Dear IUFRO Resource Data in the Tropics Working Party:
The deadline is June 2 for submitting abstracts for IUFRO 2024 Session
T3.21 “*Legacy tropical forest data: current status, uses, and securing
them”* (page 120 in the sessions book) and other sessions.
The call for abstracts for IUFRO 2024 is at
https://iufro2024.com/call-for-congress-abstracts/. The abstract
announcement is at
(NOTE THAT THE SESSION ABSTRACT DEADLINE HAS PASSED. THE CALL NOW IS FOR
Download the book of IUFRO 2024 sessions t
Submit your abstract at
Legacy tropical forest data are older datasets. Over the years, these data
have been generated from many projects, and they are now scattered among
various institutions and people. Many of these datasets are on paper or in
older digital formats, and therefore in danger of being lost. But these
data have many potential uses. They are valuable for understanding how
tropical forests have changed through time, including the cumulative
impacts of change in land use and climate, and changes in patterns of
biodiversity and carbon storage. They can serve as guidelines for forest
restoration to previous conditions, or to projected conditions with climate
change (using data from relevant sites). Many of the forests (e.g., in
Nigeria and Ghana) represented in historical datasets no longer exist, so
these data are the only record of the natural vegetation of the area.
This session will focus on the current status of these data, their uses,
and what needs to be done to secure them. We especially seek contributions
from researchers based in tropical countries. We want to consider possible
uses of these data for tropical forest restoration and research on
long-term forest dynamics. We are also interested in current work using
these data for biodiversity/biogeography studies, such as from the DryFor
and TreeCo networks; and gaps in the spatial distribution covered by older
datasets, such as for African montane forests.
We aim for the last part of the session to be a discussion, with questions
from the audience and discussion among the presenters and moderators. We
hope to find common research themes among participants to help build
possible collaborations. We also welcome poster presentations for this
session. This theme should be interesting for Congress participants, with
the increasing global focus on forest restoration.
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
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.
“Only Abstracts of registered participants will be printed. At least one of
the authors must be registered for the Conference.”
We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm for IUFRO 2024.
Coordinator, IUFRO 4.02.01