Call for Abstracts

Second Call For Abstracts

First call for abstracts due 15 January 2019. Second call for abstracts due 1 March 2019.

General Information 

The 2019 International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Small-scale Forestry Conference will be held in Duluth, Minnesota USA from 8 July 2019 through 10 July 2019. This will include an in-conference tour, as well as an optional post-conference tour. Proposals are being sought for oral presentations and posters. All topics related to the social, economic, and ecological dimensions of small-scale, family, farm, non-industrial, agro- and community forestry are welcome including, but not limited to:

  • Values and attitudes
  • Forest management behavior
  • Education and extension
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Policies
  • Ecosystem services
  • Succession planning
  • Peer-to-peer and social networks
  • Disturbance vectors (invasive species, fire risk, etc.)
  • Demographics (e.g., gender)
  • Longitudinal trends
  • Spatial patterns and processes
  • Rural development
  • Social impacts
  • Governance

To Submit an Abstract

Submissions should include a descriptive title, abstract (not to exceed 2,500 characters), keywords, and the names and affiliations of the authors. Submissions will be assessed for relevance, theoretical soundness, methods, novelty, organization, and technical quality. Abstracts should be submitted at by 1-Mar-2019.

Additional Information

For further information, contact Brett Butler ( or Stephanie Snyder (

View a PDF of the call for abstracts.