Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

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Interconnecting Forests, Science and People
19 September, 2017 (All day) - 22 September, 2017 (All day), Freiburg Germany

IUFRO prides itself on being one of the world’s oldest international scientific organizations. When IUFRO was established in 1892 by the forestry research institutes of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, these founding members shared the conviction that scientific research needed to be an international activity. 

The 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg will not only celebrate the accomplishments of the past. It will also establish a dialogue on the future of forestry and forest research. These discussions will focus on globally pressing topics such as how to enhance the contribution forest research will need to make towards mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, providing water, creating income and employment, and improving the quality of life. Issues such as how changes and disruptions in society and technologies are likely to impact on forests and people in the future will also be discussed.

Extended deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2016

The Congress Scientific Committee invites submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, “Interconnecting Forests, Science and People”. All submissions must be made online.

This Congress provides a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge across all scientific disciplines relevant in forest research and is open to all scientists regardless of their current affiliation to IUFRO. Abstracts highlighting innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches and the transfer of scientific knowledge on critical global forest-related challenges to national and international policy agendas are encouraged.

The science program comprises two main components: the general themes, which correspond to the five broad themes outlined in the current IUFRO Strategy, and five All-Division Meetings embedded in the Congress:

General Congress Themes

All-Division Meetings

The CSC invites the submission of abstracts for any of the above segments. It is very important to first view the list of sessions and session descriptions in order to identify a session where you would like to present and read the guidelines for submission carefully.

We look forward to receiving your abstract for this unique and innovative congress to mark 125 years of active international engagement in forest research by IUFRO member institutions and individuals to be held on 19 – 22 September 2017 in Freiburg, Germany.