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PEN-CAFoRR Final Conference
Belgrade, September 4-5, 2024
VENUE: Faculty of Forestry – University of Belgrade, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia
A field trip will be organized on September 6 on a voluntary base, i.e., it is not covered by the COST Association and will require a registration fees.
The aims of this Conference are twofold: 1) to present results of the four-year activity of The Pan-European Network for Climate Adaptive Forest Restoration and Reforestation, which is supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology); and 2) to gather researchers outside of the current network to present their findings in the research and practice of forest restoration and reforestation. The Conference will also provide space for other forest and forestry focused COST Actions to present their achievements and activities. A voluntary field trip to restoration sites will be conducted on September 6, 2024.
Donato Chiatante, The President
Elisabeth Schatzdorfer (née Pötzelsberger)
Organizing Committee – FACES TO REMEMBER!
SESSIONS, TOPICS, AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
CA19128 PEN-CAFoRR Goals and Achievements
Vladan Ivetić, Action Chair
Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Barbara Mariotti, Action Vice-Chair
DAGRI Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie, Università di Firenze, Alimentari, Ambientali e Forestali, Italy
Aiming at Goal! – conceptual issues, terminology, and decision-making process issues, legislative and socio-economic issues
Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu and InNovaSilva, Vejle, Denmark
Facing the Changes! – selection and transfer of Forest Reproductive Material (FRM), biodiversity, conservation, and impact of new forests on environment and existing natural forests
Antonio Antonello Montagnoli
University of Insubria, Italy
Quality Matters! – production and quality of Forest Reproductive Material (FRM)
Pedro Villar Salvador
Forest Ecology and Restoration Group, Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Planting for the Future! – establishment and silvicultural techniques and future use of new forests
InNovaSilva, Vejle, Denmark
Silvicultural Tools for Enriching Planted Forests
Departamento de Sistemas Forestales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Abiotic and Biotic Factors Endangering the Success of Forest Regeneration and Restoration
Linnaeus University, Forestry and Wood Technology, Växjö, Sweden
There are no registration fees! The Conference is supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and will follow their rules.
Attendance does not require submission of a paper/poster!
PRESENTATION STYLES AND FORMATS
The conference will be comprised of plenary sessions at the beginning of each day and parallel sessions track, depending on the number of presentations in each session. Plenary sessions will be a dedicated time of 40 minutes for keynote speakers (30 + 10 for Q&A).
Submissions for technical sessions should propose one of the following formats (note that the Scientific Committee may contact you to suggest a different format for a talk or session):
Presentations (15 minutes, inclusive of Q&A): Conventional presentation to a theatre audience of up to 50.
Posters (AO, full color): Must include all necessary details and to be graphically attractive.
Presenters must be present in person at the conference! The language spoken at the Conference is English.
THE CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND DISSEMINATION
The presentations will be published online in two separate publications:
Book of Abstracts (containing the abstracts of all presentations including posters)
The Special Issue in REFORESTA Journal (edited by Donato Chiatante, containing selected full-length papers).
THE REVIEW PROCESS, TIPS, AND GUIDELINES
All submissions will be reviewed by an international scientific committee, comprised of experts and practitioners representing a diverse set of teams and organizations. They will select the best and presentations most relevant to the themes of the Conference. The Conference participants are encouraged to submit a formal full-length paper for consideration in a special journal issue.
Presenters must provide an abstract (no more than 300 words) to explain the topic of their talk/poster in a way engages peoples’ interest. You are welcome to include additional materials (maximum of 2 pcs, e.g. a picture, a graph, or a scheme of experimental design) to support any of your points. Submissions must be complete by the closing date (see “Important Dates”) to be considered.
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