3rd ICP Forests Scientific Conference

The conference addresses the role of environmental stressors, in particular tropospheric ozone and nitrogen deposition, on the ability of European forests to sequester carbon and on the long-term sustainability of their health, productivity, diversity, and ability to provide ecosystem services
When 25 May, 2014 11:00 PM to
28 May, 2014 12:00 AM
Where Atheens, Greece
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European forest ecosystems represent an important component of the terrestrial carbon sink and provide a variety of services, which depend on the sustainability of forests and their management. The consequences of air pollution and climate change on European forests are important questions, which the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) seeks to answer.

Since 1985, ICP Forests investigates forest condition (health, growth, biodiversity, nutrition) and environmental factors (air chemistry, deposition chemistry, meteorology) across Europe and under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. The extensive and unique data sets are used by an increasing number of scientists from all over the world, investigating policy relevant research topics as discussed during this conference.


Main topics

• Past, current, and predicted impacts of nitrogen deposition and ozone – separately and in combination – on growth, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and ecosystem services provided by forests;

• Past, current, and predicted impact of further biotic and abiotic stressors on forest ecosystems with the respective interactions;


Time schedule 

10 March 2014 Deadline for abstracts submission 

25 March 2014 Confirmation for speakers 

31 March 2014 Deadline for regular online registration 

15 May 2014 Final deadline for late registration 

26 May 2014 Welcome reception 

27 May 2014 Conference 


The scientific committee invites scientists and experts from the ICP Forests in particular and the UNECE ICPs community in general (e.g., ICP on Integrated Monitoring, ICP Vegetation, ICP Modelling and Mapping, ICP Waters), their partners and respective stakeholders, as well as scientists and experts interested in the respective research topics. Collaborators of ICP Forests as well as researchers engaged in successful evaluations and modelling exercises with ICP Forests data are encouraged to present their work and results

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