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Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services

Published: 19 August 2019

We invite researchers from disciplines such as policy analysis, ecology, economics, forest (ecosystem) management and conservation to submit suggestions for paper presentations to this interdisciplinary conference on integrated forest management approaches and ecosystem services.

Deadline for abstract submission is the 30th of September, 2019.

Themes and contributions

The conference invites contributions (conference papers or posters) on the following major questions:

  • How are trade-offs and synergies between different forest ecosystem services perceived, governed and managed across Europe and beyond?
  • What concepts exist for “integrated forest management”, what drives them (policy/market/environmental change, social demands), including their implementation in practice, and what are their prospects for the future?
  • What do we know about the impact of such management concepts for ecological structures and interactions in forests, and how are these linked to specific “outcomes” (biodiversity, ecosystem services)?

 Abtract submission instructions

We are looking for abstracts for oral presentations/conference paper and posters for speed talk presentations.  Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and written in English.

For abstract submission please study the instructions below. 

Selected contribution will be included in an abstract book and the presentations and posters could be upload to the conference website.

Session descriptions

What is a speed talk/poster?

A speed talk is a concise scientific presentation, which enables you to share your research findings (summarised in a poster). 

What is an oral presentation/conference paper? 

An oral presentation is a structured and interactive talk, which enables you to present your findings/conference paper to the audience. 

After your acceptance, the organization team will contact you with further details.

For questions please contact


Important dates


July 17th 2019

Call for papers opens

September 30th 2019

Closure of call

October 20th 2019

Notification of acceptance, registration opens

November 20th  2019

Conference registration (early bird) closes

December 31st  2019

Conference registration closes

January 31st 2019 

Conference paper submission deadline

26th-28th February 2020


After the conference

Special issues, policy follow up

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