International Symposium on New Horizons in Forestry-ISFOR 2017 has been successfully completed. We would like to thank all participants, sponsors, and everybody who have worked hard. Proceedings & Abstracts Book will be published as soon as possible. Photos of the symposium can be found at the link below.

Organising Commitee

Natural resources such as forest ecosystems offer many functions. Apart from the production of wood and non-wood products, forest ecosystem function is significant in regards to; climate regulation and carbon sequestration; biodiversity, water and soil conservation; rural development; urban life support; community health and the protection of cultural values etc.

The symposium aims to provide a platform for the exchange of interdisciplinary scientific information, as well as offering an open forum for the discussion on the issues related to forestry, in light of new developments. The symposium will have a global focus with the intent of identifying new avenues of research leading to an advancement in research technologies for the benefit of forests, forestry and forest product industry.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Isparta in October 2017.

Oral and poster papers which are not presented at the symposium will not take place in the final version of the abstract book and proceedings of the symposium.

ISFOR2017_program.pdf | Acrobat file | 2.5 Mb

Posters should be submitted at the registration desk. Symposium staff will help you hang up your posters.

ISFOR2017_posterlist.pdf | Acrobat file | 634 Kb

Forests for people

  • Policies and practices for multiple-use forestry
    Community based forest management
    Forest education
    Nature based tourism
    The role of forests in sustainable rural development
    Gender and working conditions in forests
    Human-wildlife conflict
    Land degradation neutrality (LDN)

Forest health

  • Quarantine and invasive species in forestry
    Global climate change – forest health interactions and monitoring to forest health
    Permits in forest areas, problems in legislation and application
    Modern approaches in controlling of forest pests and diseases and producing of natural enemies
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies

Forests and climate change

  • Climate change and global warming
    Carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems
    Combatting desertification
    Environmental pollution
    Naturel disaster
    Forest fire management and fire silviculture

Innovative technologies in forestry

  • Geographic Information System
    Remote sensing
    Unmanned aerial vehicles
    Virtual forest and simulations
    Web and mobile mapping

Forest ecosystems, biodiversity and ecosystem services

  • Management of protected areas and preservation
    Forest landscape restoration
    Inventory and new technologies in non-wood forest products (NWFP)
    Urban forestry
    Monitoring forest and change detection
    Forest genetics and biotechnology
    Wildlife-habitat relationships
    Industrial plantations and special afforestation
    Silviculture of natural forests
    Payment of ecosystem services (PES)

Forest operations and sustainable forest management

  • Forest biometrics
    Forest management
    Forest cadastre
    Harvesting and transporting woody biomass
    Future forest machines
    Forest road engineering

Biomass and renewable energy

  • Forest biomass and carbon estimation
    Wood based energy
    Environmental effects of renewable energy technologies

Watershed management techniques

  • Watershed planning and restoration
    Erosion source assessment
    Range management strategies
    Water quality and streamflow monitoring
    Soil and water conservation

Value added new lignocellulosic materials

  • Bio-based composites
    Green technologies for wood protection and modification
    New trends for utilization of lignocellulosic materials
    Industrial utilization of non-wood forest products (NWFP)

Alternative technologies for forest products industry

  • Biotechnology applications on biomass
    Nanotechnology applications on forest products industry
    Nondestructive testing and evaluation of lignocelluloses
    Computer based modeling and analysis

Industrial engineering applications and business management in forest product industries

  • Improving quality and productivity in wood manufacturing process
    Operations research applications in forest product industry
    Lean and six sigma practices in wood manufacturing industry
    Safety, human factors and ergonomics in wood processing industries
    Timber trade and wood products marketing

Deadline for Abstract Submission

14 May 2017

Announcement of Accepted Submissions

20 June 2017

Deadline for Full Text Submission

Optional, if the authors prefer not to send a full text paper, only their abstracts will be printed in the proceedings & abstracts book
31 July 2017


18-20 October 2017