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Treescapes2020 – Call for Papers
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A call for papers from researchers and forestry practitioners has been made for Treescapes2020 – a unique two-day conference at the University of Birmingham on 1 & 2 July 2020.

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Treescapes2020 is being led by early career researchers from a number of UK universities and is co-hosted by three doctoral training programmes - Centa, EnVison and Forest Edge and the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).

It will bring the doctoral research  and forestry practitioner communities together for the first time to exchange knowledge and ideas, capture the priorities and concerns of stakeholders and influence future research agendas and practices.

Submissions are invited against the topics of:

1)      Future proofing forested landscapes – challenges, threats and opportunities;

2)      Releasing forestry’s potential;

3)      Research and practice – Crossing disciplines and sharing knowledge.

Submission deadline is Friday 31stJanuary, 2020 via www.birmingham.ac.uk/treescapes2020

RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd says: “Research shapes our understanding and provides insights that inform good practices.  Its real-world value  relies on swift inclusion into policy and adoption by practitioners. We are pleased to be working with three well respected doctoral training programmes involved in forestry-related research to co—host this unique conference.

We are encouraging submissions both from early-career researchers and practitioners which address the overall conference goal of ‘bringing future forests into focus’ and address one of the three conference themes.

“ These presentations may report original research findings, innovative approaches to research and practice, or report case studies and experiences on, for example, putting research into practice or working collaboratively to achieve shared goals. We hope that forestry practitioners will be willing to share their experiences