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Old Forests New Management conference

“Old Forests, New Management” is an international scientific conference about the conservation and use of old-growth forests in the 21st century, co-hosted by the CRC for Forestry and contributing to the Biodiversity Project, to be held in Hobart 17-21 February 2008.

161 abstracts and papers have been submitted so far covering the six themes of the conference:

1: Social and historical importance of old-growth forests

2: Biology of old-growth forests

3: Long-term, multidisciplinary experiments

4: Conservation and reserve management

5: Toward ecological silviculture

6: Shaping old-growth forest management regimes

The full provisional programme features international experts from Europe, South America, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Australia

Registrations remain open at http://www.oldforests.com.au