ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED BIOLOGISTS: Conference "Trees for the Future - Diversity and complexity for resilience and carbon storage"

Time: 03.11.2021–04.11.2021

Place: Online and at the University of Birmingham United Kingdom B15 2TT

As  a key part of actions to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK Government set a target of up to 19% woodland cover. Key decisions therefore are required concerning how and where we expand tree cover.  Modern  forestry has generally been based on even-aged monocultures largely  because of  timber production. However, future forests will play a key role in  climate change mitigation. It is  therefore crucial that appropriate  informed decisions are made with regard to the structure, composition  and planning of future forests, in  order to provide sustainable solutions that provide environmental, economic, and health benefits to society. Genetically diverse, mixed, and irregular forests with their higher biodiversity and  niche complementarity, are promising new forest configurations for  regulating the water cycle, storing carbon, and delivering other goods and services.

This conference is a collaboration between AAB (Association of Applied Biologists) and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research  (BIFoR) and a main objective is to explore state-of-the-art scientific  evidence showing that higher tree species diversity enables higher  productivity and stability, with a lower susceptibility to biotic and  abiotic stress, together with a portfolio of ecosystem services, as well  as economic and management benefits. Invited speakers will address  these broad issues from the perspective of  science/industry/economics/politics interfaces.
A  key aim is to produce a policy document that will inform UK government  strategy. In addition, we will produce other outputs such as a Special  Issue of the Food and Energy Security journal.
More information HERE

Viimati muudetud: 24.08.2021

February 2024
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