EFIMED Scientific Seminar: Call for Posters

Young researchers and practitioners are invited to present a poster on the theme of complexity science and Mediterranean forests, particularly with a regard to building resilience in social-ecological systems, Mediterranean forest management , participatory processes or recent breakthroughs concerning managing for complexity of Mediterranean forests.

Posters may be submitted, either as a scientific poster, presenting research, methodology and results or as a project poster, presenting an initiative, project or innovative approach (completed or ongoing). Authors will be invited to give a 1-minute plenary presentation of their poster during the Scientific Seminar.

Abstracts should be submitted by 30 June 2013 to the EFIMED Secretariat: efimed(at)efi.int according to the competition specifications. Selected authors will be informed as soon as possible.

sant pau_2_250.jpg : 101.298828125KbThe Scientific Seminar will take place alongside EFIMED’s Annual Meeting during EFIMED Week 2013 which will be held at the Sant Pau Historic Site in Barcelona. This year’s Annual Meeting 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 2013 Scientific 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 are invited from young scientists, some of whom will be selected to participate in a panel discussion alongside the complexity specialists.

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 consortia for the forthcoming calls for proposals.

The EFIMED Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar will be held at the Sant Pau World Heritage Site in Barcelona from 3 – 6 September 2013.

Draft programme, Information for participants and Registrations.

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

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