Global environmental change poses complex challenges to our continued demand for ecosystem services. Where forestry in the past focused on the production of a few commodities, the threat of global environmental change demands that we adopt a new paradigm of forest management that combines past knowledge with innovative management planning strategies that consider a full range of projected ecosystem responses, and resilience to unanticipated factors.
The challenge of restoring ecosystem processes while safeguarding ecosystem services in a balanced mosaic landscape demands a global dialogue on innovative methodologies. Therefore, the Estonian University of Life Sciences is proud to announce the conference Forest landscape mosaics: disturbance, restoration and management at times of global change, August 11.–14. 2014 in Tartu, Estonia. Conference webpage is available http://www.forestdisturbances.com/.
The conference aims to bring together scientists, practitioners, policymakers and other experts to share experiences with disturbance management, and evaluate past, present and future application and implementation of research findings from the scientific community. Major themes of the conference relate to the preservation and sustainable use of forests as natural resources in the face of global environmental change. This conference will also address how global environmental change and political decisions, alter natural and human disturbances.
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