FORMASAM 3rd Meeting

The third FORMASAM meeting took place on the 18-20th of September 2019 in Zvolen, Slovakia with participants from 13 countries. Among the main topics discussed at the meeting were forest management challenges in Eastern Europe and Western Balkans, especially regarding the societal transitions of the past decades, as well as future forest management scenarios and the contribution of FORMASAM to the Forest Sector Outlook study by the UNECE. Moreover, the participants visited both a real forest as well as a virtual forests both central parts of the training facilities of the University of Zvolen. We are grateful for the perfect organisation of this great meeting and would like to thank the local organisers Katarína Merganičová and Jan Merganic and of course all the participants for their contributions!
 

© Katarína Merganičová

You can also find a report of the meeting in Slovak language on the homepage of the Technical University in Zvolen.

Here are the main questions that have been discussed:

1)    Consolidate scenarios, discuss paper drafts

2)     Discuss first model results and technical issues

3)     Excursion and discussion with local forest managers, focus on management challenges in Eastern European countries and Western Balkans

Agenda of the meeting:

Agenda

Presentations:

Official Opening & Introduction to the meeting / State of FORMASAM by Christopher Reyer

Keynote: GenTree Management for European forests by Sylvie Oddou-Muratorio

Keynote: ALTERFOR: Alternative models and robust decision-making for future forest management. Information about the Project as well as Slovak results by Jan Tucek & Robert Sedmak

TG 2: presentation in plenary (some 4C results and underlying ideas behind simulations + feedback/discussion from plenary) by Mats Mahnken

TG 3: presentation in plenary (some results and underlying ideas behind simulations + feedback/discussion from plenary) by Rupert Seidl & Julius Sebald

TG 4: presentation in plenary (some results and underlying ideas behind simulations + feedback/discussion from plenary) by Anja Rammig

Keynote: The World of 2050 by Birgit Cornelia Fain

TG 1: presentation in plenary of FSOS climate change adaptation chapter + feedback/discussion by Louis König & Mart-Jan Schelhaas

Keynote: Forest restitution in Eastern Europe by Zuzana Sarvasova & Zuzana Dobsinska

Keynote: Forest management planning based on diameter classes - as one possibility for forest management adaptation to climate change by Ladislav Kulla

Keynote: Policy and adaptation from EU Liaison office by Michal Vančo