Conference "Role and Fate of Forest Ecosystems in a Changing World"

The international conference entitled "Role and Fate of Forest Ecosystems in a Changing World", organized by ARCHES-Conseils, will take place in Bangkok on 15-19 January 2024 under the umbrella of the 31st biennial conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations - Research Group 8.04 on "Air pollution and climate change".

Dr. Chairat Treesubsuntorn

          Dr. Chairat Treesubsuntorn

"It is my great pleasure to invite scholars and interested people from all over the world to attend the international conference "Role and Fate of Forest Ecosystems in a Changing World" which will be held in Thailand from 15 to 19 January 2024. In the event, exchanged research and data discussion related to health, environmental and global sustainability will be provided. The event in Thailand is a great opportunity for all participants to visit one of the world's countries with the highest biodiversity in the tropical zone. I sincerely hope that this conference in Thailand will impress all the participants."

Chairat Treesubsuntorn, Ph.D. in biotechnology from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioresources and Technology. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and is head of the remediation lab researched phytoremediation, bioremediation, and plant physiology. In addition, he is also a consultant to Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC) under Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC).

Dr. Pierre Sicard

          Dr. Pierre Sicard

"For the first time, the conference will be held in Southeast Asia, in Thailand, particularly vulnerable to climate change and air pollution. There is an urgent need to implement coordinated research among experimentalists, monitoring experts, and modelers in the air quality and climate change domains. This conference offers an excellent example of effective international collaboration in the research of air pollution and forest ecosystems to discuss future strategies and priorities for the coming decade to improve health, sustainability, and productivity of forest systems worldwide."

Pierre Sicard, PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, is working on air pollution and climate change impacts on forests and on removal capacity of air pollutants by urban trees. Pierre Sicard is involved in numerous national and EU-funded projects as coordinator (e.g., LIFE AIRFRESH) or Principal Investigator and steering committee. He is very active in communication: Deputy Coordinator of the RG 8.04.00 “Air Pollution and Climate Change” under the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO); involved as UNECE Expert Panel on Clean Air in Cities and active in the EU Clean Air Forum; Associate Editor of Environmental Research; member of the scientific committee of meetings, > 100 papers, h-index of 37.

Dr. Alessandra De Marco

Dr. Alessandra De Marco

"As Coordinator of the IUFRO Research Group 8.04.00 "Air pollution and Climate Change", I am glad to invite all the experts working on forest ecosystems to our traditional biennial conference. The conference will be a good opportunity to share knowledge and results about air pollution and climate change impacts on forests ecosystems. The conference will touch many different topic such as the impacts of air pollution and climate change in the more sensitive areas of the world and in the same time less monitored, i.e. underdeveloped countries. I look forward to meeting you in Bangkok."

Alessandra De Marco is a biologist, researcher in Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), where she is responsible of the Section of Technology transfer to developing countries relating to climate change. Since 2014, officeholder in IUFRO, from October 2019 coordinator of RG 8.04.00. Since 2018 vice-chair of Working Group on Effects under LRTAP convention. Main interest fields are: climate change and air pollution interactions, and their synergistic impacts on natural and anthropogenic ecosystems; integrated assessment modeling to estimate beneficial effects of policies and measures to reduce air pollution; modeling air quality and its impacts on ecosystems; impacts of urban forest in improving air quality.

"On behalf of all organisers, we are pleased to welcome you at the conference and wish you a very fruitful event."

Financial Support

This event is financially supported by :

the European project AIRFRESH (LIFE19 ENV/FR/000086).

LIFE financial instrument of the European Union (LIFE19 ENV/FR/000086) in the framework of the AIRFRESH project "Air pollution removal by urban forests for a better human well-being".

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Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)
Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC)