Thursday 4 October 2012

9:00 Opening of the Scientific Seminar
Mr. Mustafa Akıncıoglu, Vice Director of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks ( presentation)
Mr. Ismail Belen, Vice Director of General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion
Prof. Turgay Akbulut, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Forestry,
Istanbul University

9:30 Land use traditions of Turkey and today’s problems
Prof. Dr. Kamil Şengönül, Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Watershed Management ( presentation)

10:00 East Europe issues

Dr. Bernhard Wolfslehner, European Forest Institute, Central-East and South-East European Regional Office ( presentation)

10:20 Current issues in Environmental Economics of Forests
Prof.Dr Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences ( presentation)

10:40 Coffee break

11:15 Forestland Tenure and Global Resource Sustainability
Prof. Bob Izlar and Dr. Jacek Siry, Center for Forest Business, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia ( presentation)

11:45 Rural development and social dimensions of forestry in the Mediterranean countries
Prof. Dr. Davide Pettenella and Dr. Mauro Masiero,
University of Padova, Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LEAF) ( presentation)

12:05 Illegal logging and governance in the Balkans
Dr. Mersudin Avdibegovic, Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo ( presentation)

12:20 Discussion

12:40–14:00 Lunch