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In collaboration with: IUFRO Research Group 7.01.00 “Impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems”; North American Air Pollution Workshop; ENVeurope Project "Environmental quality and pressures assessment across Europe: the LTER network as an integrated and shared system for ecosystem monitoring”; and ICP Integrated Monitoring Task Force Meeting,

COST Action FP0903 organised the

International Conference

Biological Reactions of Forests to

Climate Change and Air Pollution

21 - 24 May, 2012

Aleksandras Stulginkis University



Visit the conference website at http://www.iufro-at-lzuu.lt

The Book of Abstracts is available here

The 2012 MC/WGs meetings of Action FP0903 was held on May 23 (8:00-15:13) at the Kaunas University campus. People attending ONLY the MC/WGs meetings had to pay a 40 EUR fee cash on May 23. People attending ALSO the conference paid the regular conference fees and registered at http://www.iufro-at-lzuu.lt/registration. Other logistic details are available at the conference website http://www.iufro-at-lzuu.lt/venue-accommodation/travel-information. The minutes of the MC/WK meetings are available here. A summary report on the national activites about air pollution, climate change and forests was presented at the MC meeting and is available here.


Time schedule

8:00-9:30 MC meeting
9:30-10:00 WG1 meeting
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 WG1 meeting (continued)
11:00-12:00 WG2 meeting
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 WG3 meeting
14:00-14:45 WG4 meeting
14:45-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-17:00 Satellite meeting

MC meeting (Chair Elena Paoletti)
  • Summary of 2012 and 2013 activities and budgets (by Elena Paoletti)
  • Reports from non-COST countries and reasons/problems to join the Action (by Alessandra Kozovits and Koike Takayoshi)
WG1 (Chair Nicholas Clarke)
1.         Progress since Prague:
*           The metadatabase
*           The paper on the metadatabase
2.         Activities for 2012-13
*           Discussion of the possibilities for increased harmonisation of monitoring methods
*           Participation in writing the Action's book
WG2 (Chair Rainer Matyssek)
  • Final book of the Action
WG3 (Chair Teis Mikkelsen)
  • The questionnaire about Supersites
WG4  (Chair Pavel Cudlin)
  • Prague conference proceedings (by Pavel Cudlin)
  • Kaunas conference proceedings (by Algirdas Augustaitis)
  • Past and future training schools (by Gerhard Wieser and Janusz Olejnik)
  • Kahramanmaraş conference (by Yusuf Serengil)
  • Final conference in Brussels (by Elena Paoletti)


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