IUFRO Spotlights

2014-06-23

IUFRO Spotlight #22 – 2014 IUFRO World Congress

Congress session on urban forest diversity and ecosystem services aims to guide future research and policies related to sustaining urban forests and the critical ecosystem services provided by them.

This fall, at the IUFRO World Forest Congress in Salt Lake City, a session entitled: Urban forest diversity and ecosystem services will focus on species diversity in cities across the globe, the ecosystem services provided by them, how forest composition and species diversity affect those services and values and how the composition and species diversity are changing and will continue to change going forward.

Session coordinators are Dr. David Nowak of the U.S. Forest Service and Wesley Kocher of the International Society of Arboriculture.

The information out of the session can then be used to help guide future research and policies related to sustaining urban forests and the critical ecosystem services provided by them and to implementing programs and projects that will help achieve those ends.

For more information on IUFRO's activities in this field, please visit the website of IUFRO's Research Group 6.07.00 Urban Forestry: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-6/60000/60700/ 

 

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