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Topic 1: Human-nature relationships to support sustainable forest landscapes.

  • S1.1. Biodiversity Islands: Pockets of Protected Land in Human Dominated Environments (Chairs: Florencia Montagnini, Brett Levin and Kjell E. Berg)
  • S1.2. Macro-ecology in the Age of social networks: innovative solutions from participatory approaches and crowdsourcing (Chairs: Luque, S. & Lenormand, M.)
  • S1.3. Balancing environmental, productive and welfare needs towards a sustainable forest management approach in Mesopotamia, Argentina (Chair: Zuleta, G.)
  • S1.4. Environmental education for biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation (Chair: Ávila Akerberg, V.)
  • S1.5. Major trends in forest degradation in Latin America: which way forward? (Chair: Armenteras, D.)
  • S1.6. Management of native forest and forestry landscapes for biodiversity conservation (Chairs: Gavier-Pizarro, G., Fracassi, N. & Bernardos, J.)
  • S1.7. Monitoring biodiversity in forested landscapes: a key component in the adaptive management (Chair: Zurita, G.)
  • S1.8. Agroforestry: building relationships between human populations and nature to make forest and agricultural landscapes sustainable (Chairs: Smith, J., Palma, J., Moreno, G. & Pantera, A.)

Topic 2: Tools, Methods & Approaches oriented towards solutions

  • S2.1. Forest Biodiversity Indicators and Monitoring (Chairs: Barbatti, A. & Gosselin, F.)
  • S2.2. Monitoring forest biodiversity using remote sensing (Chairs: Feret, J.P. & Santos, M.J.))
  • S2.3. Methods and tools for forest landscape modelling
  • S2.4. Modelling biodiversity in landscapes: habitat modelling – Predicting species distribution responses
  • S2.5. Connectivity and landscape patterns in human dominated landscape

Topic 3: Global change, vulnerability and adaptive management of forested landscapes – How to manage biodiversity threats?

  • S3.1. Changes in forest ecosytems of South America between global drivers and regional context (Chair: Gasparri, N.)
  • S3.2. Measuring and monitoring carbon stocks and ecosystem services in degraded forests under climate change (Chair: Hirata, Y.)
  • S3.3. Adaptive management of native forests at landscape level in Argentina (Chairs: López, D. & Navall, M.)
  • S3.4. Integrating the effects of natural disturbances into management of forest landscapes (Chair: Stokes, A.)
  • S3.5. Climate change and forest health: towards an effective policy decision making (Chairs: Paoletti, E., De Marco, A. & Sicard, P.)
  • S3.6. Large scale land use and change models and forest carbon estimates (Chair: Ometto, J.)
  • S3.7. Climate change as a major driver of landscape change – including vulnerability of communities and regions associated with drivers and risks of global change
  • S3.8. Quantifying and ranking vulnerabilities in the carbon-climate-human system – the role of forests
  • S3.9. Fire dynamics – impacts in forests and people
  • S3.10. Conservation planning to accommodate effects of global change
  • S3.11. Biotic homogenization and patterns of change across gradients of anthropogenic pressures – the effect of intensive agriculture and forest plantations in Biodiversity

Topic 4: Socio-ecological approaches integrating ecosystem services and forest management

  • S4.1. Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services: Operational support towards scenarios for management (Chair: Luque, S.)
  • S4.2. Miombo Network of southern Africa:  a research alliance to support sustainable management of Miombo Woodlands (Chairs: Ribeiro, N., Archibald. S., Kaamoto, J., Syanpungani, S. & Rija, A.)
  • S4.3. Ecosystem services for forest sustainable use governance: A light beyond the tunnel? (Chairs: Rusch, G. & Plieninger, T.)
  • S4.4. Role of external actors on forest institutions: a multidisciplinary approach (Chairs: santos, M. & Barnes, C.)
  • S4.5. Socio-ecological insight on forest restoration in the Brazilian Amazon: lessons from on-going experiences and challenges to achieve up-scaling (Chair Sists, P.)
  • 4.6. Multifunctional forest landscapes: conflicts, tradeoffs and synergies assessment towards sustainable forest policy design (Chairs: Cristeche, E. & Gobbi, J.)
  • S4.7. Hydroecological approaches and models for forest management and ecosystem services (Chairs: Pamukcu-Albers, P.& Serengil, Y.)

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