International conference Introduced tree species to European forests: challenges and opportunities
Introduced tree species appear to be an important and, at the same time, a controversial topic in relation to forest and environmental management. The forest industry sees an opportunity in introducing tree species for timber production and for maintaining species composition within forests that may better cope with the changing climate. On the other hand, however, from the nature conservation perspective, introduced tree species may pose a loss of biodiversity and/or disturb native ecosystems.
This conference will be a mixture of presentations (various aspects of introduced tree species in European forests) and fieldtrips (practical experiences as well as research plots focusing on introduced and invasive tree species).
The audience of the event will include academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of administrations, both junior and senior level.In-Tree Conference Website