October 22-26, 2017
The 28th IUFRO conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: “Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change” was held in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan on October 22-26, 2017. It was a successful meeting with 72 participants from 16 countries. For the first time, the conference was organized back-to-back with the Asian Air Pollution Workshop.
The conference aimed to offer a unique possibility to discuss the most up to dated actions for improving the sustainability of forests under the impacts of air pollution and climate change, to share the current state of knowledge on scientific gaps in the understanding of the interactions of climate change, air pollution and forest ecosystems, and to discuss research priorities and challenges for future research.
This conference covered wide aspects of the impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems. Constructive and fruitful discussions across scientists with different background were developed in the all presentations.
The conference comprised of the following six sessions:1. Asian forest ecosystem under changing environment
Chaired by He Shang and Takeshi Izuta
2. Developing detection, monitoring and evaluation
Chaired by Algirdas Augustaitis and Hiroyuki Sase
3. Ecophysiological and genetic understanding of plant responses
Chaired by Zhaozhong Feng and Takayoshi Koike
4. Water and nutrient cycles in forest ecosystems
Chaired by Makoto Watanabe and Genki Katata
5. Modelling and risk assessment
Chaired by Alessandra De Marco and Pierre Sicard
6. Forest ecosystems under multiple stressors
Chaired by Mikhail Kozlov and Rocio Alonso del Amo