Call for Papers



  • We welcome your online Abstract Submission for CFC-2017 conference, to be held in Dehradun, India from 3-7 April 2017.
  • It is important to read all the following information before  you commence the Online Abstract Submission process.


Call for abstracts opens:  01 MARCH 2016
Call for abstracts closes :  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS BEEN CLOSED
Notification to Authors:  30 NOVEMBER 2023

Instructions for Abstract Submission

  • Click on SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT button (Given at bottom) on this page.
  • Sign-up, as a new user, and fill up the necessary profile details under Profile page.
  • After submitting the profile/signup details you will receive an email from [email protected] to your registered email id. In this email you will get a web-link and your username & password for sign in. Please click on this web-link to activate your sign in account. Use your username and password given in the email. After this, you will be able to submit abstract.
  • Please read carefully all “Guidelines for Abstract Submission” very carefully first.
  • You may submit DRAFT copy of your abstract in your user account. After preview you may submit Final Submission.
  • After final submission please note down your ‘ABSRACT SUBMISION NUMBER’. In any future  correspondence regarding your abstract, please use this “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NUMBER”.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  1. The abstracts must not have been published before. All abstracts are to be submitted on-line only.
  2. Author have to first sign-up with basic details and then after login, they should submit their abstract through CFC website.
  3. Each author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the Conference. Each participant is limited to two presentation as first author (for oral or poster presentation), but may be co-author of other presentations.
  4. Abstracts will be accepted on the following criteria: Relevance; interpretation of results; originality and novelty; organization; and clarity.
  5. Abstracts once submitted will not be allowed to revise or resubmit after the closing date. It is advisable, please submit your abstract carefully.
  6. Abstracts should be clear, concise, and written and presented in English. Abstracts will be published as submitted. Presenters are requested to carefully proofread their abstract. The Conference Program Committee reserves the right to revise and reject abstracts.
  7. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Images are NOT permitted in abstract.
  8. If an author’s name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract to ensure for proper indexing.
  9. Use a short, specific title. The title should be entered in sentence case. Do not use a period at the end of the title and do not place the title in quotes nor use ALL CAPS.
  10. Use international standard or abbreviations for units of measure; other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis (exceptions: RNA, DNA, etc.).
  11. Submission of the abstract constitutes permission for the CFC-2017 to publish the abstracts in either print or electronic format.
  12. The CFC-2017 requires authors to identify any significant conflicts of interest and all outside sources of funding. Authors must include any disclosures at the end of the text of the abstract. Please note the disclosure will not be included in the word count.
  13. All Authors whose abstract will be accepted, may Register for conference through Online Registration or On the Spot registration during conference.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

  1. Authors should focus on the introduction, materials and methods, results, conclusions, recommendations (particularly for application point of view and conference theme).
  2. Posters should be designed for maximum impact on the audience with photos, graphics and figures. The audience should be able to readily identify the information that the author wishes to convey. Posters need to be concise and to the point.
  3. Avoid crowding too much information into the poster. Aim to have texts readable on the poster from a distance of 180 cm. Use clear and sharp pictures and graphics for display.
  4. A convenient poster size is 120 cm high x 80 cm wide (47 x 35 inch). Participants will be responsible for displaying their posters at the allotted space.
  5. During the poster session it is useful to have the paper or poster summary available as a hand out.
  6. Poster authors should attend the poster during the poster session to respond to questions/queries if possible.

Conference theme

Forests for prosperity and posterity


  1. Biodiversity conservation and management
    • Biodiversity: forests and people linkages
    • Traditional knowledge for biodiversity conservation and management
    • Quantitative and qualitative assessment of IUCN red-listed species
    • Sustaining riparian biodiversity
    • Biodiversity assessment and valuation
    • Biodiversity and production forestry: conflicts and resolution
    • Technologies and strategies for in-situ and ex-situ conservation
    • Geospatial technologies and biodiversity informatics
    • Genetics and biotechnology in conservation and management
    • Issues and challenges in germplasm exchange and IPR
    • Protected Area management
  2. Livelihood and economic security from forests
    • Enhancing commercial forestry to meet global wood demands
    • Improving outcomes for smallholders from timber production
    • Non-timber forest products including value addition and market linkages
    • Forests and forest based industries
    • Product diversification and recycling of wood and value addition of wood products
    • Ecotourism for sustainable livelihoods
    • Socio-cultural and economic valuation of forests
    • Participatory and community-based forest management
    • Gender dimensions in forests based sustenance and livelihoods
    • Knowledge exchange and communication strategies for improved livelihood
  3. Diversification, multiple use and sustainable harvest
    • Trees outside forest: challenges and opportunities
    • Urban forests and landscape management
    • Ecological restoration and reclamation of wasteland: challenges and opportunities
    • Managing multifarious risks in planted forests
    • Sustainable forest management and silvicultural practices
    • Advances in forest resource assessment
    • Forest certification: status and update
  4. Good governance in forestry
    • Best practices in forest governance
    • Policy interventions in good governance
    • Linkages between society and foresters
    • Forest governance for improving people’s livelihoods
    • International trade of forest products : legal and policy issues
    • Synergy in international conventions and legislations related to biodiversity
    • Financial instruments in good governance
    • Research and Knowledge management
  5. Forests and climate change
    • Vegetation dynamics in relation to climate change
    • Forest biomass and carbon inventory
    • Climate change modelling
    • Desertification and land degradation
    • Natural disasters in relation to climate change
    • Indicator species, forest pests and invasive species
    • Adaptive forest management in response to climate change
    • Climate change and REDD plus : opportunities for adaptation and mitigation
  6. Forest and water
    • Forest, soil and water dynamics
    • Land cover change, Land use change and hydroecology
    • Critical ecosystem services from forests : payment of ecosystem services
    • Managing forests for ecological stream flow
    • Forest cover structure and soil water dynamics