IUFRO - Conferencia Internacional sobre la respuesta de la vegetación a los efectos del cambio climático
The international bi-annual conference of the IUFRO Research Group 7.01 “Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems” scheduled for 2013 in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, has been entitled “Vegetation Response to Climate Change and Air Pollution - Unifying research and evidence across northern and southern hemispheres". The conference aims to provide an attractive stage for fruitful scientific discussion and assessment of the current state of knowledge. The conference will focus on identifying research needs, emphasizing the Southern hemisphere and stimulating the trans-hemispheric collaboration. Being held for the first time in South America, the conference wishes to initiate scientific interaction between researchers from across the continent, in particular from Brazil, and researchers from the Northern hemisphere. Exchange of expertise and methodological innovations is to be facilitated for initiating global scientific networking within joint research projects across tropical and temperate zonobiomes. Another outcome from the conference is intended to ascertain scenarios about the effects of climate change and air pollution on health, biodiversity and sustainability of natural and cultivated forests in South America, and across the globe, as well as to foster concepts for mitigation of stress impact.
The mission of the conference and its outcome are envisioned to be communicated through mass media to the broad public, including decision makers, and to the scientific community via peer-reviewed publications in special issues of international scientific journals.
We welcome participants whose interests are in:
monitoring of environmental pollutants in general, including soil, water and atmosphere,
assessing pollutant effects on native and cultivated vegetation,
multiple-scale studies related to air pollution and climate change effects on forest ecosystems, and
recent accomplishments in plant genetics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions (e.g. competition, mutualism, parasitism), forest growth and productivity, ecosystem performance and modelling related to the conference theme.