Mixed species forests - Risks, resilience and management

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The main objective of this conference is to communicate the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management.

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.


Time: 2020-03-25 00:00
City: Lund
Organiser: REFORM, SumForest, SLU, IUFRO
Additional info:

Conference website: https://www.mixedforest2020.se/

Conference Secretariat
For questions regarding practical details, registration and accommodation, please contact:

Academic Conferences
Tel: +46 18 67 15 22 (switchboard: +46 18 67 10 03)
E-mail: mixedforest2020@akademikonferens.se

Abstract submission and program
For questions regarding abstracts and the program content, please contact:

Magnus Löf