Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe
The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and forest management provide a multitude of services at the same time, either at the forest stand or at the forest landscape level.
The conference brings together academic researchers from different disciplines such as policy analysis, ecology, economics, forest (ecosystem) management and conservation. It also will engage policymakers and practitioners.
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, 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)?