18 July, 2017
7th Forest Science Symposium 2017
(Hosted by ICFR & IUFRO)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Date: 18 - 20 July 2017
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) in South Africa is excited to send you the FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
7th Forest Science Symposium
, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
This event will showcase the
depth and breadth of forestry research across southern Africa, and aims to provide
a unique opportunity for the southern African forest research community, to interact with international
partners and share knowledge around the work being carried out across the
2017 Symposium is co-hosted with the International Union of Forest Research
Organizations (IUFRO), and with the South African Department of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries, as well as with our research partners including FABI,
NMMU and SUN.
year, our theme will focus particularly on Research underpinning the sustainability of
a diverse forestry sector and will seek to explore forestry research in
the broadest sense looking at natural forests, plantations and woodlands, the
range of genera and species, geographical and environmental variation, and the
diversity of people and products.
particular value, is IUFRO's contribution through their Special Programme for
Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC),
hold a pre- Research Symposium event focused on
Research Symposium itself is aiming for a strong regional focus, and we hope
many of the forest research organisations and relevant academic and research
institutions into the continent's southern and south-eastern countries will
In addition we are
aiming for a strong youth focus and are working closely with the International Forestry
Students Association (IFSA) who hold their annual symposium in South Africa in
2017, to ensure many of them attend and participate.
The 2017 Symposium will
also coincide with the ICFR's 70th anniversary celebrating our
extensive experience and expertise in applied forestry research, and our role
as an indispensable and preferred research partner in
supporting a vibrant, sustainable, productive and globally competitive forestry
sector in southern Africa.
the dates for this important event and assist us with sending
this information on to any of your contacts who may wish to attend. We
will shortly be sending out the first
call for abstracts as well as registration information. We hope to see
you here next year.
Sally J Upfold, Knowledge Manager
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
UKZN Campus, Carbis Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg
P O Box 100281, Scottsville 3209, South Africa
Tel: 033 - 3862314,
Fax: 033 - 3868905
Cell: 082 570 0851