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Reservations open! EFIMED Week 2013

sant pau_2_250.jpg : 101.298828125KbEFIMED welcomes you home this year for the EFIMED Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar which will be held at the Sant Pau World Heritage Site in Barcelona from 3-6 September 2013.

EFIMED’s Annual Meeting will be a special event as we celebrate the move to our new premises in the renovated St Leopold Pavilion over the summer. The move will mark the beginning of an important new phase for EFIMED: during the Annual Meeting we will discuss the strategic direction of the organisation over the coming years, within the context of developments at EFI and in the Mediterranean network, offering the opportunity for members to present their ideas and views.

The Scientific Seminar will explore the theme of Complexity Science, a new, quickly emerging interdisciplinary field in science, which promises to improve our understanding of the patterns and processes of complex living systems, such as ecosystems and human societies.

Photo: Sarah Adams

The Seminar will be the first international scientific meeting dedicated to the complexity science of Mediterranean forests, presenting an exciting opportunity to look at innovative solutions for Mediterranean forest management. Distinguished complexity scientists Ricard Solé (ICREA), Christian Messier (University of Quebec) and Lluis Coll (CTFC) are among the confirmed keynote speakers who will present the state-of-the-art of this new approach in the morning session. The seminar will provide a forum for top-level Mediterranean forest researchers and complexity specialists to discuss ideas and develop new perspectives specifically for the Mediterranean context, with an afternoon workshop which will be dedicated to preparing a perspective paper on Managing the Mediterranean forest as a complex social-ecological system. Posters on this topic will be invited from young scientists, some of whom will be selected to participate in a panel discussion alongside the complexity specialists. Details on the poster competition will be announced soon.

Also taking place during EFIMED week will be a presentation of the strategic themes of the Foresterra ERA-net, alongside synergies and the impacts of research with other related initiatives. In the EFIMED Market Place, EFIMED network members will be invited to make a brief presentation on their institution / project / activity in relation to one of the four Foresterra strategic themes. Meeting participants will also have the opportunity to network and take steps towards building trans-national consortia for the forthcoming calls for proposals.

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona. 

Draft programme, information for participants and registrations.

More information: Sarah Adams, sarah.adams (at) efi.int




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