The conference will focus on the current state of knowledge of ongoing changes in climatic conditions in different regions of the world, and the implications of these changes for forest management and conservation. Presentations and discussions will emphasise research, policies and practices that are needed to enable us to plan for and manage healthy, productive forests to meet future societal needs for forest products and the full range of forest goods and services. Ongoing research in various fields of forest and forest related sciences will be presented in parallel sessions of the conference.
IUFRO (All 8 Divisions, 3 Task Forces)
U.S. Forest Service
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in co-operation with IUFRO, FAO,
Umeå Convention Bureau, and Umeå Folkets Hus.
The conference will welcome posters and papers and include presentations by selected keynote speakers who provide state-of-the art overviews of main topics in focus. Both invited and offered technical presentations will be given in concurrent sessions. The conference will also welcome proposals for special sessions or symposia from organisations or groups of scientists. A field trip is planned for the day after the conference (Aug 29, 2008 choice between excursions on various topics).