discuss:
* the risks posed to the forest resource by our changing climate
v natural disturbances (including insects, pathogens, fire, extreme weather)
v post-disturbance (natural and anthropogenic) silvics
v species range and biodiversity
* how these risks are perceived and predicted in the forest science and management community
* how risk and uncertainty can be incorporated in the decision-making process to increase the likelihood that the future realized ecosystem services match our stated goals
Abstract submission and registration is open at https://www.conftool.net/riskanalysis2016/.
Visit the Risk Analysis website<http://riskanalysis-iufro.org/index.html> for all meeting details.
PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: david.gray(a)canada.ca
Dr. David Gray
Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service
Mail: Box 4000
Courier: 1350 Regent St.