The cycle of MEDPINE conferences was born in 1999 (Mt Carmel, Israel) with the aim of bringing together researchers of all disciplines studying Mediterranean pines(*). Since then it has travelled to Chania (Greece), Bari (Italy) and Avignon (France). The 5th edition of the MEDPINE conference will be held in the beautiful city of Solsona, in the heart of the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees (northeastern Spain). The conference will be co-organized by the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC) and the INIA Forest Research Centre in close collaboration with the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and the University of Lleida (UdL). 

Advancing in the understanding of the vulnerability and adaptive mechanisms of these ecosystems to the different components of global change constitutes the main objective of this edition!

(*) Understood like eu-Mediterranean pine species (Pinus brutia, P. halepensis , P. heldreichii, P. pinaster, P. pinea) or other pines living in the Mediterranean mountains (P. nigra, P. sylvestris, etc.). Phylogenetically related species (P. canariensis and P. roxburghii) and pines from other Mediterranean Climate Zones (MCZs) are also relevant.

MEDPINE5 IN THE MEDIA:


Main topics
  • EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION
  • BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
  • FIRE SCIENCES
  • ABIOTIC INTERACTIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • BIOTIC INTERACTIONS
  • STAND DYNAMICS AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
  • POLICY AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Debate Sessions
  • The role of Med pines in ecological restoration
  • The use of Med pine forests for non-wood forest production
  • Managing Med pine forests for bioenergy purposes
  • The present and future of endangered Med pines
Important dates
First announcement June 4, 2013
Second announcement with call for papers January 15, 2014
Deadline for submission of oral/poster abstracts March 31, 2014
Extended deadline for submission of oral/poster abstracts April 30, 2014
Acceptance of abstracts June 6, 2014
Deadline for registration with reduced fees June 28, 2014
Third announcement with scientific programme July 15, 2014
Deadline for registration (regular fees) September 7, 2014
Definitive programme September 7, 2014
Registration fees
Early registration (before June 28, 2014)
Late registration
Students
250 €
350 €
150 €
(*) Registration fees include: Entrance to conference, conference material, ice breaker, coffee breaks (6), excursion to experimental sites, lunches (3), conference dinner and city tour.