7th Forest Science Symposium

18 July 2017 08:00 am (Tuesday)
To Date
20 July 2017 05:00 pm (Thursday)
One Life Church Conference Centre, Alexandra Road, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact Name
Sally Upfold

Hosted by:

The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) & Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Attended by over 250 delegates representing more than 15 countries, this 3-day event showcased the depth and breadth of forestry research across southern Africa, focussing on the role of research in providing innovation, knowledge and technology to advance operational and management objectives, and influence policy and strategic decision-making, while growing the skills and knowledge base.

This valuable information sharing and networking forum comprised 40 papers (including 11 keynote presentations), 2 panel sessions, 15 speed papers talks and around 40 posters, and provided an excellent opportunity for participants to engage in dialogue in support of growing collaboration and partnerships.

This year, our theme focused particularly on Research underpinning the sustainability of a diverse forestry sector and considered forestry research in the broadest sense looking at natural forests, plantations and woodlands, the range of genera and species, geographical and environmental variation, and the diversity of people and products.

The event also co-incided with the ICFR’s 70th anniversary celebrating our extensive experience and expertise in applied forestry research, and our role as an indispensable and preferred research partner in supporting a vibrant, sustainable, productive and globally competitive Forestry Sector in southern Africa.

Some of the papers presented will be made available as pdf downloads shortly

The programme book which includes all abstracts can be downloaded from the link: FSS Programme Book 2017

Papers available for download: