The conference aimed to present the latest findings in fir ecology, bring together the views of different management groups and propose measures for conservative management. Compared to the acute decline of several decades ago, fir health has improved, as did, at least regionally, the ratio between herbivorous wildlife and fir regeneration. Fir management is still reasonably close to natural processes in Slovenia. The conference featured 130 participants from ten institutions, of which ten came from abroad. Speakers presented 25 papers; five speakers had been invited, two of them from abroad.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 244803840
73 participants attended the conference. 7 invited lecturers held presentations and 54 reviewed contributions were presented. Most of the contributions were problem-based, but there were also many high quality methodological contributions. Researchers of the Biotehnical Faculty’s Forestry Department also took part, which highlights the inter-departmental and interdisciplinary approach in forestry research and problem-solving. The high number of foreign experts in attendance confirmed the development of operational research and the growing investment of professional efforts in this field.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 247453440
Sustainable forest management is one of society’s most important tasks in the future considering the mounting environmental problems coupled with increasing demand for wood. Close-to-nature forestry provides answers and solutions to this predicament. It has a long tradition in Europe and many examples of best practice. ProSilva Europe is an association, which advocates close-to-nature forest management (www.prosilvaeurope.org). The purpose of the conference was to link together science, practice and public relations to improve close-to-nature forestry. The conference featured 120 participants.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 247556864
The textbook gives an overview of the field of forest planning. The concept of adaptive forest management, connecting planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation into permanent process, is presented in detail. The main principles of forest management are grounded, the main phases of the planning model are described and illustrated with selected cases.
D.10 Educational activitiesCOBISS.SI-ID: 237373184
The dissemination activities of research into practice and general public were improved by publication of scientific and popular-science articles (22). They reported about wildlife ecology, wildlife management and conflict resolution, and appearance of new plant diseases. The researchers thus promoted a positive attitude not only to nature but also to management of natural resources and forestry in general. The researchers reported about their work on conferences (38), appeared in many interviews, TV and radio broadcasts presenting the characteristics of Slovenian forests and forestry.
F.17 Transfer of existing technologies, know-how, methods and procedures into practiceCOBISS.SI-ID: 2490278