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of Forest Research
XXV IUFRO World Congress - Call for Session Proposals - REMINDER
XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019
"Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development"
Curitiba, Brazil; 29 September - 5 October 2019
Congress website: http://www.iufro2019.com/
Call for Congress Session Proposals - REMINDER
This is a gentle reminder that the Call for Session Proposals for the XXV IUFRO World
Congress will close on 1 August 2018!
If you share an interest in the future of forests and forest science, you are invited to
submit session proposals for this important scientific event. We particularly encourage
proposals that involve collaboration between two or more IUFRO Divisions or Task Forces
and/or with organizations not formally associated with IUFRO, and from university students
at all levels.
Acceptance decisions will be made no later than 31 August 2018.
Please find detailed instructions below or:
in English at http://www.florestal.gov.br/iufro2019/session.html
in Spanish at http://www.florestal.gov.br/iufro2019/sessao_esp.html
in Portuguese at http://www.florestal.gov.br/iufro2019/sessao.html
We are looking forward to receiving your session proposal!
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2018
The Congress Scientific Committee invites submission of session proposals for the 2019
IUFRO World Congress. In keeping with the spirit of the Congress title – Forest Research
and Cooperation for Sustainable Development ‐ the Congress Scientific Committee is
developing a program that will highlight the contributions that forest science is making
to address the significant environmental, social and economic challenges facing our world.
The Congress program will reflect the forest science community’s diverse contributions
across the full range of natural and social science disciplines, with special emphasis on
key issues and research areas identified in IUFRO’s 2015‐2019 Strategy
Who may submit a session proposal?
All who share an interest in the future of forests and forest science are invited to
submit session proposals. We encourage proposals that involve collaboration between two or
more IUFRO Divisions or Task Forces and/or with organizations not formally associated
with IUFRO, and from university students at all levels. We strongly recommend IUFRO
officeholders and others actively involved in IUFRO Research Groups, Working Parties, and
Task Forces communicate with their respective Division representatives on the CSC (or Task
Force coordinators) before submitting proposals – this will greatly facilitate broader
involvement of IUFRO divisional units and Task Forces in the scientific program and avoid
overlaps among sessions.
Session proposals from non‐IUFRO member organizations are encouraged although preference
will be given to those that are prepared jointly with IUFRO Divisional Units and Task
Forces (see https://www.iufro.org/science/
for more information) – if assistance is needed
to identify appropriate partners within IUFRO, please contact any member of the CSC.
Preparing and submitting a session proposal.
Proposals should be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish, online at
using the Session Proposal Form.
Proposals will not be accepted after 1 August 2018.
In addition to providing basic information on session organizer(s), session title,
alignment with Congress themes, and a short abstract of the session proposal, those
submitting proposals should submit (online) a more complete proposal (following the
template provided). The template will prompt proposers about session objectives and
content in relation to Congress theme(s), proposed session format (i.e., presentation of
individual papers and/or posters, moderated panel discussion, or other forms of
presentation) and names of proposed speakers (if known), their organizational affiliations
and indicative titles of their presentations. Proposed sessions should be organized to be
nominally 2 hours in length. For sessions involving oral presentations, we recommend that
15 minutes be adopted for standard oral presentations. However, we encourage proponents to
be innovative, and to consider panel discussions, interactive poster sessions and other
ways to engage Congress participants.
Please note that the abstract submission process (later this year) will be open to all, so
session organizers may need to include papers or posters that were not originally proposed
for their sessions. Please be aware of this possibility and the need for flexibility in
designing your session . In the event that the number of accepted abstracts for a
particular session exceeds the number that can be accommodated in a single session,
organizers may be given an additional session slot in the Congress program.
Criteria for selection.
Session proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by members of the Congress Scientific
Committee with primary consideration given to their scientific quality and relevance to
the Congress themes. Other factors that will be considered are: the involvement of two or
more IUFRO units (Divisions, Task Forces, Research Groups and Working Parties) and/or
non‐IUFRO organizations; geographic and gender diversity of proposed session presenters;
and the involvement of students and young scientists. We strongly encourage submissions
well in advance of the August 1 deadline.
Acceptance decisions will be made no later than 31 August 2018. An open Call for Abstracts
will be issued in September, with online abstract submission until 15 December 2018, and
acceptance decisions provided by 28 February 2019.
Responsibilities of session organizers.
Session organizers of accepted proposals are expected to communicate with prospective
presenters regarding submission of abstracts (online, from mid-September to mid‐December
2018), and will be asked to review abstracts submitted for their sessions during the
abstract review period (i.e., in midDecember 2018 to end February 2019). Session
organizers may be asked to assist the CSC in the editing of accepted abstracts. They will
also be responsible for moderating sessions (or assigning session moderation
responsibilities) and are encouraged to pursue publication options for papers presented in
Abstracts of papers and posters presented during the Congress will be published in a
special volume of the International Forestry Review, as was done for the 2014 Congress in
Salt Lake City. As formal Congress proceedings with full papers will not be published,
session organizers should explore alternative publication options (books, special issues
of journals, etc.) for their sessions.
We look forward to hearing from you and for your active participation in the design of an
excellent scientific program for the 2019 IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil.
21 May 2018 – Call for Session Proposals
1 August 2018 – Deadline for the submission of Session Proposals
31 August 2018 – Decision advised on Session Proposals
15 September 2018 – Call for abstracts
15 December 2018 – Deadline for the submission of abstracts
28 February 2019 – Authors advised of decisions on their abstracts
31 May 2019 – Registration deadline for early-bird registrations and presenting authors
29 September 2019 – Congress begins
The IUFRO 2019 Congress Scientific Committee
Jerry Vanclay (Chair: jvanclay(a)scu.edu.au <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> )
Pil Sun Park (Division 1: pspark(a)snu.ac.kr <mailto:email@example.com> )
Santiago González-Martínez (Division 2: santiago.c.gonzalez.martinez(a)gmail.com
Woodam Chung (Division 3: woodam.chung(a)oregonstate.edu
Donald Hodges (Division 4: dhodges2(a)utk.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> )
Pekka Saranpää (Division 5: pekka.saranpaa(a)luke.fi <mailto:email@example.com> )
Cecil Konijnendijk (Division 6: cecil.konijnendijk(a)ubc.ca
Eckehard Brockerhoff (Division 7: eckehard.brockerhoff(a)scionresearch.com
Sandra Luque (Division 8: sandra.luque(a)irstea.fr <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> )
Alexia Stokes (Division 8: alexia.stokes(a)cirad.fr <mailto:email@example.com> )
Daniela Kleinschmit (Division 9: daniela.kleinschmit(a)ifp.uni-freiburg.de
Björn Hånell (Vice‐President, Divisions: bjorn.hanell(a)ssko.slu.se
John Parrotta (Vice‐President, Task Forces, Special Programmes, Projects and IUFRO‐led
Initiatives: jparrotta(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> )
Salina Abraham (International Forestry Students Association: salina.ifsa(a)gmail.com
Joseph Cobbinah (Africa representative: joe.cobbinah(a)ymail.com
Manuel Guariguata (CIFOR representative: m.guariguata(a)cgiar.org
Patricia Mattos (COC representative: patricia.mattos(a)embrapa.br
2019 Congress themes (based on IUFRO 2015-2019 Strategy)
Forests and trees provide a wide range of environmental, economic, social and cultural
benefits to people in rural communities and urban centers worldwide. Their conservation
and sustainable management are closely linked to globally important societal challenges
related to environmental protection, sustainable economic development, food security,
human health, water and energy resource provision, and climate change. The best available
scientific knowledge is needed to effectively address these issues at multiple scales
(locally, regionally and globally) and provide a strong basis for forest, agroforest and
forest landscape management practices and policy decisions. The scientific program for the
IUFRO 2019 World Congress will bring together scientists of all ages, from throughout the
world, across the full range of forest‐related disciplines, who are engaged in research,
education and application of science‐based knowledge to address these challenges and meet
the changing needs of our increasingly globalized society. The program will be organized
along the following five themes: Forests for People; Forests and Climate Change; Forests
and Forest Products for a Greener Future; Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological
Invasions; and Forests, Soil and Water Interactions.
Forests for People
Forests, woodlands and agroforests play a vital role in the lives of people in both rural
and urban communities, supporting livelihoods, food and energy security, and human health
and wellbeing. This theme, which focusses on social, cultural and economic aspects of the
management and use of forest resources, covers a broad set of topics such as nature‐based
recreation and tourism, landscape planning and management, nature protection, indigenous
people and community forest management, forest work, human health and wellbeing,
agroforestry, integration of forestry in other land uses, urban forestry, forest ethics,
forest history and culture, gender issues in forestry, rural development and community
wellbeing. Congress sessions within this theme will explore the linkages between human
well‐ being and quality of life related to the environmental, economic and social goods
and services provided by forests both for urban and rural populations. They will also
examine the roles of policy, planning, forest governance, formal and traditional
knowledge, communication, education and training in the maintenance, enhancement,
valuation and optimization of benefits derived from forest ecosystems and forest products
and services to people at local, regional and broader spatial scales.
Forests and Climate Change
Understanding and anticipating the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems and the
services they provide to people are critical to efforts to develop and implement effective
policies and management strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Sessions
within this theme will consider climate change effects on forest ecosystem structure and
function; interactions with other natural disturbance and forest management regimes;
monitoring and modelling of climate‐change related impacts on forest ecosystems,
landscapes, and communities; environmental, social and economic implications of
forest‐based climate change adaptation strategies and mitigation opportunities (such as
REDD+); silvicultural, planning and policy options for managing and restoring natural and
planted forests to enhance carbon storage and other ecosystem services, as well as
adapting natural and planted forests to climate change; the role of sustainable production
and use of wood‐based products in climate change mitigation (including wood‐based
substitutes for less ”climate friendly” materials); and the contributions of forest
genetics, restoration ecology and landscape ecology in climate change mitigation and
adaptation, including incentives and issues of trans‐ boundary emission trading schemes.
Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future
The future of sustainable forest management in the face of forest loss and ever‐increasing
demands for food, timber and wood fiber, water and other ecosystem services, and
uncertainties posed by globalization and economic, social and environmental uncertainty,
is a fundamental challenge for the forest research community. Innovation in the field of
forest products, goods and services together with sustainable and environmentally
responsible wood production systems and forest operations will play an important role to
meet these challenges. Sessions within this theme will explore: trends in the demand for
traditional and innovative forest products, ecosystem goods and services; increased use of
wood in construction; managing conflicting needs of forest stakeholders; changing societal
values, and institutions and forest governance structures under different socio‐cultural
conditions and their role in sustainable management and use of natural and planted forests
in the future. Other topics include development of new forest management approaches and
processing techniques for environmentally and socially acceptable products and services;
emerging landscape management (i.e., green infrastructure) approaches; valuation of
benefits derived from non‐wood forest products and ecosystem services; bioenergy and the
bioeconomy; and forestry education, research and training to meet future needs.
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions
The conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity (at genetic, species and
ecosystem levels) is fundamental to the maintenance of habitats responsible for providing
environmental, economic, social and cultural goods and services on which people in both
rural and urban communities depend. Addressing the threats to forest biodiversity –
including deforestation, forest fragmentation and degradation, unsustainable use, alien
invasive species, and climate change ‐ requires a more profound scientific understanding
of the role of biodiversity in the provision of ecosystem services, and the impacts of
biodiversity loss on responses and resilience of forest ecosystems, habitats and species
at different spatial and temporal scales to natural and human‐induced disturbances.
Sessions within this theme will explore these issues as well as such topics as the impacts
and efficacy of different forest management practices on biodiversity in protected areas,
community management, and more intensively managed forests for timber, non‐timber forest
products and agroforestry systems; landscape level strategies for forest biodiversity
conservation and restoration; and challenges in achieving a balance between biodiversity
conservation and sustainable utilization of forest resources.
Forests, Soil and Water Interactions
Forests and forest cover play a crucial role with regard to sustaining the availability
and quality of water critical for human well‐being. The linkages between water, wetlands
and forests show the importance of managing ecosystems at watershed or landscape scales in
order to protect these vital services. There is an urgent need for improved understanding
of the interactions between forests, trees, soil and water (including riparian and coastal
ecosystems) as affected by large‐scale natural and human‐induced disturbance, including
climate change, as well as effects of land‐use, land‐cover change and forest management on
watershed hydrology and provision of water‐related ecosystem services. Sessions within
this theme will consider these broad issues as well as more specific questions such as:
water consumption of growing tree crops compared to other land uses; region‐specific
interactions of forests and water; water consumption of forest plantations and forest
bioenergy systems; and governance and institutional arrangements related to management of
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