Friday, 27 January 2012

Symposium Overview

Natural forests in many parts of Asia are being depleted due to the conversion of forests for other land uses including agriculture, unsustainable timber extraction and natural disasters among others. Acknowledging the adverse effects of deforestation, many countries have improved forest management, encouraged community participation in restoration and at the same time strengthen capacity in various aspects of forest restoration, rehabilitation and conservation. There are however many challenges in repairing ecological damages through reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration.    

This symposium is jointly organized by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) with the financial support from Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI). The Symposium aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and experiences of past, present and future challenges in ecological restoration in Asia. The Symposium will also provide the opportunity to consolidate contemporary scientific framework and improve understanding in restoration ecology. Academicians, researchers, post-graduate students and all who are involved in similar works are expected to benefit from this Symposium which will be held from 3-5 July 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. A copy of the Symposium Brochure is available through the following link:

Download Symposium Brochure

Guidelines for Extended Abstract

Presenters are encouraged to submit extended abstracts using the guidelines available through the following link:

Download Guidelines for Extended Abstracts

Submission of Extended Abstract: April 1 - May 31, 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

Instructions for Poster Presenters

All posters must be prepared in English. Poster size should be A1 or 20" X 30".

Contents of Poster:

  • Title of the poster
  • Full names and affiliations of all authors, including e-mail address of corresponding author

  • Introduction

  • Materials & Methods

  • Results & Discussion

  • Conclusion 

  • References (If necessary)

  • Acknowledgement

  • All posters should be mounted before the Opening Ceremony and dismounted before the Closing Ceremony. Mounting tapes will be provided by the Secretariat.

    Call for Abstracts

    This symposium invites scholars and practitioners working with restoration, reclamation and rehabilitation of forests including wetland or coastal ecosystems, mining areas, logged-over forests or other marginal areas. Those who are working in these fields are encouraged to submit abstracts according to the following themes:

     T1) Status of reclamation, restoration & rehabilitation

    T2) Wetland, riparian and coastal ecosystems

    T3) Mined areas

    T4) Grasslands, secondary forests and poorly stocked logged-over forests

    T5) Carbon sequestration and conservation

    Abstracts should be written in Times New Romans font 12 with Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) and Corresponding author. The length of the abstract must not exceed 350 words and must be sent by mail to no later than 31st March 2012. Acceptance of abstracts will be announced by 15th April 2012. All papers must be written and presented in English. Contributors whose abstracts are accepted must register for the conference, pay registration fees, and prepare an extended abstract of no more than four (4) pages including references.

    Friday, 6 January 2012

    Important Dates

    Early Bird Registration: January 3 - April 30, 2012
    Registration: May 1 - 31, 2012
    Participant Assistance Programme: March 31, 2012
    Submission of Abstract: January 3 – April 30, 2012
    Submission of Extended Abstract: April 1 - May 31, 2012


    There are three payment methods: Cheque, bank draft or telegraphic transfer. More information on payment is available in the registration form.

    A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via e-mail within 4 weeks after your full payment is received. Please contact the Secretariat if you do not receive a confirmation within 4 weeks.

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    Cancellation must be made in writing and sent to the Secretariat before April 30, 2012.
    On or before April 30, 2012
    After April 30, 2012
    50% of registration fees will be deducted from the refund.
    Registration fees will not be refunded.
    Note: For administrative reasons, refunds will be made after the Symposium.
    All bank charges for remittance should be paid by registrant.
             All dates are based on GMT +08:00 Kuala Lumpur.


    Kindly retrieve the Registration Form by clicking on the link below and return the completed form to The Secretariat.

    Registration Form

    An acknowledgement of your registration will be sent to you via e-mail after your registration is completed.

    The Symposium, through the Participant Assistance Programme (PAP), offers full or partial financial support for qualified participants to attend the Symposium. For more information, kindly refer to the PAP page.