ThinkForest: How to Respond to Forest Disturbances in Europe

Our April ThinkForest event focuses on how to respond to forest disturbances in Europe, and aims at providing a better understanding of forest disturbances and the role climate change plays in their increase. It connects science to policy, looking at the ecological, economic and social impacts of disturbances, as well as risk prevention and forest management.

The seminar has two sessions: in the morning we will hear such speakers as Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany and Prof. Rupert Seidl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria. Prof. Tomáš Hlásny, Czech University of Life Sciences will present a new EFI study on Bark beetle outbreaks and responses.

In the afternoon, there will be a session on managing and preventing disturbances with views on the past, present and future.

Watch the event live on our webstream:

More information and the programme can be found here:


This event is organized in cooperation with the ThinkForest forum and Forest Europe – Ministerial Conference on Protection of Forests in Europe.