Dear colleagues,

we have the pleasure to announce the International Symposium entitled “Socio-ecological transformations of tropical lowland rainforests”

7-11 October 2018 in, Bali, Indonesia

Scope of the Symposium:
This is the first International Symposium focusing on the full complexity of changes associated with the transformation of tropical lowland rainforest into plantations systems such as rubber and oil palm with a focus on Southeast Asia. The Symposium aims at bridging disciplines and bringing together researchers from all fields of science integrating ecological and socioeconomic perspectives as well as stakeholders in the field of land use changes in tropical lowlands. It focuses on science-based approaches targeting at improving the ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland forests and agricultural transformation systems at a landscape scale.

The meeting will start on Sunday with registration. Monday to Wednesday are devoted to talks and Thursday for field trips. There will be no concurrent sessions, in order to provide the greatest opportunity to interact, and posters will be displayed for the entire duration of the meeting.

We are pleased to inform you that the online registration is available and submissions for oral presentations and posters are called for.

You will have to register first in order to submit a contribution online.

Call for Papers
For more detailed information and to submit an abstract please visit the conference webpage.

Please ensure that your submission arrives at latest by 25 June 2018 and take advantage of the early registration fee.

We have negotiated special rates and reserved a block of rooms for the participants of the EFForTS symposium. Hotel bookings should be made when registering to secure this excellent price and room availability. Please check out our webpage for details.

We are looking forward to a stimulating EFForTS conference in October 2018 and hope that you are able to participate.

Management Board of EFForTS
Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu
Prof. Dr. Alexander Knohl
Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand