Seminar Models and decision Support tools for integrated Forest policy development under global change and associated Risk and Uncertainty. – the SuFoRun experience.

24th – 25th of September 2019. Ubatuba, (Brasil).


This international seminar will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems developed during the secondments performed at SuFoRun institutions. These models and methods that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. In addition, the seminar will further include some presentations from invited speakers, which will present state-of-the-art models and methods used in other countries. This seminar is the last seminar organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project ( and is organized by Centre de Ciència I Tecnoligia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC, Spain), and University of Sao Paulo.
SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.


Scientific Program 24th September:

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and presentation of the seminar (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, coordinator of the project and researcher at the Centre de Ciència I Tecnoligia Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC).

  • Presentation of the SuFoRun project. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (CTFC)


10:00 – 11:30 Session I.

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break.

12:00 – 13:30 Session II. Ecosystem Dynamics.

13:35 – 15:00 Lunch.

15:00 –17:00 Session III.


Scientific Program 25th September:

9:30 – 10:30 Session IV.

10:30 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Session V.

12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:30  Project Management meeting (closed to the coordinators)

20:30 Dinner


25th of September, (closed to the consortium):

15:00 – 18:30 COORDINATOR: Project Situation,

  • Report on the management of the project: the secondments done, justify delays, financial aspects, Ethics….
  • Deliverables and implementation.
  • Future Implementation (linked with secondments and deliverables).
  • Reporting about the Training, Transfer of Knowledge and Networking performed.
  • Dissemination of Results



Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre de Ciència I Tecnoligia Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain).
  • Luiz Carlos Rodríguea (ESALQ, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
  • Silvana Ribeiro Nobre (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
  • José Guilherme Borges (Forest Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia ISA, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal).
  • Montse Moya (Centre de Ciència I Tecnoligia Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)

Scientific committee:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre de Ciència I Tecnoligia Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • José Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal)
  • Andrés Weintraub (University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile. Santiago de Chile. Chile)
  • Sandor Toth (University of Washington (UW). Seattle. USA)
  • Miguel Cifuentes. (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Keith Reynolds. (USDA, USA).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University (PSU). USA)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Eva-Maria Nordstrom (SLU, Sweden)
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Heli Peltola (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Ljusk Ola Eriksson (SLU, Sweden)
  • Dianne Staal Wästerlund (SLU, Sweden)

Attendance and participation:

Hotel: SuFoRun booked rooms for all SuFoRun participants (no reservation needs to be done directly by participatns).

Transportation: SuFoRun has organized a bus from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba (more details will be provided).

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge, hotel and meals will be already paid for all SuFoRun participants for days 25th to 26th of September.

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar to Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (