Plenary Session

Chairman: Marco Marchetti (University of Molise)

Nicolas Picard, FAO, Forestry Department, Secretariat of Silva Mediterranea – Promoting forest-based solutions to address the challenges faced by Mediterranean forests

Dave E. Calkin, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA – A shared stewardship vision for wildfire management planning in the US

Matteo Garbelotto, Director, Forest Pathology Laboratory, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA    – Multi-level approaches to develop control strategies for the exotic forest disease Sudden Oak Death in California

David Mladenoff, Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA – Historical data show potential to manage for increased carbon on young forest landscapes

Mark Irle,  Research Director, Ecole Supérieure du Bois, Nantes, France, President, InnovaWood, Brussels, Belgium – Innovation in education, training and research along the forestry-wood chain by members of the InnovaWood network