The 18th international conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) is being hosted by the USDA Forest Service and the University of Maine in Bangor, Maine, USA. Invited keynote speakers, scientific sessions (oral and poster) and panel discussions will explore new scientific findings and their linkages with policy relating to the addressing change in boreal forests. Designed to engage and inform scientists, resource managers and policy makers, the conference themes will address the current and emerging challenges for the boreal, the role of science in addressing those challenges and the links between science, policy and practice.
Topics will include advances in research and policy relating to important regional and global issues around balancing resource use in the boreal with habitat and biodiversity objectives, strategies for mitigation of and adaptation to risks relating to a changing climate and changes in disturbance regimes, and socio-economic changes and impacts. Emphasis will be placed on the use of science to inform management practices and public policy in the boreal.
The abstract submission site will open on October 1, 2016, and authors will have until January 22, 2017 to submit papers. Sessions may be proposed to Dr. Christopher Woodall at abstracts(a)2017ibfra.org by January 1, 2017. Any questions may be directed to info(a)2017ibfra.org.
Date: 5-9 June 2017
Location: Bangor, Maine, U.S.A.
Details at: <http://2017ibfra.org/> http://2017ibfra.org/