20 December, 2016
7th Forest Science Symposium - call for abstract submissions
Below please find the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) in South Africa SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
for our 7th Forest Science Symposium
, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
As has been indicated 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 region.
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
This year, our theme will focus particularly on Research underpinning the sustainability of a diverse forestry sector
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.
Of particular value, is IUFRO's contribution through their Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC)
who will hold a pre- Research Symposium event focused on African countries.
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 attend.
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
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
This is also the first call for abstract submissions for this event. These can be in one of four categories;
- Full paper (20 mins) - unpublished work
- Full paper (20 mins) - work which has previously been published/ presented
- Short/ Abbreviated paper (5 mins)
Please submit your abstract using the attached form. This can be emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Committee will review all submissions and where full papers
cannot be accommodated, these may be offered short/speed or poster
The closing date for submission is Friday 28th April 2017.
diarise 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 hope to see many of 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