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The joint conference of the V IUFRO Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment and II Congreso Latinoamericano Bosques y Agua aims to (i) promote science in support of sustainable co-development of forestry (including native forests and plantations), water resources, and aquatic ecosystems in a changing environment; (ii) explore the opportunities and challenges of using the United Nations Agenda 2030 to guide this co-development; and (iii) bridge science with society and decision making on forests and water issues in a Latin American context by promoting dialogue.
This is a main research topic of the Soil and Land-Use Management unit at UNU-FLORES over the years. Dr Kai Schwärzel will give a talk entitled “Partitioning of evapotranspiration in a multi-layer forest stand in a water scarce region” and Dr Lulu Zhang will give a talk entitled “Quantifying ecosystem service trade-offs resulting from dryland plantation forests for water and food security”.
This joint meeting will help link dynamic developments in Latin American forests to a global community studying environmental change, forests, and water. It will provide a forum for experts on forest hydrology, watershed ecosystem management, ecohydrology, climate, and environmental change.
Universidad Austral de Chile, Isla Teja Campus