8th International Canopy Conference



会议名称:8th International Canopy Conference









The canopy is the defining component of any forest ecosystem and harbours a large share of global biodiversity. The canopy community is vitally important for the essential roles in ecosystem functions and services. The development of new technologies and infrastructure, such as remote sensing and global network of canopy cranes, have propelled canopy science into a new era. Canopy science is now undergoing an exciting, radical change of approach from descriptive studies to experimental manipulations. However, there remain many challenges in understanding canopy systems in order to make predictions about the consequences of global-scale human disturbances and their impact on forest ecosystems.

The International Canopy Conference is held every four years and aims to showcase the latest studies and advances in the field of canopy science and to discuss future research directions in canopy ecology and other related disciplines. In 2020, the 8th International Canopy Conference will be held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan Province, China, from the 24th to 27th October 2020 under the theme entitled “Roles of the forest canopy in a changing world”.