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Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences - "100 years of soil science - past achievements and future challenges"

The custodian of soil science will celebrate its centennial contribute to the nature and human wellbeing in 2024. The event will also empower the linkages with different disciplines, policy makers, stakeholders, institutions, and associations to effectively address civil society needs within agriculture, forestry, environment, urban planning, energy, education, and other societal issues.

The celebration will occur on May 19th and will be followed by two intense days of congress, with plenary and parallel scientific sessions. Both soil scientists and specialists from other disciplines will participate to each session, focusing on past achievements and future challenges.

The congress will be followed by technical/scientific excursions that will range from short local to long trips, spanning from Alps to Sicily. A pre-congress visit to Villa Lubin in Rome, the historical place where the IUSS was founded, is scheduled on May 18th.

Date:  19-21 May 2024
Location:  Florence, Italy
Organizers:  The International Union of Soil Sciences; The Italian Society of Soil Science

Session proposals can be submitted until 30 June 2023
Contact:  Filiberto Altobelli, segretario(at)  


5th International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium

Non-wood forest products (NWFP), which have been used directly in different parts of world for centuries, provide input to many important sectors e.g. cosmetic, pharmacy, and are also an important element of UN Sustainable Development Goals. On behalf of the organizing committee, the Faculty of Forestry of Bartin University would like to invite you to the 5th International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium, to be held on 27-28 September, 2023. The event will provide an international area for scientists, researchers, industry, practitioners, and non-governmental organizations to discuss NWFP from different aspects.

Papers presented at the symposium will be included in the online full-text proceedings book as a result of peer review, and selected papers will be published in journals indexed by the article acceptance process. The symposium meets the conditions of associate professorship and academic incentives.

Date:  27-28 September 2023
Location:  online
Organizers:  Faculty of Forestry, Bartin University



Second EVOLTREE Conference 2023: Resilient Forests for the Future

EvolTree is an European Research Network that has as goal to link four major disciplines (Ecology, Genetics, Genomics and Evolution) to address global issues that European forests are currently facing as environmental change and erosion of biodiversity.


  • May 31: Abstract submission closes
  • July 31: Registration closes for on-site participation
  • August 31: Registration closes for online participation

Date:  12-15 September 2023
Location:  online and Brasov, Romania
Organizers:  EVOLTREE Network



International Conference: The Forests Factor - More nature to fight climate change, and the role of protected areas

The Arma dei Carabinieri organizes the international conference "The Forest Factor" in Rome on 6 and 7 June 2023, at the Roma Tre University, with the aim of placing the emphasis on the protection of forests, as an essential element in the fight against climate change, and on their vital importance for biodiversity, carbon, water and energy cycles on a planetary scale. The Conference will be attended not only by the institutional authorities, but also by experts in the scientific sector and representatives of international organisations, universities and research centres, environmental educators, civil society and the mass media.


Forest Genetics 2023: Discovery & Innovation in Changing Climates

The Western Forest Genetics Association (WFGA) and the Canadian Forest Genetics Association/ l’Association canadienne de génétique forestière (CFGA) cordially invite you to Forest Genetics 2023: Discovery & Innovation in Changing Climates to be held in Vernon, BC, July 10-14, 2023. Both organizations have a long history of supporting cutting-edge forest genetics research. The conference will include two days of science and technical talks, poster sessions and a one-day field tour. Always the highlight of any conference, there will be a banquet at a local winery to showcase the great food and wine of the BC Okanagan Valley. We are also considering an optional post-conference tour. The conference will be preceeded by a CFGA Tree Seed Working Group meeting. An optional post-conference field tour will also be offered.

Date:  10-14 July 2023
Location:  Vernon, BC, Canada
Organizers:  Western Forest Genetics Association (WFGA); Canadian Forest Genetics Association/ l’Association canadienne de génétique forestière (CFGA)



Growth and Yield Innovations Conference 2023

Join the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) and the Western Mensurationists for this in-person two-day conference and optional one-day field tour. Through showcasing innovative research and learning about novel approaches to growth and yield throughout the country and from the international community, this conference will seek to address the concerns about declining growth and yield capacity and to highlight the important contributions that G&Y makes.

Date:  18-21 June 2023
Location:  Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Organizers:  Western Mensurationists; Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW)

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World Forum on Urban Forests - WFUF 2023: Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All

Urban forests and green spaces are key components of sustainable and resilient urban development, providing a wide range of ecosystem goods and services. They play an important role toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG11, which focuses on making cities safe, resilient and sustainable.

The 2nd edition of WFUF will take place in Washington DC, from 16 to 20 October 2023. The overall theme will be: Greener, Healthier and Happier Cities for All. This theme was chosen to highlight the importance of building inclusive and accessible cities where the goods and services of urban forests and trees are universally available. The aim of the Forum is to continue to highlight positive examples of planning, design and management approaches that cities with diverse cultures, forms, structure and histories have implemented to optimize the contribution that urban forests and green infrastructure can provide in terms of economic development, environmental conservation and resilience, improved social cohesion, and increased public involvement.

Date:   16-20 October 2023
Location:  Washington DC, USA
Organizers:  FAO, Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service, Smithsonian Institution, City of Washington DC, ISA, Politecnico di Milano, SISEF

Deadline for abstracts submission: 17 February 2023,