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May 06-09, 2020, Sofia – Bulgaria

University of Forestry and Faculty of Forestry are organizing a scientific conference entitled ”Forestry: Bridge to the Future”.

The Conference will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the period May 06-09, 2020

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The Main Topic is: Climate Policy and Forest Sustainability

  • Sustainable planning and management of forestry activities
  • Biodiversity, biotic and abiotic factors in forest areas
  • Bioeconomy based on timber and non-timber forest products and services

Additional Topics are:
I. Forest Biology and Ecology

  • Forest soils and forest plants
  • Ecosystem management and modeling
  • Forest stand dynamics, growth and yield
  • Biodiversity and nature conservation
  • Wildlife management, fisheries and aquaculture

II. Forest Operations and Wood Processing

  • Forest genetics and tree breeding, seeds and nursery practices, afforestation
  • General silviculture, agroforestry
  • Forest products, forest ecosystem services
  • Technology of wood harvesting and primary processing
  • Wood processing

III. Forest Economics and Management

  • Ecological, social and economic aspects of forestry
  • Education of staff and society, forest extension
  • Decision making and regulation
  • Landscape management, ecotourism

The keynot speakers are:

  • Prof. Valeriu-Norocel Nicolescu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering
  • Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands, Wageningen Environmental Research
  • Prof. Georgi Kostov, University of Forestry, Bulgaria, Department of Sylviculture
  • Prof. Raffaele Spinelli, National Research Council of Italy, Trees and Timber Institute

We would like to advise you about some important dates regarding the event.

  • Submission date: 3 February 2020
  • Confirmation for acceptance: 17 February 2020
  • Early registration deadline: 9 March 2020
  • Cancellation deadline: 1 April 2020
  • Hotel booking deadline: 6 April 2020

The conference attendees will enjoy three professionally challenging days as they attend sessions and meet colleagues, experts and people working in the field of Forestry in Europe and many other regions.

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