Guideline for Authors

  1. All abstracts must be submitted electronically, using the official on-line submission site, until April 30th (deadline extension: May 15th). Please note that to submit an abstract you MUST be registered or pre-registered to the meeting first. All abstracts presenters are required to register by August 14th, those not registered by then will not be included in the program.
  2. Abstracts MUST be submitted by the person who will give the presentation at the conference.
  3. English is the official language of the meeting therefore abstracts must be prepared in English only.
  4. A maximum of two abstracts will be allowed per registered participant.
  5. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee which will consider the acceptance or rejection of the work.
  6. The Scientific Committee and reviewers will NOT edit abstracts for typing, spelling or grammatical errors. So, please check carefully all text for errors before submitting into the system.
  7. Notification for abstract acceptance will be sent by June 1st.
  8. The abstract must be single-spaced and in upper and lowercase letters. Abstracts will include only text, which may not exceed 300 words. No tables, graphs, figures or references are allowed.
  9. The title should be specific to the content. Use short titles (maximum 25 words) and standard abbreviations.
  10. You will need to indicate whether you are submitting an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. Given space limitations, authors submitting an abstract for an oral session may be requested to present a poster instead. Authors should be aware that poster presentations are considered to be as important as oral presentations.
  11. When submitting an abstract you will be asked to indicate the Conference´s topic and then to select a first and a second option for the session you want the abstract to be assigned. Please choose sessions in the following conference topics where your abstract should be included:


Topic 1. Human-nature relationships to support sustainable forested landscapes

S1.1. Biodiversity Islands: Pockets of Protected Land in Human Dominated Environments (Chairs: Montagnini, Levin B. & Berg K.)

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.)

Open Session

OP 1.1. Forest landscapes: multiscale modelling, challenges and opportunities

Topic 2. Tools, Methods and Approaches oriented towards solutions (e.g. coupling models, remote sensing, spatial tools, different sensors)

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.))

Open Sessions

OP 2.1. Methods and tools for forest landscape modeling

OP 2.2. Modelling biodiversity in landscapes: habitat modelling – Predicting species distribution responses

OP 2.3. 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.)

Open Sessions

OP 3.1. Climate change as a major driver of landscape change – including vulnerability of communities and regions associated with drivers and risks of global change

OP 3.2. Quantifying and ranking vulnerabilities in the carbon-climate-human system – the role of forests

OP 3.3. Fire dynamics – impacts in forests and people

OP 3.4. Conservation planning to accommodate effects of global change

OP 3.5. 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.)

S4.6. 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.)


Your abstract will be provided in the Conference Proceedings and listed in the Conference Program. Congress proceedings with full papers will not be published and, hence, session organizers are encouraged to explore alternative publication options (books, special issues of journals, etc.) for papers and/or posters presented in their sessions.

Note: Please, take into consideration that cancellations negatively impact the overall quality of the conference program. Therefore, do not submit an abstract unless you are committed to attending the conference. If you have to cancel your participation, please find a colleague to give your presentation on your behalf. If it is no possible please notify us as soon as possible to give us the possibility of making the corresponding changes in the schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the submission process, please contact Analía Pugener at or