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Troisième annonce

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This international conference will focus on the current state of knowledge on climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, services and activities. It will highlight methods and challenges to mitigate or tackle climate change impacts, both before they arise and once they have occurred. It will show how climate change and forest sciences address the issues facing forest managers.

The conference is organized by several international R&D projects, shortly described here below (click on the name of each project for additional information):

What’s ECHOES  

The main objective of the European intergovernmental COST Action ECHOES (Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture)  has been to mobilize and integrate the existing scientific knowledge for European forest policymakers and managers who have to make decisions on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. It is also part of a continuous improvement process that leads to develop monitoring systems and identify research priorities for the future. ECHOES is funded by the COST Office in partnership between the European Commission and the European Science Foundation.

What’s MOTIVE  

MOTIVE (MOdels for adapTIVE forest management) investigates adaptive management strategies that address climate and land use change. It also examines the impacts of these changes with respect to a broad range of forest goods and services. The project focuses on a wide range of European forest types under different intensities of forest management. Specific attention is given to uncertainties and risks and how they can be considered in improved decision support tools.
MOTIVE is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

What’s BACCARA  

BACCARA (Biodiversity And Climate Change, A Risk Analysis) has as main goal to build scientific foundations for developing tools allowing forest managers and policy makers to evaluate risk of European forest biodiversity and productivity loss under climate change. The scope of BACCARA encompasses forest composition at multiple trophic levels, i.e. assemblages of forest symbionts (mycorrhiza), producers, consumers and their predators. This 4 year project will construct a 3-dimensional risk assessment model linking climate change, functional diversity, and forest productivity. BACCARA gathers 15 European organisations and the University of Beijing.
It is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013).  

What’s REINFFORCE  

The purpose of REINFFORCE (REsource INFrastructures for monitoring, adapting and protecting european atlantic FORests under Changing climate) 4 years project is to pool capacities of 11 institutes to face a transnational issue that is adaptation to climate change impacts on Atlantic forests. This project will set up tools for monitoring climate change and its impacts on the Atlantic coast and demonstrate efficiency of adaptive measures. The coordination of the project is done by the Regional Office EFIAtlantic hosted at IEFC office in Bordeaux (France).

It is co-financed by the European Union program ERDF-INTERREG IV Atlantic Area.

What’s TRANZFOR  

The objective of TRANZFOR (Transferring Research between E.U. and Australia-New Zealand on FORestry and climate change) is to promote knowledge exchanges in the general domain of Forests and Climate Change between Australia, New Zealand and the European Union. Work programmes have been developed around the following areas: Genomics and tree breeding, Forest Models, Environmental Services, Risk Assessment, Bioenergy. It is based on a 4 years coordinated joint programme of exchange of researchers for short periods (2 to 12 months), thus providing mobility possibilities to individual researchers and support to research organisations to establish and reinforce long-term research co-operation. Each partner funds its own outgoing coordinator.

What’s FOREADAPT

ForEAdapt (Knowledge exchange between Europe and America on forest growth models and optimization for adaptive forestry) is an exchange project supported by a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES). The project focuses on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. It provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of researchers and scientific knowledge related to forest modeling (WP1), mathematical optimization (WP2) and decision support systems (WP3) among the 7 countries (Portugal, Finland, Spain and Sweden, and 5 organizations from Chile, Brazil and USA). It aims to strengthen research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities.