14th International Fir Symposium

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce you “14th International Fir Symposium”to be held by Kastamonu University in Kastamonu, Turkiye (TURKEY) between 12 and 14 of September, 2012. This international symposium is organized to share and discuss the recent developments and data on Fir species. For Turkiye, Firs have a special importance because of theirs increasing economic value in marketplace and decorative characteristic in landscape architecture. The aim of the conference is to provide a synoptic overview on latest observations in fir ecosystem dynamics, recent threats and suitable management concepts. Presentations are welcome for the following session topic:”Climate Change and the Fir species complex of Europe and the Mediterranean Region”.

The Official Language of the symposium will be English. There will be no translation from English into Turkish.

We look forward to see you in the Symposium.

Sincerely yours on behalf of organizing committee,


Prof.Dr. Sezgin AYAN
Kastamonu University, Faculty of Forestry
Ass.Prof. Dr. Raphael-Thomas KLUMPP
BOKU University Dr. Fulvio DUCCI
The Agricultural Research Council of Italy (CRA) Ulrik Braüner NIELSEN
University of Copenhagen
Chair & Symposium Secretary


  Tentative Programme of the Symposium
2 days for scientific presentations
1 day for field trips to the fir stands of  “Ilgaz – mountains”

Pre-Conference excursion (optional) “Abies bornmuelleriana in the Bolu region”
Istanbul (weekend) and the fir forest of the Bolu region (3,5 days)

September 8 (arrival)  to 11, 2012
Important dates
February 20 Deadline for pre-registration
February 25 Second announcement
May 15          Deadline for registration and abstract submission
June 5    Notification of acceptance and 3rd announcement
August 5    Submission of extended abstracts or full text paper for CD-ROM proceedings
September 8-11    Pre-conference excursion (Istanbul and Bolu)
September 12-14  Symposium (Kastamonu)