10 June, 2014
6th Forest Science Symposium
Planning for the 6th Forest Science Symposium is well in hand.
The theme for this year's Symposium is "Research to support a transformed, sustainable and competitive Southern African forest sector".
As has been announced, we have confirmed three international plenary speakers and are pleased to announce that Prof Bill Dvorak (Camcore), Prof Brian Via (Auburn University) and Mr Evan Shield (Consultant and recipient of the 2014 Merensky Foundation Fellowship) will all give keynote addresses at the Symposium.
the call for abstracts, we received more than twice the number of
submissions that the 2-day programme could accommodate, and the Science
Committee had a challenging time selecting from the excellent and highly
relevant papers sent in.
Attached is our Draft Programme
which comprises two full days of papers plus a dedicated poster
session. Areas of research covered range from biotechnology and
genetics, through to risk management, water use, plant propagation,
silviculture, growth and yield prediction and modelling, and include
aspects of urban and social forestry.
This year, we are also partnering with the journal Southern Forests, and there will be a dedicated issue of the journal produced comprising a selection of papers from the event.
again, we are proud to be co-hosting the event with the Department of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), which has again afforded us
an opportunity to aim for a more regional focus, and we are extending an
invitation to those working at forest research organisations and
relevant academic institutions north of South Africa, reaching into
southern and south-eastern countries.
to generous sponsorship from a number of organisations including DAFF,
Sappi, Mondi, Merensky and TWK Agriculture, we are able to provide a
high quality event at a relatively low cost. Companies wishing to
contribute as sponsors can contact the Symposium Organiser.
Most important to note is the registration deadline of 30 June 2014.
diarise and book your place at this very important event on our
forestry calendar, by completing the attached Registration From and
returning it to us with proof of payment.
For more information please visit the ICFR website www.icfr.ukzn.ac.za or contact Sally Upfold (Symposium Organiser) at email@example.com, Tel: 033-3862314, Fax: 033-386 8905, Cell: 082 570 0851
We look forward to seeing you at our Symposium later in July.
Download the following document:
Sally J Upfold, Knowledge Manager
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
UKZN Campus, Carbis Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg
Tel: 033 - 3862314, Fax: 033 - 3868905
Cell: 082 570 0851