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13th Arab Conference of Plant Protection, Tunisia, 2020.

On behalf of the Arab Society for Plant Protection and the Organizing Committee of the 13th Arab Congress of Plant Protection, we invite you to participate in our coming congress to be held at the “Le Royal” Hotel, Hammamet, Tunisia, during the period 1-6 November 2020 with the general theme “Plant Health for a Secure and Safe Food”. Excellent scientific presentations by Arab and Foreign speakers will be the backbone of our congress, in addition to one day agricultural and touristic tour to visit historical and cultural sites in Tunisia.
During five days, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues during the symposia, concurrent oral and poster sessions or when visiting exhibition stands. In addition, social functions (welcome reception, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch breaks and gala dinner) will be an appropriate occasion to interact informally with colleagues from different countries representing different institutions, public and private, who share common interests. Such interactions is a golden opportunity for initiating scientific exchange which can lead later to a formal or informal professional collaboration.

Invasive species and associated socio-environmental issues: Lessons from Africa and beyond

The main purpose of the Conference is to fuel the brain about the various approaches that allow the prevention or mitigation of invasive species' negative impacts. It aims at: 

  • producing a state-of-the-art of knowledge about major invasive species and invasion processes, as well as their consequences on ecosystems where they settle and multiply;
  • documenting their socio-environmental impacts and the associated financial costs;
  • promoting interactions between academic, political and operational stakeholders in order to identify and to evaluate the most accurate leverages towards a good surveillance and management of invasive species.

Click here to find out more and to register for the Conference. 

7th IUFRO International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions in Forestry

Managed and natural forests provide essential ecosystem services worldwide. Due to the free of movement of people and goods across biogeographical zones, tree species are increasingly challenged by emergent invasive biotic threats. We can see large range expansions of pests and diseases, as well as sudden shifts to naïve host species. Moreover, climate change is also increasing abiotic tree stresses, which synergistically interact with tree resistance leading to negative effects on tree survival and forest resilience.

AFORPOLIS conference 2020

The African forest policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS) organisation, TROPENBOS International (TBI) and TROPENBOS Ghana (TBG) are organising the second social sciences conference on “African forest-related policies and politics” (AFORPOLIS conference 2020). This conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Göttingen in Germany and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The conference will take place in Accra, Ghana from the 14th to 17th September 2020. The aim of the international AFORPOLIS conference 2020 is to address societal issues and dilemmas encountered in forest-related policies and politics in Africa. To do that, the conference brings together scientists and practitioners around the world, across the full range of social sciences disciplines and professions related to forest and land-use governance issues in Africa. The major themes of the upcoming AFORPOLIS conference 2020 in Accra include: (i) public goods, biodiversity and climate policy; (ii) governance, deforestation and sustainability; (iii) community rights, forest and land tenures; (iv) development, resources and landscape approaches.

Highlights of ​​Invasive​ ​Species ​Research​ Conference

The Invasive Species Research Conference took place June 20 - 22, 2017 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. This not-to-be-missed Conference included keynote speakers; concurrent themed sessions with the invitation for oral presentations; poster presentations; lightning talks; a focused, facilitated discussion on future research priorities for BC and a series of optional field trips in the Kamloops area. The Conference highlights follow below and the full final program is also available for download. The Conference drew 110 attendees, from diverse backgrounds and locations including researchers, practitioners, stewardship groups, and local, provincial and federal government and included presenters from as far as Wales (UK), New York, Alaska, Tennessee, Quebec and the Yukon.

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

9th ICP Forests Scientific Conference

The goal of the 9th ICP Forests Scientific Conference "Forest Monitoring to assess Forest Functioning under Air Pollution and Climate Change" is to highlight the extensive ICP Forests data series on forest growth, phenology and leaf area index, biodiversity and ground vegetation, foliage and litter fall, ambient air quality, deposition, meteorology, soil and crown condition. We combine novel modeling and assessment approaches and integrate long-term trends to assess air pollution and climate effects on European forests and related ecosystem services. Latest results and conclusions from local scale to European scale studies will be presented and discussed.

6th International Symposium on Invasive Plants and Environmental Weeds

This event brings together scientists and different stakeholders who are interested in an exchange of the latest information on biology, ecology, management and social impact of invasive plants in agricultural and non-agricultural environments. Objectives of the 6th Symposium:

1. Exchange of information on regional issues imposed by invasive plants
2. Strengthening interactions between researchers in basic and applied research
3. Effectiveness of current policy and new challenges in an international context
4. Use of citizen science efficiently in agricultural areas.

Forestry: Bridge to the Future

The Conference is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of higher forestry education in Bulgaria and is organised by the University of Forestry, Sofia and Faculty of Forestry.
The recent studies have shown that due to many circumstances such as climate change, social and economic factors, forestry is becoming very important for the environment. As more scientific information about global processes accumulates, climate change is emerging as one of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st century. In addition, air pollution, soil degradation, desertification and deforestation are all intertwined with and contribute to climate change, necessitating a comprehensive approach to a solution.
The Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with eminent scientists and lecturers, to enable joint research projects, exchange experience in higher education, and bring together academic researchers and business practitioners from the forestry sector.

18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference

The conference has a long and prestigious history as one of the regions keystone biosecurity related conferences bringing together practitioners, researchers, wildlife managers and policy advisors to network, share their stories and discuss the future of vertebrate pest management in Australia and beyond.
The theme for the conference is ‘feral futures 2051’ and they want the conference to not only promote the research, on ground management techniques and strategies that are being employed today to propel us towards 2051 but also the over the horizon thinking, strategies and developments that will shape vertebrate pest management in 2051 and beyond.

World Congress on Plant Science and Agriculture (WCPA)

Plant Science 2020 is to gathering people in academia and society interested in Botany & Agrifarming to share the latest trends and important issues relevant to our field/subject area. The Scientific program of the conference is broad and embraces different research aspects with focus on applied Sciences and in particular research interest. The conference will include invited speakers, oral presentations, poster session and young scientist award. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to academicians and practitioners from multiple disciplines to debate and deliberate on social change that is encompassed by innovation and technology. 

Managing forests in the 21st century

Forest ecosystems, their products and services play an important role in achieving ambitious climate change mitigation objectives at the same time requiring profound adaptation to climate change. Forest management schemes to support climate action have to be developed within their regional context but also have to be aligned with national or EU-level climate, forest and sustainability policies.

The conference on "Managing forests in the 21st century" is the final conference of the FORMASAM (EFI Network fund recipient), REFORCE and FOREXCLIM research projects. The conference will bring together scientific experts on forest management from all over Europe facing very specific management challenges. The aim is to discuss and improve the understanding the role of forests and forest management in the context of climate change. The conference will address climate change impacts, as well as needs for mitigation and adaptation especially with regard to the following scientific questions:

1. What are the impacts of climate extremes and disturbances?

2. What are the management challenges (and options) for resilient forests?

3. What can we do to increase the contribution of forest management to climate change mitigation?

The conference is open to citizens and society at large and we especially welcome scientists, policy makers, environmental NGOs and other professionals working in the field of forest management and climate change. If you are using social media, please use the #21centuryforests.

Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe

The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and forest management provide a multitude of services at the same time, either at the forest stand or at the forest landscape level.
The conference brings together academic researchers from different disciplines such as policy analysis, ecology, economics, forest (ecosystem) management and conservation. It also will engage policymakers and practitioners.

INVASIVES 2020, ISCBC’s 15th Annual Forum and AGM

Every year the Invasive Species Council of BC holds an Annual Public Forum & AGM. INVASIVES 2020 - ISCBC's 15th Annual Forum and AGM takes place Feb 11- 13, 2020. The INVASIVES 2020 Forum incorporates a variety of workshops, keynote presentation, plenary and speedy sessions along with plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the event. 

International Conference: Forests For Biodiversity And Climate Change

Forests cover approximately 30% of the Earth’s land area, host 80% of its biodiversity; support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population. At the EU level, forests cover approximately 42% of the land area. In addition to providing economic and job opportunities to local communities, forests are an irreplaceable biodiversity reservoirs and carbon sinks; they prevent soil erosion; they provide clean water through filtration; they clean the air; they play a central role in risk reduction measures vis-à-vis natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, erosion or landslides; and they support leisure and recreation, essential for human health.

The world’s forests are in serious danger from deforestation and forest degradation, with a forest area of 1.3 million square kilometres lost between 1990 and 2016. Pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future, due to increasing demand of timber coming from the bioenergy the bioeconomy sectors, in a context where illegal logging continues to be recorded in a number of Countries. Overall, protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate-neutral and climate-resilient land.