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8.02.01 - Key factors and ecological functions for forest biodiversity

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2022-08-01

Training School "Innovative tools to analyse species-environment relationships"

Grenoble, France; 4-5 October 2022
IUFRO Units involved: 8.00.00, 8.02.01

Analysing the relationships between species and their environment has long been a challenge for researchers as well as managers of natural areas. However, it is crucial to use sound and unbiased tools to provide results that could be useful to understand species behaviour and inform environmental policies and management. Over the last decade, different statistical tools have been developed and tested over biodiversity datasets, some of which will be presented during the training school. Interventions will comprise lectures and computer practical works.

Participation in the Training School will be free of charge, but it is limited to up to 35 trainees.

Detailshttps://www.bottoms-up.eu/en/networking-tools/training-schools.html


2021-06-29

Key factors for forest biodiversity

IUFRO Working Party (WP) 8.02.01 is sharing a form for collecting information from researchers interested in following/sharing topics and issues related to "Key factors for forest biodiversity". The WP activities focus on 3 main subsequent thematic areas:

- Key Ecological Factors for Forest Biodiversity
- Forest Diversity Monitoring at Different Spatial Scales
- Forest Biodiversity Indicators

By completing the short form at https://forms.gle/RT8ThFnC43P2o8Jt8, the WP intention is to create an international research network on multi-taxon forest biodiversity monitoring and indicators and promote the widest knowledge sharing on forest biodiversity.

More information about the WP is available at: https://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-8/80000/80200/80201/


Frédéric Gosselin, Sabina Burrascano, Francesco Chianucci, Marion Gosselin


2021-02-18

Mixed species forests: Risks, Resilience and Management - Book of Abstract

Lund, Sweden. Units involved: 1.01.06, 1.01.10, 1.09.00, 7.03.00, 8.02.01.

Mixed forests are strategic means of adapting forest management to climate change. Higher tree species diversity is expected to provide higher productivity, higher temporal stability, lower risk of biotic and abiotic disturbances and a more diverse portfolio of ecosystem services from forests. Although the knowledge base concerning the ecology of mixed forests has increased during the last decades, almost all forest research has been conducted in monocultures. As a result, there is a lack of knowledge about how to design and manage mixed forests, to sustain production and carbon sequestration, and mitigate abiotic and biotic risks. It is our expectation that this conference will be an arena for discussion and communication between researchers from different disciplines, and also between managers and policy makers. Our main objective is thus to communicate the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management.

Although the conference had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a Book of Abstracts was published.

Details: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/publications/proceedings-archive/10106-et-al-lund20-abstracts.pdf


2020-04-06

FINALLY CANCELLED: Conference: Mixed species forests: Risks, Resilience and Management

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK - PROBABLE NEW DATE: 27-29 October 2020!

Lund, Sweden. Units involved: 1.01.06, 1.01.10, 1.09.00, 7.03.00, 8.02.01.

Mixed forests are strategic means of adapting forest management to climate change. Higher tree species diversity is expected to provide higher productivity, higher temporal stability, lower risk of biotic and abiotic disturbances and a more diverse portfolio of ecosystem services from forests. Although the knowledge base concerning the ecology of mixed forests has increased during the last decades, almost all forest research has been conducted in monocultures. As a result, there is a lack of knowledge about how to design and manage mixed forests, to sustain production and carbon sequestration, and mitigate abiotic and biotic risks. It is our expectation that this conference will be an arena for discussion and communication between researchers from different disciplines, and also between managers and policy makers. Our main objective is thus to communicate the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management.

Details: Conference homepage - 1st announcement - 2nd announcement