Old Forests, New Management (OFNM2008)
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor
|Event Date/Time: Feb 17, 2008||End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2008|
|Registration Date: Feb 10, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 05, 2007|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 10, 2007|
This conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines focussed upon achieving ecologically sustainable management and use of old-growth forests. It will include coverage of modern approaches being developed in the Pacific Northwest, Australia, South America, Scandinavia and Central Europe. The conference will include a visit to the Warra Long-Term Ecological Research site in southern Tasmania, which is partly in a World Heritage Area and also contains a silvicultural systems trial that has explored alternatives to clearfelling of old-growth forests. The visit will provide an excellent opportunity to view tall old-growth eucalypt forests and discuss alternative silvicultural systems for wood production and biodiversity management.