NAFEW 2017

NAFEW 2017 June 19-22 2017

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

The conference 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.  These are desribed in the Registration page.

Post-conference tours: 1) to Fort McMurray to learn about Oilsands activities and reclamation; and, 2) to the Rocky Mountains are being planned.  Both tours will depart from Edmonton on June 23 and return to Edmonton the evening of June 25.  Costs for each of these tours will be approximately $500/person (double occupancy) or $700 (single occupancy).

The deadline for abstract submission was January 31, 2017.  We are currently reviewing abstracts and will soon be contacting presenters.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information contact: NAFEW17@ualberta.ca