11th International Beech Symposium

18.09.2018 - 21.09.2018

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Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of Biodiversity

Viterbo, Italy, 18-21 September 2018

The conference, aimed at celebrating the importance of the inscription to UNESCO World Heritage of European old-growth beech forests, is open to scientists/practitioners/policy-makers and welcomes all contributes related to:

- Fagus biology and ecology (including genetics, physiology, paleoecology and biogeography)

- The natural dynamics of old-growth beech forests, and their role in conserving biodiversity

- Beech forest management, and their role in providing crucial ecosystem services.

The conference is organised by the IUFRO Research Group on Ecology and Silviculture of Beech.

Registrations open: 1 February 2018.

More information on the conference website

Field trip includes a visit some of the Italian UNESCO old-growth beech forests.

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