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.

Update on post-conference tours – May 26, 2017 – Due to limited interest – there are NO post-conference tours.


The full conference program is available here..


Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.


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