“90 Years Forest Research Institute – for the Society and Nature” Abstract submissions DEADLINE EXTENDED

Abstract submissions DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 24, 2018.

Dear colleagues and friends,

Thank you for your interest in our anniversary conference “90 Years Forest Research Institute – for the Society and Nature”. We are really excited to share with you that we will have participants coming from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Republic of South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

The Organizing Committee has decided to EXTEND THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO MAY 24, 2018. Abstract must submitted online through http://fri.bas.bg Please find the registration guidelines and prepare your abstract submission carefully. After successful registration, you will receive confirmation email from us. Please kindly note that with one registration you can submit up to 2 abstracts and that the registration is valid for one participant. If you have prepared more material for oral/poster contribution, a second registration and payment of registration fee should be made. The registration guarantees the attendance only of the person registered, unless you register an accompanying person.

The registration fee for participants includes:

  • Attendance to the Conference
  • Conference eISSN proceedings with abstracts and full text papers in scientific journals of the FRI-BAS
  • Conference materials
  • Badge
  • Certificate
  • Coffee breaks, lunch and cocktail at the Conference venue

Registration fee for accompanying persons includes:

  • Attendance to the Conference
  • Tourist brochures and map
  • Badge
  • Coffee breaks, lunch and cocktail at the Conference venue

Be involved in the conference’s scientific program by sharing your latest research findings with international experts in forest research!

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Rositsa Yaneva | Conference Coordinator | fri2018@abv.bg

Pre-announcement EnRoute Conference

Pre-announcement EnRoute Conference (Link)

Biodiver-City: Enhancing urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to make cities more resilient
Conference in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia, 24 April 2018

Background and objectives
If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forest and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes. But can cities also help achieving biodiversity goals and targets? This largely depends on the amount, the quality and management of urban green infrastructure. However, the potential of cities to help protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is likely underestimated.
This conference aims at delivering a set of key messages and principles of how cities can contribute to regional, national and European biodiversity policy, goals and targets.
The conference will address the following key questions:
– What is our present knowledge of urban biodiversity? What indicators are used and what are the current patterns and trends reveal about urban biodiversity?
– Why is urban biodiversity important? What are the links between urban biodiversity and urban ecosystem services and with well-being?
– Is a high urban biodiversity important for citizens and other stakeholders? How can citizens monitor biodiversity?
– How can urban green infrastructure be designed and managed to maintain and enhance urban biodiversity and ecosystem services?

Conference organisers
European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the EnRoute project

Date and Venue
The conference will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on 24 April 2018
Do you want to share your ideas or are you interested to participate?
Unsolicited abstracts for presentations in plenary or break-out sessions are accepted in case you are interested in presenting your work on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services.(Link)