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IUFRO 2018 “Adaptive Management for Forested Landscapes in transformation”

Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
From: 01.10.2018 to: 05.10.2018

The 2018 International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) conference on “Adaptive Management for Forested Landscapes in transformation” will highlight the changes in the era of the Anthropocene have on our planet. Transformation of forest use that is occurring in response to the pressures of globalization, population growth, resource scarcity and ecological degradation are part of the challenges ahead. Biodiversity is essential to human well-being, but people have been reducing biodiversity throughout human history. Loss of species and degradation of ecosystems are likely to further accelerate in the coming years. It is essential to take into account ecological, economic and functional values of the landscape to improve planning and decision-making. Operational solutions are needed to reconcile biodiversity conservation in the light of increasing demands on natural resources and land.

The conference will focus on several key topics to assess problems and to find solutions for a better future in forested landscapes, including:
1. Forested landscapes and biodiversity threats;
2. Human-nature relationships to support sustainable forest landscapes;
3. Tools, methods and approaches oriented towards solutions;
4. Global change and adaptive management of forested landscapes; and
5. Socio-ecological approaches integrating ecosystem services and forest management.

Proposals for scientific sessions in relation to the five thematic topics are welcome. Please submit proposals by mail to iufro2018@gmail.com and forestresearch18@gmail.com. The deadline for submitting preliminary proposals for the IUFRO conference is 15 February 2018.

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