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holistic management of emerging forest pests and diseases

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.

Forest Innovation Workshop: Inform-prioritize-collaborate: Cooperation Of Regions On Innovation In Forest Management, Use Of Wood And Forest-related Services

The Forest Innovation Workshop is a biennial European initiative which promotes networking and exchanges among regions and the community of forestry and wood industry innovators and actors.

It focuses on the following four thematic areas:
a. Managing Impacts related to Climate Change;
b. Supporting Wood and Biomass Mobilization;
c. Supporting the Provision of Ecosystem Services;
d. Improving Sustainable Forest Management Approaches and Tools.

The 2020 workshop edition will be hosted by the ROSEWOOD Network, a Horizon 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action which main target is the enhancement of sustainable wood mobilisation through inter-regional knowledge transfer.

Forest Vegetation Management Conference

Forest Vegetation Management Conference will cover areas like Promote awareness by the public and concerned agencies on the need for Forest Vegetation Management, Promote uniformity and coordination of activities among agencies concerned with the regulatory aspects of forest vegetation management.

International Conference on Integrated Pest Management and Rodent Pests ICIPMRP

ICIPMRP 2020: 14. International Conference on Integrated Pest Management and Rodent Pests aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Integrated Pest Management and Rodent Pests. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges, encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Integrated Pest Management and Rodent Pests

HOMED First Annual Meeting

The First Annual Meeting of HOMED will be held in Banca Etica of Padua (Italy) from 27 to 29 November.

Meeting of IUFRO WG 7.03.13: Biological control of forest insect pests and pathogens

The second IUFRO WG 7.03.13 Meeting: Biological control of forest insect pests and pathogens will take place from 6 to 8 November 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa (with post-meeting field trip planned for 8-11 November).

IUFRO is an international network of forest scientists working in a very broad range of research areas, including forest health and the management of invasive species. The IUFRO working group 7.03.13 focuses on research related to the biological control of forest insect pests and pathogens.

The working group meetings are generally not too large (less than 100 people) which allows easier engagement with fellow researchers.

Important Dates

  • Send interest in post-meeting field trip: 30 April 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 30 June 2019
  • Early registration deadline: 31 July 2019
  • Late registration deadline: 30 September 2019

For more information about the meeting you can contact:
Prof. Brett Hurley (FABI, University of Pretoria)
Tel: +27 12 420 5822

More information and regular updates available via the official evet's website:




IUFRO Quebec City 2019

Forest entomologists and insect ecologists from across the world are meeting in Quebec City, Canada to discuss latest research findings and ideas on forest insect ecology and management. Insect disturbances, combined with human interactions and interventions, are creating uncertainties about the future of forests worldwide. These disturbances, often mediated by climate change can amplify feedbacks to the global climate system. 

More information here