International Symposium in Forest Soils

Invitation Letter

The International Symposium on Forest Soils: Linking Ecosystem Processes and Management to Forest Biodiversity and Functions (ISFS 2013) will be held on September 16-20, 2013 in Shenyang, China.

The major objective of this symposium is to facilitate the development of international links, scientific exchanges and strategic alliances in forest soils and ecosystem processes, leading to fully realised, collaborative research programmes that face the realities of the effects of local management and climate change on forest ecosystem productivity, biodiversity and functions. The themes of this symposium will examine: (1) innovative techniques used to simulate and monitor the effects of local management and climate change; (2) advances and novel approaches in research technologies; and (3) application and monitoring of these developments at local, national and global levels. Most importantly, this symposium will promote the development of effective networks and strategies within the research community: linking ecosystem processes and management to forest biodiversity and functions, particularly in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation at both local and global scales.

The conference will include plenary speeches, invited presentations, oral presentations and poster presentations

Shenyang is a beautiful city with long history in China. During the workshop, attendees will have chances to access to those local attractions.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the conference, it is my great pleasure to invite all the interested researchers and educators in the international scientific community to join us in Shenyang and share the excitement of good science for the benefit of mankind.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Shenyang in September, 2013.

Prof. Xingguo Han

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
Director and Professor of Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS


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