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1.05.00 - Uneven-aged silviculture



Call for Submissions

After a successful conference on "Uneven-aged silviculture: insights into forest adaptation in times of global change", organized by Research Groups 1.05.00 and 1.09.00, the European Journal of Forest Research has agreed to publish a "special section" for the meeting, titled "Uneven-aged silviculture: insights into forest adaptation in times of global change." Given interest in this topic, the journal editors have decided to make this special section open to manuscript submissions from anyone interested and conducting research on the topic (the special section is not restricted to scientists who presented at the conference).

When submitting manuscripts for this special section you will need to use the normal submission process and then indicate the manuscript belongs to the collection titled: Uneven-aged silviculture: insights into forest adaptation in times of global change.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts:  extended to 31 July 2024

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Khosro Sagheb-Talebi, Iran


Gauthier Ligot, Belgium

Linda Nagel, United States

Toshiaki Owari, Japan

Daniel P. Soto, Chile

About Unit

The Uneven-aged Silviculture Research Group is an interdisciplinary organization of researchers from boreal, temperate and tropical forest regions working on all aspects of uneven-aged silviculture including economic, ecological, forest health, social, climate change and many others.

State of Knowledge

Uneven-aged silviculture is the intentional management of forest stands to include multiple age classes of trees.  The Uneven-aged Silviculture Research Group facilitates interaction among researchers studying the dynamics and management of uneven-aged forests and researchers working on related natural resource problems.  A resurgent interest in uneven-aged silviculture is occurring all over the world as it is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to even-aged systems where concerns over aesthetics, resilience to climate change, wildlife management, or maintenance of continuous cover predominate.  Because uneven-aged silviculture is of interest for so many management objectives and being studied by researchers from so many different disciplines, the Uneven-aged Silviculture Research Group actively seeks to create and promote a cooperative network of researchers from a braod range of disciplines.

Research being shared among the Research Group is as diverse as its participants.  However, a few themes have emerged: 1) study sites for the Research Group are inclusive of stands with multiple age classes or cohorts, single- or mixed-species, and collectively these stand structures are referred to as "complex stand structures”; and 2) there are common issues related to managing these complex structures that occur in boreal, temperate and tropical forests.  It is these themes that unite the group and make it one of the most active research groups in IUFRO.