Jonathan Lenoir (Lecturer) will participate to the International Conference on Climate Change and Tree Responses in Central European Forests, ClimTree 2013, in Zurich (Switzerland), in September.

The aim of the conference is to exchange the state of the art regarding direct (physical environment) and indirect effects (interspecific interactions) of climate change on the performance of trees and forest ecosystems. Topics to be discussed stretch from tree physiology and genetics to disturbances and community diversity, with a clear regional focus on Central Europe including the Alps and Carpathians. Keynotes on the response of trees/forest ecosystems to Climate Change (CC) in the focal region and in other regions of the world will frame the sessions, which are open for contributed talks.

Introduction to section 14 by Jonathan Lenoir