J. Wayne Reitz Union
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Working Forests
in the Tropics:
Policy and Market Impacts on
Conservation and Management


February 14-15, 2005
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Hosted by:


School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Site Index
l\Conference Introduction l\Conference Registration l\Area Information
l\Primary Conference Topics l\Hotel Accommodations l\Conference Steering Committee
l\Call for Abstracts l\Meeting Site Information l\Conference Sponsors
l\Program Agenda l\Other Sites of Interest l\For More Information
l\Pre-Conference Field Trip

l\Printable Brochure (PDF)

l\Abstract Book  (PDF)
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Conference Introduction
Overview and Invitation

Efforts to promote conservation and management of tropical forests are profoundly influenced by a wide range of public policies and an equally diverse variety of markets.  The influence of extra-sectoral policies on forest conservation and management may overwhelm that of even the most well intended forest sector policies, particularly where other sectors such as agriculture are more dominant economically and politically. 

Similarly, the ebb and flow of market demand for agricultural commodities may have a larger impact on tropical forests than markets for forest products.  Policies and markets can affect conservation and management efforts at local, state, national and international levels. As formal recognition of the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples and other rural communities increases, their roles as stakeholders in discussions of public policies and market access have grown. 

This conference was developed as a forum to examine impacts of public polices and markets on tropical forests and the people who live in them, and to identify policy initiatives and market-based incentives that may be useful for promoting forest conservation and management. 
 


Purpose

The purpose of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for sharing and synthesis of information about tropical forest conservation and management.

The conference will also offer networking opportunities for participants.
 


Who Should Attend

This conference is designed to bring together academic and non-academic researchers and professionals (national and international agencies, NGO and private sector) and students interested in tropical forest, conservation, management, economics, and policy. 
 


Conference Structure

Oral sessions have been organized around four primary topics. Each session will include invited and contributed papers selected by the session moderator in consultation with the steering committee.

In addition to the oral sessions, there will be a poster session open to submissions on any aspect of tropical forest conservation, economics, management, or policy. Keynote addresses will be given by Adalberto Veríssimo, Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia and Dr. David Kaimowitz, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research.

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Primary Conference Topics

1. The Global Marketplace: Impacts on Tropical Forests and the People Who Live in Them  (Moderator: Janaki R.R. Alavalapati)   

Increasing globalization is linking tropical forests and forest stakeholders with the rest of the world at a greater pace than ever before.

This session will examine the impact of global trade on tropical forest conservation and development. 

2. Agricultural and Infrastructure Development vs. Tropical Forest Conservation:  Winners and Losers When Sectoral Policies Conflict  (Moderator: Georgia Carvalho) 

Public policy directives have often stimulated land use changes in tropical forest regions, especially those related to infrastructure and agricultural development.

This session will explore the linkages between sectoral policies and their unintended effects on tropical forests as keys to formulating better policies and sound forest conservation strategies.

3. Community Development, Forest Conservation and Market Penetration: A Clash of Cultures (Moderator: Marianne Schmink) 

Devolution of control over resources, and growing interest in community-based conservation, have led many conservationists and donors to promote community-market linkages as a strategy for conservation and sustainable development. 

This session will critically assess markets as a means to promote community-based conservation and development initiatives

4. Working Forests in Indigenous Landscapes
(Moderators: Michael Heckenberger and J. Richard Stepp) 

Indigenous peoples have been shaping and transforming tropical forest landscapes for millennia.

This session explores the connections between indigenous peoples and working forests, with a focus on indigenous peoples as stakeholders in ecological, economic, and political discourses related to forest conservation and management.

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Call for Abstracts
All individuals involved in tropical forest conservation, ecology, management or policy are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation. 

Oral presentations must address the session themes, and the number selected will be limited by time constraints of the sessions. 

Poster presentations are open to any area within tropical forestry, broadly defined.  A special poster session/reception will be held, and posters will be on display during both days of the conference.

All abstracts will be published in the conference book of abstracts and posted on the website of the School of Forest Resources & Conservation (www.sfrc.ufl.edu) following the conference.

If you wish to make an oral presentation or present a poster, please submit an abstract no later than October 15, 2004.  Abstracts must be submitted electronically at following the guidelines below.
 

The Deadline for submission of abstracts has passed

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Agenda
 

Sunday, February 13, 2005

9:00am

Depart on Field Trip from the Holiday Inn University Center

 

Monday, February 14, 2005

AM

7:00

Registration Open at Reitz Union (Until 5:00pm)

7:00-8:30

Poster Set up

8:30-8:35

Welcome – Timothy White, Director, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

8:35-8:40

Opening RemarksDaniel Zarin, Conference Chair, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

8:40-9:30

Keynote Address:  Forest Management and Conservation in the Brazilian AmazonAdalberto Veríssimo, Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia

9:30-10:00

Refreshment Break

Session I:  The Global Marketplace:
Impacts on Tropical Forests and the People Who Live in Them

Moderator: Janaki Alavalapati, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

10:00-10:30

Managing the Next Great Agricultural TransitionDaniel C. Nepstad, Woods Hole Research Center

10:30-11:00

Policy Shock Transmission and Deforestation: Identifying Critical Pathways Andrea Cattaneo, USDA Economic Research Service

11:00-11:30

When Globalization Helps Conserving Tropical Forests: The Examples of Payments for Environmental Services and of Petroleum ProductionSven Wunder, Center for International Forestry Research

11:30-12:00

The Impact of Foreign Direct Investments on Forests in Latin America and Asia Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, University of Toronto

12:00-1:30

Lunch on Your Own

12:30-1:15

Special Session: Tasso Azevedo, Diretor de Florestas, Secretária de Biodiversidade e Florestas, Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Brazil

Session II: Agricultural and Infrastructure Development
vs. Tropical Forest Conservation:
Winners and Losers When Sectoral Policies Conflict

Moderator: Georgia Carvalho, Woods Hole Research Center

PM

1:30-2:00

When do Agricultural Technologies Save the Forest?Arild Angelsen, University of Norway

2:00-2:30

Agrarian Reform and Forest Area Rationalization: Indonesia’s Fundamental Natural Resource Management ChallengeChip Fay and Martua Sirait, World Agroforestry Center

2:30- 3:00

The Political Ecology of Forest Policy in the Peruvian AmazonCarlos Soria and Ernesto F. Ráez-Luna, Defensoría del Pueblo & Conservation International

3:00-3:30

Refreshment Break

3:30-4:00

Long-term Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon: Getting Results on the Ground Adriana Moreira, The World Bank

4:00-4:30

Camisea: Lessons to Improve Future Hydrocarbon Activities in the Peruvian AmazonMichael Valqui, World Wildlife Fund

4:30-5:00

Scenarios for Vertebrate Distributions in a Changing AmazôniaClaudia Azevedo-Ramos, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia

5:00-7:00

Poster Session & Networking Social

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

AM

7:00

Registration Open at Reitz Union (Until 5:00pm)

Session III: Community Development, Forest Conservation
and Market Penetration: A Clash of Cultures

Moderator: Marianne Schmink, Center for Latin American Studies, UF

8:30-9:00

Trends in Global Forest Tenure and Community Enterprise Responses in the Tropical CountriesAugusta Molnar, Forest Trends

9:00-9:30

Market Myths and Forest LivelihoodsPatricia Shanley, Center for International Forestry Research

9:30-10:00

Producer-Based Conservation Initiatives in the Context of  the CommonsRichard Smith, Instituto del Bien Común

10:00-10:30

Refreshment Break

10:30-10:45

The Expansion of Community Forest Management in Brazilian Amazonia: Opportunities and Limits Gordon Armstrong, Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil

10:45-11:00

Barriers to Forest Certification in Developing Tropical CountriesMaia S. Becker, University of Toronto

11:00-11:15

A Decision-Support Tool to Predict the Livelihood Impact of NTFP CommercializationElaine Marshall, United Nations Environment Program

11:15-11:30

The Role of Economic Alternatives and a Sense of Community in the Long-Term Viability of Forest Management: The Sustainability of the Family Forests ProjectMary Menton, University of Oxford

11:30-11:45

Forest Communities and the Commodification of Lesser-Known Species in Central Quintana Roo, MexicoAlex E. Racelis, University of California – Santa Cruz

11:45-12:00

Working Exports in the Tropics: A Comparitive Discussion of Two “Green” Exporting Economies in the SW Amazon - Madre de Dios and Puno, Peru Ernesto F. Ráez-Luna, Conservation International

PM

12:00-1:30

Lunch on Your Own

12:30-1:15

Special Session: Mércio Gomes, President, Fundacão Nacional do Índio, Brazil

Session IV: Working Forests in Indigenous Landscapes

Moderators: Michael Heckenberger and J. Richard Stepp, Department of Anthropology, UF

1:30-2:00

The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples Development: Implications for Conservation and EducationFiliberto Penados, Tumul Kin Center of Learning

2:00-2:30

Assessing the Viability of Working Forests in Crocker Range Park, Sabah, MalaysiaGary Martin, Global Diversity Foundation

2:30-3:00

Large-Scale Landscapes, Small-Scale Societies: Panará Natural Resource Concepts, Indigenous Lands, and Amazon Forest ConservationStephan Schwartzman, Environmental Defense

3:00-3:30

Conservation Politics and Indigenous Lands in the Amazon BasinDavid Cleary, The Nature Conservancy

3:30-4:00

Refreshment Break

4:00-4:50

Closing Keynote: Globalization and Tropical ForestsDavid Kaimowitz, Center for International Forestry Research

4:50-5:00

Closing RemarksDaniel Zarin, Conference Chair, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, UF/IFAS

7:00-11:00

Closing Dinner Banquet
(Emerson Alumni Hall, 2012 W. University Avenue)


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Pre-Conference Field Trip:
Ecosystems of North Central Florida

Prof. F. E. “Jack” Putz, University of Florida, Department of Botany
(Participants Must Pre-Register – Field Trip is Limited to 40 Participants)
 

Sunday, February 13, 2005

9:00am

Depart from the Holiday Inn University Center

4:00pm

Return to the Holiday Inn University Center

We will commence this tour of some of the ecosystems of Florida with a visit to the well-maintained longleaf pine savannas, slashpine flatwoods, and a cypress dome (with boardwalk) in Morningside Nature Center.

Next we will venture into Cypress Highlands for a barbecue under the live oaks.

After lunch we will walk through an old-growth cypress strand (no boardwalk) on the margin of Newnans Lake (known to the local cognoscente as Lake Pithlachochoo) and an old-growth bayhead where you can have your picture taken next to the world’s champion slash pine. 

Despite the presence of pines dating back to the Second Seminole Indian War, bayheads are long-hydroperiod wetlands dominated by broadleaved evergreens.

Sun screen, hats and field clothing are recommended, including shoes and pants that can get wet if water levels are high.

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Conference Registration
The early registration fee for the conference is $100.00 ($50.00 for students) on or before November 8, 2004. After that date the regular fee will be $150.00 ($75.00 for students).

The registration fee includes a conference packet, abstract booklet, a poster reception, refreshment breaks and the closing dinner banquet.

We are delighted you wish to register for the Working Forests in the Tropics conference.

Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you onsite at the conference.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if the University of Florida/IFAS Office of Conferences and Institutes receives a written notice of cancellation on or before December 13, 2005. A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Refunds will not be given after December 13, 2005.

Special Needs: In compliance with ADA requirements, participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least two weeks prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-9734, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within the United States.

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Hotel Accommodations

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at The Holiday Inn University Center for a special rate of $69 plus 9% tax for single or double occupancy (To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in).

In order to receive this rate, reservations must be made prior to January 10, 2005. Please be aware that traditionally the block of guest rooms fills before the deadline, therefore we encourage you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience. After January 10, the discounted rate is not guaranteed. 

Please contact the hotel directly at (352) 376-1661 to make a reservation or you may fax your completed reservation form, provided in this section, directly to the hotel at (352) 336-8717.

Any room reservation canceled within five (5) days of arrival will be charged one night’s room deposit.

The hotel check-in time is 3:00pm and check out is 12:00 noon.  

Air service is provided through the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), just north of Gainesville. The Holiday Inn University Center provides complimentary shuttle service from 7:00am until 10:00pm daily to and from the airport.  

Additional air service is available in Jacksonville (JAX), Orlando (MCO) and the Tampa (TPA) areas and is a 2-3 hour drive from the University of Florida.  

Click here for Hotel Registration Form
  • Use only if you wish to make your reservation

  • by mail or fax rather than phone.
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open
and print this form.)
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Meeting Site Information
The Meeting Site is within walking distance of the Holiday Inn University Center and is located at the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida on Museum Road. Participants will need to go to the second floor and check in at the conference registration table for nametags and conference materials. 
 

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Other Sites of Interest


Center for International
Forestry Research

Morningside
Nature Center


School of Forest Resources
and Conservation

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Area Information

Visit Gainesville
Alachua County Visitors
and Convention Bureau

Jacksonville Airport Authority


City of Gainesville

Holiday Inn logo
Holiday Inn University Center

Reitz Union Online

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Conference Steering Committee
The conference is organized by a steering committee under the auspices of the University of Florida/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the Forest Management Trust Partnership. The steering committee includes the following individuals:
  • Janaki Alavalapati, Ph.D., University of Florida/IFAS, School of Forest Resources & Conservation

  • Robert J. Buschbacher, Ph.D., University of Florida/IFAS, School of Forest
    Resources and Conservation

  • Georgia Carvahlo, Ph.D., Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM)

  • Michael Heckenberger, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Anthropology

  • Francis E. Putz, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Botany

  • Marianne Schmink, Ph.D., University of Florida, Tropical Conservation & Development Program

  • J. Richard Stepp, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Anthropology

  • Daniel J. Zarin, Ph.D., University of Florida/IFAS, School of Forest Resources & Conservation

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Conference Sponsors
  • The Milton and Miriam Handler Foundation

  • USDA Forest Service

  • US Agency for International Development

  • Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil

  • University of Florida/IFAS, Office of the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • University of Florida/IFAS, Office of the Dean for Research

  • University of Florida/IFAS, School of Forest Resources & Conservation

  • University of Florida Office of Research & Graduate Programs

  • University of Florida International Center

  • University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
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For More Information

Program Information

Daniel J. Zarin, Ph.D., Conference Chair

University of Florida/IFAS
School of Forest Resources & Conservation
PO Box 110760
Gainesville, FL  32611-0760
Phone:  (352) 846-1247
Fax: (352) 846-1332
Email: zarin@ufl.edu

Registration Information

Dianne Kattawar, Conference Coordinator

University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences and Institutes

PO Box 110750

Gainesville, FL  32611-0750

Phone:  (352) 392-5930

Fax: (352) 392-9734

Email: dkattawar@ifas.ufl.edu

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