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IUFRO small-scale forestry conference call for papers

The first call for papers has recently been announced for Morgantown, WV, USA in June 2009.  The conference, organized by the the IUFRO Small Scale Forestry unit, looks like an excellent opportunity to discuss woodland owner networks and related issues.  The call is below.  I hope to see you there!

Dear Colleague,

The 2009 IUFRO 3.08 Small-Scale Forestry group is seeking abstracts for Seeing the Forest Beyond the Trees: New possibilities and expectations for products and services from small-scale forestry to be held in Morgantown, West Virginia from June 7-11, 2009.

This conference will bring together scientists and practitioners to share their experiences in management, policy development and economics of contemporary small-scale forest products and services.  Papers are sought in the areas of New and emerging opportunities for small-scale forests, Sustainable agroforestry, Policy formulation, Amenity values of small scale forestry, Economic valuation.  Further details on the topics of interest can be found on the conference website

Authors can view the call for abstracts and the list of topics of interest on the symposium website (http://ssf09.com/).  Submitting your abstract by December 8 will allow the scientific panel to review and respond to you by early January.  Abstracts should be sent to Dr Kate Piatek (Kathryn.Piatek@mail.wvu.edu).  A second call for papers will be made in mid January 09.

For more information about the conference please contact Dave McGill (dmcgill@wvu.edu) who is the chair of the conference organizing committee.

Kind regards
John Herbohn, IUFRO 3.08 Coordinator


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