The Programme and the Book of Abstracts will not be printed. For the sake of nature! Print yourself those parts, which you will need at the conference.
Dear Participants of the conference "Forests at risk: Białowieża and beyond":
- The conference registration will open at 8 AM on February 12 at the conference venue: Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw (Miecznikowa 1, Warsaw);
- The posters should be A0 or A1 format, vertical orientation - the place to hang it will be communicated to you during the registration;
- The oral presentations will be 12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions and discussion (strict!). The preferred presentation format is MS Office PowerPoint or pdf, slide dimensions 4:3.
- The presenters of the first sessions (1A and 1B) are urged to send their presentations on the conference e-mail (directly or via wetransfer.com service) prior to the conference, on 11 February the latest. The file should be named according to the formula: the session number the name of the presenter (e.g.: 1A_Brzeczyszczykiewicz).
- The other presenters are advised to send their presentations prior to the conference as well. If not send earlier, all presentations must be uploaded at registration desk at least one session earlier.
Robin Chazdon is Professor Emerita in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut and part-time Research Professor with the Tropical Forests and People Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Her long-term and on-going collaborative research focuses on successional pathways, forest dynamics, drivers of land-use change, and functional ecology of trees in Neotropical forests. Chazdon served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biotropica, as President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and as a member-at-large of the governing board of the Ecological Society of America. After 28 years as a university professor, Dr. Chazdon is moving into the science-policy and science-practice arena in forest landscape restoration. » show more
Malcolm "Mac" Hunter is the Libra Professor of Conservation Biology in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine.
He earned his B.S. in Wildlife Science at UMaine in 1974 then went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he received his Ph. D in Zoology. He joined the UMaine faculty in 1978 and has pursued research on a wide range of organisms and ecosystems: amphibians, birds, plants, mammals, lakes, streams, peatlands, grasslands, and especially forests. He has produced six books, including four on conservation biology and managing forests for biodiversity. His interests are also geographically broad; he has worked in over 30 countries, mainly in Africa and the Himalayas. » show more
Pierre L. Ibisch is a Professor for Nature Conservation at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, where he also holds a Research Professorship for Ecosystem-based Sustainable development.
He has a strong background in international research with projects and missions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and especially Latin America, where he lived and worked for about a decade. He is co-founding director of the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management. His current interests cover ecosystem-based sustainable development, including ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and adaptive risk management, ecosystem functionality and learning from ecosystems for sustainability (econics), the importance of roadless areas, as well as the effectiveness of conservation strategies such as sustainability certification. » show more
David Lindenmayer is the Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology at The Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society
Professor Lindenmayer, is an Australian scientist and academic. He is an expert in landscape ecology, conservation and biodiversity. His areas of expertise also include environmental management, forestry management and environment, terrestrial ecology, wildlife and habitat management, environmental monitoring, forestry fire management, natural resource management, zoology and forestry sciences. He currently runs 6 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily associated with developing ways to conserve biodiversity in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations, and on farm land. » show more
William (Bill) Sutherland holds the Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge, is a Professorial Fellow at St Catharine's College and has been President of the British Ecological Society.
He has written six books, edited five others, published over 400 scientific papers and is a highly cited researcher. For much of his career he was a standard research ecologist with interests in applying research to applied questions and busy producing papers and books. Over the last decade or so he has become increasingly involved in linking science and policy through horizon scanning, exercises setting priority questions, improving the use of experts in decision making and especially evidence-based conservation. He intends to change global conservation practice.
Scientific Committee of the Conference:
Prof. Bengt Gunnar Jonsson, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
Prof. Richard Bradshaw, University of Liverpool, UK
Prof. Guntis Brumelis, University of Latvia, Latvia
Dr. Catarina C. Ferreira, UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany
Prof. Pierre Ibisch, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany
Prof. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dr. Mari Jönsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Dr. Anikó Kóvacs-Hostyánszki, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vácrátot, Hungary
Dr. Stefan Kreft, Researcher, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde Germany
Dr. Francisko Moreira, CIBIO/InBIO, University of Porto, Portugal
Prof. Jerzy Szwagrzyk, Faculty of Forestry, University of Agruculture, Kraków, Poland
Organizing Committee of the Conference:
Dr. Bogdan Jaroszewicz, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Białowieża Geobotanical Station
MSc. Olga Cholewińska, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Białowieża Geobotanical Station
Dr. Grzegorz Mikusiński, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology, Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
Dr. Nuria Selva, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature Conservation
Prof. Tomasz Wesołowski, Wrocław University, Laboratory of Forest Biology
Dr. Sylwia Wierzcholska, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Department of Plant Biology
Post-conference field trip (14-15 February 2019) is organized to allow participants experiencing the Białowieża Forest ecosystems and challenges of their conservation. The field trip will cover range of forms of nature conservation from managed forest to core area of the Białowieża National Park, where various approaches towards the nature conservation will be discussed. The trip will start from Warsaw on 14 February early morning and participants will arrive back in Warsaw at evening on 15 February (see the conference program for exact hours).