IUFRO Forest Environment DIV8 Conference 2023
October 24 - October 27
IUFRO Forest Environment is pleased to announce the All Division 8 Conference in 2023. The event will be held in-person, in Évora, Portugal, on 24th-27th October 2023, at the University of Évora, in the center of this historical UNESCO World Heritage town, located in South of Portugal, 140 km from Lisbon.
The conference will focus on the critical role of forested landscapes facing pressures driven by the Anthropocene. Many of the increasing challenges require approaches at different spatial and temporal scales to increase understanding about the different ongoing processes and their consequences for ecological and socio-ecological systems to find well-suited solutions towards increasing sustainability.
Changing landscapes towards sustainability often requires transformational and transitional thinking, knowledge and innovative approaches, including changes in how biodiversity is perceived and valued, new relationships between societal actors, new rules and management schemes, as well as supportive rather than controlling roles of governments. All these demands a holistic vision from society and decision-makers to ensure more resilient forested landscapes and better adapted to the most predictable scenarios of climate change and disturbance regimes.