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4.04.07 - Risk analysis


Socio-Ecological Conflicts in Forest Management: Risks of (Not) Adapting?

Nancy, France; postponed to June 2022!

This international conference will focus on the potential conflicts emanating from the divergences in terms of expectations towards the forest, from various actors. In particular, society's expectations can sometimes be in conflict with forest expectations in terms of ecology or economy. Thus, public access to a forest can be facilitated (construction of access roads, recreational areas, etc.) to the detriment of the preservation of biodiversity. However, expectations can also converge. Thus, society is more and more inclined to use wood material and this is in line with the economic expectations that weigh on the forestry sector. The interests can thus be convergent or divergent between the various actors of the society, and that is why to approach this topic within the conference seems to us interesting. The risks associated with conflict situations can generate inertia and "non-action", which is undesirable in a context of climate change. Indeed, forests have a role to play in terms of mitigation and for this they must adapt. These conflicts could then generate "non-adaptation" or "bad adaptation", which would be harmful. This multi-disciplinary theme should lead to interesting and varied presentations.

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2018 Risk Analysis conference - Offers to host...

Following the terrific success of our 2016 Risk Analysis conference (“Managing Risk in Uncertain Times”) we are now soliciting offers to host the 2018 Risk Analysis conference. Forty-five attendees from 18 countries attended the 2016 conference in Freiburg for 2 days of presentations and a 3rd day field trip. A meeting summary and presentations are available at We expect the 2018 conference to be even better.

Send us ( and an email with your offer to host the 2018 meeting:

1. city   -   2. institution   - 3.   suggested dates

We’ll be collecting offers until the end of June; so don’t delay. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 conference.
David Gray & Rasoul Yousefpour