Buenos Aires hosts the 7th Poplar International Symposium

The Argentinian chapter of the non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest research scientists IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) will organize the Seventh International Poplar Symposium (IPS VII) in Buenos Aires, from 28th October to 4th November 2018 under the title “New Bio-economies: Exploring the Potential Role of Salicaceae”.

Two field trips organized to visit different production systems will allow participants to witness intensively-managed plantations of Salicaceae and to see the most frequent pests and diseases affecting them. Field trips to Delta del Paraná and to the Alto Valle Region in Patagonia will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange experiences and discuss management alternatives across the globe.

The Symposium will focus on discussing the management and conservation of genetic resources, the eco-physiological factors that define the production and sustainability of plantations, the utilization of technologies that maximize the genetic potential for obtaining timber and non-timber products and preserving or recovering degraded environments. Scientific progress in poplar and willow research is advancing with new tools and technology that address social, economic and ecological changes throughout the world.

This symposium is a meaningful opportunity for participants to integrate their own research with the conference themes and the thematic areas of the 2015 to 2019 IUFRO Strategy and to interact and develop international cooperation.