8.00.00 - Forest Environment



IUFRO Forested Landscapes in Transformation

Adaptive management for Forested Landscapes in transformation

Transformation of forest use that is occurring in response to the pressures of globalization, population growth, resource scarcity and ecological degradation (“the challenges") is the main topic of the conference that will take place in Posadas, Argentina next October. Biodiversity is essential to human well-being, but people have been reducing biodiversity throughout human history. Loss of species and degradation of ecosystems are likely to further accelerate in the coming years. Our understanding of this crisis is now clear, and world leaders have pledged to avert it. Nonetheless, global goals to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss have mostly not been achieved. However, many examples of conservation success show that losses can be halted and even reversed. Building on these lessons to turn the tide of biodiversity loss will require bold and innovative action to transform historical relationships between human populations and nature. INTA, Argentina is organizing the event with the support from Division 8 and others members form different IUFRO Divisions. For details https://iufro2018posadas.com/

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Environment is a major concern for all stake-holders involved in forest management and planning, including conservation of forested areas. As much as possible, management and conservation practises should rely on a sound ecological basis, provided by biological sciences such as ecology of vegetation communities, ecology of forest communities, including wildlife, soil sciences, landscape ecology, conservation biology, biodiversity, and physical environment. A key process as well is a deeper understanding of hazards and disturbances which could affect forest dynamics, such as fire, climate change, pollution and winds.

Division 8 activities aim at providing a platform and a network for scientific progress and exchange on all those subjects, through organization of meetings, symposiums, electronic conferences, state of the art reports, etc. An important effort is to link the efforts maturing in forest science communities with those parallel for more global problems, such as global change and biodiversity. All forested bioma of the world, including boreal, temperate, Mediterranean, tropical humid and tropical dry forest are taken in consideration. Connections with Divisions and Task Forces dealing with complementary topics such as silviculture, physiology, genetics, forest operations, modelling, wood products, social sciences and forest health are ALSO at the core of the activity of D8.

Activities and events Unit 8.00.00

Upcoming 3 events

VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture - The role of science in reconciling ecology and technology in Landscape and Urban Horticulture, and the IV International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate ZoneGiarre (Catania), Italy
NEW DATE! Air Pollution Threats to Plant EcosystemsPaphos, Cyprus
NEW DATE! Biological invasions in forests: trade, ecology and managementPrague, Czech Republic

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