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International Scientific Conference “Forests in Science, Practice and Education” – 100 years of the Faculty of Forestry in Warsaw

The history of the Faculty of Forestry goes back to the 19th century, but formally the Faculty was established in 1918. Since then, the Faculty has carried out scientific research, contributed to the development of science, and educated staff for the needs of forestry practice. It has been always open to world trends and international cooperation. On the occasion of the upcoming centenary of the Faculty of Forestry we are glad to organize a scientific conference to commemorate this important anniversary. A hundred years is a long time in human history but only a medium period in  the life of a forest. Nevertheless, during this time, changes have accelerated in both human needs and demands as well as in the condition of the natural environment.

The conference focuses on the changes that forestry and forests have undergone over the last 100 years and aims to assess the current state of forest science, education and management in relation to sustainable development. We would like to define the role of forests in the modern world and the threats to them with regard to the production of goods, protection of the environment and nature conservation. The crucial questions are: how forest science responds to present and future challenges, how education transfers knowledge and how it is implemented in practice on a local and global scale.

We cordially invite you to participate in the conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

Pre Conference trip, June 16th to 18th 2019, Experimental Forest Station in Rogów.

We would like to invite you to the place where the number of research plots have been established, generations of Polish forestry students have improved their practical skills, and the history of the Forest Faculty of WULS–SGGW has begun and continued until today.

Remarks: The return to Warsaw is planned for 18 June in the morning (departure from Rogów at 9:00).

Post Conference trip, June 19th to 22nd, 2019, Białowieża Forest.

We are going to show you one of the most famous remnants of European natural lowland forest and area of large bark beetle outbreak. The place where nature conservation and forest management have met and coexisted for centuries. Both parts of Białowieża Forest (strictly protected and managed ones) will be presented.

Remarks: The excursion starts just after the main conference and the departure to Warsaw is scheduled for 22 June, 1:00 p.m.