Register now! EFIATLANTIC & IEFC 2017 Annual Meeting

09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017

EFIATLANTIC and IEFC will explore the role of alternative species in the forests of Atlantic Europe at their Annual Meeting in Edinburgh and the West Coast of Scotland from 9th to 11th May this year.

Registration deadline 28th April 2017


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Photo: Fotolia - Lyd Photography


The Role of Alternative Species in the Forests of Atlantic Europe

The impacts of pests and diseases, windthrow and climate change on the forests of Atlantic Europe are becoming increasingly evident. To achieve more resilient forests now and in the future requires the use of new tree species and appropriate silvicultural management. 

EFIATLANTIC and IEFC members have done a significant amount of work to address species choice and forest management for the future, while the REINFFORCE project has been the focus for alternative species work and for adaptation in silvicultural management.  This year’s annual meeting will consider the results of this work and the implications for forest policy and practice.

The Scottish Goverment having undertaken a consultation on the future of forestry in 2016, the EFIATLANTIC &IEFC 2017 Annual Meeting coincides with a period when Scotland is seeking to expand and further invigorate its forest industry.

This meeting will be of relevance and interest to researchers, policy makers, practising foresters and others.

What's on the agenda?

  • A one day Scientific Seminar  on the conference theme. The afternoon of the Scientific Seminar will comprise an Open Forum.
    EFIATLANTIC and IEFC network members are invited to present their work, intiatives and projects during this forum (please give the title of your presentation in the registration form under "Offer of a voluntary paper").
  • Internal EFIATLANTIC & IEFC Board meetings.
  • Field visit: forest sites and experiments on the West Coast of Scotland in order to explore future species selection and silviculture at some unique forestry locations and to see one of the most beautiful parts of Europe’s Atlantic coast.

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Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh site at Benmore


Photos: Forest Research

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Forest Research tree species trial at Kilmun on the Cowal Peninsula

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Isle of Mull : most northerly experiment of the REINFFORCE network and adjacent short rotation forestry trial

Download the overall Event Schedule

Download the Scientific Seminar programme

Download the Business Meeting agenda

To register please download the attached form and send it to evelyn.hall @

For further information, contact claudia.antoniotti @







Stephanie Hayes

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