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Welcome to the conference:

Effects of forest management and global change on boreal forest ecosystems

21-23 November 2023, Norwegian Forest Museum in Elverum, Norway


Important topics at the conference will be how forestry and climate change influence biodiversity, ecological processes, ecosystem functioning and carbon sequestration in boreal forests.

The meeting is organized into two parts. The first two days of the meeting will be a regular scientific meeting, including longer and shorter talks, as well as poster sessions (all in English).

The third day (as well as the last part of the second day), will be directed towards forest owners, forest industry and stakeholder organizations in Norway, and will include summary presentations on relevant topics and discussions (all in Scandinavian languages). This part of the meeting will aim to provide state-of-the-art knowledge to a broader audience about the effects of forestry and climate change on biodiversity, carbon sequestration and ecosystem processes. We will also focus on how we can obtain a common view on the knowledge across sectors.


The program is available here.


The recorded livestream for the third day of the conference can be accessed here for one week after the conference. Beyond this period, the recording may undergo editing or be taken down.


The meeting will be 21-23 November at Norwegian Forest Museum in Elverum. It will be possible to attend either the entire meeting, only the first two days (I.e. scientific conference), only the last 1.5 days (broader public), or even only the last day. Elverum is a one-hour bus drive north of Oslo airport (see Trysil-ekspressen). Elverum can also be reached by train (see Entur).

Two hotels are available for the meeting at Elverum, located at walking distance from the museum (20-30 minutes). Hotel rooms can be booked through the organizer when you register for the conference.


A bus will be arranged from Oslo Central Station on November 21st and back on November 23rd. The bus departs from Oslo Central Station taxi stand Sjøsiden (near Thon Hotel Opera) directly to the conference at 07:30 on November 21st, with a return trip at 16:20 on November 23rd. The bus journey is free, and must be booked during conference registration.


Register for bringing a poster in the registration form. We recommend a poster size of approximately 90x120cm (A0) in portrait format. A poster session is scheduled for the first evening of the conference.


There will be a registration fee, paid directly to the Forest Museum when you register. See the different conference package options and what they include here.
The conference registration fee does not cover hotel accommodation expenses. The payment for the hotel stay is a separate cost and should be settled upon check-in/check-out at the hotel, with an approximate rate of 2000 NOK per night, including breakfast.

We will sponsor some PhD students (see registration form).


The final registration deadline was November 10th.


The meeting is organized by the EcoForest research project, funded by the Research Council of Norway. Additional funding for the meeting is obtained through Tømtestiftelsen and UiO:Life Science. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Forest Museum in Elverum.


Contact Frida Schmidt at if you have questions about the conference.