Pro Silva Annual Meeting 2004

"Beach Forests in Europe - bridging research & practice"

4th to 8th August 2004 - Nødebo, Zealand, Denmark


  • importance of demonstration forests
  • natural ecosystems of the beech woodland
  • conversion of even-aged forests and stands destroyed by disasters into irregular, continuous and close to nature forests

The conference concept - bridging science and practice

The EU research project Nat-Man closes with a medium-sized conference in Denmark 4-8 August 2004. The conference is arranged in collaboration with the European organization for nature-based silviculture Pro Silva. The overall aim is to create a scene where researchers and people from practice can meet and exchange knowledge, ideas and viewpoints about current forestry issues. With a group of 70 participants- 35 from research, 35 from practice - from all over Europe the aim is to create a rather intimate and inspiring setting for constructive exchange and discussion. At the conference we will use different
approaches to bridge science and practice:

  • Presentations of research results - in an auditorium for a larger audience
  • Presentation and discussion of research results - in smaller groups
  • Workshops where researchers and end-users discuss the implications for practice- and identify research needs and questions
  • Excursions where researchers and end-users can discuss and exchange experience at a specific level.

The conference·takes place at The Forestry College, "Skovskolen", in Nødebo, Northern Zealand. There will be excursions to Northern and Central Zealand and an optional excursion to Western Jutland.

The excursions lead to the following forest sites:

  • Skovskolen Forest
  • Strodam Reserve
  • Krogerup Forest
  • Suserup Forest
  • Grydeberg Forest
  • Klosterheden Forest

Follow the foto galleries in that order.

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