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IUFRO Conference 3rd call


IUFRO 4 05-2018-Croatia Zagreb 3rd call.pdf


Natural resources represent common good and wealth. Their use, economic function and evaluation have to be planned directly since they represent the basis of future industrial and economic development. Forests are considered renewable natural resources, and the main characteristic of renewable natural resources is that their reserves are not permanent, but they can increase or decrease in future. However, a renewable natural resource cannot renew itself above the level determined by existing ecosystem’s capacity. Forestry economics encompasses all know-how related to forestry, and with the activities of market elements, it observes how a man and the society act in certain circumstances and conditions. The specific features of forest management are particularly manifested in the long-term biomass production cycle, the forests’ multiple functions and benefits, the fact that many of its values cannot be evaluated directly on the market, long period from the start of works, natural renewal, afforestation, nurture, cleaning, thinning, etc. to economic effects, which exceeds human lifetime. The forest sector has an important influence on the rural development, contributing to poverty decrease, achieving sustainable development and providing different ecological services. The priority of the world as a whole and each country should be to develop appropriate sustainable development strategies which would include special measures for the forests’ preservation, sustainability and vitality.
The IUFRO 4.05. Unit concentrates on the economic and accounting aspects of management of different types of forest enterprises, specifically small-scale enterprises. The group deals with the economic analyses of forest enterprises, principles and techniques of accounting relevant to forest enterprises, fundaments of decision-making, and the economic and accounting tools for planning, supervising, measuring, controlling, and evaluating the status and performance of forest enterprises.
The conference is aimed at forest researchers and practitioners from IUFRO 4.05 members, i.e., members engaged in managerial, social and environmental forest economics and accounting, forest ecosystem services as well as scientists, experts, researchers and practitioner working in the area of forestry and land-use, forest and natural resource policy and decision support makers, land-use planners, stakeholders, researchers and specialists of related fields. Both theoretical and empirical research is welcome.

The conference will cover the following themes:
The main issues to be covered are recent developments in the following areas:

  • Forest economics and accounting (investment analysis, present forest management
    for future wood industry needs)
  • Managerial economics and accounting in forestry
  • Forestry economics and accounting in Latin America
  • Regional, national, social and environmental accounting
  • New economic instruments, regulations, policies, and organizations in view of
    emerging needs of society from forest ecosystems. The role of forestry in biobased
  • Forest development and management in the light of global change
  • New approaches in forest management to increase the ability for adaptation
  • Economic impact assessment of environmental, social and economic changes on
    forest management
  • Economic evaluation of forest- and timber trade-related policies
  • Financial modeling of forest management under changing framework conditions
  • Lessons from long-term forest-related economic data systems
  • Opportunities related to the development of payments for ecosystem services and
    consequences for forest management
  • Shifts in supply and demand for non-market products and services of forests
  • The role of decision support systems in adaptation to shifting framework
  • Managing long-term risks in forestry
  • Awareness and perception of long-term changes in framework conditions among
    forest related stakeholders
  • Understanding of sustainability under changing framework conditions
  • Transdisciplinary research in forest management
  • Contributions in the fields of environmental, social, regional and national


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