4.04.06 - Nature conservation planning


20th SSAFR Coming Up!

20th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR 2024)
Hondarribia, Basque Country, Spain; 13-17 May 2024
Units involved: 4.04.04, 4.04.06.

Since 1975, SSAFR has been the premier international forum for forest systems analysis, operations research (OR) and decision science. The SSAFR community has been the primary contributor to almost all key forest management and planning research during the past century, e.g., harvest scheduling, supply chain, forest health, spatial optimization, wildland fire risk management, simulation, stochastic process, and forest and fire economics. The SSAFR community also embraces the opportunities of emerging new data science technologies and the challenges from the global climate changes.

This 20th  symposium will accept abstracts related with the following subjects:

  1. Application of Remote Sensing In Forestry
  2. Forest Modelling
  3. Forest management and planning
  4. Forest transportation and supply chain optimization
  5. Wildfire risk simulation, management and decision support
  6. Forest health, invasive species, and wildlife habitat management
  7. Spatially explicit optimization
  8. Stochastic process simulation and optimization
  9. Quantitative forest and fire economics
  10. Forest and watershed management  
  11. Data science and machine learning
  12. Forest systems analysis under the impact of climate change

Abstract submission deadline:  1 March 2024

Details:  https://decisiones.ctfc.cat/SSAFR2024/


Special Issue on Decision Support for Integrated Policy Analysis in Forest Policy and Economics

The IUFRO Units 4.04.04 'Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling' and 4.04.06 'Nature Conservation Planning' are  sponsoring a Special Issue on Decision Support for Integrated Policy Analysis to be published in Forest Policy and Economics (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/forest-policy-and-economics).
This Special Issue originates from an initiative of Working Group 2 “Forestry modelling for integrated policy analysis” of COST Action FP1207 "Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)". It addresses a topic that is relevant to the five themes of the IUFRO 2015-2019 Strategy and that is transversal to Divisions 3, 4, 6 and 9.
We welcome the submission of manuscripts reporting research of models, methods and/or decision support systems (DSS) that account for forest-related policy analysis at multiple levels and its application in real case studies. As currently, little information is available about decision support tools used for forest policy development, a special focus should be on the information provided by different types of decision support tools at different scales and on the benefits and limitations/challenges of the approaches presented. Particular attention should be paid to forest-related policy fields such as biodiversity, climate change, bioenergy, trade and green economy.
The deadline for manuscript submission: 30 September 2016.
More information at: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/forest-policy-and-economics/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-models-and-tools-for-integrated-forest-mana.