IUFRO’s Unit Boreal Forest Ecosystems and the multidisciplinary project Future Forests, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, are jointly arranging a travelling workshop in northern Sweden, August 12 - 19, 2012.
A challenging future for the Boreal forests – Can all demands be met?
The workshop will focus on how the management of boreal forests is called upon to meet increasingly conflicting goals as society demands ever-greater standards of sustainability and ecological integrity while its dependence on forest resources and services is rising to levels never seen in humanity’s history.
The workshop will mainly consist of excursions that will take us from the coastal area of the Västerbotten County up to the high mountains close to the Norwegian border. Along the way we will see and discuss examples of old, current, and experimental silvicultural practices, long-term manipulation experiments, genetic and species trials, nature reserves, and virgin forests. There will also be a limited number of invited and volunteer lectures as well as one poster session. The volunteer lectures will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted no later than15th of July.
For logistic reasons the number of participants has to be limited to 36. The deadline for registration is the 15th of July, but if the maximum number of participants is reached before that date the registration will close. “First at the mill grinds first”!
For further information visit the workshop homepage http://www.slu.se/iufroworkshop or contact Sune Linder sune.linder(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Professor emeritus Sune Linder
Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU, P.O. Box 49, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden