NAFEW 2017

NAFEW 2017 June 19-22 2017

The 11th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) is being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 19 – 22, 2017.

NAFEW 2017 is being hosted by the University of Alberta. The theme of NAFEW 2017 will be: Sustaining Forests from Restoration to Conservation. The conference will include one-day in-conference field trips to see both natural and industrial landscapes.

The conference organizing team are: Ellen Macdonald, Simon Landhausser, Phil Comeau, Barb Thomas, Scott Nielsen, and Erin Bayne (Univ.  of Alberta), Anne McIntosh (U of Alberta Augustana), John Stadt (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry), and Deborah Brenton and Brad Pinno (Canadian Forest Service).  Sharon Katzeff (Univ. of Alberta) is assisting with arrangements.

We have confirmed four keynote speakers.  See the Agenda page for information on the keynote talks.

Twelve Special Sessions have been accepted for inclusion in the program.  A description of these sessions is provided on the Agenda page.

Several in-conference tours are being planned for Wednesday June 21, and will provide opportunities to explore a range of topics relating to forest ecology.  Descriptions of the tours can be found on both the AGENDA and  REGISTRATION pages.

A post-conference tour to Fort McMurray to learn about Oilsands activities and reclamation will depart from Edmonton on June 23 and return to Edmonton the evening of June 25 (this tour will only happen if 9 or more people register).  Costs for this tour will be $400/person (double occupancy) or $580 (single occupancy).  (Please note, we have had to cancel the tour to the Rocky Mountains that was described on the website and online registrations sites before April 6).  If you are interested in this post-conference tour please contact Simon Landhausser ( before 5 pm on May 26.

The full conference program is available here.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.


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