Conference Topics

Research study related to the following topics will be presented and discussed at the Conference. Please submit your abstract if it falls under these categories.

  1. Plantation management for sustainable production.
  • Biophysical drivers of productivity and site management;
  • Edaphic characteristics and productivity;
  • Site rehabilitation and effects on soils.
  • Modelling of plantation productivity
  1. Diseases and pests
  • Distribution, dynamics and spread of Ganoderma root-rot disease
  • Distribution, dynamics and spread Ceratocystis stem wilt and canker disease;
  • Biology, aetiology and host-pathogen interactions;
  • Screening for disease tolerant germplasm;
  • Development and deployment of biological control agents.
  1. Genetics and breeding
  • Using polyploidy to develop desirable traits;
  • Prospects for molecular approaches to tree improvement;
  • Development and deployment of new clones;
  • Breeding of Acacia and its hybrids.
  1. Risk and Mitigation
  • Mitigating damage and spread of Ceratocystis caused by browsing and branch breakage by squirrels, monkeys and elephants;
  • Linking disease mitigation strategies to the characteristics of the landscape;
  • Responding to changing climates;
  • Ecological impacts and weed invasiveness;
  • Needs for biosecurity.
  1. Forest-based Products for Greener Future
  • Traditional and innovative forest products
  • Ecosystem goods and services;
  • Development of new forest management approaches and processing techniques for environmentally and socially acceptable products;
  • Valuation of benefits derived from non-wood forest products and ecosystem services
  • Management for sawn-timber products and veneer;
  • The economics of solid-wood vs. pulpwood production
  1. Forests for Community Benefits
  • Forest and human health,
  • Forest education, forest ethics,
  • Gender and forestry,
  • Landscape planning and management,
  • Nature-based tourism,
  • Nature conservation and protected areas, recreation and rural development as well as urban forestry.

Target Audience

The conference is aimed at researchers of all scientific disciplines involved in the thematic field of the confrence. The conference should also attract forest industry professionals and policy makers.

Field Programme

  • A mid-conference visit to inspect rial sites of acacia and small-scale sawmilling of acacia timber near Yogyakarta;
  • A Post conference tour for those interesed who wish to see industrial plantations producing fibre for a large pulp mill in Riau province in Sumatera, and the attendant problems associated with their ongoing sustainability, or acacia community plantations and the associated industry in the District of Pacitan, East Java.

Conference Fee

Local Participant Foreign Participant
  • Early bird registration (1st January – 31st May 2017) : Rp 400.000
  • Regular registration (1st June – 21st June 2017) : Rp 800.000
  • Student : Rp 250.000
  • Early bird registration (1st January – 31st May 2017) : US$ 350
  • Regular registration (1st June – 21st June 2017) : US$ 400

Conference Coverage

The payable fee covers registration for the Conference, welcome reception, conference bag, mid-conference tour, refreshment and lunch during the Conference, and seminar kits. Accommodation for all participants will not be covered by the Committee.
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