1.01.09 - Ecology and silviculture of fir



ABIES 2019

Save the date for the ABIES 2019 Conference which will be held in Cracow, Poland, 28-30 May 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the IUFRO ABIES Working Party. The theme will be "Prospects for fir management in a changeable environment", further details will be announced at a later stage.

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Andrej Boncina, Slovenia

About Unit

IUFRO Working Party 1.01.09 Ecology and silviculture of fir originated from a unit focusing only on European silver fir (Abies alba Mill.). Now it covers the whole Abies genus on a global level, including a wide range of forest communities with Abies species as their component. Occasionally, some attention will be given to other conifer species not covered by other IUFRO units.

In our research activities different levels of biological organisation of fir species and fir forests are considered - from gene, species, and population to the community and ecosystem level. However, the ecology, silviculture and management of Abies species are the main topics for IUFRO 1.01.09.

The Working Party stimulates research activities and exchange of knowledge on Abies. Many social values and benefits related to these – often impressive tree species of many forest ecosystems – are becoming increasingly important, and are therefore included as an integral part of the activities. Due to the broad and interweaved interests of this IUFRO unit, the participation by experts and scientists from various disciplines – ecology, forest production, silviculture, management, environmental sciences and many others – and from different continents is desired. We'd be glad if you join us.

Activities and events Unit 1.01.09

Upcoming event

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Prospects for fir management in a changeable environment. The 50th anniversary of Abies IUFRO unit Cracow, Poland

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