pietrele doamnei thumbThe conference will cover a wide range of topics related to sustainability in the Carpathians, including land cover and land-use change, renewable energy, and climate change vulnerability. Abstracts must be submitted no later than 30 May 2018.

The Forum Carpaticum is an open meeting of the Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative that occurs every two years. Taking place in Eger, Hungary, 15-18 October 2018, the 5th Forum Carpaticum will encompass a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines from the natural and social sciences and aims to advance science-based solutions to pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges. 

The breadth of topics extends to the humanities, such as traditional ecological knowledge, spatial inequalities, and social innovation in mountain areas. In conjunction with the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, the 5th Forum Carpaticum will also highlight prioritized topics on biodiversity conservation, sustainable tourism development, and education for sustainable development (ESD).

Abstract submissions
are invited for oral and poster presentations (in English). The deadline is 30 May 2018.

  • Land cover and land use change: current status, new approaches, and future challenges.
  • Green energy transformation in the Carpathians: opportunities and risks.
  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation of biodiversity.
  • Conservation, sustainable management, and co-existence with large carnivores.
  • Carpathian waters: functioning, management, silvicultural and social impacts.
  • Slope processes and natural hazards.
  • Forest dynamics and natural disturbance-based forestry.
  • Effects of forest management on biodiversity.
  • Agroforestry systems.
  • Traditional ecological knowledge and traditional land management.
  • Spatial inequalities – ranging from economic to territorial justice.
  • Governance for sustainable development in the Carpathians.
  • Rural development, social innovation, and adaptive responses of disadvantaged communities in mountain areas to local, regional, and global challenges.
  • Sustainable cities and communities or Carpathian population: wellbeing and resilience issues.
  • Cross sectoral issues – the Carpathians valued as a living place.
  • Tourism as a vector of sustainable and smart development of the Carpathians.
  • Education for the sustainable Carpathians.
More information can be found on the Forum Carpaticum website.

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