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2nd International Conference on Forests from 26. to 29. April 2017

Bavarian Forest National Park (Photo: Rainer Simonis)

Temperate and Boreal Forest Conservation in a rapidly changing world "New scientific findings and implications for future management"

Bavarian Forest National Park, Neuschönau, Germany

Dear Colleagues,

in 2017, the Bavarian Forest National Park and the University of Würzburg host the 2nd International Conference on Forests. The meeting will take place from 26. to 29.04.2017 in Neuschönau, Germany.

In 2013 the national park started with a first international conference on forest disturbances.This conference was the starting point for many new ideas and collaborations. Herewith, we continue with a conference on forest conservation. Many new insights in ecology of forests grew up in recent years. We aim to summarize and discuss them during the conference in the oldest national park of Germany. The guiding theme of this second conference is therefore "New scientific findings and implications for future management". The overarching aim of the conference is to stimulate a critical assessment of the status quo of the different concepts in forest conservation. At the same time - and taking into account the latest developments in conservation research - we will address the following questions: What have we learned? What are the challenges for the future? We aim to present an outstanding and inspiring program covering all aspects of conservation in boreal and temperate forests.

So far Prof. David Lindenmayer, Prof. Reed Noss, Prof. Peter Haase and Prof. Lenore Fahrig have agreed to present keynote talks. Information concerning the submission of talks and posters, the venue and accommodation via the menu to the left of this page.

We hope that we can raise your interest and you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Bavarian Forest National Park!

With kind regards
Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
(on behalf of the organizing committee)