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Forestry: a climate of change, is conference theme

THE INSTITUTE of Foresters of Australia (IFA) National Conference to be held in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from 6 – 10 September has set its sights on climate change.
With the theme “Forestry: a climate of change”, the conference technical program includes key addresses from well-credentialed forestry professionals, over 50 oral presentations, student poster presentations, plenary panel discussions and diverse field days.
The conference will be opened by the Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley, AO.
Key addresses at the conference will be provided by:

– Dr Ian Bevege – Max Jacobs Oration
– Professor Roger Stone – Climate change scenarios
– Professor John Innes – Climate change impacts and adaptation challenges: adaptation needed today for tomorrow’s climate
– Penny Baalman – Climate change mitigation opportunities: sinks versus forestry
– Dr David Brand – The changing role of forests; state of development of markets for ecosystem services
– Kathryn Adams – Promoting innovation in forest management and processing: capturing the value of innovation – R&D for forest and wood product industries
– Nick Roberts – Reshaping the forestry agenda: the commercial future of plantation forestry in Australia

The chairman of the national conference organising committee, Stephen Walker, said that his hard working committee had put together an interesting and topical program.
To obtain further information, or to register for the conference, access the conference website at