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Impact of ungulates and other mammalian herbivores on forest ecosystems

The Forest Ungulate Research Network (FURN) and the SNS network Natural Disturbance Dynamics Analysis for Forest Ecosystem Management organised a joint meeting in Estonia in week 41, on 8-12 October 2012. As this year the Natural Disturbance network arranges its activities in conjunction with the PRIFOR network, participants from three different networks attended the meeting, which covered current research and findings on the impact of ungulates and other mammalian herbivores on forest ecosystems. The main meeting venue was the Järvselja Training and Experimental Forest Centre of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, located at a 45 min. drive east from Tartu.

Publication in Boreal Environment Research

The peer-reviewed journal Boreal Environment Research accepted to cooperate in developing a special issue, based on the session topics hosted by the meeting. Inform us as soon as possible about your intention to publish and send your tentative title before the meeting. You can submit your manuscript according to the Instructions to Authors and Submission guidelines directly to the journal (sekj[at] The submission deadline is 31st of October 2012 and the provisional publication date would be late 2013.


The workshop consisted of a full three-day program 8-12 October 2012 including oral and poster presentations, discussion session and field excursions. Participants arrived in the afternoon or early evening of 8 October to Tartu. Departure was on 12 October in the morning.

  • 8 October - arrival and registration
  • 9 October - plenary sessions, poster session and local walk
  • 10 October - plenary sessions, discussion session
  • 11 October - field excursion to southeastern Estonia
  • 12 October - departure