IUFRO 2012

IUFRO 2012

  in association with the Irish Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

 Second International Conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes

University College Cork

28-31 August 2012

Event Information

Final Conference Programme



This conference will provide an international forum for researchers, practitioners and students to discuss the challenges of maintaining and enhancing biodiversity in forests, and consider emerging trends in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems and landscapes.  This conference will build on the success of the first IUFRO International Conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes which was held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada in 2008.

Nine symposia covering different aspects of forest biodiversity research will be hosted at this conference. Further details on the symposia can be found . There will also be several open sessions for relevant contributions that do not fall into any of the planned symposia.

Conference format:
Concurrent sessions will not be held at the conference.  This will allow participants to attend all the presentations and participate in multi-disciplinary sessions.  The programme will include a one-day field trip and an optional post-conference tour. Should participants or working groups require facilities for workshops, please contact s.irwin@ucc.ie.  

Scientific committee:
Sandra Irwin, Anne Oxbrough, John O'Halloran, Tom Kelly, Alex Mosseler, Keith Kirby, Tor-Bjorn Larsson, Eckerhard Brockerhoff, Herve' Jactel, Ravinder Kohli, Vinod B. Mathur, Michael English, Mick Keane and Eugene Hendrick.

Symposium organisers:
Dede Olson, Mel Warren, Anna Barbati, Frederic Gosselin, David Flaspohler, Fraser Mitchel, Nadia Barsoum, John Spence, Anne Oxbrough, Walt Klenner, Doug Lewis, Mark Wilson, John Calladine, Declan Little, John Cross and Nick McCarthy.

Local organising committee:
Anneli Englund, Anne Oxbrough, Sandra Irwin, John O'Halloran, Tom Kelly, Lauren Fuller, Mark Wilson and Conor Graham. 


About Cork: 
Cork is Ireland’s second largest city with a population of approximately 120,000 and is strategically located at the mouth of the River Lee as it enters Cork Harbour on Ireland’s south coast.  Cork city can be accessed via Cork International Airport or road and rail networks linking the city to numerous air and sea access points within Ireland (e.g. Dublin city, Limerick city, Rosslare port).  Cork city hosts some of the finest third-level educational institutions in the country, home to 35,000 students throughout the year, whose cutting-edge research programmes allow innovative technical collaborations between colleges and industry.  Cork city was named one of the 3 top cities in the world to visit in 2010 by the Lonely Planet tourist guides’ “Best in travel 2010”.  IUFRO visitors will find further information about Cork city and county at www.cometocork.com 

University College Cork hosts the PLANFORBIO (Planning and Management tools for biodiversity in a range of Irish forests) research programme.  This is a large multi-institutional forest biodiversity research programme with partners at University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Waterford Institute of Technology, Coillte Ireland and Forest Research UK.  The PLANFORBIO research programme is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) under the COFORD Forest Research programme. It aims to increase our understanding of biodiversity in a variety of forest types in Ireland, and inform management decisions to optimise the preservation of species diversity.  Further information on PLANFORBIO is available at www.ucc.ie/en/planforbio. 

Information on the Conference:
Further information regarding conference program, registration, and accommodation will be available shortly. Contact s.irwin@ucc.ie for further details.


We thank our sponsors Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (www.agriculture.gov.ie), Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.ie), Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie) Failte Ireland (www.meetinireland.com).

The Conference does not reimburse authors for expenses incurred, either in the preparation of abstracts or final papers, or for travelling to the Conference.  Authors who are travelling to the Conference from outside of Ireland are responsible for obtaining all of the necessary travel documentation.






IUFRO 2012 Conference

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,University College Cork,Ireland.