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purpose of the workshop is
- to present the latest assessment of conditions
in the timberline region gained through the numerous research projects carried
out during the period of 2000- 2002 and
- to prepare conclusions and recommendations
on sustainable development in the northern timberline region (i.e. tundra
taiga zone) for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in late autumn 2002.
emphasis will be paid to the social and economic consequences of global change
in the region and to the ecosystem management in these regions.Topics
topical themes have been suggested for the workshop sections
- Socio-economic conditions and challenges of local populations
in the northern timberline forests: access to and utilization of resources.
resource management systems: internal and external political and economic interests
- Interrelationships between flora (timber) and fauna
(reindeer/caribou) in the timberline zone.
- Current and future environmental
conditions (biodiversity) of the northern timberline ecosystem.
information on programme, Call for papers and practical arrangements can be
found in the Second
Announcement of the meeting (pdf).
Liisa Sutinen, email@example.com
Finnish Forest Research Institute,
FIN-95900 Kolari, Finland