8.00.00 - Forest Environment



International Symposium on Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Global Change (ISSFM-CGC); Harbin, China; 1-3 August 2017

Forest ecosystems, as one of the important types of terrestrial ecosystems, play a very significant role in global ecosystems. Over the past few centuries, global changes resulted from human activities have had an increasing influence on climate, environment and ecosystems. Ecosystem services have been severely damaged. Facing the deterioration of ecological environment, people realize that forest not only has the traditional resources economic function of wood harvest, but also plays a vital role in ecological service such as water conservation, soil conservation, and carbon fixation and oxygen release. The topics of this symposium are therefore: (1) the restoration and reconstruction, (2) the sustainable management, and (3) the service function of forest ecosystems in the context of global change.

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Jean-Michel Carnus, France


Shirong Liu, China

Sandra S. Luque, France

About Unit

Environment is a major concern for all stake-holders involved in forest management and planning, including conservation of forested areas. As much as possible, management and conservation practises should rely on a sound ecological basis, provided by biological sciences such as ecology of vegetation communities, ecology of forest communities, including wildlife, soil sciences, landscape ecology, conservation biology, biodiversity, and physical environment. A key process as well is a deeper understanding of hazards and disturbances which could affect forest dynamics, such as fire, climate change, pollution and winds.

Division 8 activities aim at providing a platform and a network for scientific progress and exchange on all those subjects, through organization of meetings, symposiums, electronic conferences, state of the art reports, etc. An important effort is to link the efforts maturing in forest science communities with those parallel for more global problems, such as global change and biodiversity. All forested bioma of the world, including boreal, temperate, Mediterranean, tropical humid and tropical dry forest are taken in consideration. Connections with Divisions and Task Forces dealing with complementary topics such as silviculture, physiology, genetics, forest operations, modelling, wood products, social sciences and forest health are ALSO at the core of the activity of D8.

Activities and events Unit 8.00.00

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Biannual 8.01.02 Working Party Conference: The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services Halle, Germany
North American Forest Soils Conference – International Symposium on Forest Soils Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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