Intact Forests in the 21st Century

Event Date: 
18 Jun 2018 - 09:00 to 20 Jun 2018 - 17:00
Type: 
Other Events

Call for abstracts now open

In June 2018 Oxford will host a significant three-day conference examining the state, value and prospects of intact forests worldwide. The three days of the meeting will examine the extent and condition of intact forests, ongoing threats, and policy actions for their preservation and restoration. The format of the meeting will be consecutive plenary talks and panel debates, with plentiful time for discussions.

We invite abstract submissions for both oral presentations and posters.

The meeting is hosted by the University of Oxford in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). It is kindly supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

  • Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute, US

  • Oliver Phillips, Professor of Tropical Ecology, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds, UK

  • Peter Potapov, Research Associate Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, US

  • Anand Osuri, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Earth Institute, Columbia University, US

  • James Watson, Director, Science and Research Initiative at the Wildlife Conservation Society, US, and Professor at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Interim Director for the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Australia

A recently published paper highlights many of the issues to be discussed.

We welcome abstract submissions (300 words) until 30 March 2018.  Please submit abstracts to Emily Read.