Biodiversity and conservation biology in plantation forests

26 th to 29 th April 2005

What was the event?

During the past decades natural forests have continued to decline globally while the area of forest plantations has dramatically increased, to nearly 200 million hectares in 2000. In the meantime, biodiversity conservation and the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem stability arose as major issues in both ecological sciences and public concern.

This conference considered biodiversity issues at the species, community and ecosystem levels, focusing on three main types of plantation forests:

  • Short-rotation pulp and fuelwood systems
  • Long rotation timber plantations
  • Planted forests established for the protection of watersheds, mountain slopes or other fragile lands.

Conference website

Chris Quine of Forest Research was a keynote speaker on:

"Stand management and biodiversity in plantation forest"

and was a member of the conference scientific committee.

Where did the event take place?

Centre de recherche Paul Pascal


See conference website.