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  • Contemporary forest restoration: concepts and practices
  • Forest restoration experiences in arid and semiarid regions
  • Enhancement of ecological resilience through forest restoration
  • Native and exotic species, provenance materials ┬áin forest restoration
  • Building resilient landscapes in arid and semiarid regions
  • Forest restoration after natural and human disturbances
  • Natural and cultural landscapes: degradation and restoration
  • Site quality assessment before afforestation
  • Production of functional seedlings for forest restoration
  • Planting and seeding technologies
  • Sustainable mechanization in forest restoration
  • Advancements in restoration monitoring
  • New approaches for evaluation of the forest conditions (state)
  • Evaluating the forest ecosystems degradation level
  • Economic, market factors of forest restoration
  • Policy, socio-demographic and cultural factors related to forest restoration strategies
  • Key drivers of forest degradation in arid and semiarid regions
  • Climate change, plant migration and replacement
  • Genotype loss and forest restoration
  • Drivers and costs of forest degradation and benefits from restoration
  • Good governance for supporting forest restoration policies
  • Biodiversity and Conservation in Mediterranean forests

All these topics will be discussed in the frame of the following symposia:

  • Symposium 1 = Forest restoration in Mediterranean climates (Europe/other continents)
  • Symposium 2 = Scientific and technological advancements for a sustainable forest restoration
  • Symposium 3 = Political, social, and economical implications related to forest restoration activities
  • Symposium 4 = Forest restoration, landscape management, and ecosystem services