Conference Annuouncement

Mauro Centritto centrit at
Tue Sep 28 11:18:09 EST 1999

First Announcement and Call for papers:

	International Conference on Forest Ecosystems - Ecology,
	Conservation and Sustainable Management 
	August 15-21, 2000
	Chengdu, Sichuan, PR. China

Host Institutions:
Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment & Protection, CAF (Beijing)
Sichuan Forestry Academy (Chengdu)

Objectives of Conference:
    Forest is the major vegetation type and the most important
in the global environment. It is also the most important controlling
that regulating human welfares. It has  complex structures,overwhelming
functions and  high diversities in the bioshere. But this important
resources has been damaged and used unrationally. It is urgently needed
forest resources be conserved and managed sustainably. In order to
the understanding,conservation and sustainable management of forest
resources in the world, we are going  to sponsor an international
conference on biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of
forest ecosystems.

Aims of Conference:
1. To share the knowlege and technologies needed for sustainable
of forest resource and biodiversity conservation; 
2. To promote multifunctional management and utilization of forest
3. To understand dynamic changes in functioning and stability of forest
ecosystems in response to global change;
4. The ultimate outputs and information resulting from the conference
improve our existing scientific, technical, and socio-economic
about forest resources, by which we can sustainably conserve and manage
forest ecosystems.

Topics Addressed in the Conference:
1. Forest ecosystems in changing world
- Hydrological cycles and Biogeochimical cycling
- Ecophysiological processes
- Ecosystem dynamic and modelling
- Global change and forest ecosystems
2. Diversity and dynamics of forest communities
- Biodiversity monitoring and assessment
- Mechanism of forest species endangement
- Speciece diversity and community succession
- Conservation strategies of forest biodiversity
3. Sustainable management and landcape planning 
- Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management 
- Theory and practice of ecosystem management
- Disturbance and its impacts on species and landscapes
- Methologies used in the landscape planning and management
4. Social and economical aspects of forest management
- Public perception and participatory management
- Policy, decision making and regulation
- Multipurpose unitilization of forest resources
- Ecotourism 

Instructions for Authors:
   Those who are interested in attending the conference, should submit
abstract of a paper by March 1, 2000. The abstract should be between 250
300 words and should be written in English, including the title of the
paper, name of authors, full postal address such as telephone, fax and
e-mail address. Please indicate the submitted paper in one of the above
topics and your preference for oral presentation or poster.
  Notification of acceptance with a form of presenting as oral or at the
poster session, or rejection will be sent by May 1, 2000. Abstract
proceedings will provided to all participants at the registration.
Instructions for a full paper will be released in the second circular. 
Official Language:
  Official language is English. If required, English interpretation will
Place of the Conference and Costs:
   The Conference will be held in WangJiang Hotel, Chengdu city, Sichuan
Province, where accommodation is also possible. WangJiang Hotel is
approximately 20 miles from Chengdu Airport and transportation are
convenient between Airport and WangJiang hotel, and between Wangjiang
and the downtown of Chengdu with buses, taxis and airport-buses running
almost 24 hours a day. The conference host will provide buses for
up participants at Chengdu Airport during the conference registration
   All the costs of travel will be covered by the participants
One-day registration is available on August 14, 2000. The registration
is 300 US$ (two-day meeting, and proceedings cost, welcome and farewell
party ects.). 
   Accommodations and meal fee (one person & night) is 100US$. Post
conference excursion fee is 500US$ (transportation, accommodation, meals
and all related social activities during the five-day field excursion
each person).

Preliminary Conference Schedule:

Date    	Program & Activities    Location
August 14       Registration    Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu
August 15       Meeting Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu
August 16       Meeting Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu
August 17 	Excursion       
- To see the earliest hydraulic engineering project in the
world in Dujiangyan city
- To visit Wolong National Nature Reserve, where is Panda's 		
conservation centre 	Chengdu to Dujiangyan Wolong
August 18 	Excursion       
- To see alpine natural forests with ecosystem management and
forest regeneration 	Miyaluo Forest Area
August 19-20    
- To see Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve (World Natural
Heritage), wonderland and ecoturism (Natural, cultural and 		
religious features)     Jiuzhaigou, Alba Tibetan and Qiang minority
August 21       Return to Chengdu       Wangjiang Hotel, Chengdu

Important Dates:
Pre-registration: January 31, 2000      Arrival in Chengdu: 14 August,
Abstract deadline: March 1, 2000        Conference: 15-16 August, 2000
Acceptance notification: May 1, 2000    Excursion: 17-21 August, 2000

Anyone who are interested in attending the conference, please send your
pre-registration form or abstract to the following addresses: 
Pre-registration form

International Conference on 
The Ecological Basis And Sustainable Management Of Forest Resources
August 15-21, 2000, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR. China
To obtain a second circular, please fill in this form and return by
31, 2000
Mailing Address:
City:                           Postal Code:
Telephone:                      Fax:
¨ I wish to get further information (second circular) on the Conference
¨ I intend to attend the conference and submit an abstract for 1) oral,
¨ The title of abstract:

Dr. Shi Zuomin & Ms. Dong Na
Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment & Protection
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Wanshoushan, Beijing ,100091China
Tel.:+86-10-62888308 or 62889513
Fax: 86-10-62884972
Email: Shizm at   or   Keyan.hb at     

Dr Mauro Centritto

Istituto di Biochimica ed Ecofisiologia Vegetali
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
via Salaria km 29.300
00016 Monterotondo Scalo (RM)
Tel.  +39 06 90672537
Fax   +39 06 9064492
centrit at


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